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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 -  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

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Friday September 29, 2017
     ZIKA Information Station  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7242   
   

 ZIKA Trifold Display Board   

Monmouth County Mosquite Commission has a colorful educational  information station which is travelling throughout the Monmouth County Library system.
Please pick up brochures and fact sheets for children and adults to keep us all safe this summer!


The Information Stations will be on display on the following dates and locations: 

Atlantic Highlands Branch beginning May 1, Hazlet Branch beginning May 15, Holmdel Branch beginning May 29, 

Headquarters, Manalapan beginning June 5, Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury beginning June 19,  Oceanport Branch Beginning June 26.

 West Long Branch beginning July 3, Ocean Township Branch beginning July 17, Wall Township Branch beginning July 31,

Howell Branch beginning August 7, Marlboro Branch beginning August 21, 

Colts Neck Branch beginning September 4 and Allentown Branch beginning September 18.            

    Location: All Branches

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Free Career Counseling Services  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
 
          Mondays: 10 to 3           Tuesdays 12 to 8             Wednesdays 9 to 5               Fridays 9 to 4
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Saturday August 12, 2017
     Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build A Better World Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

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

Look on website or on our Facebook (MonmouthCountyLibraryHomepage) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy! 

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive

June 1 – August 12

Build a Better Community by donating NEW and/or GENTLY worn children’s shoes!  Place them in the labeled donation box at the library between June 1 - August 12. All shoes will be donated to the Promised Land Ministries, an organization based in San Lucas Toliman, that brings shoes to the boys and girls of Guatemala.

 

 

 

    Location: Allentown

Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Linda Ganz  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Monday July 3, 2017 -  Monday July 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.  

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime July 4.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytime July 4.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday July 12, 2017 -  Friday August 4, 2017
     Stuff the Bus donation drive sponsored by Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

Help us help United Way of Monmouth Ocean collect back to school supplies for kids who need them. 

Donation box is near Circulation desk at Library HQ thru Friday, Aug. 4. Thanks for your generosity! 

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

Friday July 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
   2:00 PM Beach Nesting: Birds of the Summer  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Build  Better World

Join Todd Pover, biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey as he presents the beach nesting birds of the summer, Piping Plovers, Terns, Black Skimmers and more...

 

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday July 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spanish Conversation Cafe  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Would you like to practice Spanish with others in the community? Improve your Spanish skills while having fun at the Spanish Conversation Café! The Café will have interactive activities that incorporate speaking and listening practice.  All levels are welcome from Beginners to Advanced. Native speakers are welcome to join and assist with activities. Ages 15+

¿Le gustaría practicar el español con otros de la comunidad? ¡Mejore sus habilidades en español y se divierte en el Café de Conversación en Español! Habrá actividades interactivas que incluyen práctica de habla y escucha. Bienvenidos a todos niveles de principiantes a avanzados. Hablantes nativos son bienvenidos a unirse y ayudar con las actividades. Edades 15+    

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

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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! Family Fun Saturday- Here Comes the Sun : Solar Eclipse Fun  
   

Family Fun Saturday -  Here Comes the Sun: Solar Eclipse Fun!   

There will be stories and a craft.  Ages 2 and up.

Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Microdot - a four week program  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 5-7 in September

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Microbot - 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!.

Saturdays, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5.

Please plan to attend all sessions.  Please bring your own laptop

*Registration is is limited  call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 6.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some yoga fun with instructor Miriam Pilgrim! Learn some new yoga poses!

*please wear comfortable clothes for moving in*  Space is limited.

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 10 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marble Mazes  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

See if your marble can follow the paths!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Seed Ball Making  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

WILD Jersey - Nature and Science Programs
Seed Ball Making - Grades 1 and up
Monday, July 31 at 5:00 pm
Plant a wildflower garden for birds and
butterflies from clay and compost.

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits, electronics and Arduino programming to use your new skills to design and engineer multi-colored LED light displays that can be used to create unique personalized accessories.  Learn how to setup and program the Adafruit Arduino Trinket, mini microcontroller. Class will include descriptions of e=textile technqies and a presentation of examples made by the presenter.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited

    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  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Fun Special: Eyes of the Wild - A Better World Naturally  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Meet amazing rescued animals for a interactive, entertaining show presented by Eyes of the Wild.  Ages 4 and up with an adult. 

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount 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  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     Blake's Bowls  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Blake Patterson's hand crafted, one of a kind, segmented wood bowls will be on display for the month of August in the library lobby exhibit cases.  The bowls are available for sale, and each one is a unique creation. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 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 Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 29.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime August 31.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.   No Storytime August 29.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 30.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 28. 

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 31.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime August 28.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime August 30.

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM  -  1:10 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford.

Horror/Mystery - 1 hour 44 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Tommy's Honour (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf. Directed by Jason Connery.  Starring Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond and Jack Lowden.

