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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Free Career Counseling Services  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
Mondays: 10am to 3pm            Tuesdays: 3pm to 8pm               Wednesdays: 10am to 3pm                   Thursdays:  3pm to 8pm
                      Alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 3pm.
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
   12:00 AM New Jersey and the Great War; 1914-1918  
   

In Display Case. Items on loan from Township of Ocean Historical Museum, highlighting their exhibit "New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War One".

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Wishes and Daydreams by Mike Ciccotello  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Mike Ciccotello received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has fourteen years’ experience in broadcast motion graphics, working at CNN and Fox Business Network. Currently, he is the Art and Design Director at Telos Corporation. His art has been featured on Liquitex.com, CNN, ClothPaperScisors.com, Artists & Makers Magazine, and Industry Magazine. He has exhibited at Johnson & Johnson Headquarters and the NY Design Center. He is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Illustrators Group NY, and a contributing member at AllTheWonders.com.

A Reception with the artist will be held on Sunday, November 19th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Please join us!

Twitter: @ciccotello 
Instagram: @ciccotello 
    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     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. 

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes November 7

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime November 23

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytime November 7.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes November 22

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime November 23

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 4.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime Nobember 22

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     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

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Saturday December 30, 2017
     Art Display: Manasquan River Group of Artists  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Manasquan River Group of Artists original paintings, oil, watercolors, and pastels will be on display in the Wall Library Meeting Room.

Art  Reception

Saturday November 4, 2017

2:00pm-4:00pm

    Location: Wall Township

Sunday November 12, 2017 -  Sunday December 17, 2017
     Fanciful Muse: Jane Austen 200  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

Fanciful Muse:  Enhancing the Regency Era's fascination with paper dolls, be amused by a life-sized mannequin's true literacy dress.  Created by library staff members Erin Baird and Christina Caputo, this unique and singular romantic gown is fashioned of literature in the Austen Regency Style.

Take part in a Fanciful Guessing Game! In Jane Austen's era, the days before electricity, pastimes and entertainment proved challenging! Simple amusements and educational games were quite popular in the Regency drawing rooms for all ages. In this game, guess which book is contained in the glass candy jar.  Just choose a slip of paper, and write your answer.  The winner, randomly chosen from all correct answers, will receive a Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bag!  (drawing is December 1st)

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday November 12, 2017 -  Sunday December 17, 2017
     Fanciful Muse: Jane Austen 200  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

Fanciful Muse:  Enhancing the Regency Era's fascination with paper dolls, be amused by a life-sized mannequin's true literacy dress.  Created by library staff members Erin Baird and Christina Caputo, this unique and singular romantic gown is fashioned of literature in the Austen Regency Style.

Take part in a Fanciful Guessing Game! In Jane Austen's era, the days before electricity, pastimes and entertainment proved challenging! Simple amusements and educational games were quite popular in the Regency drawing rooms for all ages. In this game, guess which book is contained in the glass candy jar.  Just choose a slip of paper, and write your answer.  The winner, randomly chosen from all correct answers, will receive a Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bag!  (drawing is December 1st)

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday November 13, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017
     Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
The Foster and Adoptive Family Services has begun its annual drive to collect toys and gifts for the children in foster care.  Donation boxes are located in the library lobby, in front of the Children's Department.   
 

The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation was founded in 2008 with the mission to support New Jersey's abused and neglected children. There are thousands of children in foster care in NJ that the Foundation is dedicated to supporting.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation fulfills their mission by granting financial support to Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) and its programs that directly provide for the needs of children in foster care. These programs include Fostering Wishes for Children, A Holiday Celebration for Every Child and a wide variety of scholarships, which offer New Jersey's most vulnerable children opportunities to do things every child should have. 

The Foundation seeks to grow a community of caring people who believe in our children; who understand that strong foundations nurture the spirits of our children and ensure healthy communities from which we all benefit. We invite you to partner with us in helping children when they are at their most vulnerable, to again instill trust, hope, and confidence in a child, and most of all, give that child a chance to find the care and devotion they deserve.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday November 13, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017
     Holiday Donations for Foster & Adoptive Children sponsored by TAB  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is coordinating a holiday gift donation center for children under the care of Foster & Adoptive Family Services of Monmouth County. Children may be in foster care from infants through teen age years.  Won't you please donate a gift card or age appropriate toy or gift via our donation box?  

Collection site is in Library Headquarters, Manalapan from Monday November 13 through Friday, December 29, 2017. Please call for answers or go to Foster & Adoptive Family Services found at https://www.fafsonline.org/

The help foster children of Our Mission is to provide support, training and advocacy to meet the special needs of foster, adoptive and kinship families, who provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for children in foster care. — Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered charity incorporated in 1974.

Children are placed in care because they are abused or neglected by their parents and it is unsafe for them to remain at home. Resource parents provide the care and support needed at a critical time in the lives of these children. That’s why we believe in supporting resource parents as they help foster children overcome difficult beginnings to lead happy and productive lives.

We believe that children in foster care are the community’s children, with the same hopes and dreams as all children.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 14, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017
     Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive

The Foster and Adoptive Family Services has begun its annual drive to collect toys and gifts for the children in foster care.  Donation boxes are located in the library lobby, in front of the Children's Department.   

The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation was founded in 2008 with the mission to support New Jersey's abused and neglected children. There are thousands of children in foster care in NJ that the Foundation is dedicated to supporting.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation fulfills their mission by granting financial support to Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) and its programs that directly provide for the needs of children in foster care. These programs include Fostering Wishes for Children, A Holiday Celebration for Every Child and a wide variety of scholarships, which offer New Jersey's most vulnerable children opportunities to do things every child should have. 

The Foundation seeks to grow a community of caring people who believe in our children; who understand that strong foundations nurture the spirits of our children and ensure healthy communities from which we all benefit. We invite you to partner with us in helping children when they are at their most vulnerable, to again instill trust, hope, and confidence in a child, and most of all, give that child a chance to find the care and devotion they deserve.

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday November 24, 2017
     Thanksgiving Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Hunger Relief: A Restorative Flow for all levels  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for this complimentary yoga class, led by Danielle Parisi, in an effort to bring the community together this holiday season. 

Non-perishable donations are welcome and will be passed along to the organization, Move For Hunger, who will donate to our local food banks.  

Please bring a yoga mat.  All levels are welcome. 

Space is limited; please register ahead.

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

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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    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 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Work in groups or with a friend to build your own LEGO structure!

Regsitration begins Monday, November 13 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Reading Paw Patrol books with Pippin (Cairn Terrier). You may also bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bricks 4 Kidz  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Children will use LEGO® bricks to construct a motorized spin art machine!

Registration is necessary and begins November 6.  Please contact the Holmdel Library to register.

Please note: This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center, 6 Crawford's Corner Road.

    Location: Holmdel
   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 Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Meetings  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

TRI CHADD NJ is a local affiliate of CHADD Inc. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is committed to providing the community with parent support and adults with ADHD group meetings. They provide information on research-based practices, parent support, educational workshops, advocacy opportunities and peer-to-peer, in person meetings that can help families affected by ADHD. This occurs within a comfortable and high acceptance environment of a parent/peer-led group.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Midnight Lace (1960)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy, John Gavin

Directed by:  David Miller

In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a stalker. 

