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Monday January 1, 2018 -  Monday December 31, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

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

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday February 1, 2018 -  Wednesday February 28, 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, 9:30am.  No Storytime February 19.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 10:15am. 

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime February 19.

Tuesdays, 11:40am. 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime February 19.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime February 19.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday February 1, 2018 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018
     Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

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

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet

Saturday February 17, 2018 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Art Exhibit-Community Hope Fund Artists  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Art exhibit in Terner Gallery.

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday February 21, 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  -  2:45 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: The Out of Towners (Rated G) (1970)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An Ohio sales executive and his wife experience a series of misadventures when they travel to New York for a job interview. Written by Neil Simon Comedy/ Starring: Jack Lemon, Sandy Dennis 1 hr. 41 mins.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream -- the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

    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  -  3:25 PM Documentary Film: Step (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

-Special Documentary Screening Celebrating Black History Month-

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.  As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.   Directed by Amanda Lipitz.  Starring Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, and Corin Grainger.

Documentary – 1hour 24 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Dan in Real Life (2007) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend. Stars Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook. 1 hour 38 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:American Made (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. Starring Tom Cruise. 116 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Storytime Program: Once Upon a Time Fairy Tales from Around the World  
    Contact:    732=683=8980   
   

Did you know that there are many different tellings of Cinderella.  Come listen to a few faiytales from around the world, some may be

the same but from another country. REgistration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents, please register each child using

your phone and email as contact info.  Grades K and up.

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

All ages. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

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

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Sparkly Snow Slime  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids!  Sparkly Snow Slime - Grades K and up
Wednesday, February 21 at 4:00 pm
Who doesn’t like slime? Make winter slime
and decorate it with sparkles!

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Presidential Pets!  
    Contact:    7325315092   
   

It’s a perfect time to craft puppy puppets.

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

Activites for Grades K and Up.

February 7 - Reading about the Presidents - Storytime

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Craft

February 21 - Dog Man - Craft

February 28 - Lego Book Club - Featuring Megan McDonald's Stink and Judy Moody. Read any book and make a Lego creation.

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

All ages.  Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

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

Read to our favorite dog Styx (Smooth Collie). Bring your favorite book or read one from the Library. This session features Walter Wick's Can you See What I See Series.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Seminar: Quickbooks 101  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Quickbooks 101 is an interactive workshop created with the needs of businesses who manage their own financial records. The following areas will be covered: effective use of an accounting system; setting up your company in Quickbooks; adding customers, vendors, and employees to your records; how to produce accurate and timely reports to analyze your company's performance.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  7:55 PM Documentary Film: Step (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

-Special Documentary Screening Celebrating Black History Month-

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.  As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.   Directed by Amanda Lipitz.  Starring Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, and Corin Grainger.

Documentary – 1 hour 24 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (Rm 7)  
    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, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (Room 8)  
    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 February 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday February 22, 2018 -  Thursday April 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide has offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday February 22, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  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 Book Bites ~ A Book Club for Adults  
   

Like the golden threads of a scarf sprinkled with marigolds, Susan Meissner weaves two unspeakable New York tragedies - The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and 9/11 - into a shimmering novel of love and acceptance.  Meissner's heroines, Clara and Taryn, live a century apart, but their stories are connected not just by a bright scrap of fabric but by love lost.  A compelling novel, A Fall of Marigolds turns fate into a triumph.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie:Crash Pad (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Nina Dobrev, Domhnal Gleeson, Christina Applegate

Directed by:  Kevin Tent

A hopeless romantic, who thinks he's found true love with an older woman, learns she's married and that the fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband.

91 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: All Saints (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A pastor of an Anglican church in Tennessee aids Burmese refugees by planting crops. Based on the true inspirational story of Michael Spurlock. Drama/Biography Starring: John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Cara Buono, Nelson Lee, Patrick Johnson 1 hr. 48 mins.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: The Kennel Murder Case (1933)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Robert Barrat

Everyone assumes dog-show competitor Archer Coe (Robert Barrat) committed suicide -- except for intrepid detective Philo Vance (William Powell). As Vance investigates, he turns up evidence of foul play that points in every direction; Coe wasn't just disliked -- he was despised. The long list of suspects includes Coe's niece Hilda (Mary Astor) ; his rival, Sir Thomas MacDonald (Paul Cavanagh) ; and his brother. Can Vance sort through the competing motives to find the true killer?

73 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Marshall (2017)(PG-13)  
   

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson

Biography, Drama-- 118 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids!  Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids!  Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Create a Puppet and Become the Character  
   

Grades 1 to 4. Ellen Williams from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension will lead a puppetry workshop. Space is limited. Registration begins February 8. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS.

    Location: Oceanport
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Winter Fun Story and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read Jan Brett's The Mitten, then color and create your own mitten!

registration begins Monday, January 29 for Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! On Top of Spaghetti - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Classic Movie: The Kennel Murder Case (1933)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Robert Barrat

Everyone assumes dog-show competitor Archer Coe (Robert Barrat) committed suicide -- except for intrepid detective Philo Vance (William Powell). As Vance investigates, he turns up evidence of foul play that points in every direction; Coe wasn't just disliked -- he was despised. The long list of suspects includes Coe's niece Hilda (Mary Astor) ; his rival, Sir Thomas MacDonald (Paul Cavanagh) ; and his brother. Can Vance sort through the competing motives to find the true killer?

73 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

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

Family stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell

Friday February 23, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    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  -  4:00 PM Author Talk: Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War by Dr. Jeffrey Sammons (Rm2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Celebrating Black History Month

Author.Dr. Jeffrey Sammons and co-author John H. Morrow, Jr. have written the book that is the definitive study of the 369th. Though discussed in numerous histories and featured in popular culture (most famously the film Stormy Weather and the novel Jazz), the 369th has become more a matter of mythology than accurate history. Their book tells the full story of the self-proclaimed Harlem Rattlers also popular known as the Harlem Hellfighters. Combining the "fighting focus" of military history with the insights of social commentary, Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War reveals the centrality of military service and war to the quest for equality as it details the origins, evolution, combat exploits, and postwar struggles of the 369th.

Jeffrey T. Sammons is professor in the Department of History at New York University and the author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society.  Dr. Sammons earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Rutgers College in 1971. He received his Master's degree in history from Tufts University with his Master's degree in history and earned his  Ph.D. in American History from the University of North Carolina.

Professor Sammons' books will be available for purchase and signing.  

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Code.Org  
    Contact: Joann Presbrey   917-816-6214   presbreyjoann@gmail.com
   

Code.org provides free workshops to public school teachers to educate them on how to teach computer science in their classrooms.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

The Chess Club meets unofficially every Saturday morning the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday February 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: The Intentions (Livingstone Auditorium)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Intentions bring you the sounds of Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and a whole lot of 60's classics, and so much more!!  

