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Friday December 30, 2016 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

Does your Nook, Kindle or other electronic device leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless? 

Call our Reference Desk at *732-264-7164* to schedule a free, one-on-one tutorial.

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free e-Books from the Monmouth County Library onto your e-Reader! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet

Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Tuesday January 31, 2017
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   Your Branch   
   

For a complete listing of discussions about literature and writing, please click here:

    Location: All Branches

Thursday January 19, 2017
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, Mark Schluter suffers a traumatic head injury in a near-fatal car accident.  His sister returns home to nurse him, but Mark believes this woman is an imposter. A diagnosis of Capras syndrome sets them on a course that could change their lives beyond recognition.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Meet The Author  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

"Fred The Fish" by Fred Freda. Meet the author as he reads about a clown fish. Learn about fishkeeping.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Australian author Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and exquisitely told story about the moments that change us and the moments that save us.

Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp grey of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything.

Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all – of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest, coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything.

But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all. For Isla, those two long summers will change everything.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft - Melted Snowman  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool Craft for ages 3 1/2 to 5.  The children will make a melted snowman craft.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or

you can sign -up online.  Parents, please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone number as contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Stephen Frears

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda

A wealthy New York Heiress attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice.

110 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  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Magnificent Seven (2016) Rated PG-13  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this remake of the classic 1960 film, seven gunslingers join forces in order to protect a small town from a mining tycoon and his goons who plan to seize the residents' land by force. The seven-man army is led by a bounty hunter, a sharp-witted gambler, a troubled ex-Civil War soldier, a mountain man, an expert knife thrower, an outlaw, and a Comanche warrior.  Action/Adventure/Western Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Ononfrio 2hrs. 13 min.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM What You May Not Know About Medicare (Lecture)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for an informative look at health insurance after age 65. In addition to explaining the basics of Medicare, including Enrollment Periods and the four separate parts of Medicare (A, B, C & D), Rosemary Daniels and Robert Handfuss, both from Bankers Life/Colonial Penn will answer questions like:

  • What is the difference between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage?
  • When can I switch coverages if I don’t like my plan?
  • How do I know I’m picking the most cost-effective plan for me?
  • Will Medicare cover any of the costs if I need care in my own home?
  • What DOESN’T Medicare cover that I should be aware of?

Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for a few years, you are sure to learn something you didn’t know before. Registration is required for this event by registering below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping by the Circulation desk. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Racket (1951)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Cromwell

Starring Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

As one of the only honest cops left in the city, Capt. Thomas McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) has his back against the wall when a large crime syndicate makes its way to his doorstep. After bringing aboard local mobster Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan), the illegal organization intends to help place corrupt attorney Mortimer X. Welsh (Ray Collins) in a prominent government position. But, if McQuigg can stay alive long enough, he just might be able to bring down the crooks with a key witness (Lizabeth Scott).

90 minutes; (c) RKO

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM The Girl On The Train (2016)(R)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Emily Blunt

Drama/Mystery/Thriller--112 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Lego Storytime  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Listen to stories and make your own Lego® creations. The library will provide DUPLOS® and LEGO® bricks. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning January 5.

    Location: Oceanport
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Use your Imagination.. Build a Snowman  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a snowman with marshmallows and pretzels!

Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, January 12 for children ages 4 and up.

* please alert us of any allergies your child may have*

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships: Planning and Preparing to Succeed  
   

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

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

and much more!

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

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

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Credit Repair Class: What You Need to Do BEFORE Applying for a Mortgage  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2017

What you don't know about your credit score CAN hurt you. How does your family member's credit affect your buying power?

 Join us for a jam-packed information session on what you need to do to repair your credit BEFORE you apply for a mortgage. Presented by Robert LaPlante, Loan Officer for Family First Funding. 

No registration necessary!  #AllFreeAllWelcome 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Racket (1951)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Cromwell

Starring Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

As one of the only honest cops left in the city, Capt. Thomas McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) has his back against the wall when a large crime syndicate makes its way to his doorstep. After bringing aboard local mobster Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan), the illegal organization intends to help place corrupt attorney Mortimer X. Welsh (Ray Collins) in a prominent government position. But, if McQuigg can stay alive long enough, he just might be able to bring down the crooks with a key witness (Lizabeth Scott).

90 minutes; (c) RKO

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday January 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times, Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday January 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Can You Increase Your IRS Refund for 2017? A Tax Seminar  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2017

Every year, taxpayers send the IRS hundreds of additional dollars, because they are unaware of eligible tax deductions and credits. Attend a Tax Seminar presented by IRS Enrolled Agent Alex Ermoloff for information that may save you money at tax time and help you become aware of options available to save for your retirement and future college tuition for your children.  Mr. Ermoloff will cover some of the following subjects:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Noteworthy changes for calendar years 2016 and 2017
  • Deductions other than itemized deductions
  • Itemized deductions if taxpayer do not claim the standard deduction allowance
  • Eligible tax credits that reduces tax debt dollar for dollar
  • Planning for the costs of a child’s future college education
  • Planning for retirement needs
  • Planning options to save taxes on taxable social security income
  • Take advantages of available employee “Flexible Spending Plans”
  • Estate tax planning
  • Income and planning strategies to reduce your tax liability to the IRS

Registration is not required to attend Mr. Ermoloff's presentations, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7pm and repeated on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10am.

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2017

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Seafaring Adventures...Swashbuckling Fun for the Family!  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grace the Pirate performed by Kitty Jones of Kit's Interactive Theatre 

Ages 5 and up.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join the crew of the Irish pirate Grace O'Malley.  You will challenge Blackbeard, the dreaded pirate, and sing sea chanteys on this high seas adventure!   Arrr!