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
   

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

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Glass Castle (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Drama - 2 hours 7 mins.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Wuthering Heights (1992) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soulmate in his stepsister Cathy.  But as a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them in this adaption from Emily Bronte's classic novel.

Starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! How Did That Happen? Science Magic!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Let's do some amazing tricks that might appear impossible until What Matters for Kids explains the science behind the magic!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learning about science through picture books for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Independent Movie: Lady Macbeth (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  Loosely based on the nineteenth century novella "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District" by Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.

Directed by William Oldroyd

Starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

90 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Stranger Things: A Celebration (Teens) (Rm 8)  
   

Everybody is talking about Stranger Things and the the highly anticipated release of Season Two.  To celebrate we are hosting an evening of everything fun in the style of Stranger Things. Come dressed up in the 80's syle clothes, play games, have snacks, and be prepared for a Stranger Things Trivia. 

Registration is required for the program.

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

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

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

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

DID YOU KNOW?

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

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

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

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level 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 1)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids ! Rock 'n Roll with Melissa's Aardvarks  
   

Kids! Rock 'n Roll with Melissa's Aardvarks - All ages
Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 am
Children's rock and roll music with music,
games and fun activities.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Get Help to Complete Affordable Care Act Paperwork (Rm 6)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

If you need Health Insurance that you can afford, Affordable Care Act is still an option and financial help may be available.  Please visit with a Certified Health Care Navigator who will  answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance.  This service is free and no appointment necessary.

Navigators are sponsored by Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth) and will be at Library Headquarters between 10 am and 5pm on the following Wednesdays:

November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13. 

 

    Location: Headquarters Rm 6
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM World Cinema (Spain) Movie: Julieta (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

World Cinema (Spain) Movie: Julieta   (2016) (PG)

A brokenhearted woman and her daughter suffer in silence over the loss of a husband and father.  Based on  “Destino”, “Pronto” y “Silencio” (los relatos de Juliet).

Starring: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao Drama/Romance 1 hr 39 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lifting the Clouds of War Sing Along with Down Melody Lane (rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942

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

Down Melody Lane  is a musical duo.  Lifting the Clouds of War is an interactive-lecture with the audience singing along with the music.  Down Melody Lane explores the music of the 1940's, provides many interesting facts about the music and life during WWII, and provides fun while everyone is learning. Presenters are Barry Rosenzweig  Down Melody Lane.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Sense and Sensibility (1995) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. The Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire where Elinor's sister, Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change. Stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant. 140 minutes. 

Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Sense and Sensibility (1995) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. The Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire where Elinor's sister, Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change. Stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant. 140 minutes. 

Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Kid's! Schoolage STEAM Project: Autumn Cubism Art  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage STEAM Project: Autumn Cubism Art . Grades K and up. Registration is required in person, by phone or online.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Holiday fun!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The ginger bread boy holds a festive poinsettia fan you'll help him make.

Registration required.

All ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Library Tweens - Paperback Hedgehogs  
   

Library Tweens: Paperback Hedgehogs - Ages 7-11
Wednesday, November 29 at 4:00 pm
Have fun and be creative by upcycling paperback books.
*Registration requested in-person, by phone
or online

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Atka, the Amazing Eskie!  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Atka, the Amazing Eskie!

Meet Atka, featured on Animal Planet's Dogs 101, and his canine friends Kutie Kayu and Normal Dog Nuka, who will astound you with their clever tricks!

Free tickets required; space is limited.

Tickets will be available from November 13-22 at the Children's Desk.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! -Eyes of the Wild – Wallaby Tales  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732 531-5092   
   

Ages 5 and up

Delight is seeing real animals at the library! Learn all about our furry friends in this fun and entertaining show.  

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft

November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week

November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft

November 29 - Lego Book Club. Read any "My Little Pony" book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rm 1 2 3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

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

This session has been cancelled.  Please look for other sessions in the upcoming months.   

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

Presented by Monica Johnson, Career Connections navigator

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Book of Henry (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by:  Colin Trevorrow

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a  young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

105 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Frank has custody of his sister’s child Mary, a precocious seven- year- old who has a remarkable inclination to excel in mathematics. When Frank decides not to allow Mary to follow in the footsteps of her late mother, he is forced into a custody battle with his estranged mother. Drama Starring: Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer Jenny Slate 1 hr. 41 min.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leo McCarey

Starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams

In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) accidentally loses his faithful valet, Ruggles (Charles Laughton), to gauche American rancher Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles) in a drunken late-night poker game. Resettled in the Wild West town of Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles' proper bearing leads him to become mistaken for a British aristocrat and military hero, to the potential embarrassment of Egbert's snobbish wife, Effie (Mary Boland).

90 minutes; (c) Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM The Beguiled (R)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A Sofia Coppola film.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirseten Dunst, Colin Farrell, and Elle Fanning.

Drama-- 103 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Traveling Planetarium – Ages 4 and up  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Explore the sun, moon, stars, and planets with What’s out There?…A Planetarium Experience and watch as the library is transported into outer space for the afternoon! Don’t miss this awesome, STARLAB® inflatable planetarium show!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to the Dogs  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Reading to the Dogs - Ages 5 and up
Thursday, November 30 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food, Fashion and Tea from Jane Austen to Queen Victoria  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jane Austen's life in the English Regency Era (1811-1820)  has many similarities to the English Victorian Era (1819-1901), but also many differences. Learn about tea, food, fashion and more in these two time periods.

Judith Krall-Russo of TeaFoodHistory.com has studied the fascinating and rich history behind homegrown foods and exotic teas. She shares her knowledge by telling wonderful stories, laced with humor and surprising detail that make us appreciate and have an even greater taste for our New Jersey cuisine. Whether she is telling us about the Jersey tomato, luscious blueberries or her beloved and delightful teas, Judith entertains and inspires her listeners.

No registration is needed to attend this presentation.

#janeausten200

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food, Fashion and Tea from Jane Austen to Queen Victoria (rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jane Austen's life in the English Regency Era (1811-1820)  has many similarities to the English Victorian Era (1819-1901), but also many differences. Learn about tea, food, fashion and more in these two time periods.

Judith Krall-Russo of TeaFoodHistory.com has studied the fascinating and rich history behind homegrown foods and exotic teas. She shares her knowledge by telling wonderful stories, laced with humor and surprising detail that make us appreciate and have an even greater taste for our New Jersey cuisine. Whether she is telling us about the Jersey tomato, luscious blueberries or her beloved and delightful teas, Judith entertains and inspires her listeners.

No registration is needed to attend this presentation.

#janeausten200

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids!Beautiful Fall Trees- School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leo McCarey

Starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams

In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) accidentally loses his faithful valet, Ruggles (Charles Laughton), to gauche American rancher Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles) in a drunken late-night poker game. Resettled in the Wild West town of Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles' proper bearing leads him to become mistaken for a British aristocrat and military hero, to the potential embarrassment of Egbert's snobbish wife, Effie (Mary Boland).