The performers are: Byron Smith - Lead Vocals/Guitar, Mario Casella - Lead Guitar, Vocals, John Micco - Bass, Vocals, Tony Romano - 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 February 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Stories and songs for ages 10 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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
   

Meets every Monday the library is open.  Please join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Salt Dough  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732 946 4118   
   

Science Discovery- Age 3-5 years

We will use salt to create a fun moldable play dough.

Registration begins January 22.

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Dan Gilroy

Starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo

A dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

122 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Boing! Boing!  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732 946 4118   
   

Grades K-3

Learn about polymers and create an amazing bouncing ball with school glue.

Registration begins February 5.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring your favorite book to read with Pippin (Cairn Terrier). Featuring Disney's Frozen books.

    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 Girls Who Code (Teens) (rm8)  
    Contact: Teen Programming    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 The goal of Girls who Code  is to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.  Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science.
Club girls learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot.

For Teens grades 6-12. Registration is required

    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  -  7:30 PM Tax Reform Information Session  
    Contact: Reference Desk    732 -946 - 4118   
   

You're hearing about all of the tax changes for 2018, but you're not sure how it impacts you. We would like to explain. Nicole Rabbat from Heritage House Sotheby's International Realty will be holding an educational seminar with Eric Estevez, owner of Estevez Tax Preparation, to give a general overview and also answer your new Tax Reform questions.

 

 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Dan Gilroy

Starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo

A dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

122 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, 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 February 27, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion: On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Join us for the first meeting of our new History Book Discussion.  At the first meeting we will be discussing On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder.  

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.  Timothy Snyder addresses these threats in this New York Times bestseller.

This Book Discussion is moderated by Paul Zigo of the World War II Era Studies Institute.

Limited copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A lawyer gets involved in a complicated murder case, which offers him an opportunity to get rich if he compromises his ethics. Directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Carmen Ejogo.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours 2mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Marble-ous Painting  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Paint incredible works of art, using marbles instead of paintbrushes!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

Stories for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro To Virtual Reality (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 28, 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  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

"The Story of an Hour" (1894) By Kate Chopin 

A woman contemplates her future after receiving the news that her husband was involved in a railroad disaster.

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Quiz Show (1994) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young lawyer investigates a potentially fixed game show. Under investigation is a big time show winner. Stars Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow. 2 hours 13 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Storytime About....Myths and Legends  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

We are going traveling to discover and learn about some myth and or legends from around the world.'

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

contact info.  Grades K and up.

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

Hear a LEGO story and build your own LEGO creation.

Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone!!  LEGO bricks will be supplied.

All Ages

Registration Required

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

Kids! Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Wednesday, February 28 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! On Top of Spaghetti  
    Contact:    7325315092   
   

Top off any outfit with a colorful pasta necklace.  

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

Activites for Grades K and Up.

February 7 - Reading about the Presidents - Storytime

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Craft

February 21 - Dog Man - Craft

February 28 - Lego Book Club - Featuring Megan McDonald's Stink and Judy Moody. Read any book and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Slingshot Rockets  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Piece together a simple rocket & launcher that will blast you away!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   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 English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

Meets the fourth Wednesday evening of every month.

This month's selection:  The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin takes us behind the scenes and into the heart of the woman who loved and married Charles Lindbergh.  That was her destiny - a life that took her soaring into the skies and then plunged her to earth.  It's a story of both triumph and pain.

Contact:  732-938-2300
    Location: Howell

Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Saturday March 31, 2018
     Photographs by Daniele Riley  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 
    Location: Headquarters

Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Saturday March 31, 2018
     Creations by Garden State Marquetry, Parquetry Plus Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 
    Location: Headquarters

Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Saturday March 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

Thursday March 1, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

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

 

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

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Saturday March 31, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Township of Ocean Children's Art Show  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Township of Ocean Children's art displayed throughout the library for the month of March. Artists' reception to be held on Thursday, March 1 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

    Location: Ocean Township

Thursday March 1, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Read Across America  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ms. Terrie Mergner from FunFacesByTerrie will read a Dr. Seuss book and make balloon Dr. Seuss animals.

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Dr. Seuss Birthday Party  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy some stories and make a Seuss craft!

No registration required. For ages 2 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   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  -  1:50 PM Movie: Dunkirk (2017) (Rated PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Dunkirk is the true World War II story of the evacuation of Allied troops from Belgium, the British Empire and France when they were surrounded by the German army during a fierce battle. Action/Drama/History Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance 1 hr. 46 mins.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Crooked House (2017) PG-13  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 938 2300   
   

Contact: 732-938-2300

Starring:  Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Max Irons

Directed by:  Giles Paquet-Brenner

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

    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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    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  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Intermezzo (1939)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gregory Ratoff

Starring Leslie Howard, Ingrid Bergman, Edna Best, John Halliday, Cecil Kellaway

Holger Brandt (Leslie Howard), a famous violinist, returns home from a concert tour and meets Anita (Ingrid Bergman), the woman who teaches his daughter Ann Marie (Ann Todd) piano. Attracted by Anita's youth, Holger asks her to be the accompanist on his next tour, and the two embark on an affair, despite Anita's feelings of guilt. Holger reveals his infidelity to his wife, resolving to spend his life with Anita, but the couple is forced to reexamine their relationship when tragedy strikes.

70 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)(R)  
   

7 Oscar Nominations

Starring:  Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Crime, Drama-- 155 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM KIDS! Dr. Seuss Birthday Party  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us as we sing happy birthday and celebrate Dr. Seuss with this special storytime. Enjoy a Dr. Seuss story, a “Seussical” craft and, of course, birthday cake!

All Ages. No registration required.

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Classic Movie: Intermezzo (1939)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gregory Ratoff

Starring Leslie Howard, Ingrid Bergman, Edna Best, John Halliday, Cecil Kellaway

Holger Brandt (Leslie Howard), a famous violinist, returns home from a concert tour and meets Anita (Ingrid Bergman), the woman who teaches his daughter Ann Marie (Ann Todd) piano. Attracted by Anita's youth, Holger asks her to be the accompanist on his next tour, and the two embark on an affair, despite Anita's feelings of guilt. Holger reveals his infidelity to his wife, resolving to spend his life with Anita, but the couple is forced to reexamine their relationship when tragedy strikes.

70 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday March 2, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Aging in Place  
    Contact: Reference Staff   1-866-941-8188   
   

Aging in place is the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It's important to understand the physical and emotional challenges when one requires extra help to remain in his or her home. This seminar will discuss some of the many options that are available.

Presented by Jim Winn, Comfort Keepers of Central Jersey

Thanks to the Friends of Monmouth County Library for supplying refreshments for this program 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) 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 March 3, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Ancient Art of Pysanky: The Ukrainian Easter Egg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Thousands of years ago, the ancients decorated eggs to celebrate the coming of spring and new life, releasing the earth from the darkness of winter.  With the coming of Christianity in Ukraine, those pagan rituals and symbolism took on the Christian meaning of the Resurrection, new life.  Their motifs and the technique, similar to batik (wax resist) have been handed down over the ages and are still used today. 