No registration necessary

Lower Gallery meeting rooms 1, 2, and 3

Please part in the Alexandria Drive parking lot.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Seafaring Adventures...Swashbuckling Fun for the Family!  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Movie Matinee: Finding Dory

Friendly but forgetful Dory goes on a quest to find her long-lost parents in this sequel to Finding Nemo.  Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy!

Ages 5 and up; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration necessary

Lower Gallery meeting rooms 1, 2, and 3

Please park in the Alexandria Drive parking lot.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mind and Meditation  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mind and Meditation with Dhan Goboori from Art of Living. 

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

Sunday January 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert with Cláudio Roditi Quartet  
    Contact: Reference Desk   743 431 7220 x7222   
   

Grammy nominated and Rio-born, Cláudio Roditi is a jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player on the US jazz scene since studying at Berklee College of Music in 1970.  He is known for his warm, fluid sound combining post-bop and Brazilian elements with ease. This versatility keeps him in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman.  He is also a composer and arranger and has critically acclaimed albums.  Currently, he leads his own band and frequently travels as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra. Claudio is a teacher who recognizes and nurtures musicians to help them reach their goals.

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 of seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday January 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Concepts covered; alphabet, numbers and shapes.

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

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

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

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Milk Rainbows  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery Storytime- Ages 3 to 5 years

Registration is necessary and begins January 3, in-person, by phone or online at http://bit.ly/1gmHONX

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Berg

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

107 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Sand Art Pictures  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate and design cool sand art pictures!

registration begins Thursday, January 15 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Shaving Cream Slime  
    Contact: Holmdel    732-946-4118   
   

School Age Story and Science/Art- Grades K-2

Create super shiny shaving cream slime and design a sparkly snow landscape with shaving cream paint!

Registration begins January 9, in person, by phone or online at http://bit.ly/1gmHONX

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Berg

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

107 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bottle Mosaic Workshop (Teens)  
   

It is so easy to transform a simple recycled glass bottle into a beautiful mosaic masterpiece.  Come join us and create a mosaic bottle/vase that you can add to your room or give to someone as a Holiday gift.

 

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and 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 January 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Classic Movie: Kiss Me Kate (1953) (NR)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  George Sidney

Starring:  Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Ron Randell

This is a musical within a musical, where the character played by Howard Keel is collaborating with Cole Porter (Ron Randell) to do a musical version of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.  He knows there is only one woman who can play the part of the tempestuous Kathryn, but she is his ex-wife, who is not interested because she is planning to retire from show business to marry someone else..  The story revolves around Keel's convoluted schemes to get his ex-wife to join the cast, and what happens during the actual performance of the play.

109 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. Directed by Sharon Maguire.  Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Patrick Dempsey.
Comedy/Romance– 114 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Proposal (2009) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A pushy boss is on the verge of being deported back to Canada, she forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S.  The couple head to Alaska to meet his family where they have to convince them and a very skeptical immigration agent that their charade is real.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and Betty White.

124m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Moveable Cube-ables!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Design your own Rubik's Cube®, then twist it up, and solve the puzzle!

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

 

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

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

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge!  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   (732) 938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday January 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x 7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! *ADDED SESSION* Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

We've added an additional baby storytime session at the Atlantic Highlands Branch. Join us for Baby Storytime at 11:30am. For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime! For ages 10-24 months.  No registration required. 

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

“A Pair of Silk Stockings” (1897) by Kate Chopin

A woman receives a small windfall and begins to struggle with how to spend it. 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.  Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. 111 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 smart phone!

All Ages

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Olaf Sock Snowman - All Ages  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Olaf Sock Snowman - All Ages
Wednesday, January 25 at 4pm
Do you want to build a snowman?
Build your own with a tube sock, rice, felt and glue.
Please bring a clean, white sock.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Schoolage Activity: Chinese New Year: The Year of the Rooster  
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and Up

It is a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar and this year marks the time of the rooster.  Our program will have a themed craft and a special surprise for those that attend.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa  

 

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

Classic stories for grades k and up. Craft included. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if there are food allergies.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon Go Safari Challenge  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens - Grades 3 and up!!! Pokémon Go Challenge!  Calling all Pokémon trainers!  Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library,

Wi-Fi & lure modules provided! Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting actvity while we trade training tricks & tactics.  

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic ot Instinct that catches 'em all?  Participants: PLEASE bring your own fully-charged, tracking devices!!!

Registration required in person, by phone or online.   Please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge!  
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Annuities: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2017

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These self-help workshops provide an
opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

The workshops, facilitated by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, will explore seasonal aspects of loss and grieving, getting through a year of holidays and family celebrations and events

Pre-registration is suggested.

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

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

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

This program is sponsored by The Art of Living organization and will be repeated in March. 

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

Please find material on Meditation in Section 204. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday January 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs as well as crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 PM Kids! Dental Health Program  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 2 to 5. February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Tender Smiles 4 Kids' pediatric staff will present a fun, informative and interactive lesson on good dental habit. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning January 12.

    Location: Oceanport
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults  
   

Two Selections for This Date***

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.  R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" - indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship.  Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live.  Though on the surface it explores religious faith-the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant-the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Sully (2016) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Clint Eastwood

Starring:  Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Laura Linney

In 2009 Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers aboard. While he was being heralded by the public and media for his unprecidented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

95 Minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM The Light Between Oceans (2016)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An Australian World War I veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He and his future wife begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own.  Drama/Romance  Starring:Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander  2 hrs. 13 min.