Drama/Biography - 1 hour 52 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Street Cat Named Bob (2016) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Based on the international bestselling book, the true feel-good story of how a busker and recovering drug addict had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Starring Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, and Joanne Froggatt

103m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Set in New York City in 1938, this is the story of a watershed year in the life of uncompromising twenty-five year old Katey Kontent.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Mock Rocks with Wild Jersey!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Break open rocks, wear away the sandstone - Let's excavate & identify hidden gems! 

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

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford.

Horror/Mystery - 1 hour 44 minutes.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore  
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens)  
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
   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 August 2, 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
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime: Boats Away! Pool noodle boats craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime: boat stories and a pool noodle boat craft.  Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Former child star Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) is forced to do 200 hours of community service at a local church after trashing a hotel in his Illinois hometown. Stone pretends to be a Christian to land the role of Jesus in the church’s annual play. He then falls for the show’s director who happens to be the pastor’s daughter. Stars Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and Neil Flynn. 1 hour 31 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: BFG (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! The Caterpillar and the Polliwog  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear the Jack Kent book, see the DVD and make the craft!

All Ages

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Home Depot Workshop  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Grades K and up
Wednesday, August 2 at 4:00 pm
Build either a wooden helicopter or
birdhouse and receive a Home Depot apron!

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Build a Potato-Powered Light  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 3 - 5

Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey will show you how to build a potato battery to power your own LED light.  Then, take home a kit to build another one. 

A STEM program

*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 20.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour - Gator Glasses  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Craft goofy glasses that look like gators.

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken and George Severini  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join author Rick Geffken as he presents his new book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore which brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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: Beauty and the Beast (2017) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline

Directed by:  Bill Condon

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

129 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: The Zookeepers Wife (2017) PG-13  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of how Antonina and Jan Zabinski helped save hundreds of people during the Nazi invasion. Based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman War Drama/Biography  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl 2 hr. 17 min.

Focus Features

    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  -  4:20 PM Going In Style (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Comedy- 96 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Yoga!  
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Catapults  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 5 and up. Catapults were used during the Middle Ages to launch objects. Listen to stories and create your own. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning July 20.

    Location: Oceanport
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga!  
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! LEGO Robotics  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

LEGO Robotics

-
Ages 6
-
9 years old
Thursday, August 3 at 4:00 pm
Build and program a noisy alligator
that is motorized to open and close its jaw!
    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Beach in a Box  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Debbie Hadley as she teaches about marine artifacts and animals!

See and touch items found at the beach!

 Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, July 20 for children Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® and Stories  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

K & up

No registration necessary

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Planning and Saving for College  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this workshop you will get an overview of the financial aid system, learn about the different types of financial aid, the process of applying for financial aid, the forms required and financial aid deadlines. 

Presented by Victoria Ford of Ecliptic Financial Advisors

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 Howell Heritage Group  
    Location: Howell
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG-13  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure  worthy of a pirate!

August 3 - Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG-13:  Jack Sparrow schemes to get out of paying a debt to the ghostly Davy Jones.

August 10 - At World's End (2007) PG-13:  The adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow and his pals continue as they sail off the edge of the map.

August 17- On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Casablanca: A Staged Radio Play  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 
 
 
Raconteur Radio Presents
CASABLANCA: A Staged Radio Play
The 75th Anniversary Edition 
FEATURING: Laurence Mintz & Danielle Illario. With Alex Dawson
 
Theatrical lighting! Vintage commercials! Golden Age radio equipment! Audience participation! Sound effects!

YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: Based on what many consider to be the greatest Hollywood movie ever made, this classic tale of high intrigue and unrequited love takes place in war-torn Morocco and tells the tale of a mysterious nightclub owner, a duplicitous Police Prefect, a legendary leader of the French Resistance, and the most beautiful woman in Casablanca. Wanted by the Nazis, underground leader Victor Laszlo’s only hope of escape is Richard Blaine, the cynical expatriate owner of Rick's Cafe, who sticks his neck out for no man. Particularly if that man is the new husband of ex flame Ilsa.  Including a live musical interlude, "As Time Goes By," sung by jazz vocalist/actress Danielle Illario (who plays the lovely Ilsa Lund).
 
WAIT, WHAT IS THIS? A radio play or audio narrative, what some call an "ear movie," is a story told through dialogue, sound effects, and music. The Raconteur Radio troupe adds costumes, colored spots, a fatboy Elvis microphone, and, sometimes, a fog machine and/or a strobe light, then performs the play for live audiences.
 
RACONTEUR RADIO stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. They've been called "family friendly guerrilla theater" by the New York Times, one of "the 7 best things to do in NJ" by the Newark Star-Ledger, "innovative and entertaining," by the Home News Tribune, and "a radio show on steroids," by the Courier News.  For more info, visit www.RaconteurRadio.com
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 4, 2017 -  Wednesday August 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit:MonCty Senior Art Show Contenders  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

 Monnmouth County's Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with Monmouth Arts to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.  

Please join Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley and Office on Aging Director Sue Moelon and all the Participants at an Awards Reception on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 10:00am. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday August 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Fort Monmouth: Past, Present, Future  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connolly discusses the changes in the works for Fort Monmouth, and answers any questions you may have about the past, present and future of the site. 