Olga Kobryn, Pysanky Master Artist, will present an illustrated lecture with a short film, on this ancient folk art.  She will take you through the history, rituals, and symbolism dating from pagan times, through the coming of Christianity in Ukraine, to the present.  Pysanky from various regions of Ukraine will be shown. 

Olga will demonstrate this fascinating, mysterious process and answer questions. A display of Pysanky and related materials will be available for viewing.  Pysanky-making kits will be available for sale.  

Light refreshments generously provided by Friends of the Monmouth County Library

Olga Kobryn has been decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs, the ancient art of pysanky, since she was ten years old. Her aunt, who emigrated from Ukraine to America in the early 1900’s, taught her this ancient art and traditional Ukrainian cross stitch embroidery.  Since those early years, Olga has shared her love for these Ukrainian traditions, by teaching her family, friends, and students, enabling her to share her cultural legacy. 

In 2003, Olga was awarded Master Artist of Pysanky, by the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Olga participates in ethnic festivals, presents and conducts pysanky and embroidery workshops in various venues, and for many years mentored the Ukrainian Easter Egg Club at the middle school where she taught. Olga currently resides in Iselin, NJ, with her beautiful collection of pysanky, embroideries, and other Ukrainian folk art.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Pysanky Workshop: Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating  
    Contact: Reference Staff   1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn the Ukrainian folk art of pysanky (pih-sahn-KIH) making.  This ancient tradition celebrating Easter is done in the batik technique.  Participants will write traditional designs with a stylus applying hot wax on the egg, and progress through a series of dye baths, adding more designs on each subsequent color.  The final step -- the removal of wax -- reveals the jewel that is a pysanka!

Each participant will be provided all materials to work with, and will be assisted in the step by step process.  In the end, each will take home handouts and their very own pysanka!

Limited to 10 seats; Registration, as well as attendance at 11am introductory lecture, is required.  

Light refreshments generously provided by Friends of the Monmouth County Library

Instructor Olga Kobryn has been decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs, the ancient art of pysanky, since she was ten years old. Her aunt who emigrated from Ukraine to America in the early 1900’s taught her this ancient art and traditional Ukrainian cross stitch embroidery.  Since those early years, Olga has shared her love for these Ukrainian traditions, by teaching her family, friends, and students, enabling her to share her cultural legacy.  In 2003, Olga was awarded Master Artist of Pysanky, by the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has held annual Pysanky Workshops since 1999, sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission at East Jersey Olde Towne Village.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday March 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM JAZZ Concert! Mark Sherman Quartet  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman brings a deeply rooted post-bop approach to a program of originals and standards that convincingly carry on the art form with a potent level of invigorating musicianship. His music is relentlessly energetic, hard charging, and brimming with incredible improvisations from his refined skills, and deep commitment to the art form itself. Mr. Sherman is a is a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, drummer, producer, arranger, author and classical percussionist. winner in Downbeat Magazine Critics and Readers Poll 2007-2014 and recently worked with the great Kenny Barron on his new CD entitled "Interplay" just released on Chesky Jazz. 
Mr. Sherman is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School, CCNY (City College of NY) New Jersey City University, and The New York Jazz Workshop.

The Mark Sherman Quartet is composed of: Mark Sherman on Vibes, Jon Davis on Piano, Tom Dicarlo on Bass, and Tim Horner on Drums. 

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for underwriting the maintenance of the Library's Concert Grand Piano.

 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's Concert Grand Piano

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome. Easy craft and/or coloring included.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! - Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime. 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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work with a group or with a friend to create your own design!

No registration needed. Ages 4 and up

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Girls Who Code (Teens)  
   

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.

Registration is Required.

    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 March 6, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Shelter by Jung Yun  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future.

A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. He can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung’s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child?

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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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: Crooked House (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.  Starring Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks and Glenn Close.

Mystery/Drama – 1 hour 55 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Lily and the Octopus  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. Ted is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund. When Lily’s health is compromised, Ted vows to save her by any means necessary. Copies of book are available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Whiz, Zoom, Balloon Hovercraft!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Engineer a mini-hovercraft that will zip around using air power!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

  

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tech Take Apart (Teens)  
   

Ever wonder how something works?  Come on in and take it apart.  We will have all sorts of electronic equipment/devices to disassemble and discover with.We will provide the tools and you get the opportunity to take tech items apart and see what the insides look like!!!

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Suburbicon (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Clooney

Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns -- the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.

105 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Container Gardening Tips from Master Gardeners!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Want to make the most of your deck or patio?

How do you grow a successful container garden?

What is the proper care and planting of a container garden?

Join us as we welcome The Rutger's Master Gardeners of Monmouth County to find the answers to these questions and many more at this informative session.

Space is limited, registration is 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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 7, 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   
   

My Father’s Paradise: A  Son’s Search for His Family’s Past by Ariel Sabar 

AUTHOR CALL--IN

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. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage-until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family's place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world's attention.


 

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
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Art for Adults Class: Silk Screening on Polymer Clay  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Introducing a new  type of class for adult artists. Artist Robin Milne introduces us to unique  Jewelry making!  Use your creative spirit to decorate shaped polymer clay with silk screening!

Registration is required. There is no cost for the class or the materials. 

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

A young Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career defining cases. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson. 1 hour 58 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Get Ready for Daylight Savings Time  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We'll read a book about the time change and create a craft reminding you to set the clock forward!

Registration required.

All Ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Celebrate Dr. Seuss's 114th Birthday!  
    Contact:    7325315092   
   

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! - Ages 4 and up

Come join the fun!  "Seussational" library scavenger hunt, crafts, and readings of Seuss favorites! 

 

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

March 7 - Read Across America (The community is invited to read to our storytime children)

March 14 - St Patrick's Day - Craft

March 21 - Spring Fancy - Craft

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

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) (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 English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie: Marshall (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career defining cases. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson. 1 hour 58 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet

Thursday March 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Darkest Hour (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

Directed by:  Joe Wright

During the early days of WWII, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

125 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Darkest Hour (2017) (Rated PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. The fate of Western Europe hangs on newly–appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or rally the nation to a war against the Nazis. Biography/Drama/History Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily 2hrs. 5mins.

 Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Jewison

Starring Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Yaphet Kotto

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.  

102 minutes; (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:55 PM Blade Runner 2049 (2017)(R)  
   

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas

Five Oscar Nominations

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi.  -- 204 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cairde: Irish Concert  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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 Classic Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Jewison

Starring Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Yaphet Kotto

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.  

102 minutes; (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Shelter by Jung Yun  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future.

A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. He can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung’s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child?