90 minutes; (c) Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Getting Out of Debt Faster  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Is your debt out of control? Is there too much month at the end of the money? Let us show you how a debt-stacking program can help you get your bills under control, paid off quicker and save you money on interest you wouldn’t have thought possible!  Then, with the interest saved…you can finally start to save for your future!  Let us show you how!
 
Join us as Manoj Mahir from Primerica Financial Services provides this free, educational seminar. Registration is not required, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
    Location: Colts Neck

Friday December 1, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017
     Manalapan High School/Science and Engineering Student Projects  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 Stdents from Manalapan High School Science and Freehold Regional High School District Science and Engineering Magnet Program on Display in Library Headquarters Lobby. 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday December 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Vyshyvanky, Embroidery of Ukraine  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This exhibit of Ukrainian embroidery represents items from the collection of women who are members of the Holmdel/Middletown branch of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America.  The dresses, blouses, belts and other embroidered items range from the antique to the modern, and were hand embroidered either in Ukraine or by Ukrainians living in the US. All of the items in the exhibit are treasured, both for their inherent beauty as well as for the sacred symbolism embodied in each and every item.

Ukrainian embroidery (Ukrainian: vyshyvka) occupies an important place among the various branches of Ukrainian decorative arts. Embroidery has a rich history in Ukraine, and has long appeared in Ukrainian folk dress as well as played a part in traditional Ukrainian weddings and other celebrations. Appearing all across the country, Ukrainian embroidery varies depending on the region of origin. From Poltava, Kyiv, and Chernihiv in the east, to Volyn and Polissia in the northwest, to Bukovyna, and the Hutsul area in the southwest, the designs have a long history which defines its ornamental motifs and compositions, as well as its favorite choice of colors and types of stitches.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday December 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Elaine Slocum  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Friday December 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     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

Friday December 1, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Simple Celebrations  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for a delicious demonstration of some easy appetizers for the holidays with Ryan Spill, Dining Services Director from Arbor Terrace at Shrewsbury.  Come away with ideas for simple small bites for casual gatherings.  Chef Ryan will share a few of his recipes and tastings.  Relax and enjoy some music and nibbles as we approach the holiday season.   

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

Sponsored by Arbor Terrace at Shrewsbury. 

 

    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs/The Monthly Teen Anime Club (Teens)  
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga Enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw Anime, and to generally just have fun. Snacks will be provided.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 2, 2017 -  Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, December 11-16, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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

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

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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Christmas Carol  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Traveling Literary Theater presents Charles Dickens's very own edited version of A Christmas Carol. This version was used by Dickens as he traveled the world presenting his one man reading of the beloved Christmas ghost story. Three professional actors, beautifully costumed, bring to life all the characters you know while reading this one hour version. Come and hear Dickens's own words as Scrooge, a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner accepts the gift of redemption. 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Animal Jamboree  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Ages 3-12 and caregivers

Meet Miss Colette of Stoney, the Party Llama, LLC, for an interactive live animal show featuring 16 small, unique critters and enjoy their madcap antics!

Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration 

Lower Gallery

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 'A Christmas Memory' Performance  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Please join us for a seasonal performance of Truman Capote's short story "A Christmas Memory" in the Terner Gallery.

    Location: Ocean Township

Sunday December 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Presentation - Jake Ruddiman  
    Contact: Reference Staff   609-259-7565.   
   

Professor Jake Ruddiman (Wake Forest University), author of "Becoming Men of Some Consequence:  Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War" will share stories and insight about this momentous period of American history.  His book was listed as one of the "100 Best American Revolution books of all time" by the Journal of the American Revolution. 

This special event is sponsored by the Allentown Public Library Association. 

To reserve your spot, please register online, in person or call 609-259-7565.

Library building will be open for this special event only. Limited Library Services may be  available. Please call Reference Staff  for more information.

    Location: Allentown

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome

    Location: Colts Neck

Monday December 4, 2017 -  Friday December 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids & Family Coloring Week!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Visit the Library the week of Dec 4 thru 8 and Color a picture of The Rainbow Fish!  While you are here, enter a free drawing for tickets the the pupperty production of The Rainbow Fish at Two River Theater!

    Location: Howell

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a silly sweater using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins  Monday, November 20 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up (with parent or caregiver)

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

Storytime for ages 10 to 23 months. Rhymes and 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 Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X 7222   
   

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.

Art Of War (2010) (NR) 49mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Glass Castle (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers, The Glass Castle tells the story of Jeannette Walls' unconventional upbringing at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant parents, and her journey towards acceptance and fulfillment.

127 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB Portable Planetarium!

This program is for children Grades K-2.

Registration will be begin Monday, November 13.

 

    Location: Marlboro
   5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB Portable Planetarium!

This program is for children Grades 3-5

Registration will be begin Monday, November 13.

 

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Express Yourself - A Teen Craft Night (teens)  
   

Come participate in fun arts/crafts that will include a variety of projects to spark your creativity.  It will be a fun laid-back evening, so gather up a group of friends, and join us.  We will supply the materials and you get to rediscover your inner creativity.

Projects that we will be working on for the evening: Create a Knock-off, Paint your own Selfie, Refashion a Cigar Box, Art on the Rocks and Intitial Wall Hanging. (see Teen website for full description.)

Registration is required for this program.

    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 Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM There's Been A Credit Breach! What Do I Do? MonCo Consumer Affairs  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

There's Been A Credit Breach! What Do I Do? Ask the Expert: Consumer Affairs Director Ann Marie DeVito 

The Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs encourages residents to take action to protect themselves from potential credit theft.  Please join Consumer Affairs Director Ann Marie Devito at this informative program as she outlines do's and dont's for Monmouth County residents. 

If you have questions, or need  further information, at any time, please feel free to contact the Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs by calling 732-431-7900 or email consumeraffairs@co.monmouth.nj.us. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Registration is not needed to attend this program.  

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

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers, The Glass Castle tells the story of Jeannette Walls' unconventional upbringing at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant parents, and her journey towards acceptance and fulfillment.

127 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
   

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: If You Believe (1999) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A jaded book editor has nearly given up on happiness, until she bumps her head and gets a visit from her spunky younger self.  Now, the cheerful, carefree seven-year old helps adult Susan rediscovers her inner child.

Starring Ally Walker, Tom Amandes and Hayden Panettiere

91 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: Silence (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.  Directed by Martin Scorcese.  Starring Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, and Andrew Garfield. 

Adventure/Drama – 2 hours 41 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled fifty years later in Hollywood.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sling Those Sweets!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Assemble a handheld catapult to launch an avalanche of marshmallows!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Ice Fishing- School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Express Yourself - A Teen Craft Night (teens)  
   

Come participate in fun arts/crafts that will include a variety of projects to spark your creativity.  It will be a fun laid-back evening, so gather up a group of friends, and join us.  We will supply the materials and you get to rediscover your inner creativity.

Projects that we will be working on for the evening: Create a Knock-off, Paint your own Selfie, Refashion a Cigar Box, Art on the Rocks and Intitial Wall Hanging. (see Teen website for full description.)

Registration is required for this program.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Independent Movie: Patti Cake$ (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Geremy Jasper

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett

Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit the road to achieve stardom as a rapper. With help from her best friend, a mysterious musician and her loving grandmother, Patti leads the charge against an army of haters, unpaid bills and the broken dreams that are holding her back.