Walt Disney Pictures.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Lady Be Good (1941)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Z. McLeod

Starring Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young Red Skelton, Phil Silvers, Lionel Barrymore

On the witness stand during her divorce hearing, songwriter Dixie Donegan (Ann Sothern) tells sympathetic Judge Murdock (Lionel Barrymore) all about the ups and downs of her marriage to her musical partner Eddie Crane (Robert Young). Flashbacks chart the course of the couple's rocky marriage while showcasing song and dance numbers featuring their friends Marilyn Marsh (Eleanor Powell), Joe Willet (Red Skelton) and the legendary tap-dance trio the Berry Brothers.

112 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Sully (2016) (PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Deophi Harrington, Mike O'Malley, James Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany, Laura Linney

Action/Adventure/Drama-- 95 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Olaf Sock Snowman - All Ages  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Olaf Sock Snowman - All Ages
Thursday, January 26 at 4pm
Do you want to build a snowman?
Build your own with a tube sock, rice, felt and glue.
Please bring a clean, white sock.

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! The Year of the Rooster, A Chinese New Year's Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Registration required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, January 12.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge!  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Natural Disaster Preparedness  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This presentation from the Affordable Housing Alliance will help educate the public while providing tips on how to prepare for potential natural disasters.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Lady Be Good (1941)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Z. McLeod

Starring Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young Red Skelton, Phil Silvers, Lionel Barrymore

On the witness stand during her divorce hearing, songwriter Dixie Donegan (Ann Sothern) tells sympathetic Judge Murdock (Lionel Barrymore) all about the ups and downs of her marriage to her musical partner Eddie Crane (Robert Young). Flashbacks chart the course of the couple's rocky marriage while showcasing song and dance numbers featuring their friends Marilyn Marsh (Eleanor Powell), Joe Willet (Red Skelton) and the legendary tap-dance trio the Berry Brothers.

112 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday January 27, 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 January 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday -Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! The Year of the Rooster  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday - Cock-a- Doodle - Doo!!  It's the Chinese Year of the Rooster. Chinese New Year Stories and a craft.

Ages 2 and up! Registration is required, in person, by phone or you can register online.  Parents, please register EACH CHILD

using your eamail and phone as contact info.

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

Sunday January 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bob Burger & Friends Present Smash Hits of the 70s  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Bob Burger and Lisa Sherman have put together an awesome collection of smash hits from the early 1970's  featuring songs by Three Dog Night, Linda Ronstadt, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, The Raspberries, The Jaggerz and many more.  This is going to be an afternoon of serious fun with an incredible cast of musicians all prepared to groove the crowd and make everybody want to dance!!  Featured in the band are Bob Burger (vocals and guitar), Lisa Sherman (vocals), BethAnne Clayton(keyboards and vocals), John Merjave (lead guitar and vocals), Joe Bellia (drums) and Jon Rogers (vocals and bass).  Bob Burger is a singer/songwriter who performs with The Weeklings, Glen Burtnik (Styx, Electric Light Orchestra) and Bobby Bandiera (Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny).  Burger and the individual band members have performed with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Dennis DeYoung, John Waite, King's X, Billy Joel, Southside Johnny, Blue Oyster Cult and many others.

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

    Location: Headquarters

Monday January 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Concepts covered; alphabet, numbers and shapes.

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

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

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

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Oatmeal Playdough  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery Storytime- Ages 3 to 5 years

Registration is necessary and begins January 3, in-person, by phone or online at http://bit.ly/1gmHONX

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Lanterns  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

School Age Story and Art - Grades K to 2

Celebrate Chinese New Year and create a stamp printed lantern, complete with a glowing tea light!

Registration begins January 9, in-person, by phone or online at http://bit.ly/1gmHONX

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and 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 January 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program  
   

Short Stories Thru the Decades

For Esme - With Love and Squalor by J.D. Salinger (1950)

Some critics consider this story Salinger's finest piece of short fiction.  The story opens in 1950, immediately after the narrator has received an invitation to Esme's wedding.  He and his "breathtakingly levelheaded" wife have decided that he cannot go, so instead, he writes these "few revealing notes on the bride as I knew her almost six years ago."

While this popular class is free, Pre-registration is limited and require.

Please register online, or by calling the Reference desk: 732-431-7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Marshmallow Snowmen  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Raising Helen (2004) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies.  After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, she becomes the guardian to their three children.  She must make a choice between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life.

Starring Kate Hudson, John Corbett and Joan Cusack.

119m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.  Directed by Derek Cianfrance.  Starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz.
Drama/Romance – 133 minutes.

 

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

Concoct a glittery heap of non-melting snow and turn it into an erupting avalache with a secret ingredient!

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

 

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday February 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Create Your Own Rainbow  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Banish the Winter Blahs and Brighten Your Day!

An Adult Coloring Program...Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Sully (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot, who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney. 96 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Story and Craft: Groundhog Day!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage story and craft. Children will make a craft for GroundHogs Day.  Registration is required in person, by phone or

online.  Parents please register each child your email and ohone contact information. Grades kINDERGARTEN AND UP.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Groundhog Day!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sing songs and celebrate the holiday by making a Punxsutawney Phil page.

Registration required

All Ages

    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.

School age grades K and up. 

No registration necessary.

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

Classic stories and a craft for grades K and up.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Free Planning and Saving for College  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Presented by Ecliptic Financial Advisors, Inc., this workshop will reveal how to beat the high cost of college and navigate the financial aid maze.  You will gain information that can make college affordable, help through the complicated application process, and provide tips to selecting the best college. 

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 2, 2017
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866 941 8188   
   

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

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

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

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Friday, February 3 through Thursday, April 13, 2017. 