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Flow Circus  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Flow Circus

Summer Reading Club Participants Grades 1-6

Performer Paul Miller uses his storytelling skills to create a magical juggling comedy.

Location: Holmdel Senior Center

 

    Location: Holmdel

Saturday August 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mind and Meditation for Inner Peace  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mind and Meditation with Dhan Goboori from Art of Living. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings welcome. 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! Gumdrop Structure Challenge  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Engineer your own building using gumdrops and toothpicks!

Registration begins Monday July 24 for children Grades 3-5.

*Please advise us of any food allergies.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Build a Castle  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a castle fit for royalty!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, July 27

    Location: Headquarters
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Building a Potato-Powered Light  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

*WILD Jersey - Building a Potato-Powered Light
Grades 3 and up
Monday, August 7 at 5:00 pm
Learn how batteries work and make a
potato battery to power an LED light!

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Workshop (Teens)  
   

A Hands on Workshop

Make a simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper!  In this class possibilities are open ended !! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

    Location: West Long 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  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Special: Build a Better World at the Shore  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family special Program: Build a Better World Shore Edition by Dove Environmental Education.  How kids can

help Marine Animals of the Sea and Shore prsented courtesy of Monmouth County Clean Communities.

 Ages 4 and up with an adult. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Animal Reiki  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
What is Reiki  and how can I offer Reiki to my pets?  This evening is for those who are interested in learning more about Reiki and would like to learn how to use this healing modality for their pets.  
 
This class will touch upon such things as:
  • The origins of Reiki and how it is used today throughout the world
  • How we can access this healing energy
  • How we can share Reiki with our pets using a method taught by Kathleen Prasad, a well known International Animal Reiki Teacher
This class will include a demonstration, with time for questions and answers.
 
Presented by Bill Stevens, Reiki Teacher and Practitioner for 26 years. Bill is a Reiki Master who has practiced Reiki with a focus on people dealing with life threatening illnesses. More recently he has studied with Kathleen Prasad as an animal Reiki practitioner and teacher. He presently works with the VNA Hospice as a Reiki Practitioner, and has volunteered at both the local Humane Society and the SPCA in offering Reiki to their animals. He also maintains a private practice to respond to both human and animal needs with the goal being to encourage people to learn Reiki to care for themselves and their pets.
    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

Tuesday August 8, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting cancelled  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Library Commission meetings are open for public to attend.
Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted.
Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  
Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  
Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 11:00 AM;  Eastern Branch
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; 10 AM; Headquarters
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10AM; Howell cancelled 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

 

 
    Location: All Branches
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: 'Sand Castle Shapes'  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler craft and story about sand castles.  ages 2 & 3 with an adult.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your 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 and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language 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 Library Edition (available in the library only)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
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
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Bye Bye Birdie (1963) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Directed by George Sidney. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh and Bobby Rydell. 

Musical/Comedy - 1 hour 52 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Friendly Persuasion (1956) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-4469-8877   
   

When the Civil War threatens a peaceful Quaker family, the father struggles to adhere to his pacifist ways, while his teenage son wrestles with enlisting.

Starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, and  Anthony Perkins 

137m.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings along with physical movement!This class will be led by Miriam Pilgrim. Please wear comfortable clothes for moving in.

Space is limited. registration is required beginning Tuesday, July 25 for Ages 3.5 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Hot Air!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tweens! DIY Hover Craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tween Craft: Create a DIY Hover craft.  Grades 3 - 7. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents,

please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday August 9, 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
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM A Loaf of Bread: A Bread Baking Class  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We cannot supply the flask of wine or the singing companion, but we will teach you to bake delicious home-made bread. Flora Higgins, winner of four blue ribbons for her yeast breads at county fairs, will teach you the gentle and extremely satisfying art of making bread. You'll be guided through the stages of mixing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking the bread. Participants will bake their breads in their own ovens. There is room for five participants and five observers. 

We will be making Oatmeal Bread. Oatmeal Bread is a pretty, old-fashioned delight. Making bread does not require a lot of expertise or exotic equipment, but it does take some time. It has a delicious, slightly nutty flavor.

Registration is required! Students will be advised about what to bring when they register. Please register at the library or by calling 732-431-5656. Registration is limited, so if you cannot come, please tell us so someone on the waiting list can attend. 

Registration begins Friday, July 7th and concludes Wednesday, August 2nd. 

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

Here I am: A Novel

by JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Unfolding over four weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home?and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Volunteering - A Doorway to Employment

Many opportunities exist for volunteer work, and it is a proven way to open doors to paid employment.  Volunteering offers a unique opportunity to expand your network by connecting individuals who can link you to job prospects.  This insightful workshop will provide information to grow your network and skills, provide career exploration, enhance your resume, do’s and don’ts of volunteering and where to volunteer!

 

This program is presented by Monmouth County Library's Career Connection Staff and made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime and Craft: I't Fan-tastic!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage story and craft: It's Fan-tastic! Make a personalized fan.  Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Angry Birds Movie (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie (2016) (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Live by Night (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in Florida during the Prohibition era. Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. Stars Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson.  2 hours 9 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM FOHL Meeting  
    Location: Howell
   4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Meet a Penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium!