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday March 9, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 10, 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

Saturday March 10, 2018 -  Saturday March 24, 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, March 19-24, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday March 10, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM McDermott's Handy: Bound for Amerikay  
    Contact: Reference Staff   1-866-941-8188   
   

Bound for Amerikay: The Irish Emigrant Experience: Coming to America as told through Music, Song & Story 

What must it have been like? How did it feel to leave everyone and everything that is familiar to go off to a fabled land of freedom with streets paved with gold and untold wealth and opportunity? What was it like—that journey to America?

The band entitled McDermott’s Handy (which is comprised of Kathy DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley), has been collecting the music, stories and songs about “going to America” for more than 40 years. They have assembled this broad repertoire into a distinctive musical program in order to tell the emigrants’ story. This is the Irish viewpoint, to be sure, but in essence it is the story of every ethnic group who struggled in their homeland against political upheaval and repression, endured grinding poverty and racial or religious persecution to build a new life in America and something better for their children.

They were happy to leave. They were heartbroken to leave. They were mostly young. And it was not easy when they got here. They toiled and worked at the dangerous jobs or the ones that nobody wanted, all in the hope of building a future. Every immigrant then became part of the patchwork quilt of America—each contributing a distinct color and texture to the fabric of American culture. And now we’re here to sing their stories.

 

Kathy DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley are the husband-wife duo who have been performing traditional Irish music together as McDermott’s Handy since 1979. These award-winning talented multi-instrumentalists combine their strong vocals and equally strong backing accompaniment with a commanding stage presence.  With a repertoire they’ve built over 40 years of playing traditional music, they sing in Irish and English. Kathy mainly plays harp and fiddle and occasionally adds 5-string banjo and bodhran. Dennis plays guitar, flute and tinwhistle and can be counted on to add in mandolin or bouzouki when the arrangement requires.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mantra Beat Meditative Drum Circle  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join the group's meditative drum circle.

    Location: Wall Township

Monday March 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome. Easy craft and/or coloring included.

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Springtime Fun Story and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy stories, songs, and a special flower craft!

Regsitration begins Monday, March 5 for ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! - Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime. 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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Darkest Hour (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joe Wright

Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristing Scott Thomas

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.  As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. 

125 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Water Color and Salt Painting  
    Contact:    732-535-9406   
   

Create a piece of art with salt, glue, and watercolor!

Registration begins Monday,March 5. Ages Ages 4 and up

   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)  
   

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.

Registration is Required.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Hunt for the Pot of Gold!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Can your family find the library's hidden treasure?

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

Fun for the whole family!

Registration required.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Darkest Hour (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joe Wright

Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristing Scott Thomas

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.  As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. 

125 minutes; (c) Universal

    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 March 13, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:20 PM New Release Movie: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.  Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Cate Blanchett.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours 10 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. 

March 13, 11am, Holmdel

April 10, 11am, Eastern Branch

May 8, 11am, Howell

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: Holmdel
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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  -  3:50 PM Movie: Thank You For Your Service (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. Directed by Jason Hall. Starring Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, and Joe Cole.

Drama/War - 1 hour 49 min.

    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   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

  

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM First Time Homebuyers Seminar  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Glander Group Real Estate team will explain the home buying process for the first time home buyer.

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM New Release Movie: Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.  Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Cate Blanchett.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours 10 mins.

    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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 14, 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: Master the Art of Networking Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Workshop: Master the Art of Networking Presented by Jersey Job Club

The key to effective job-search success is learning how to build relationships to help you land the job you want! This workshop focuses on identifying, expanding, building and planning your network as well as successfully using social media in today’s demanding job market.

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  -  2:35 PM World Cinema (Mexico) Movie: El Jeremias (2015) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

El Jeremias is a heartwarming comedy film about a Mexican family who finds out that their eight- year- old son is a budding genius.  Comedy/Drama/Family Starring: Martin Castro, Karem  Momo Ruiz, Paulo Galindo 1 hr. 35 min

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Shore Bet Create a Watercolor Seascape(rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Spring is Coming and this class project will focus on using watercolors to create a lovely seascape.  As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply will 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  -  4:00 PM Movie: Stronger (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world when he became a symbol of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson. 1 hour 59 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Top 'O the Morning to You!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We'll read a story and build a craft celebrating the great Saint Patrick.

Registration required.

All Ages.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Marshmallow Makers  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-531-5092   
   

Join us as we celebrate Maker March!  We will listen to some great books and then design our own 3D geometric structures made from marshmallows and toothpicks, and other materials. 

*As food product will be involved, please let us know if your child has any allergies, and please plan to provide an alternate food product *

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Electric Engineering with littleBits!  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Unleash your creativity with littleBits electronics kits!

Experiment with these simple-circuit building blocks to assemble moving, blinking, beeping inventions!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

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

March 7 - Read Across America (The community is invited to read to our storytime children)

March 14 - St Patrick's Day - Craft

March 21 - Spring Fancy - Craft

 

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

    Location: Howell
   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
   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, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan.

All those between 13 and 18 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 March 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM Thursday Morning Discussion The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish 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 and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

The Underground Railroad confirms Colson Whitehead’s reputation as one of our most daring and inventive writers. A suspenseful tale of escape and pursuit, it combines elements of fantasy and the counter-factual with an unflinching, painfully truthful depiction of American slavery. Whitehead revisits the grotesque barbarities of our nation’s history in the interest of our common stake in freedom and dignity. He has given us an electrifying narrative of the past, profoundly resonant with the present.

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

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Discussion: Arcadia by Lauren Groff  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what would become a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Arcadia follows this romantic, rollicking, and tragic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and after. While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, born at the commune soon after its creation, ages and changes. If he stays, how will he become his own man?  If he leaves, how will he make his way in life outside Arcadia?

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Springtime Fun Story and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy stories, songs, and a special flower craft!

Regsitration begins Monday, March 5 for ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   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: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Mildred Hayes challenges local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder by painting controversial signs directed at the town’s chief of police. Crime/Drama Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell 1hr. 55 mins.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    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  -  3:00 PM Movie: Stronger (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson

The inspiring, real life story of an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world, to become a symbol of hope, after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

119 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Three Days of the Condor (1975) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Sydney Pollack

Starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max Von Sydow, John Houseman, Hansford Rowe

On a seemingly ordinary day, Joe Turner (Robert Redford), a quiet CIA codebreaker, walks into his workplace and finds that all of his coworkers have been murdered. Horrified, Joe flees the scene and tries to tell his supervisors about the tragedy. Unfortunately, he soon learns that CIA higher-ups were involved in the murders. With no one to trust, and a merciless hit man (Max von Sydow) close on his tail, Joe must somehow survive long enough to figure out why his own agency wants him dead.

118 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:35 PM The Darkest Hour (2017)(PG-13)  
   

Six Oscar Nominations

Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas

Biography, Drama, -- 125 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins.  At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. 