Mondays: 9:30am to 7:30pm   Tuesdays: 9:30am to 12Noon  Wednesdays: 1 pm to 7:30pm

Thursdays: 9:30am to 4pm       Fridays: 9:30am to 12Noon   Saturdays: 9:30am to 3:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

If the taxpayer, spouse (if joint) and/or any person who could be claimed as a dependent did not have health insurance for the entire year, or if insurance was provided through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange, you will need the following:
  • A month by month listing showing for each person on the return, which months they had insurance and which months they were uninsured
  • Information to determine if the reason the person was not insured qualifies for an exemption
  • Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) if an exemption was granted by the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • Form 1095-A (sent automatically if insurance was purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange)
  • Income information for each dependent listed on the return (only if dependent has a filing requirement) 
  • Income information (includes AGI, exempt interest, and untaxed social security) for each dependent listed on the return  who meets the following condition
  •        depedent is under the age of 65 and has earned income greater than $6300, or unearned income greater than $1050  
  •          OR
  •        dependent is age 65 and over and has earned income greater than $7850 or unearned income greater than $260
  • If insurance was offered by an employer, but was refused we will need the cost of the insurance for both individual coverage and family coverage. 

 

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

Family stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM The Girl on the Train (2016) Rated R  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A recent divorcee becomes entangled in a mystery in this psychological thriller adapted from the 2015 best-selling  novel by Paula Hawkins. Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson Drama/Mystery/Thriller  1 hr. 52 min.

Universal 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Sharon Maguire

Starring:  Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson

A forty-something Bridget Jones discovers that she's pregnant.  However she isn't sure if the father is her on-again, off-again boyfriend or her new American love interest.

125 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  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Big Combo (1955)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis

Starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman

A police lieutenant is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead. 

89 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

New York heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins, longs to become an opera star in the 1940s, despite possessing NO talent in singing.  Based on a real-life solicalite and opera singer of the same name.

Starring:Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Nina Arianda, Rebecca Ferguson, and Simon Helberg.

Comedy/Drama--110 minutes.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Big Combo (1955)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis

Starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman

A police lieutenant is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead. 

89 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday February 3, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Life Insurance  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Les Taylor will speak about the different types of life insurance, what it takes to qualify, and how to use it a tool to plan for your future.

 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

    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 Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Family Fun Saturday-Take Your child to the Library Day!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Take Your Child to the Library Day!  All ages welcome!  Visit our drop-in table and choose one of our make-and-take

crafts.  No registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! National Take Your Child to the Library Day  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Come to the library and pick up a take-home craft along with your other library materials!

 

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Lyme Disease on the Appalachian Trail: A Personal Journey  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join avid Appalachian Trail hiker Stephen Martelli, and Neurologist Dr. Rhee, M.D., F.A.A.N., for a presentation on Lyme Disease prevention, identification, and treatment. Stephen was diagnosed with Lyme Disease from a tick bite acquired during one of his many hikes on the Appalachian Trail and has been under the care of Dr. Rhee since 2014. There will be a Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child To The Library Day  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Valentine Make n' Take Craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mind and Meditation  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Ashwin Menon of Art of Living for a relaxing morning of Mind and Meditation.

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

Sunday February 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Story and Music of the Mills Brothers  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In honor of Black History Month, we have a special multimedia presentation by author Doug Friedman on the Mills Brothers.  His book, Four Boys and a Guitar: The Story and Music of the Mills Brothers, tells the group's story from their humble beginnings in Piqua, Ohio, to their rise to international stardom.  The racial aspects of their story are also covered, especially as they mirrored the racial history of the country over the course of their career. 

The Mills Brothers had Number One hits in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and reached the Pop Charts 70 times over a 37-year period.  In the pre-1955 era, they had the third longest run on the national singles charts—37 years—behind only Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra. Their output was prodigious – more than 2000 recordings (including re-issues) and over 600 individual titles.  Four Boys and a Guitar is the only biography of this famous American singing group.   

Copies of the book will be available for  purchase and signing.

One hundred percent of the profits from the sale of the book are being donated to Chhange.org, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday February 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Listen to themed stories and make your own valentine's day craft!

Registration begins, January 23 for children ages 2 and up with families.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Accountant (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gavin O'Connor

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. But as Christian uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.  

128 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Winter Storytime and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read Jan Brett's The Mitten, then design your own mittens!

Registration begins Monday, January 23 for children ages 4 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Directed by Gavin O'Connor

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. But as Christian uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.  

128 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: Owl Be Your Valentine  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler craft for ages 2 & 3 with an adult.  Children will make an Owl Valentine craft. Registration is required in person, by phone

or online.. Parents, please register each child using your e-mail and phone contact information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  Directed by Edward Zwick.  Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, and Aldis Hodge.

Action/Adventure - 118 minutes.

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Girl on the Train (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.  Directed by Tate Taylor.  Starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson.

DramaMystery - 112 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

Conceal a surprise toy inside a soap snowball!

Please bring a 1-2" plastic or rubber toy from home to hide in your soap.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  Directed by Edward Zwick.  Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, and Aldis Hodge.

Action/Adventure - 118 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday February 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

My Name is Asher Lev
By Chaim Potok
Asher Lev is an observant Jew who keeps kosher and prays three times a day. But   Asher Lev is also an artist who is compulsively driven to paint the world even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this classic novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities.

 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft: Paper Heart Penguin  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Craft- ages 2 and up, adults remain with the children.  Registration is required in person, by phone or on-line. Parents, please

register each child using your e-mail and phone information.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Germany) Movie: Labyrinth of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens) (2014) (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Labyrinth of Lies discloses the conspiracy of the German government and prominent institutions that covered up Nazi war crimes during World War II.  Drama/History Starring: Andre Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht  2 hrs. 4 min.

Columbia Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin. 107 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Story and craft:: 3-D Paper Quilled Heart  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage story and craft- children will make a 3-D paper quilled heart craft.  Registration is required in person, by phone or

on-line.  Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact information. Grades Kindergarten and up.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Super Valentine's Day Card  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make a card to give to your favorite someone!