Grades K and Up, Only

2 shows to choose from: 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm

You Must; join the summer reading club, and read 8 hours to earn your free ticket to the show!

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build a Better World with Magic  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us to celebrate the end of the summer reading club with Magician Bob Conrad!

There will be puppets and a 5- foot balloon house!

All Ages

Regitration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tween Time! Building Super Eco Forts and Castles  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

*TWEEN TIME! Ages 7 - 10 years old
Building Super Eco Forts and Castles
Wednesday, August 9 at 4:00 pm
Learn how to recycle newspapers into
endless hours of creative fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:30 PM  -  4:55 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Meet a Penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium!

Grades K and Up, Only

2 shows to choose from: 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm

You Must; join the summer reading club, and read 8 hours to earn your free ticket to the show!

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Build a Better World Starting with You! Basic Yoga Class  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Interested in learning yoga? This class is great for the beginning student. If you have difficulty getting down on a mat, chairs will be available. You will learn many yoga postures (all postures can be practiced on the mat or chair) and breathing techniques. The class will be taught by Danielle Meany, RYT.

Please bring your own yoga mat. No experience necessary. 

Space is limited. Sign up here or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 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 August 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Sandpaper Castles craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool stories and create a sandcastle with sandpaper. Ages 31/2 to 5. Registration is required, in person, by phone or

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: A United Kingdom (2016) PG-13  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of the King of Botwana and his controversial marriage to a British woman that put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike Biography/Drama/ Romance 1 hr. 51 min.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl, Iddo Goldberg

Directed by:  Niki Caro

The real-life story of Antonia and Dr. Jan Zabinski who helped hundreds in Poland, while working with the resistance during WWII, when the Germans invade their country.

124 minutes

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

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 27.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13) (2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Drama, Biography, History- 127 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga with Michelle  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Yoga with Michelle

Grades K and up
2 sessions:
Thursday,  August 10 at 4:00 pm
Roar like a lion, stretch like a kitten and

have yoga fun with Michelle Wood

    Location: Allentown
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings along with physical movement!This class will be led by Miriam Pilgrim. Please wear comfortable clothing for moving in.

Space is limited. registration is required beginning Tuesday, July 25 for Grades K-3

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Seeing Eye: Puppy Raisers and Their Pups  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn what it takes to be a Seeing Eye Puppy Raiser, and meet the puppies and their 'foster parents' at this informative and engaging program.  Experienced puppy raisers from Monmouth and Atlantic Counties will be on hand to present information, talk about their experiences, and answer questions.

The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide people with visual impairment, instructs owners in the proper handling and care of the dogs, and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.  Puppy raisers are foster families from all walks of life who nurture and care for their charges until they are about 13-16 months old.  They teach puppies basic manners and commands, and socialize them to a variety of situations and experiences.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: At World's End (2007) PG-13  
    Contact: Children's Librarian    732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure worthy of a pirate!

August 10 - At World's End (2007) PG-13:  The adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow and his pals continue as they sail off the edge of the map.

August 17- On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM '67 Summer of Love Concert with the Jersey Surecats Band  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build a Better World Summer Reading

Celebrate  the music of the 1967 Summer of Love, as the Jersey Surecats Band helps us relive the incredible music of such  bands including  Jefferson Airplane, The Who, CCR and Janis Joplin. 

Entrance doors open at 6:00pm.  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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we welcome author/historian Rick Geffken to discuss his current book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  The Jersey shore was once a famous vacation destination featuring grand hotels and amusement parks.  Many of these treasures are gone today but the memories linger on.  Mr. Geffken will share stories and rarely seen photos from these days gone by.

Please register in person, online or by phone (732-431-5656)

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 11, 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 August 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive hold for more info joan  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive

June 1 – August 12

Build a Better Community by donating NEW and/or GENTLY worn children’s shoes!  Place them in the labeled donation box at the library between June 1 and August 12. All shoes will be donated to the Promised Land Ministries, an organization based in San Lucas Toliman that brings shoes to the boys and girls of Guatemala.

    Location: West Long Branch
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, go to www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priotiry will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  For more information email Rick: rkelsten@gmail.com

Location: Howell

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

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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: Shadows in the Sun  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Solar eclipse fun...shadow stories and craft.  Ages 3 and up with an adult.

Registration is required, in person, phone or on-line.

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

Attendees receive special viewing glasses for the upcoming partial solar eclipse on the August 21. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Shadows in the Sun- shadow stories and a craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

 Family Fun Saturday -Shadows in the Sun.  Shadow stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up

Registration ia required, in person, by phone or on0line. Parents, please register each child using your

phone and e-mail contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 August 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings welcome. Playtime included.

    Location: Howell
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! - Baby & Toddler Music Program! with Peas & Carrots!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Baby & Toddler Music Program!

Featuring: Peas & Carrots!

Rock out with the kids in this fun filled music program.