    Location: Wall Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM KIDS! LEGO® Storytime Club  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. LEGO® bricks will be supplied.

Grades K and up. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM KIDS! DUPLO® Storytime Club  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a DUPLO® creation. DUPLO® bricks will be supplied.

Ages 3-5. No registration required.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Three Days of the Condor (1975) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Sydney Pollack

Starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max Von Sydow, John Houseman, Hansford Rowe

On a seemingly ordinary day, Joe Turner (Robert Redford), a quiet CIA codebreaker, walks into his workplace and finds that all of his coworkers have been murdered. Horrified, Joe flees the scene and tries to tell his supervisors about the tragedy. Unfortunately, he soon learns that CIA higher-ups were involved in the murders. With no one to trust, and a merciless hit man (Max von Sydow) close on his tail, Joe must somehow survive long enough to figure out why his own agency wants him dead.

118 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Club:Brooklyn by Colm Toibin  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   
   

In 1950's Ireland, Eilis Lacey is feeling the effects of the economic recession that has gripped her country.  Out of work and out of options, Eilis moves to America and finds work in Brooklyn.  Though homesick, she quickly discovers joy and love in America.  However, when an opportunity to return to Ireland presents itself, Eilis must choose where she would be happiest.

    Location: Wall Township

Friday March 16, 2018 -  Saturday March 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Friday, March 16th

9am – 10am~Presale with $5.00 donation

10am – 5pm~ Free admission

Saturday, March 17th

~Bag O’Books Day~

Fill a bag we provide for only $5

Teacher Appreciation

Bag O’Books pricing Friday with school ID

Cash or checks only   Scanner fee~ $5 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday March 16, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 Candidate by Miron Izakson

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  -  12:00 PM Acing the Job Interview Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop presents an overview of the interview process, including how to prepare for the interview and what to expect during each phase of the interview process.  How to follow up after the conclusion of the interview is also reviewed. 

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. 

Presented by Eastern Branch Career Connections Job Coach

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 17, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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  -  3:00 PM Fred Lehotay and The Ragtimers Salute St. Patrick's Day!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You’ve enjoyed their music on summer evenings at the Seaside Park or Avon-by-the-Sea boardwalks. Now, enjoy not only the traditional repertoire of Fred Lehotay and The Ragtimers, but their rendition of Irish American music as well!

The Ragtimers include Gary Noyes on banjo,  Bob Estler on guitar, Tom Rittenhouse on keyboard and band director Fred Lehotay on saxophone.  The Ragtimers have been performing all the old-time sentimental melodies and rousing ragtime favorites in the tri-state area since 1968.  They are keeping alive the foot-tapping, hand-clapping, great songs of a bygone era.

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

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM NEW! Family Feature Film: Coco (2017)(PG)  
   

Two 2018 Oscar Nominations

Twelve-year-old Miguel Rivera loves to play the guitar, despite his fmily having banned music because of the misbehavior of a long-ago relative.  When Miguel disobeys his family's rules, he is magically transported to the stunning and colorful 'Land of the Dead', where he must make peace with his ancestors and unlock the real family story to find his way home.  Come enjoy the magic and delight of Coco with a special youngster. 

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gauel Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and Edward James Olmos.

Action, Adventure, Comedy -- 105 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township

Sunday March 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrating the Centennial of Leonard Bernstein Chris Pinnella Sings  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Chris Pinnella sings Bernstein, Bill Joel, Jimmy Webb and other timeless classics.

Chris Pinnella will perform some of the most powerful, melodic, and inspiring songs ever written. Join Pinnella and the Gary Mazzaroppi Trio  as they showcase stunning new arrangement’s by Pinnella and Broadway Musical Director /Composer, Justin Hornback, currently the Conductor of Hello Dolly on Broadway. 

Audiences will be treated to beautiful arrangements of timeless classics such as, Caruso, Cinema Paradiso and La Vie En Rose. Pinnella will merge classic with contemporary, from a lush piano arrangement of  Danny Boy to Billy Joel’s And So It Goes and classics by The Righteous Brothers, Jimmy Webb, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Leonard Cohen's masterpiece Hallelujah . In honor of Maestro Leonard Bernstein songs from West Side Story, On The Town, and Candide will also be performed.  ’

Pinnella has performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has been compared to vocal superstars Josh Groban and Michael Buble, but there is no doubt about the fact that Pinnella has a style that is completely his own. Every time he takes the stage he proves that he's one of the strongest forces in the classical crossover realm. His strikingly rich baritone and stage charisma is unmatched.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 19, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome. Easy craft and/or coloring included.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! - Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime. 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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

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

Kaiserschlacht 1918 (2000) (NR) 48 minutes. (Documentary)

The “Emperor’s Battle” was the last desperate attempt of Imperial Germany to win the Great War. By 1918, their resources were nearly exhausted. With an ever increasing avalanche of fresh American troops arriving in France and defeat looming on all fronts, it was only a matter of time before the Allies would destroy the Central Powers. A last chance was offered by the collapse of Imperial Russia in 1917, which freed up a million extra troops for transfer to the Western Front. This window of opportunity would disappear by the Spring of 1918. Marshaling their last resources, the Germans struck on March 21. This is the history of that battle.... 

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! STEM Program  
    Contact:    732-535-9406   
   

Work in teams or with a friend to create inventions using magnetic, electronic builiding blocks!

Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, March 5 for children Grades 3-5.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Girls Who Code (Teens)  
   

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.

Registration is Required.

    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 Medicare & You, 2018  
    Contact: Reference Staff    1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop is presented by Golden Years Design Benefits, a Medigap and Medicare insurance agency in Freehold, NJ. The presenter Devlin Rubin has designed a program that is designed to educate people about Medicare.  They  will be discussing how and when to sign up for Medicare, how it works, and how the different plans work.

This organization will also discuss not taking Medicare for individuals who will continue to work.  Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) and Medicare Advantage plans will also be covered. 

Please note that this is an insurance company, not the Library. Registration is not needed to attend.

 

    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 March 20, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM Stay Sharp! Challenge Your Senior Brain  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

Tuesday Talks at Howell

Activities that challenge senior brains often result in physical and emotional rejuvenation. Depression and feelings of loneliness can grow from a stagnant routine. Through the right activities, seniors can increase memory function, reduce boredeom and boost creativity. This program will explain the importance of keeping your brain stimulated and supply lots of suggestions for doing so.

Presented by Kate Andrews and Alyson Bilder, educators from the Monmouth County Health Department.  Kate Andrews is a registered environmental health specialist.  She develops and coordinates programs for her colleagues and county residents.  Kate also is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the department's risk communication efforts in preparation for and response to a public health emergency.  Alyson Bilder is a senior public health and health education major at William Patterson University. When she graduates in May, she plans to pursue a career in community health education. Presently, she is receiving hands-on experience as an intern in the county's health department.