Registration Required

All Ages

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

Classic stories and a craft for grades K and up.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween! Detective Science  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join Mad Science and investigate how chemistry provides evidence at the scene of the crime. Gather and test crime scene clues, make and analyze your own fingerprints, decipher codes and encrypt messages.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Security Planning  
    Contact:    732-241-7927   jaclyn@myfinancialsolution.org
   

Social Security benefits are the foundation, and in many cases, the number one or two income source for families in retirement.  Come to this workshop to gather information and learn about the Social Security filing options for your retirement planning.  Find out what steps to take to maximize your benefits.  With literally dozens of filing strategies, its vitally important to understand which option(s) are best suited to your circumstance. 

This workshop will also cover: the history of the SSA and terminology; how restrictions and calculations are made; real life examples and case studies; and SSA rules and recent changes.

Presented by Michael Standley of Retirement Income Solutions

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday February 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Family stories and a craft for all ages.

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

Listen to themed stories and make your own valentine's day craft!

Registration begins, January 23 fro children ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: 'HOOOO Loves You????  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool craft ages 31/2 to 5.  Children will make an Owl craft for Valentines Day.  Registration is required in person, by phone,

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM The Queen of Katwe (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Queen of Katwe is a biographical film about Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a Katwe slum who learns the skill of chess playing, and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her stellar performances at World Chess Olympiads. Adapted from the nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi’s story while on assignment form ESPN. Biography/Drama/Sport

Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller 2 hr. 4 min.

Walt Disney Pictures  

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Light Between Oceans 2016 (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Derek Cianfrance

Starring:  Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Emily Barclay

An Australian WWI veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island where he and his wife discover a baby washed ashore in a lifeboat, and raise the child as their own.

132 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Valentine Fans - Stories and Preschool Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a Valentine Fan of your very own!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, January 26 at 9:00 am

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: City Streets (1931)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Starring Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas

A mobster's daughter (Sylvia Sidney) leads her boyfriend (Gary Cooper) from the circus into bootlegging.

83 minutes; (c) Universal

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

Designer and Artist Julie Farel is offering a timely painting class at a new time.  This class project will be a heart shaped wooden item with vining and flowers with the accent, of course, on the vine.  As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials.

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

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

 

 

 

 

  Check out other Art Books and Videos in the Library under Dewey Decimal Section 740  for Art: Drawing & Decorative Arts and Related topics in The Arts (Section 700): 

710 Landscaping & area planning                 720 Architecture             730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork        

740 Drawing & decorative arts                       750 Painting                    760 Graphic arts

770 Photography & computer art                   780 Music                        790 Sports, games & entertainment  

 
    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM The Light Between Oceans (2016)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

In this adaptation of the M.L. Steadman novel of the same name, an Australian World War I veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island.  At the nearest coastal town he meets his future wife, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse unaware of the joys and emotions a small lifeboat washes to shore.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz.

Drama/Romance--132 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! Trinket Boxes  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use glitter,rhinestones, and other cool crafting supplies to make a one of a kind gift!

Registration begins Monday, January 23 for childen Grades 3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: City Streets (1931)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Starring Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas

A mobster's daughter (Sylvia Sidney) leads her boyfriend (Gary Cooper) from the circus into bootlegging.

83 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday February 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Valentine Serenade with Sandy Sasso & Charlie's Band  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns with Charlie's Band for a concert of Valentine love songs. Those familiar with  Sandy's vocal talents know what a treat this performance will be!

Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours world-wide. She has shared her talent with jazz legends, presidents, entertainment greats and, once again, the patrons of the Howell Township Library!

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Howell Township Library.

    Location: Howell

Saturday February 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Puss in Boots  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Join Family Stages in this live version of the classic story.  A poor miller’s son is sent out into the world with the family cat, which turns out to be enchanted.  Once the cat obtains the proper wardrobe, including a pair of stylish boots, the cat helps its master rid the land of an ogre and win the hand of a princess!

Ages 5 and up

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms

No registration

Please park in the Alexandria Drive Parking Lot.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday - Puss In Boots Show  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Stages presents a live version of the classic tale of a poor miller's son and his family's enchanted cat.

After getting fancy clothes and a stylish pair of boots, clever Puss helps his master rid the land of an ogre and win the hand pf a princess.

Ages 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Free Admission --By Ticket Only!   Tickets may be picked up, IN PERSON ONLY, starting at 9:00 am on Monday, January 30.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mind and Meditation  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mind and Meditation with Dhan Goboori from Art of Living. 

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

Monday February 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Cookie Decorating  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make your own special treat!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, January 30 for children ages PreK and up with families.

*Please alert us of any allergies your child may have*

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Valentine Snails - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

These snails will win your heart!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, February 2.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Queen of Katwe (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.  Directed by Mira Nair.  Starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong'o.

Biography/Drama - 124 minutes.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!  Registration is required in person, by phone or online.

Grades Kindergarten and up.

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon Musical Interlude  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

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

“The New Dress” (1924) by Virginia Woolf

A middle-aged, lower-class woman is consumed by feelings of inferiority and inadequacy brought on by the new dress she wears to a high society evening party.

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Girl on the Train (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Rachel is unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce. She fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking that unravels her and entangles her in an unfolding mystery. Starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux. 112 mins.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM International Film: My King (2015) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Drama/Romance - 124 minutes.

 In French with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting row boat. Stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz. 133 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Galaxy Print Shirts- Grades 3-5  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Channel your inner graphic artist and make a rad “galaxy style” t-shirt using painting techniques. Please bring a plain, pre-washed black t shirt. All other materials will be provided. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Story and Craft: 'Get a New Name Day!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Story and Craft: Get a New Name Day!  What name will you choose???  Registration is required in person, by phone or

on-line.  Parents, please register each child using your email or ohone contact information.  Grades Kindergarten and up.