Space is limited

    Location: Ocean Township
   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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Life (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Daniel Espinosa

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

103minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Rizzo's Reptiles  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Celebrate the end of the summer Reading Clubs with Rizzo’s Reptiles.

You don’t have to be a member of the Reading Clubs to attend.  

All ages

Children five years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration necessary.

Meeting rooms, lower level

Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tween! - Bottle Cap Jewelry  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Grades 4 and Up 

Bottle Cap Jewelry, craft necklaces or bracelets with bottle caps.  

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Yoga with Alice  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids Yoga with Alice - Grades K and up
Monday, August 14 at 4:15 pm
Roar like a lion, stretch like a kitten and
have yoga fun with Alice Balzarini

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Dominoes Fun  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Test your dominoes building skills.

    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 KIds! Family Fun Special:Dinosaur Dig with Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come join real life paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka as we learn about fossils and amazing discoveries.  Dig for real dinosaur

fossils and then build a dinosaur. Ages 5 and up with an adult. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents, please

register each child separately using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Summer Blow-Out: Beach Detective Touch Tables!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success with Adventure Aquarium!

Get hands-on with aquatic creatures while using your detective skills to investigate & identify animal artifacts!

Fun for the whole family! Children 5 & under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Life (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Daniel Espinosa

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

103minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, 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 August 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Keeping Your Grandkids Safe and Happy While in Your Care!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

My, how things have changed since many of us became new parents! During this program, we will discuss the current trends in child safety in the home, outdoors and on the road. Join us for this interactive program.

Refreshments will be served.

Presented by Kelly DeLeon, MS, the community health educator at Monmouth Medical Center South, and the Safe Kids Ocean County Coalition Coordinator.

Registraion is requested using the form below or by calling the library.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Hollars (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery. Directed by John Krasinski. Starring John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, and Anna Kendrick. 

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour 28 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Shack (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.


Starring Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, and Octavia Spencer

132m.
 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Tweens! Summer Film:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 PG-13  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens Summer Film:  Newt Scamandern travels from London to New York with a briefcase full of magical creatures. 

Grades 6 and up,  Tweens and Teens.  Free admission, no tickets required,  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Mix up a batch of squishy, moldable kinetic sand!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet Bobby Rydell: Book Talk and Signing  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Bobby Rydell is the very definition of talent. His career has encompassed six decades and counting. Born in Philadelphia, Bobby first found success as a teen idol, selling over 25 million records. He went on to star on television, stage, and film and is now the author of a best-selling autobiography, Bobby Rydell Teen Idol on the Rocks A Tale of Second Chances.

He will  tell stories and answer questions and sign books purchased at this event.  Bobby's hits include Volare, Wild One, Sway and Wildwood Days.  Bobby also starred as Hugo in Bye Bye Birdie with Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke.

Please note: Both seating and time are limited for this program. Registration is required (please click the "register" button below or call our Reference Desk). 

Because of time limit, Mr. Rydell will only sign: 1) Books that are purchased at this event. 2)  One memorabilia item per person. Books cost $20 for one, $35 for two. Checks, Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

Bring your camera for a (single) photo opportunity. Other pre-signed items will be available for purchase. 

Entrance doors open at 5pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on pre-registration. 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
   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 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 Independent Film: Wilson (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Craig Johnson

Starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer

Feeling lonely and isolated, Wilson (Woody Harrelson) tracks down Pippa (Laura Dern), the ex-wife who left him 17 years earlier. She tells the neurotic and middle-aged misanthrope that he is the father of a teenager named Claire (Isabella Amara). Shocked, excited and hopeful, Wilson embarks on a madcap quest to connect with the daughter he never knew he had.
 
94 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight
 
 
    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Family Stem Project: Bridge Building  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family STEM Project: Can your family team build a bridge that 21 elephants can cross like the famous story

from New York.  Ages 2 and up with an adult.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM MonCty Senior Art Show Award Reception  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Monnmouth County's Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with Monmouth Arts to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.  

Please join Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley and Office on Aging Director Sue Moelon and all the Participants at an Awards Reception on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 10:00am. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Schoolage Craft: Design a Bumper Sticker  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children will design and personalize a bumper sticker.   Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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 World Cinema (UK) Movie: The Eagle Huntress (2016) (G)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Thirteen-year old Aisholpan trains to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family, a tradition handed down from father to son for centuries. Documentary/Sport Adventure/Family Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv. 1 hr 27 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band - Gershwin and More  
    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 Gershwin and others. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Moonlight (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Stars Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson. 111 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Going In Style (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Christopher Lloyd. 96 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Zootopia (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM International Film: Our Little Sister (2015) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.  Starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Drama/Comedy - 2 hours 8 mins

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves

She wants to hear your reading voices!

All Ages.

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets
Grades K - 5
Wednesday, August 16 at 4:00 pm
Build a working launcher to set your birds
in flight against the bad pigs using LEGO®s.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour - Unicorn Slime  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Make slime and make it sparkle with glitter.