109 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    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  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under.

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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   
   

Chillbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel
By Jennifer Ryan
In the early days of World War II, with the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village defy the Vicar’s edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” calling themselves the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. An ensemble story that shuttles from intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Ryan’s debut novel illuminates the strength and spirit of the women on the home front.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Beatriz is an L.A. massage therapist and holistic healter. When her old car breaks down on the way to see a client, she receives a friendly invitation to stay for a business dinner at the client's house. As the guests arrive, Beatriz finds herself in a war of words with a ruthless real estate mogul. Stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton. 1 hour 22 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! The Rainbow Fish Story and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear the wonderful story and make a colorful fish.Come to the library on December 6  and

enter a free drawing for tickets to the  puppetry production of The Rainbow Fish at the Two River Theater, 

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids! Snowy Winter Cupcake and Cookie Decorating  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! *Snowy Winter Cupcake and
Cookie Decorating - Ages 4 and up
Join Le Petite Chef, Antonelle DiLascia, for a hands-on
SNOWMAN cupcake and SNOW GLOBE cookie decorating event!
Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00 pm
*NOTE: Please alert the librarian in advance
if your child has any allergies. Thank you.
*Registration required; limited to 15 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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! Lego Club  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation.  Legos will be supplied.

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Python Workshop (Teens) (rm 8)  
   

Python is a user-friendly, multi-purpose programming language that has become a favorite of software developers across the globe.  Learn how to draw and make text based games using the Python programming language.  No experience required!

Requirement: Bring along a lap-top if you own one.  If you don't have a laptop we will provide one for you for this program.

Registration is required for this program.  We will only be able to have 15 teens for the workshop.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Holiday Puppet Show  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Holiday Puppet Show presented by Uncle Johns Puppets. All Ages. No registration.

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Nanking Massacre: From the Words of Eye Witnesses  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-1772 x7222   
   

Nanking Massacre:  From the Eyes and Words of Eye Witnesses  is presented by Don Tow, president of New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (NJ-ALPHA).  This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the six weeks during which the Imperial Japanese Army forces murdered hundreds of thousands people - both civilian and military - in the Chinese city of Nanking.

Mr. Tow will present multi media excerpts of letters, press articles, diaries and films in which international eye witnesses shared observations and feelings during this brutal time in history. The eye witness accounts are  from Chinese individuals, as well as  Americans, Germans, English, Japanese. 

 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne
Ages birth to 5
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 am
Join us for a musical experience with drums, tambourines,
shakers, scarves, parachutes and Miss Dianne’s guitar, George

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

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a silly sweater using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins  Monday, November 20 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM 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 at 11:00am the first and third Thursday of the month for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Lady Macbeth (2016) (Rated R )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In 1865 a young woman has a clandestine affair with a servant on her estate, but when their relationship is threatened, the two conjure up a plan to save it. Drama/Romance Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis 1 hr. 29 mins.

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: the Glass Castle (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

Directed by:  Destin Daniel Cretton

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads, with a mother, an eccentric artist, and an alcoholic father who, as a distraction to their poverty, stirred the children's imaginations with hope.

127 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Swimming Ducks- Preschool stories and craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Hell is For Heroes (1962)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker

During World War II, a small group of soldiers led by the brave Sergeant Larkin (Harry Guardino) anticipate returning home after fighting on the Siegfried Line in France. Among them are Reese (Steve McQueen), a rebellious loner who lives for battle, and Corby (Bobby Darin), a slick hustler. However, the squad is then informed that they must go back to the front lines, where they are vastly outnumbered and forced to fight within the reach of a menacing German pillbox.

90 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM The Glass Castle (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Biography/Drama-- 127 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Love and Latkes! – Ages 4 and up  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us as we learn about and prepare for Hanukkah with special guest and local community leader Holly Schwartzbach. We will read stories, spin dreidels, and sample everyone’s favorite Hanukkah treat: latkes!  *As food product will be involved, please make the library aware of any food allergies your child may have. Registration is recommended by calling (732) 291-1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! “One Book, One Community”- Rainbow Fish Storytime and Ticket Giveaway – Ages 3 - 5  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a preschool reading of The Rainbow Fish followed by a sparkly fish craft.  

Come to the library on December 7 and enter a free drawing for a family 4-pack of tickets to the  puppetry production of The Rainbow Fish at the Two River Theater.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids! Make a Mini-Gingerbread House  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Make a Mini-Gingerbread House
Ages 4 and up
Thursday, December 7 at 4:00 pm
Decorate three mini-gingerbread houses
and create your own village!
Limited to 12 participants; registration required.

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Craft: Make- Your-Own Gift Wrap  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun coloring and decorating special gift wrapping paper!

Regsitration begins Thursday, November 16 for Grades Pre K-5

 

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group: A Failure of American Diplomacy - Summer 1941  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

 Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based planes and submarines attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack marked the entrance of Japan into World War II on the side of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and the entrance of the U.S. on the side of the allies.
The attack was always considered possible, but not probable. Were critical judgment errors made by America’s national leaders and its military that made America vulnerable or did motivations by America’s European allies to have America represented in WW II result in this devastating attack?
Join us for this stimulating presentation to find out.
Presented by Paul E. Zigo, a history professor, author and military historian who is the founder and director of the World War II Era Studies Institute. The institute is dedicated to furthering the knowledge and understanding of the WW II era and its impact on history. Mr. Zigo is a 30-year veteran of the United States Army, retiring as a colonel.
This program is presented by the Heritage Group of Howell with support from the Howell Township Library, and funding by the Friends of Howell Library. Light refreshments will be served following the program
 
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Hell is For Heroes (1962)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker

During World War II, a small group of soldiers led by the brave Sergeant Larkin (Harry Guardino) anticipate returning home after fighting on the Siegfried Line in France. Among them are Reese (Steve McQueen), a rebellious loner who lives for battle, and Corby (Bobby Darin), a slick hustler. However, the squad is then informed that they must go back to the front lines, where they are vastly outnumbered and forced to fight within the reach of a menacing German pillbox.

90 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What the Eye Teaches, the Heart Learns: Jewish and Christian Art  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

How have Jews and Christians viewed each other through art, architecture, sculpture, and even stained glass through the years? Join us as walk through a shared history—first of conflict and recently of reconciliation—by considering Jewish and Christian art through the centuries.

This program is presented by Rabbi Brooks Susman, Adjunct Professor, Brookdale Community College and Dr. Christopher Bellitto,  Professor of History, Kean University. Rabbi Susman and Dr. Bellitto have lectured as a pair for over a decade, offering talks on what is shared and distinct in Christmas and Chanukah, Passover and Easter, scripture and traditions. Their goal is to bridge the polarized gap between Judaism and Christianity by using an open-eyed view of history to promote understanding and good faith moving forward. 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday December 8, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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

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

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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! It's a Jolly Holiday  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Marionette marching penquins, cavorting elves, and a tap dancing snowman are magically brought to life with the holiday claassic tune Sleigh Ride in this musical puppet show performed by the Robert Rogers Puppet Company!