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

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, February 2.

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

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

Bring your own book or choose one from our shelves!

Registration Required

All Ages

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

Classic stories and a craft for grades K and up.

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

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, February 2

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this session the Library provides a relaxed and "dog friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice the skill of reading. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats Styx, our smooth collie, and fouses on the reading.

    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 free to read any Graphic Novel! At the meeting we will discuss the books, compare art styles and genres and do a late Valentine's day 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 Social Security 101: Maximize Your Benefits  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This free seminar covers the history of the SSA and terminology, how suspensions and calculations are made, real life examples and case studies and SSA rules and recent changes.

Presented by Jaclyn Boruch of Retirement Income Solutions.

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM International Film: My King (2015) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Drama/Romance - 124 minutes.

 In French with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Understand & Improve Your Credit Score & Become a Homeowner  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hear directly from a mortgage loan officer the steps you need to take to organize your finances and understand/fix your credit score in order to purchase a home.

Robert LaPlante has been a mortgage loan officer since 2011, most recently with Family First Funding LLC, Freehold.  Previously, he was a substance awareness coordinator and school counselor at a local K-12 special education school. He holds Masters degrees in psychological studies in adult education and public administration and leadership.

Among the topics Mr. LePlante will discuss are employment; debt-to-income ratio; credit scores, reports and  repair; mortgage pre-qualification; and the mortgage process.

Registration for this program can be completed online at http://bit.ly/2icp8ns or by calling the Howell Library.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Duel with the Devil: The True Story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery

At the close of 1799, New York’s two finest lawyers, Burr and Hamilton, were bitter foes in and out of the courtroom.  Yet they became America’s first legal dream team, representing a young carpenter accused of murdering his sweetheart.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

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

Family stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7225   
   

In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend's attempts at commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital—where she has been locked away for over sixty years.

Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child. But Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in Esme’s face. Esme has been labeled harmless—sane enough to coexist with the rest of the world. But Esme’s still basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, and one who is sure to bring life-altering secrets with her when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?

Maggie O’Farrell’s intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth will haunt readers long past its final page. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Girl on the Train 2016 (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Tate Taylor

Starring:  Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that sends shockwaves through her life.

112 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Lady Florence”, a wealthy New York heiress and socialite desires to become an opera singer in the 1940’s, despite her inability to carry a tune.  Starring:  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg  1 hr. 51 min Biography/Drama/Comedy

Paramount 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
   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: Under Pressure (1935)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Raoul Walsh

Starring Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglan, Florence Rice and Marjorie Rambeau

Two members of a crew of "sandhogs", men who work on an underwater tunnel project, battle each other over the same woman and a rival team of sandhogs to see who will finish their half of the tunnel first, with the winning team getting more money and guaranteed future work. 

70 minutes; (c) Twentieth Century Fox

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

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Look towards the future, as a linguist tries to communicate with an alien life form that has suddenly arrived at various locations all over the Earth.

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Runner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, and Mark O'Brien.

Drama/Romance--116 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland, vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic.

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

Defy gravity with the Marshmallow Challenge!

Engineer the tallest structure using marshmallows and spaghetti - prizes awarded for the winner!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Under Pressure (1935)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Raoul Walsh

Starring Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglan, Florence Rice and Marjorie Rambeau

Two members of a crew of "sandhogs", men who work on an underwater tunnel project, battle each other over the same woman and a rival team of sandhogs to see who will finish their half of the tunnel first, with the winning team getting more money and guaranteed future work. 

70 minutes; (c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday February 17, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesAsbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

Sunday February 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert: The Alan Broadbent Trio featuring Harvie S  
    Contact: Reference Desk   743 431 7220 x7222   
   

Alan Broadbent Trio featuring Harvie S

 Two time Grammy award winner Alan Broadbent leads a trio Featuring bassist Harvie S for the first time at the Monmouth County Library Jazz Series. His numerous credits include  Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Woody Herman, and Charlie Haden just to name a few.
Harvie S has performed with Jim Hall, Tony Bennett, Michael Brecker, Kenny Barron and so many others. On Drums is the very musical and exciting drummer Billy Mintz who has performed with Charles Lloyd, Bill Mays, Lee Konitz and a host of others. This trio has been performing together for over 5 years.
 
We thank the Friends of the Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano.
 
Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers.
 
 
    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 20, 2017
     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 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Carrying Albert Home by Homer H. Hickam  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator by Homer H. Hickam

An emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love.

 

 

 

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

Short Stories Thru the Decades

"By the River" by Joyce Carol Oates (1969)

"By the River" is the story about a homecoming of another kind. It narrates about the return of Helen, a 22-year-old woman, to her hometown Oriskany, a rural country town in the Northeast. It lies by a river.

While this popular class is free, Pre-registration is limited and required.

Please register online, or by calling the Reference desk: 732-431-7220 x 7222

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Hungry Caterpillar - Stories and Toddler Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Inferno (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot..  Directed by Ron Howard.  Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, and Irrfan Khan.

Action/Drama - 121 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage Series: Movie: Picnic (1955)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

When a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the day of the town’s Labor Day picnic, emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk. Drama/Romance Starring: William Holden, Betty Field, Kim Novak 1 hr. 55 min.

Columbia Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Carrying Albert Home by Homer H. Hickam  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator by Homer H. Hickam

An emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Fathers and Daughters (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forget connections of her own. Stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul. Helberg. 116 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storry and Craft: Snowstorm in a Bag!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage story and craft: Snow stories and children will make a snowstorm in a bag.  Registration is required in person, by phone

or on-line.  Parents, please register each child using your email and ohone contact information.  Grades Kindergarten and up.