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   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, August 3.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM International Film: Our Little Sister (2015) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.  Starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Drama/Comedy - 2 hours 8 mins

In Japanese with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Living for your Brain and Body  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This informative workshop will cover tips for optimizing physical and cognitive health including:

  • Research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement
  • Hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging- at any age!

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association

    Location: Hazlet
   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 workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?

When Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, who makes sense of the world through parody, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings—the savvy and responsible Celia, and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec—struggle with their mother to care for Michael’s increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how you see the most important people in your life.

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Club: A Different Lie  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A Different Lie by Derek Haas

A unique and thrilling twist on a family story -- what happens when an elite assassin becomes a father? Now a new dad, the infamous Silver Bear finds himself staying up late for feedings and changing diapers -- all while leading the double life of a contract killer. but a child forces him to weigh selfishness versus safety. Continue in his line of work, and he'll always wonder if he's putting his child's life at risk. It's a revelation with enormous ramifications when the target of his next assignment learns Columbus has a family.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Storytime: Construction Zone  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Constrution stories and a craft.  Ages 3 and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents,

please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Morgan Freeman, Joey King, Ann-Margaret

Directed by:  Zach Braff

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

96 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

As Stalin advances the ambitions of communists, a young artist battles to save his lover from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that killed millions of Ukrainians. Drama/Romance/War Starring: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

Lions Gate Film, Inc. 1 hr. 43 min.

    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  -  3:55 PM Get Out (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Catherine Keener.

Horror/Mystery – 104 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Longest Night by Andria Williams  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, this is the story about a young couple whose marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up.

    Location: Wall Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Live Animal Show and End of Summer Celebration  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Are you as agile as a chinchilla or as strong as a Burmese python? Come join Eyes of the Wild and maybe you will find out! During this exciting and educational live wildlife show, Eyes of the Wild will be featuring some of the amazing animals they have rescued. Don’t miss this exciting event! Stay afterwards for summer reading prizes and a special treat for everyone who completed the summer reading program. There is no registration required for the animal show, and children of all ages are welcome.

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Bricks 4 Kidz Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGOBuilding

Grades K-5
Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets
Thursday, August 17 at 4:00 pm
Build a working launcher to set your birds
in flight against the bad pigs using LEGOs
®
.
    Location: Allentown
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Build a Better World Magic Show  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-23   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Build a Better World with the magic of Andrew Schariff

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   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
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure worthy of a pirate!

August 17- On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Essential Oils: Reinventing Healthcare  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Join us for an informative session on essential oils by presenters El McCarthy and Katie Hunt.

Katie is a health and wellness educator at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls. After many years of battling serious illness, Katie discovered her passion for holistic medicine and natural healing. She is now a personal Health Coach and a doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. Katie believes that “The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it."

El worked in the pharmaceuticals industry for years marketing prescription medicines. Inspired by her sister who battled an autoimmune disease integrating naturopathic medicine with conventional medicine, El knew she wanted to work closely with holistic practitioners who use nature's approach to achieving wellness. She assists three holistic Physical Therapy Doctors and is a doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. El feels that "Knowledge is power, and laughter is the best medicine."

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


Friday August 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Beauty and the Beast (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Special Family Movie

The characters of Disney’s animated version come to life in this live action version retelling the story of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.


Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Kevin Kline
Seating will be first come first serve.

129m.

 

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Trust Planning Seminar  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn about the history of trusts and how they work, asset protection, and the efficient tax transfer of assets at this informative seminar.

 

Presented by Ralph Buono of Exec55Trust

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday August 21, 2017
     Kids! Family Fun Monday - Solar Eclipse Day Madness!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Monday! Solar Eclipse Day Madness!!!  A partial solar eclipse will be visible throughout all of North Amrerica today! 

Come learn about this event of the century, make a sun print and get your own free eclipse vviewing glasses. We will have a

special viewing area outside the library so bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas, etc all you nee for you viewing comfort.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 AM  -  3:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Special: Partial Solar Eclipse Event  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us in a story, special craft, and a chance to view this amazing event. Attendees will receive a special pair of veiwing glasses!

Story and craft portion will last about 30 minutes, then sit back and enjoy the view, eclipse is expected to last about 2 hours or more.

Snacks, lawn chairs and  blankets are welcome.  All ages welcome. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Logan (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

137 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    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  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Logan (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

137 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, 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  -  8:00 PM Tune into your Feelings with Essential Oils  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Are you feeling Overwhelmed? Stuck? Stagnant? Join the Hazlet Library for a Tune Into Your Feelings With Essential Oils Workshop.

During this class we will:

  • Learn what essential oils are, how they are made and the three ways they are used

  • Why purity is so important when choosing essential oils

  • Experience the top essential oils used to release feelings

  • Enjoy a peaceful guided imagery visualization and journaling prompt

  • Leave feeling open and refreshed?

*Free to the public, however, space is limited. Please sign up below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164 to reserve a seat. Chairs will be available. If you would prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own mat or blanket.*

 
    Location: Hazlet

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Going In Style (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. 

Comedy/Crime - 1 hour 36 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers and integrate them into white society, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp.

Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, and Kenneth Branagh

94m.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bottle Bank!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Upcycle an ordinary item into a clever coin bank!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Fun Special: Storyteller Julie Pasqual  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come join Stroryteller Julie Pasqual for an exciting and interactive program.

 Ages 3 and up with an adult.  
Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 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 August 23, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop:Path to Employment Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop; Path to Employment - Starting Your Job Search

This in-depth program focuses on the emotional impact of job loss and how to effectively achieve results in your job searching efforts.  Topics of discussion are a job seeker’s frame of mind, establishing a clear vision of career goals, developing an applicable job search plan, what you’ll find at a local Jersey Job Club and ultimately Planning, Preparing and Succeeding in today’s demanding job market. 

This program is presented by the Library's Career Connection Staff and made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage storytime and craft: Glittery, Shivery Slime!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Glittery stories and make glittery, shivery slime. Grades K-3. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents,

please register each individual child using your email and phone contact info.  

    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 Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Rope” (1928) by Katherine Anne Porter

Acrimony between a husband and wife escalates when a coil of rope and forgotten coffee become the object of their frustration. 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Purpose (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. Stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton. 1 hour 40 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

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

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour -Glowing Gold Fish  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Make Fuse bead Fish

(This is a difficult craft, not suitable for toddlers)

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by JK Rowling

 At the meeting we will discuss the book, and Watch the movie based on the book!

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Build a Better World Starting with You! Basic Yoga Class  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Interested in learning yoga? This class is great for the beginning student. If you have difficulty getting down on a mat, chairs will be available. You will learn many yoga postures (all postures can be practiced on the mat or chair) and breathing techniques. The class will be taught by Danielle Meany, RYT.

Please bring your own yoga mat. No experience necessary. 

Space is limited. Sign up here or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites- A Book Club for Adults  
   

 

When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

Between the coasts of Tasmania and Antarctica the lives of a lonely girl, a gentle man, and a red ship intersect. Their stories unfold in short, evocative vignettes that capture emotional time and space as well as bring the physical spaces to life. The girl, Isla, lives with her Mum and little brother, just getting by without many resources or even love to spare. The arrival of the Nella Dan and the ship's steward, Bo, briefly opens a window into another world, one of contrasts between the cold stillness of ice and busy heat of mess halls. The skill and insight that earned Parrett's debut novel, Past the Shallows, critical acclaim have created another moving account of the depth of ordinary lives. (Library Journal, starred review)

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O'Toole

Directed by:  Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

A successful, single, career woman asks her co-worker to pose as her boyfriend at a family wedding back home in Mexico.  Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony.

102 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Evening (2007) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

As Ann lay dying, she is suddenly moved to reveal her emotional and romantic past to her daughters. Starring: Claire Danes, Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette, Natasha Richardson, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep Drama/Romance 1 hr. 57 min.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

After a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish, while standing on the brink of international acclaim. 

Starring:  Russell Crowe

Biography/Drama/History –135 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:30 PM  -  4:05 PM Kids! Family Film: The LEGO Batman Movie 2017 PG  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film: 'The LEGO Batman Movie'. PG 2017.  LEGO Batman must save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover

attempts in this big screen adventure.  All ages welcome. Free Admission.  No tickets required.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday August 25, 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 August 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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 August 28, 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   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 August 29, 2017
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Paper Popsicles -Toddler Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, and Jenny Slate. 

Drama - 1 hour 41 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Theory of Everything (2014) (PG-13)  
   

Based on the true story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking who while at Cambridge falls in love with fellow student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of; time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, and Emily Watson    

123m.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Plant People!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create a bald-headed plant person, then bring it home & watch its grass-hair grow!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   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 Independent Film: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joseph Cedar

Starring Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done. When an Israeli dignitary named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi) comes to the city, Norman decides to impress the man by buying him some very expensive shoes. It works and he establishes a strong connection to the man, but a few years later, when Eshel becomes the Israel prime minister, Norman can't communicate with him anymore, and this threatens to destroy his reputation.
 
118 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic
 
 
    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday August 30, 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  -  3:15 PM Vintage: Movie: All About Eve (1950)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 Aspiring actress, Eve Harrington is determined to get close to her Broadway idol Margo Channing.  When she shows up backstage telling Margo and her friends her melancholy life story, Margo takes pity on her and hires her as her personal assistant.  Drama Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders 2 hrs. 18 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Films

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Shack (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

After suffering a family tragedy, a depressed man faces a crisis of faith. He receives a mysterious personal invitation from God to meet at a place called “The Shack.”  He will find his life is changed forever.  Stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw. 2 hours 12 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! - Summer Movie Matinee: Lego Batman Movie (PG) ©Warner Brothers  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Movie Matinee – All ages; children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

2:00 pm:   Lego Batman Movie (PG) ©Warner Brothers 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Directed by:  Marc Webb

A single man's plans to raise his spirited, young niece, a child prodigy, in a normal school environment, are foiled once the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of his formidable mother, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate him from his niece.