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Getting under the skin of one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth, The Temporary Bride is a soaring, intricately woven story of being loved, being fed, and struggling to belong. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Intoxicating Stories Series:  "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe

"The Cask of Amontillado" has been almost universally referred to as Poe's most perfect short story; in fact, it has often been considered to be one of the world's most perfect short stories.

"The Cask of Amontillado" is the story of a man named Montresor who decides to seek revenge against a man named Fortunato, who has insulted him.  He meets Fortunato at a carnival, lures him into the catacombs of his home, and buries him alive. 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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  -  3:50 PM Movie: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son.  Directed by Simon Curtis.  Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour 47 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Sergeant York (1941) (NR)  
   

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

Starring: Gary Cooper

Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War–134 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   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

  

    Location: Headquarters
   6:15 PM  -  8:40 PM Sergeant York (1941) (NR)  
   

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

Starring: Gary Cooper

Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War–134 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Call Me By Your Name (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Starring Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

122 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Martin McDonagh

Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon -- an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence -- gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

116 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight

    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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:30 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. 

Please note this is not a class for students. This is an information session by an independant tutoring service. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Wednesday March 21, 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  -  2:45 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) (Unrated)  
   

Three American women working in Rome throw coins in the Trevi Fountain hoping to find love. They each experience something quite unique. Drama/Romance Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters 1 hr. 42 mins.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Getting under the skin of one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth, The Temporary Bride is a soaring, intricately woven story of being loved, being fed, and struggling to belong. 

    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 H?ebejk (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  -  3:50 PM Movie: Victoria and Abdul (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith. 1 hour 51 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Dunkirk (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, and Tom Hardy. 105 minutes

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

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

Registration required.

All ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    7325315092   
   

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

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

March 7 - Read Across America (The community is invited to read to our storytime children)

March 14 - St Patrick's Day - Craft

March 21 - Spring Fancy - Craft

 

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

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

Help us read any "Andy and Sandy" book by Tomie DePaola to Styx, a Smooth Collie who loves children and books.

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

Directed by Oscar Nominated Jan H?ebejk (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  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime.

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

Dinner With Edward:  A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Roman J. Israel Esq. (2017) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Attorney Roman J. Israel’s life is upended when he gets involved in a convoluted murder case that challenges the ethics and activism that has defined his career. Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Shelley Hennig, Carmen Ejogo, Tony Crime/Drama 2hrs. 2mins.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Only the Brave (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, jeff Bridges

Directed by:  Joseph Kosinski

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters, who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

134 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Good Old Boys (1995)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Bruce McGill

A swank family of swindlers that includes father "Sahib," (Roland Young), wife Marmy, son Richard (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and daughter George-Anne (Janet Gaynor), fall upon hard times in France and return home to London destitute. The family befriends a wealthy spinster, Miss Ellen Fortune, and after they rescue her when their train crashes, she invites them to stay with her. Initially planning to prey on Miss Ellen, the family is swayed by her goodness and begins to change in shocking ways.

118 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The Shape of Water (2017)(R)  
   

13 Oscar Nominations

Starring:  Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama-- 123 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Bridge Building  
    Contact:    732-535-9406   
   

Construct a mini bridge using simple office supplies!

Registration begins Thursday, March 15 for children Grades K-5 with families/caregivers.

    Location: Marlboro
   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.

Please note that Golden Years Design Benefits is an insurance company and they will be explaining their products. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Good Old Boys (1995)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Bruce McGill

A swank family of swindlers that includes father "Sahib," (Roland Young), wife Marmy, son Richard (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and daughter George-Anne (Janet Gaynor), fall upon hard times in France and return home to London destitute. The family befriends a wealthy spinster, Miss Ellen Fortune, and after they rescue her when their train crashes, she invites them to stay with her. Initially planning to prey on Miss Ellen, the family is swayed by her goodness and begins to change in shocking ways.

118 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women's History in Monmouth: Who Was Molly Pitcher?  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Women's History in Monmouth:  Who Was Molly Pitcher?

To celebrate Women's History Month, Dr. David Martin will present a lecture asking the question Who Was Molly Pitcher?  He will focus on the evidence on which the story of Molly Pitcher, "the Heroine of Monmouth," developed. In addition, he will help us look at the story of Molly Pitcher in the broader context of the contributions made by women in the Revolution as a vital part of armies in the field.Included will be a summary of the most recent research on where Molly Pitcher's cannon was probably located on the Battlefield.
Dr. David Martin is the award-winning author of more than 25 books on the American Civil War and American revolution. He has also written numerous magazine articles and has designed several war games on these topics. He is the past Commander of the New Jersey Department of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and is the current President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, where he gives frequent lectures and tours.
While visiting Library Headquarters in Manalapan, please  take a momment to view Gerald Foster's original 1935  mural "The Battle of Monmouth"  portraying Molly Pitcher during this local Revolutionary War battle.  

This program is free for all to attend, without registration.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 23, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 24, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Declutter, De-stress & Get Your Spring Cleaning Done!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

If you procrastinate, lose papers in a stack of mail, and have a two-page "to-do" list, then this program is for you!

Join best-selling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak to learn a few simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home and life. Come for a laugh (or two) and to learn how to easily clear the clutter and store the stuff.  No more saying "Where did I put that?" or "I've been looking for this!".

 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pickets and Persistence, War Service and Women's Suffrage: American Women's Fight to Win the Vote  
    Contact: Reference Staff   1-866-941-8188   
   

Living History Presenter Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin,  America’s first female member of Congress, telling the intertwined stories of women’s suffrage activism, war service, and the political calculus that finally brought the support of President Wilson, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures to achieve passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on Banat Riyadh  by Raja' Abdallah Al Sanei'

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday March 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mike Kaplan Nonet Featuring Madame Pat Tandy and Pete McGuinness  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Experience the power of the Mike Kaplan Nonet….. Live!

Thanks to the Manalapan Arts Council for co-sponsoring this event.

The unique combination of post-bop burning, deep-down funk, sassy large ensemble clout and forceful soloing on the Mike Kaplan Nonet's cd “How’s That?” has captivated club and concert audiences, jazz reviewers, disc jockeys and their radio audiences around the world. A set by the Mike Kaplan Nonet could include Swing, Latin Jazz, Jump, New Orleans Funk/Jazz, Post-Bop and much more, all filtered through the 21st Century sensibilities of the members of the band.

For the first time, two exciting, dynamic, versatile and experienced vocalists: Pete McGuinness and Madame Pat Tandy, will be featured in front of this special  ensemble.