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

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

Registration Required

All Ages

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

Read any book from the "Benji Franklin" series by Raymond Bean, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security 101: Maximize Your Benefits  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This free seminar covers the history of the SSA and terminology, how suspensions and calculations are made real life examples and case studies and SSA rules and recent changes.

Presented by Jaclyn Boruch of Retirement Income Solutions.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

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

Family stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Book Club for Adults  
   

The Paris Architect: a novel by Charles Belfourne

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed.  But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble.  All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officier won't find it.  He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM The Whole Truth (2016) (Rated (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A defense lawyer agrees to defend the son of a close friend after he is accused of killing his wealthy abusive father. Drama/Thriller Starring: Renee Zellweger, Keanu Reaves, Gugu Mbatha Raw 1 hr. 33 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Deepwater Horizon 2016 (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Peter Berg

Starring:  Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson

This film about the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in

U.S. history, depicts the challenges that the crew faced as they fought for survival.

97 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Pimpernel Smith (1941)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leslie Howard

Starring Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott

Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II. 

120 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Hacksaw Ridge (2016)(R)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

In this Mel Gibson directed biopic, World War II Army medic Desmond Doss is a conscientious objector who refuses to take a life or even carry a weapon during his service to America.  Join us for this inspiring film and watch a Medal of Honor awarded veteran protect his country on the battlefields of Okinawa while saving the lives of more than 75 soldiers.   

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington, and Vince Vaughn.

Drama/History/War--138 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Sheriff’s Help Us Stay Safe!  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Come meet a Sheriff’s Officer from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department. This program is presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and aims to increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers and also reinforces vital safety tips. This program is reocmmended for children ages 4 and up. No Registration Required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Sheriff’s Help Us Stay Safe!  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Come meet a Sheriff’s Officer from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department. This program is presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and aims to increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers and also reinforces vital safety tips.This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up.  No Registration Required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Snowflake Magnets  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a snow story and decorate a snowflake magnet!

Registration begins Thursday, February 9 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Up and Down the Elevator - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Draw the building, put the elevator in, and see where it stops.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, February 9.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Pimpernel Smith (1941)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leslie Howard

Starring Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott

Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II. 

120 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday February 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday February 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz

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

133 minutes; (c) Touchstone Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz

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

133 minutes; (c) Touchstone Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

120 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

War/Drama - 139 minutes.

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

Use unusual materials to paint a sun-catching masterpiece!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

This workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.  Did you know that the average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college? and that two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt?

Attend this workshop and you will learn: how to maximize your potential for financial aid; how to lower your 'out-of-pocket' costs; why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process; and how the ACT/SAT scores translate into financial aid dollars.

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

Presented by College Funding Associates

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Make these special bookmarks to celebrate Read Across America.

K and up

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

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

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

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

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

No registration necessary

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 3, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

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

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

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

 

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

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

 

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Canceled Today  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

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

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

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

115 minutes; (c) Walt Disney Studios

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

Make your very own flexible ninja!

Grades 3 - 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

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

115 minutes; (c) Walt Disney Studios

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Local Girls: A Novel

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


 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Celebrate Barbie dolls with a storytime and playtime.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday March 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

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

Listen to stories and make a soft sheep!

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday March 10, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 11, 2017 -  Saturday March 25, 2017
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

(Monday, March 20-25, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday March 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 14, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Lucky Ducks  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships: Planning and Preparing to Succeed  
   

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

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

and much more!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Saint Laurent (2014) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Sony Pictures Classics  

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

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, March 2.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! St. Patrick's Day Craft  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with stories and a craft.

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

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, March 2.

 

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

In a dog-friendly setting, kids can practice their reading skills while interacting with Styx, a smooth collie. The program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals.

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

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

 

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

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

This program is sponsored by The Art of Living  organization.

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

Please find material on Meditation in Section 204. 

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Allied (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

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

124 minutes; (c) Paramount

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

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

124 minutes; (c) Paramount

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

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

 

 

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

Short Stories Thru the Decades

A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow (1978)

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

Make these windmills to blow in the March winds.

K and up

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

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 22, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

March 22

“The Hunger Artist” (1922) by Franz Kafka

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Book Club for Adults  
   

A Different Lie by Derek Haas

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

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Chanukah and Christmas: What do those Traditions Mean?  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Why is TWO MAJOR Religious celebrated by both Christians and Jews through Easter and Passover? What is shared, what is distinct?

What makes the festivals of freedom and salvation? Candles and t  do not or should not define who we are.

, will offer reflections on the last half-century of Jewish-Catholic relations while engaging the audience in conversation.

To better understand and appreciate what some refer to as Chrismukkah, join Rabbi Brooks Susman and church historian Christopher Bellitto for a lively presentation and discussion.

Rabbi Susman received his ordination and doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has served congregations in the northeast and in Missouri, and was Congregation Kol Am’s founding rabbi. He is on the board of the Association of Reform Zionists of America, is a member of Freehold Township’s Human Relations Committee, and writes for Jewish Values online. He is one of the authors of Gates of Mitzvah and Gates of the Seasons, and the author of his congregation’s prayerbook T’filat Kol Am.

Dr. Bellitto received his doctorate from Fordham University. A church historian and medievalist, his books include the companion volumes Renewing Christianity and The General Councils along with 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy. His scholarly articles have appeared in the United States and Europe; he also edits for two publishing houses. Dr. Bellitto also writes essays on modern Catholicism and appears often in the media as a commentator.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Journey to the Divine Land: An Introduction to Chinese Traditional Culture  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Monday March 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesAsbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
 
    Location: Headquarters

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

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

United Artist       

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 31, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Saturday April 29, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Traveling Student Art Exhibit

During library hours view this exhibit in the large meeting room, which showcases the drawings, paintings and photographs created by the very talented student artists who attend the classes at the Arts High School and Arts Middle School in Monmouth County.  On the last day of class, the teaching artists choose the 'best of the best' from the 2016/2017 school year to become part of the Traveling Student Art Exhibit.