Fun for all ages

No registration or tickets needed.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms

Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Let it Glow: Circuits on Paper Holiday Cards. Technology Workshop (Teens)  
   

Have you ever wanted to give someone a Holiday greeting card of some kind, and wanted to really impress them? Are you feeling limited or bored with making the same old drawings with pencil, pen or marker? Did you know it is possible to create greeting cards that light up? This workshop is your chance to make the best Hanukkha, or Christmas card ever!

In this activity, you will get to design, customize and create your own light-up card that is powered with a mini battery, and LED (or multiple LEDs), and a circuit made of copper tape. Your design is totally up to you, but templates are available if you want some ideas.

We will have all the necessary materials to create an impressive card, You bring along your ideas and artistic creativity.

Registration is required for this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Festive Flutes  
   

The Festive Flutes feature programs of light classical music, show tunes, and "old favorites". Join us for an afternoon of music guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

    Location: West Long Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Organizing for the Holidays  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Join Rosemary Flannery as she shares her tried and true ways to prepare and organize for the holiday season while keeping your sanity. Useful tips will be shared, and a Q and A will follow on general decluttering. 
 
Register below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.
 
 
 
    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 30 Shades of Dead Sisters in Crime 30th Anniversary Anthology  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us to help some of the Sisters in Crime authors celebrate their Anthology: 30 Shades of Dead, published for their 30th Anniversary. Twelve different authors wrote short stories for this work, some of whom are  scheduled to visit with us today.  They are Christine Clemetson, Chelle Martin, L.A. Preschel, Kristina Rienzi, Roberta Rogow, Yvonne Ventresca.  Copies of the Anthology, and individual author's books will be for sale before and after the program.  Discussion will be followed by Q&A. 

Sisters in Crime is a supportive group with 3600 members in 50 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. They are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Billy Lawlor's Home for the Holidays Concert  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Please join us for our eighth annual holiday celebration featuring the Billy Lawlor Trio!

These jazz performers’ wonderful renditions of your holiday favorites are sure to put you in the mood to celebrate the season.  Billy Lawlor, a keyboardist, vocalist & entertainer, has been a mainstay on the Jersey Shore music scene since the ‘70s as leader of the Billy Lawlor Band. 

Joining Billy will be Gary Mazzaroppi on upright bass and Tommy Labella on saxophone.

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

The Friends will provide light refreshments after the concert.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Screening: Light to the World  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

All are invited to a public screening of "Light to the World", a film to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah.  This film tells the story of Baha'u'llah's remarkable life and the impact of His teachings on communities around the world. 

"Light to the World" is a special film that was specifically created to mark the 200th Anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s birth. Through conversations with Baha’i’s across the world, the film describes aspects of the life and teachings of Baha’ullah, and illustrates how His Message is effecting a transformation in the lives of individuals and communities around the world.  

This 51-minute film will be followed by light refreshments and discussion.  

For more information, contact Patty Whyte, 732-687-9686, pwhyte99@gmail.com, or www.bahai.org

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday December 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cheer Up -- It's Christmas!  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

“Cheer Up -- It's Christmas!”  

It’s December 24th, and a group of strangers are stuck at a bus station due to a raging blizzard. Everyone is mad, sad, and worried that they won’t make it to their destinations on time to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones. When one optimistic passenger decides to cheer the group up with a song, the others join in. The show includes songs, holiday-themed jokes, sketches and readings. This interactive program has the actors improvising with the audience members, who are the passengers, inviting them to tell a joke, sing a song, etc.  Join us for some holiday fun! 

Presented by LT Productions

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall into Jazz Concert: Marlene VerPlanck & Trio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

An ageless chanteuse, Marlene became one of the nation's busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and MelTorme to Kiss. Following appearances on Alec Wilder's historic National Public Radio series, "American Popular Songs," in the 1970s, Marlene emerged as a leading solo performer. Appearances at Carnegie Hall, Michael's Pub and the Rainbow Room brought rave notices, and national TV shows, including "Entertainment Tonight," "The Today Show" and CBS's "Sunday Morning," featured profiles of the increasingly popular singer.

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 the Monmouth County Library for funding the maintenance of our concert grand piano.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have a new iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you! Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad 2 and up, iPad Mini).

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

Storytime and craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

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

Storytime for ages 10 to 23 months. Rhymes and 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  -  3:00 PM Irving Berlin, an American Institution- An Illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jerome Kern concluded that Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music. During Irving Berlin's career he published an estimated 1,500 songs. Marty will discuss how the immigrant from Russia became the classic ragtime to riches story. Irving Berlin's first published song earned him 37 cents. Sit down and listen to the story of one of the greatest songwriters of popular songs; songs like Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, Puttin' on the Ritz, and There is No Business Like Show Business. 

Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and historian. Marty has lectured at the New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and the Ziegfeld Society of New York. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series. He typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.

Seating is limited; Please register to reserve a space.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! - All that Glitters…A Jewelry Crafting Series  
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades 3 and Up

All that Glitters…A Jewelry Crafting Series

Monday at 4:15 pm

December 11 – Christmas Wristlet

Learn the art of jewelry making and make a seasonal bracelet/wristband each month! Enjoy wearing them yourself or give as gifts!

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bubble Wrap Painting  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for an art themed story and priting with bubble wrap!

Regsitration begins  Monday, November 27 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read your favorite book to Pippin our Cairn Terrier.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fluttering Snowflakes - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM *Kids! FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOW - All ages welcome!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOW - All ages welcome!
*The Mrs. Claus Holiday Celebration
Presented by Kitty Jones of Kit’s Interactive Theatre

Dance and sing with the Sugarplum Fairies, and share in the
good cheer of the Yuletide with Mrs. Claus, Herbie the Elf,
the Abominable Snowman, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!
*Registration required..

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Express Yourself - A Teen Craft Night (teens)  
   

Come participate in fun arts/crafts that will include a variety of projects to spark your creativity.  It will be a fun laid-back evening, so gather up a group of friends, and join us.  We will supply the materials and you get to rediscover your inner creativity.

Projects that we will be working on for the evening: Create a Knock-off, Paint your own Selfie, Refashion a Cigar Box, Art on the Rocks and Intitial Wall Hanging. (see Teen website for full description.)

Registration is required for this program.

    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 Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kid's! Toddler Craft: Paper Plate Gingerbread Heads  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   


Toddler Craft: Paper Plate Gingerbread Heads. Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Registration is required, 

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

contact info. 

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

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fastest 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.

*In case you can't make this event other sessions are being held January 9th, 2018 & February 13th, 2018 at 11am.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
   

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

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Home Again (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.  Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, and Lake Bell.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hours 37 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Believe (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A man considers selling his family business when the economy sours, despite the fact that doing so would mean canceling the town's beloved annual Christmas pageant.

Starring Ryan O'Quinn and Shawnee Smith.

120 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Missin' Mittens!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Snowy Winter Cupcake and Cookie Decorating  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join Le Petite Chef, Antonelle DiLascia, and decorate a snowman cupcake and a snow globe cookie!   

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, Noveber 30.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    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  
    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 December 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions:
9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years
10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years
No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Get Help to Complete Affordable Care Act Paperwork  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

If you need Health Insurance that you can afford, Affordable Care Act is still an option and financial help may be available.  Please visit with a Certified Health Care Navigator who will  answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance.  This service is free and no appointment necessary.