Triple threat Vocalist/Trombonist/Composer-Arranger Pete McGuinness has been active on the New York City Jazz Scene since 1987. His original arrangements featuring Pete’s vocals in front of his own 16 piece Jazz Orchestra have thus far garnered 3 Grammy Award nominations.  A partial list of the many musicians & bands McGuinness has performed and/or recorded with include The Woody Herman Orchestra, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Dave Liebman, Charles McPherson, Lionel Hampton and Manny Oquendo’s Libre.  Pete is currently busy performing worldwide and arranging for the in-demand vocal quartet, The Royal Bopsters

Madame Pat Tandy is a powerful and dynamic performer who rocks the house with her soulful voice and stage presence and is widely known as the First Lady of New Jersey Jazz.  Equally comfortable singing standards, blues, or  funky soul, Madame Pat has electrified audiences,  headlining worldwide in Japan or Italy, and  in nearby Newark (The Priory) or NYC (Showman’s Lounge).

The Mike Kaplan Nonet features: 

Mike Kaplan on tenor sax, Rob Henke & Bill Mobley – trumpet & flugelhorn, Ben Williams – trombone, Anton Denner – alto sax, flute & clarinet, Frank Basile – baritone sax & bass clarinet, Matt King – piano, Mike Karn – bass, Pete MacDonald – drums 

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome. Easy craft and/or coloring included.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! - Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime. 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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train.  When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. 

114 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Secret Guest Star Dr. Seuss  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate "Read Across America" month with the great Dr. Seuss ( a prominent member of our community)!

Hear a story, make a craft and have some fun.

Registration required.

All ages.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Help us read any "I Can Read Book" by Holiday House to Pippin, a Cairn Terrier. Pippin dresses up and does tricks too.

    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 Girls Who Code (Teens)  
   

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.

Registration is Required.

    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 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Annuities  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train.  When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. 

114 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

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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  -  4:15 PM Movie: Downsizing (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A social satire in which 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. Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, and Hong Chau.

Comedy/Drama – 2 hours 15 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Master the Art of Networking presented by NJ Career Connections Coach  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Coach   1-866-941-8188   
   

The workshop will present an overview of current strategies for effective networking.  Topics include the use of professional associations, developing an elevator speech, and how to develop your network using social media. 

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. 

Presented by Eastern Branch Career NJ Connections Job Coach

Presented by Eastern Branch Career Connections staff

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Fizz-Boom-Bath!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Your tub will bubble over with fun when these bath fizzies hit the water!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

  

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

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.

    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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 28, 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  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

"The Enormous Radio" (1929) By John Cheever

A woman becomes obsessed with the lives of her neighbors when her radio invades their private space.

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: All Saints (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community. Stars John Corbett, Cara Buono, Myles Moore. 1 hour 48 minutes. 

 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

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

Registration required.

All ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Spring Fun  
    Contact:    7325315092   
   

Join us as we welcome in a new season with stories, an egg hunt and an adorable craft that's perfect for Passover and to greet Springtime! 

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

Experiment with different techniques to build the perfect paper airplane!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any book about Vincent Van Gogh 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
   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

Thursday March 29, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Crooked House (2017) (Rated PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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. Crime/Drama/Mystery Starring: Glenn Close, Max Irons, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Stefanie Martini 1 hr. 50 mins.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.  

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Wonder (2017) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by:  Stephen Chbosky

Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of a boy with facial differences who attends a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

113 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)(PG-13)  
   

Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo.

Best Actor Nomination

Crime, Drama  -- 204 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday March 30, 2018
     Good Friday - 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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 31, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Journey To The Divine Land: An Introduction to Chinese Culture  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

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

*This program is sponsored by SYPI, a non-for-profit organization with a mission to revive the authentic Chinese culture. Registration is NOT required for this event, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Sunday April 1, 2018
     Easter - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings  are closed today

Access to your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Drawings by Marlboro Rec Center Members  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Art Work from Students of Barkalow Middle School  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 
    Location: Headquarters

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 -  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

Monday April 2, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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 April 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Based on a remarkable true story of Taj Rowland. Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends. Meanwhile, they simply love him, change his name to Taj, enroll him in school, make him part of their family--and his story might have ended there had it not been for the pestering questions in his head: Who am I? Why was I taken? How do I get home? More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveil the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? And if he does make it back to India, how will he find his family with so few clues? From the best-selling author of The Rent Collector, this is a deeply moving and gripping journey of discovering one's self and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us forever.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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   
   

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

  

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 4, 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
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

April 4 - Work together to create and invent with Little Bits pieces

April 11 - This Beautiful Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
   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 7 and 28, April 4 and 25, May 2 and 16. 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday April 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

Stories and a craft for all ages.

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

Dawn Dayton is a 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  -  2:55 PM Movie: Wonder (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Wonder is a heartwarming and inspiring story about a boy born with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time. Based on the best-selling novel by R. J Palacio Family/Drama Starring: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin 1hr 53mins.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

    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  -  3:00 PM Movie: Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Renee Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou

Directed by:  Michael Carney

An international art dealer must befriend a dangerous, homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

119 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spring Break Boredom Buster (Teens)  
   

Spring Break starts here! You don’t have to leave town to have a good time.  Drop in with a friend and have a few hours of all types of fun. We will have DIY phone crafts, so please bring your phone & phone charger to the program. We will have various board & card games, Karaoke, snacks and good company.
Registration is Required.
 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Based on a remarkable true story of Taj Rowland. Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends. Meanwhile, they simply love him, change his name to Taj, enroll him in school, make him part of their family--and his story might have ended there had it not been for the pestering questions in his head: Who am I? Why was I taken? How do I get home? More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveil the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? And if he does make it back to India, how will he find his family with so few clues? From the best-selling author of The Rent Collector, this is a deeply moving and gripping journey of discovering one's self and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us forever.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday April 6, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: NJ Hall of Fame: A Behind the Scenes Look  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Photographer Gary Gellman will show a multimedia presentation on the past nine NJ Hall of Fame events and share some 'behind the scenes' stories about the event and the great people who call New Jersey home.  The 16 newest members will be honored at this year’s Induction Ceremony on May 6th, 2018, at the historic Convention Hall in Asbury Park. The distinguished Class of 2017 currently includes Harlan Coben, Steve Forbes, Buddy Valastro, Meryl Streep, Steven Van Zandt, Debbie Harry, Mark and Scott Kelly, and Al Leiter, among others.  

For over nine years, Gellman Images has been chosen the official photographer for the NJ Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony and during that time, Gary has photographed some of New Jersey's greats, including Bruce Springsteen, Yogi Berra, Buzz Aldrin, Queen Latifah, Mary Higgins Clark, and the list goes on.    

Gary Gellman has been featured nationally over 500 times in newspapers, magazines and on radio.  Mr. Gellman has also appeared on CBS's The Early Show, ABC's Good Morning Las Vegas, FOX's Good Day Philadelphia, and News 12's Daytime Edition

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Move Afternoon (Teens)  
   

Back by Popular Demand !!!  Monmouth County Library is providing a special treat for Anime Fans!! We will be spending the afternoon watching various Anime movies. In addition to watching films we will be enjoying snacks, noodles and doing a craft.  Come join us for an afternoon filled with Anime.
Registration is Required
 


 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday April 7, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday April 8, 2018 -  Saturday April 14, 2018
     Celebrate National Library Week  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018  with the theme, "Libraries Lead."