    Location: Colts Neck

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
By Homer Hickam
Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. With down-home charm, Homer Hickam’s tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion called love.



 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

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

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 11 through April 12, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday April 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

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

 

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

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

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

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

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday April 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!

Join us for an introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase health and well being
  • Increase joy in personal relationships
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve creativity and clarity of mind

Sponsored by "The Art of Living". You're more than welcome to attend one session or both. 

Register below or by calling the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms prinited at the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 23, 2017.  The last date is ______________

Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday April 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & TV Series Discussion.

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 14, 2017
     Good Friday-Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster + Zinio)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Saturday April 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday April 16, 2017
     Easter - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Monday April 17, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.  But her newfound independence is short-lived.  In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Vintage Series: Movie: High Noon (1952) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A marshal preparing to retire and marry finds out that a man he sent to prison is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge.  Now instead of leaving town with his new wife, he must face his opponent without the support of the townspeople. Drama/Western  Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly  1 hr. 25 min.                                                               

United Artists

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.  But her newfound independence is short-lived.  In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever when a throng of protestors are determined to shut down Seattle.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: When the Night Comes by Favell Parrett  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Isla is a lonely young Tasmanian girl, who lives with her mother and brother.  Bo is a Danish sailor and a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship who shares his adventures with them.  Though Isla and Bo’s  time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday April 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 24, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesAsbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
 
    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“The Doll's House” (1922) Katherine Mansfield

The Burnell family receives an elaborate doll house from a generous house guest, but when the girls decide to invite their friends over, they find themselves swept up by social trends.

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These self-help workshops provide an
opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

The workshops, facilitated by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, will explore seasonal aspects of loss and grieving, getting through a year of holidays and family celebrations and events.

Pre-registration is suggested.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday April 27, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

This 'poetic, poignant" debut features last great adventures, unlikely heroes, and a "sweet, disarming story of lasting love".

Eighty-three-year old Etta has never seen the ocean.  So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea.  As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.  

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday April 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.

    Location: Hazlet
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 1, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
By Roz Chast
A 2014 National Book Award finalist, Roz Chast brings her humor to the topic of aging parents, through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents. Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.




 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday May 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 5, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday May 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 8, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday May 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & TV Series Discussion.

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Back on Your Bike! for National Biking Month  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Road Cycling for Beginners: Roll Past the Bumps in the Road with JSTS

If you are interested in cycling, but not sure how to begin, this class is for you. Members of the Jersey Shore Touring Society will be here to introduce you to a touring bike, a helmet, rules of the road, gear and maps you may need to begin your personal journey.

 
The Jersey Shore Touring Society (JSTS) is a  local non-profit bicycling club, welcoming new members to join their social bicycling club. JSTS focus is on group rides, rather than competitive bicycling.  Club members can answer any question you may have so that you can get rolling! 
Life is like a Pedal....they can push you down, but you always come back up!
 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!

Join us for an introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase health and well being
  • Increase joy in personal relationships
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve creativity and clarity of mind

Sponsored by "The Art of Living". You're more than welcome to attend one session or both. 

Register below or by calling the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday May 14, 2017
     Headquarters, All Branches are Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy Mothers' Day to all celebrating!

Your Library is never closed, with your card, our website, and our app!   All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary       or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary for near-immediate answers to all your questions!

    Location: All Branches

Monday May 15, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Cook for the Birds  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Cook for the Birds Presented by Wild Jersey For Grades K and Up.
Mix your own blend of seeds and fruit to add to a tasty treat for wild birds. Not for children with peanut allergies

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday May 18, 2017
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Retiree Percy Darling has his routines disrupted when he permits a locally-beloved preschool to take over his barn. The author spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his grown daughters or the precarious joy of falling in love.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 22, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Amour (2012) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Amour is a romantic French film about octogenarians George and Anne. When Anne suddenly becomes ill, their love is severely tested as George attempts to care for her at home. Romance/Drama Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabell Huppert.  2 hr. 7 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday May 25, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Pataki

A New york Times bestseller, The Accidental Empress is the love story of "Sisi" the Austro-Hungarian Empress and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph is "captivating, absorbing, and beautifully told".

"Allison Pataki brings to life one of the most enigmatic, intelligent, and stunningly beautiful woman ever to have graced a court in Europe.  A remarkable novel about a truly remarkable empress!"

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday May 28, 2017
     Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday May 29, 2017
     Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Vintage Series: Movie: Pocketful of Miracles (1961)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Apple Annie finds out that her daughter Louise is planning a trip to America with the Count that wants to marry her. Louise has lived most of her life in a Spanish convent and thinks her mother is a part of New York society.  Annie, a bedraggled street vendor solicits help from her friend Dave the Dude, a gangster and bootlegger, to help her convince the Count that she is among the elite. Comedy/Drama Starring Betty Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange  2 hrs. 16 min.

United Artist

    Location: Marlboro

Thursday June 1, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday June 2, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday June 5, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26  
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26

Election booths will be in Rooms 4 and 5 and 1.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 8, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & TV Series Discussion.

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.

    Location: Hazlet

Saturday June 10, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, June 19-24, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday June 12, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 15, 2017
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Margaret and John marry in 1960s London despite John’s severe depression.  The story follows the legacy of a father’s pain on the life of his family, told in alternating points of view of all five members of the family.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday June 19, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions  
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   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. 

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