Navigators are sponsored by Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth) and will be at Library Headquarters between 10 am and 5pm on the following Wednesdays:

November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions:
9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years
10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years
No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop:Volunteering-Doorway to Employment Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Volunteering-Doorway to Employment 

Free Program Presented by Jersey Job Club

Many opportunities exist for volunteer work, and it is a proven way to open doors to paid employment  Also, volunteering offers a unique opportunity to expand your network.  This workshop will discuss growing your network and skills, career exploration, benefits to your resume, maximizing your time and where to volunteer.  No registration is needed to attend this program 

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 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 and that edge through new Jersey Career Connections.

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Vintage: Movie: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

George and Martha, a bitter aging couple, are used to berating one and another, but when they invite a young couple over for dinner one evening, their sadistic behavior leads to the startling truth about their son. Drama Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sandy Dennis, George Segal  2 hrs. 11 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Tommy's Honour (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An intimate, powerfully moving tale of Tommy Morris and his father, Tom, who work to make Tommy one of the world's first sports superstars and who are the originals founders of the modern game of golf. Stars Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Mullan. 1 hour 52 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FOHL Meeting  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Please come and join the Friends of the Howell Library as we work together to raise money to help support library programs.  

    Location: Howell
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Holidays!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate at the library by visiting Santa Claus and  telling him what you want.

Make a candle craft to hang on your door or the tree.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Tweens! Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament - Grades 3 - 5  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Tweens! *Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament - Grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, December 13 at 4:00 pm Design your own snowflake or other shape with WILD Jersey,
then soak it in a special crystal growing solution.
*Registration required; limited to 15 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. 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: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read your favorite story to Styx our smooth collies.

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

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading "The Thing With Feathers" by McCall Hoyle At the meeting we will discuss the book, and work on a craft.

For Teens in need of a good book! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun.

We meet on a Wednesday Night, Every Month at 5:30pm! Call for more information or to sign up!

 

 

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne
Ages birth to 5
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 am
Join us for a musical experience with drums, tambourines,
shakers, scarves, parachutes and Miss Dianne’s guitar, George

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

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Marketing Yourself During the Job Hunt: Building a Personal Brand  
   

Do you have a personal brand? Why is a personal brand essential during career transition? How do you communicate your brand in a professional social media outlets?  

Join us as Andrea Luker talks about building a personal brand and communicating it through LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Andrea Luker is a marketing maverick. She built her career at Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare.  Currently she is Marketing Director with The Manahassett Group and a Career Coach with Rutgers Heldrich Center's New Start Career Network. 

For more information, contact Monica Johnson, Career Connections Counselor, mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Unlocked (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette

Directed by:  Michael Apted

A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk for a biological attack.

98 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie:The Glass Castle (2017) (Rated PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young woman reflects on her childhood at the hands of her eccentric mother, and alcoholic father. Adapted from the best-selling memoir by Jeanette Walls Biography/Drama Starring: Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, Naomi Watts. 2 hr. 7 mins.

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Girl With the Pearl Earring (PG-13)(2003)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, and Tom Wilkinson.

Biography/Drama/Romance-- 105 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie:Rebecca (1940)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

The story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

130 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Tweens! Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Tweens! *Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament
Grades 3 - 5
Thursday, December 14 at 4:00 pm Design your own snowflake or other shape with WILD Jersey,
then soak it in a special crystal growing solution.
Limited to 15 participants; registration required.

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Snowflake Decorating  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a winter story and make your own beautiful snowflake magnet!

Registration begins Thursday, November 30 for Grade K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kids! Family Holiday Movie Night!  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Cozy up at the library and watch a classic holiday movie.  Wear your PJ’s and come hungry! Pizza, cookies, and a hot chocolate bar will be offered. Please register by calling the library. This program is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center. *As food product will be involved, please make the library aware of any food allergies your child may have.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Rebecca (1940)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

The story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

130 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday December 15, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join the Wall Library for an afternoon of Holiday music with a performance by the Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet.

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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

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

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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM Festive Flutes  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Festive Flutes will be making their annual stop at the Wall Library for a medley of holiday favorites. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy an afternoon of classical, traditional and modern favorites in the main area of the library. 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Caroling  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as members of the Monmouth Civic Chorus bring the holiday spirit to the library and perform a variety of traditional and unique carols and songs.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday December 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Concert presented by Tim McLoone &The Shirleys  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a very special Holiday Event as Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform seasonal classics. 

This concert is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.

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 December 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Starring Steve Carell Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

Gru travels to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time.  The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. 

90 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Starring Steve Carell Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

Gru travels to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time.  The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. 

90 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, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

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

"International Short Stories"

The Keeper of the Virgins by Hanan Al-Shaykh (Lebanon)

Hanna Al-Shaykh's, "The Keeper of the Virgins" follows an unnamed dwarf in a world that pities or scoffs at him.  The dwarf meanders about his life, immersed in study, reflection and writing.  Each day, he leaves his family home afoot and makes the two-hour trip to the convent with the hope of catching a glimpse of Georgette, a woman from who he has developed a keen sense of companionship that lived within its walls.  This is a story of desire and longing, and its attainment is always at a remove.  The longing is what matters, and only the dwarf obtains the wistful sense of what happens when the thing desired is obtained.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
   

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

 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Gingerbread Friends -Toddler Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Victoria and Abdul (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Directed by Stephen Frears.  Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Michael Gambon.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour 51 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: A Different Kind of Christmas (1996) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What is it like to grow up with a dad who truly believes he's Santa Claus?  For Elizabeth Gates, every kid's dream was her worst nightmare.  Now all grown up, she's a city attorney running for mayor and her well-kept secret about her father's identity is about to make headlines.

Starring Shelley Long, Bruce Kirby and Barry Bostwick.

90 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Joyeux Noel (PG-13)(2005)  
   

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

Starring: Diane Druger, Benno Furmann, and Guilaume Canet.

Drama, History, Music, Romance, War– 116 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  -  8:15 PM Joyeux Noel (PG-13)(2005)  
   

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

Starring: Diane Druger, Benno Furmann, and Guilaume Canet.

Drama, History, Music, Romance, War– 116 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    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  
    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 December 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"The Haunted Boy" (1955) by Carson McCullers

A young boy is deeply concerned when he returns from school to find that his mother, whose mental health has recently been unstable, is not at home.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band featuring Sandy Sasso Holiday 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. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this Holiday Concert. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: Moka (2016) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Diane is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Évian, where she’s learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, and David Clavel.  Directed by Frédéric Mermoud.

Drama - 90 minutes.

In French with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: How to be a Latin Lover (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A man, who made a career of seducing rich older women, gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger man. He hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire after being forced to move in with his estranged sister and her son. Stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro. 1 hour 55 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Holiday Inn (1942) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we watch the 75th anniversary edition of Holiday Inn. Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, 'White Christmas', Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady. Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale. 101 minutes.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

All ages.

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! *Winter Holiday Craft for Kids  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! *Winter Holiday Craft for Kids - All ages
Wednesday, December 20 at 4:00 pm
Make a scented, sandpaper gingerbread ornament!
*Registration required.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

All ages.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM International Film: Moka (2016) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Diane is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Évian, where she’s learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, and David Clavel.  Directed by Frédéric Mermoud.