    Location: All Branches

Sunday April 8, 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 In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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)  
   

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 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 April 10, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    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  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

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

April 10, 11am, Eastern Branch

May 8, 11am, Howell

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: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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   
   

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

  

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tech Take Apart (Teens)  
   

Ever wonder how something works?  Come on in and take it apart.  We will have all sorts of electronic equipment/devices to disassemble and discover with.We will provide the tools and you get the opportunity to take tech items apart and see what the insides look like!!!

 

    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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday April 11, 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
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

April 4 - Work together to create and invent with Little Bits pieces

April 11 - This Beautiful Day - Storytime

    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
   7:30 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 April 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. Library staff does not. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22 ; their last date is  Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 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 That Which You Cannot Know by Aleksey Slapovsky

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  -  2:55 PM Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Directed by:  Martin McDonagh

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

115 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Battle of the Sexes (2017) (Rated PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Battle of the Sexes is the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billy Jean King and rival Bobby Riggs. Sports/Drama Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, 2hrs. 1 min.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   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 April 13, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 5; their last date is Friday April 13.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday April 14, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866-941-8188   
   

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

AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns. 

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1st calendar entry. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers are available from Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays and Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm      

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tweens! Earth Day Survival Skills  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Earth Day featuring The Children of the Earth Foundation with an introduction to survival techniques. The Howell Shade Tree Commission will over baby trees to all participants. 

    Location: Howell

Sunday April 15, 2018
   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 Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.  

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 16, 2018
   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
   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)  
   

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 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 April 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A wrenching emotional battle ensues between Soli, an undocumented Mexican single mother, and Kavya, an Indian-American chef who cannot have children, when Soli's infant son is placed in Kavya's care during an immigration detention. 

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

"Intoxicating Stories"

Wine by Doris Lessing

Best known for her novels, Nobel prize winner Doris Lessing also displayed mastery of the short story. "Wine", first published in her 1957 collection "The Habit of Loving," serves as a glittering and psychologically astute portrayal of the hidden depths in a romantic relationship.  

    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  -  3:35 PM Paths of Glory (1957) (NR)  
   

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

Starring: Kirk Douglas

Drama, War–88 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   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  7:50 PM Paths of Glory (1957) (NR)  
   

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

Starring: Kirk Douglas

Drama, War–88 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: Phantom Thread (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

132 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 18, 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: The Searchers (1956) (Approved)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An American Civil War veteran is on a perilous quest to rescue his two nieces after they are kidnaped.  Drama/Western/ Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond 1 hr. 59 mins.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A wrenching emotional battle ensues between Soli, an undocumented Mexican single mother, and Kavya, an Indian-American chef who cannot have children, when Soli's infant son is placed in Kavya's care during an immigration detention. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Downsizing (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safrane and his wife Audrey decide to ditch their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger. Starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig. 135 minutes.

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

Read excerpts from "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. Discuss it and make 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! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Come in and read your favorite poem to Styx, a Smooth Collie.

    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
   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 April 19, 2018
   10:30 AM Thursday Morning Discussion Charmed Particles by Chrissy Kolaya  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Rural Nicolet, Illinois, is a city anchored between two opposing forces, a living history museum devoted to the American frontier and a laboratory for experiments in high-energy particle physics. When the proposal to build the Superconducting Super Collider under the town sparks debate between the scientists and the locals, two families find themselves on opposite sides of controversy that fractures the community, exposing deep cultural rifts between longtime friends

With incisive prose and infinite humanity, Charmed Particles traces the collision of past and progress, science and tradition, and the unimagined elements that may arise in the aftermath.

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

Stories and a craft for all ages.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe

Directed by:  Kenneth Branagh

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, Agatha Christie's celebrated detective, Hercule Poirot , is recruited to solve the case.

114 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  -  3:10 PM Movie: Phantom Thread (2017) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in 1950’s London, a well-respected tailor’s life is upended when a working-class woman becomes his muse and lover. Drama/Romance Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina 2hrs 10mins.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    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
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited.  Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly-thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.  Spanning five decades, this chance reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Yoga (Teens)  
   

Come and get your Zen on at this Teen Yoga event. The 60 minute yoga session includes breath work, body movement and meditation as we look to quiet our minds and strengthen our core.  Please bring a towel or mat as well, as a pen or paper & a notebook.

Registration is required.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 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 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

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

Want to Volunteer? 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’

Amazing causes need passionate people. People just like you!

Learn how you can make a difference in your community.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Writer's for a Reason (Teens)  
    Contact:    832 431 7220 x7222   
   

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 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!  
    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 Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Shanshan Ming will lead discussion on The Return  by Sun, Zhonglun

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday 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
   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)  
   

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 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 April 24, 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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Preservation Day Celebration: Pass It On!  
    Contact: Archives    732 431 lsdlfasldkfj   
   

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

Between 9am and 1pm, Archives will offer the public to bring up to three photos for  a 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 am - 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
   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 Top Notch Resumes: Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I

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.

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

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

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

 
    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
   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 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

Thursday April 26, 2018
   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  -  3:20 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

Friday April 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 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
   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

Monday April 30, 2018
   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
   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
   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 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
   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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday 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
   10:30 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
   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
   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  
    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

Thursday May 3, 2018
   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  -  3:00 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  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: 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
   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 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

Monday May 7, 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  -  8:25 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 May 8, 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. 

May 8, 11am, Howell

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
   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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday 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

Thursday May 10, 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 May 12, 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 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
   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 May 15, 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  -  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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Sunshine & Rainbows Music  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rock with Presley & Melody for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   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  -  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
   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

Thursday May 17, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 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  
    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
   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."   

   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 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!  
    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 May 21, 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  -  8:25 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 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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resumes II: Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II

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

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

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

 
 
    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

Thursday May 24, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites. A Book Club For Adultsl  
   

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

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

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
   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
   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

Tuesday May 29, 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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday 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
   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

Friday June 1, 2018
     Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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
     Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Friday June 1, 2018
   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

Sunday June 3, 2018
   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
   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 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
     Manalapan Primary Election Day  
    Contact: Board of Elections     Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

  Please Vote!

Rooms 4 and 5 and 1 will be held for voting equipment. 

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 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
   10:30 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

Thursday June 7, 2018
   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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    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 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: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Begin the 2018 Summer Reading Program rocking to storytime with Actor/Educator Ms. Emily Vorp. Music for ages 0-7 years with caregiver. 

    Location: Howell

Monday June 11, 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  -  8:25 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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 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
   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

Thursday June 14, 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 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

 

   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 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

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
   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 June 19, 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. 

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  -  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
   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  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated (rm 3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 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
   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  -  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 June 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 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  
    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 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"