Drama - 90 minutes.

In French with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Blazing World  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Author Siri Hustvedt presents the  provocative story of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York's art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own. When the shows succeed and Burden reveals her triumph, she is betrayed by one of the men, Rune.  Burden and Rune find themselves in a charged and dangerous game that ends in his bizarre death.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7225   
   

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. 
 
Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM 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 at 11:00am the first and third Thursday of the month for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Dean (2016) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An aspiring Brooklyn cartoonist heads to L.A. hoping to start anew after the death of his mother. Romance/Drama Starring Demitri Martin, Kevin Cline, Gillian Jacobs. 1 hr. 27 mins.

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Angels Sing (2013) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton, Willie Nelson

Directed by:  Tim McCanlies

During the holidays, a mysterious stranger (Willie Nelson) tries to help a man (Harry Connick Jr.) overcome his tragic past and find the Christmas spirit he lost many years ago.
 
97 minutes
    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Holiday Inn (1942)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

In this Irving Berlin musical, Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking -- and falling for -- Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.

101 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Maudie (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

Biography/Drama/Romance-- 155 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house and leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own.  Beatrice is the unwed daughter of a wealthy Jewish industrialist and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, she plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, with Prohibition in full swing Bea returns to her uncle’s house only to be introduced to Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising her abandoned child Lucy Pear.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids! Santa Visits the Library - All ages  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Santa Visits the Library - All ages
Thursday, December 21 at 4:00 pm
Santa will arrive at the library to meet the children of Allentown
until he has to leave for the North Pole.
Parents, bring your smartphone/camera!

    Location: Allentown
   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  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Holiday Inn (1942)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

In this Irving Berlin musical, Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking -- and falling for -- Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.

101 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday December 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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

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

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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Monday December 25, 2017
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Maximizing LinkedIn during the Job Search  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

LinkedIn is a powerful tool to be used during your job search.  It is essential to create a compelling all-star profile.  Learn ways to highlight your accomplishments and communmicate your personal brand.  

Join us as Andrea Luker discusses what you need to know about LinkedIn for your Job Search.

Andrea Luker is a marketing maverick. She built her career at Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare.  Currently she is Marketing Director with The Manahassett Group and a Career Coach with Rutgers Heldrich Center's New Start Career Network.  

For more information, contact Monica Johnson, Career Connections Counselor, mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (1942)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Directed by:  Mark Sandrich

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner, Jim Hardy, head over heels, but suave stepper, Ted Hanover, wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale, Lila Dixon, gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, which is only open for 15 holidays a year, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager, Danny Reed. The music and dancing make this a great movie for any holiday!

101 minutes           

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
   

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

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Christmas in July (1940) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A young office clerk enters a slogan contest, and he thinks he's won after his coworkers play a trick on him.  He goes on a spending spree, only to have the truth  revealed.

Starring Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, and Raymond Walburn.

67 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: It's A Wonderful Life (1946) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore.

Drama - 2 hours 10 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Victoria and Abdul (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stephen Frears

Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

111 minutes; (c) Focus Features

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM World Cinema (Japan) Movie: Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2015) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Three sisters who live with their grandmother travel to their father’s funeral, and meet their half- sister for the first time. Comedy/Drama Starring: Haruka Ayaase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose. 2 hrs. 8 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: August Rush (2007) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A musically gifted boy runs away from his orphanage in search of his birth parents in New York City. What he doesn't know is that his parents are searching for him too. The boy uses his gift as a clue to finding his parents. Stars Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. 1 hour 54 minutes. 

 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.  

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

All Ages

Registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read "Fly Guys Ninja Christmas" by Tedd Arnold. Discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Dunkirk (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Directed by:  Christopher Nolan

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

106 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Maudie (2016) (Rated PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An arthritic Nova Scotian woman becomes a revered figure in the neighborhood. Starring: Sallie Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Machett  Biography/Drama/Romance 1 hr. 55 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Mystery Street (1950)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett

When bar girl Vivian (Jan Sterling) discovers that her married boyfriend has refused to leave his wife, she steals a car and drives to Cape Cod to confront him. Several months later her skeleton washes ashore, and local police officer Peter Morales (Ricardo Montalban) must work with Harvard forensics expert Dr. McAdoo (Bruce Bennett) in order to piece together the twisted tale and discover who the murderer is before an innocent suspect pays the ultimate price.

93 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Dunkirk (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Action/Drama/History-- 106 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Mystery Street (1950)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett

When bar girl Vivian (Jan Sterling) discovers that her married boyfriend has refused to leave his wife, she steals a car and drives to Cape Cod to confront him. Several months later her skeleton washes ashore, and local police officer Peter Morales (Ricardo Montalban) must work with Harvard forensics expert Dr. McAdoo (Bruce Bennett) in order to piece together the twisted tale and discover who the murderer is before an innocent suspect pays the ultimate price.

93 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday December 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday January 1, 2018
     Happy New Year!  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Library Commission and Staff  wish our patrons, friends and neighbors  a very Happy New Year!

Please add us to your resolutions  and visit us more often  for books, concerts,  children's programs, DVDs, homework help! 

Even through we are closed today,  we can be with you where ever your phone or tablet is via our free Mobile app for events and information!  To download:  www.monmouth.boopsie.com

We look forward to seeing you more often, in our branches and on social media: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter:

Our global address is @MonCoLibrary  Check us out in 2018!

With your Card and through our app (monmouth.boopsie.com) or via our website (MonmouthCountyLib.org), look at the magic you can make:

Renew and  request books, dvds, cds! 

Get info on programs such as:  Educational, Entertaining, Engaging, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Tai ChiChih for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills,  popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.  

Access your free Flipster magazine subscription,

Access your free research and newspaper subscriptions via EBSCO (i.e.,NYT, WSJ, Consumer Reports)

Questions? Email our answer experts with mcl@monmouthcountylib.org.

 Best wishes for a wonderful New Year from Staff and Commission!

    Location: All Branches

Monday January 1, 2018 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 10:15am. 

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Tuesdays, 11:40am. 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this astonishing novel, Shanthi Sekaran gives voice to the devotion and anguish of motherhood through two women bound together by their love for one boy. Soli, a young undocumented Mexican woman in Berkeley, CA, finds that motherhood offers her an identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. When she is placed in immigrant detention, her son comes under the care of Kavya, an Indian-American wife overwhelmed by her own impossible desire to have a child. As Soli fights for her son, Kavya builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Exploring the ways in which dreams and determination can reshape a family, Sekaran transforms real life into a thing of beauty.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

I Always Loved You : A Novel  by Robin Oliveira
When  Mary Cassatt moves to Paris after the Civil War, she never thought it would be easy. But after her work is rejected a decade later,  and her family wants her to return to America, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. As she begins to doubt herself, a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships
 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Baby Driver (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Baby is a getaway driver who is excellent at what he does. When he falls for a local waitress, he realizes crime may not be the right life for him; his bosses don't agree. Baby must use all of his talents to have the life he now desires. Stars Ansel Eigort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx. 113 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell

Thursday January 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Cara Buono

Directed by:  Steve Gomer

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.

108 minutes

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation.  Legos will be supplied.

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this astonishing novel, Shanthi Sekaran gives voice to the devotion and anguish of motherhood through two women bound together by their love for one boy. Soli, a young undocumented Mexican woman in Berkeley, CA, finds that motherhood offers her an identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. When she is placed in immigrant detention, her son comes under the care of Kavya, an Indian-American wife overwhelmed by her own impossible desire to have a child. As Soli fights for her son, Kavya builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Exploring the ways in which dreams and determination can reshape a family, Sekaran transforms real life into a thing of beauty.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday January 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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'  
    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 January 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Nursery Rhymes, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell

Tuesday January 9, 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.

*In case you can't make this event another session is being held February 13th, 2018 at 11am.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Car and Road - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Dean (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young New York illustrator moves to L.A. to begin his "adulthood" after the death of his mother and a tiff with his father. In the meantime, his father attempts to sell his NY apartment and begin a life of his own. As the pair grow further apart, friends must step in to help them make amends. Stars Demetri Martin, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Kline. 87 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell

Thursday January 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie:Victoria and Abdul (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith

Directed by:  Stephen Frears

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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'  
    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 January 15, 2018
     Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

    Location: All Branches

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM The Fighting 69th (1940) (NR)  
   

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

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent

Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War– 90 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! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  8:05 PM The Fighting 69th (1940) (NR)  
   

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

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent

Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War– 90 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Right Career for You! Workshop by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Right Career for You!

Choosing a new career can be an exciting and yet stressful time.  It is a time to evaluate your passions and your interests! In this workshop, we will discuss career choice, personality, skill set, work values, work interests, websites and the labor market.

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

No fees, no charges, no card needed. 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Pillow Talk (1959) (Approved)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this light romantic comedy, a career woman and a playboy songwriter feud over a shared party line. Romance/Comedy Academy Award Oscar win - Best Original Screenplay! Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter,Marcel Dalio 1 hr.42min.

Universal Pictures.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Book of Henry (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Susan is a single mother raising two boys one of whom is a genius. Susan is surprised to learn that Henry is helping the girl next door with a deep, dark family secret. Stars Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay. 105 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    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 your favorite book to a dog.

    Location: Howell

Thursday January 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: American Made (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

Directed by:  Doug Liman

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA during the 1980's, in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

115 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Little Fish, Big Fish - Stories and Preschool Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

No registration needed.

 

    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 January 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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'  
    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 January 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Nursery Rhymes, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Reading with Pippin. Bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Animal Tails - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Mittens -Toddler Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM World Cinema (USA) Movie: The Joy Luck Club (1993) (Rated R )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Joy Luck Club explores the relationships between first-generation Chinese-American women and their mothers. Based on the bestselling novel by Amy Tan Drama/ Starring: Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, Ming-Na  2 hr. 19 min.

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Pakistani comedian and an American grad student fall in love despite their families' disapproval. When she contracts a mysterious illness, he is forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Susan is surprised to learn that Henry is helping the girl next door with a deep, dark family secret. Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. 119 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell

Thursday January 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites ~ A Book Club for Adults  
   

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world.  Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime.  Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.  

    Location: Hazlet

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

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).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

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'  
    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  -  3:00 PM Trust Planning Seminar  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This no-obligation, free trust-planning seminar will provide information about how you can make informed decisions about protecting your assets for your family to successive generations by setting up trust. Ralph Buono and Dr. Francis J. Maguire PhD., from Exec55Trust will give you simple, effective, relevant information about trust and tax strategies in language that you will clearly understand so that you can determine if this asset management strategy is right for you.

    Location: Ocean Township

Monday January 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Nursery Rhymes, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Sting (1973) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Action comedy about two con artists in Depression-era Chicago. Stars Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. 129 minutes. 

 

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

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

    Location: Howell
   5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Tween Meet the Author  
    Contact: Children's Librarian    732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Meet the author Geoffrey Cook. Veronica and the Volcano is an inventive, unusual story filled with twists and turns, bringing science to life.

Mr. Cook will talk about amazing volcanoes, the process of writing, and publishing a book.

    Location: Howell

Thursday February 1, 2018
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866 941 8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 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
   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 February 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation.  Legos will be supplied.

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel  by Joshilyn Jackson
An independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel . It’s an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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

Thursday February 8, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Valentine Hats - Stories and Preschool Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

No registration needed.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 12, 2018
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Valentine Creatures - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 13, 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
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Love Boats -Toddler Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM World Cinema (Ireland) Movie: Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (Rated PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A mature Englishwoman finds romance when she befriends a young drifter while on holiday in the Spanish countryside. Comedy/Drama Starring: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime, De Mora Y Aragon, Emiliano Redondo, Charles Baxter 1 hr. 50 min.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. 

    Location: Marlboro

Thursday February 15, 2018
   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 February 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 19, 2018
     Presidents' Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Waterloo Bridge (1940)  
   

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

Starring: Robert Taylor, and Vivien Leigh

Drama, Romance, War–108 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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
   6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Waterloo Bridge (1940)  
   

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

Starring: Robert Taylor, and Vivien Leigh

Drama, Romance, War–108 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   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
   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
   4:35 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

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. 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 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 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 February 22, 2018
   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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Funny Faces Flip Book - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    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

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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
   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
   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 March 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    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

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   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
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
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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

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. 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

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

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

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   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

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. 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
   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 March 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    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

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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
   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

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   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

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. 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

Saturday March 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    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

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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 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. 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

Friday March 30, 2018
     Good Friday-Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster + Zinio)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Saturday March 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday April 1, 2018
     Easter - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Monday April 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

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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

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. 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
   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 April 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    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

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers 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 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. 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

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   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
   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

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   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

Thursday April 19, 2018
   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 April 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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

Thursday May 3, 2018
   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 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   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

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   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

Thursday May 17, 2018
   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'  
    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

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   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

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday May 27, 2018
     Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday May 28, 2018
     Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Friday June 1, 2018
     Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build A Better World 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! 

Look on website or on our Facebook (MonmouthCountyLibraryHomepage) 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/MonCtyLibraryTeenEvents

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Saturday June 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Please check 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. 

dorr

    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

Thursday June 7, 2018
   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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   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

Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    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!  

The library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing!

Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

Snap up our App:  

 

    Location: All Branches

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   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

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   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

Thursday June 21, 2018
   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'  
    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

Saturday June 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches

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

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed on July 4, 2017. 

Your Library is in the Palm of Your Hand with  our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for research and more!

    Location: All Branches

Thursday July 5, 2018
   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 July 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday July 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday July 19, 2018
   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 July 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday July 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday August 2, 2018
   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 August 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday August 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday August 16, 2018
   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 August 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday August 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday September 3, 2018
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Thursday September 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Saturday September 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 4, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 9, 2018
     Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Saturday October 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 18, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Saturday October 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday November 1, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Tuesday November 6, 2018
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26  
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday November 11, 2018
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Monday November 12, 2018
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Thursday November 15, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Wednesday November 21, 2018
     Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Friday November 23, 2018
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Saturday November 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Saturday December 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Saturday December 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 31, 2018
   5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches

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