101 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Hollars (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

John Hollar, a struggling New York City artist, returns to his small middle-American town after he learns that his mother must undergo surgery. When he arrives, he is immediately swept up by the same dysfunctional family issues that he left behind. Comedy/Drama/Romance Starring: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Day 2 hr. 8 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Patriot's Day(R)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and Michelle Monaghan.

Crime/Drama/History–133 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Lois Kiely and Diane Novobilsky  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 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 Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 21.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 4.

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 21

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday September 4, 2017
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Zookeeper (2011) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Lonely zookeeper Griffin Keyes discovers his animal friends can speak when they start offering him romantic advice in the hope that he will find a mate and stick around.

Starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, and Ken Jeong

102m.

 

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

The Accidental Empress
  by  Allison Pataki
 In 1853, the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family and young, rich Emperor Franz is ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, arrives at court with  her older sister, the emperor’s  fiancee.   Pataki , with rich period detail and complex characters gives us a look into one of history’s most intriguing royal families
 

  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
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Set in 1930s Ukraine, Joseph Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin. A young artist battles to save his lover from the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.  This star filled and convincing cast will take you along on one of the most dramatic and dangerous periods in 20th Century Europe's past. Stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp. 1 hour 43 minutes. 

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

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting the Most from Social Security  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This free seminar will reveal simple secrets on how to maximize your social security benefits including:

  • How a recent law change could impact your benefits
  • How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on Social Security benefits
  • Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security
  • Simple ways to increase your Social Security
  • Six ways Social Security has changed in 2017

Register here or by calling the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164

    Location: Hazlet

Thursday September 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fall back into an Organized home with Jamie Novak  
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Fall Back into an Organized Home! How to De-clutter, De-stress and Get Things Done! 
With Best-selling author and humorist Jamie Novak
Thursday, Sept 7 at 1pm
Marlboro Public Library
 Learn a few simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home and life. Come for a laugh (or two) and to learn how to easily clear the clutter and store the stuff. No more saying, “Where did I put that?” or “I’ve been looking for this!” Bring your questions for the Q&A and stay for the book signing of Jamie’s bestselling book Keep This Toss That.
If you procrastinate, lose papers in a stack of mail, and have a 2-page to-do list then this program is for you!
Call the library (732) 536-9406  beginning Aug. 23 to reserve a seat.
 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The Hunter's Prayer (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech

Directed by:  Jonathan Mostow

An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.

91 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
   1:30 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 Howell Heritage Group  
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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 September 8, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 9, 2017 -  Saturday September 23, 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, September 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday September 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, go to www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priotiry will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  For more information email Rick: rkelsten@gmail.com

Location: Howell

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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 September 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

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

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   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 September 12, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Go, van Gogh!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A Tuesday Talk @ the Howell Library!

Take an armchair art tour with Michael Norris, Ph.D., a former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who has presented art history lectures for more than 20 years. Dr. Norris wil examine with us some of the more than 2,000 works created by pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh during the last decade of his life.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MediGap vs. Medicare Advantage: What You Need to Know  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us to learn “The Important Differences Between Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans”.

Medicare Insurance specialists Robert Handfuss and Rosemary Daniels of Bankers Life and Colonial Penn will review the basics, along with answering questions such as:
• What should I consider when choosing one or the other?
• 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 these plans cover any costs if I need care in my own home?
• What don’t these plans 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 requested by either calling the library at 732-431-5656, signing up in the library or doing so right below.

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

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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  -  2:45 PM Vintage: Movie: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 

Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during the silent-movie era in Hollywood, but when talking pictures hit the scene, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy when the audience laughs when they hear his co-star speak for the first time. Drama/Musical/Romance Starring:

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor 1 hr. 43 min.

MGM 

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

An elderly divorcee is haunted by his past when he receives a letter from the estate of his first love’s mother.  He is forced to reconnect with his former love, traveling with his ex-wife with whom he shares memories of his younger days. His situation causes him to rethink his current situation in life. Stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter. 1 hour 48 minutes 

 

 

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

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Stranger Danger  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

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.

Ages 5 and up with families

No registration

 

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crazy about Patsy Cline  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jazz singer Maggie Worsdale pays tribute to the earthy innovative legend, Patsy Cline, who put the Nashville sound on the map and paved the way for future country singers. Maggie's performance is loaded with fourteen of Cline's songs and little known stories about her life and career. An international artist, Maggie Worsdale has performed at many major concert halls, cabarets, and jazz venues around the country and in Europe. She has released four studio albums and has appeared as a guest artist on three others. 

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:30 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 September 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law

Directed by:  Guy Ritchie

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up in the back alleys of the city, but once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not

126 minutes

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

You can make your school bus longer or shorter!

K and up

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday September 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on Judas by Omos Oz

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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 September 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

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

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Foxy Fables  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

 Read Aesop's fables about the fox capturing all the energy of the character. Be craftier than your friends with foxy ears added to your headband.

    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
   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 September 19, 2017
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Elephant and Piggie Puppets - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Have More Joy in Your Life  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to live a happier life!

Join us as Sherry Goldman (LCSW, ADC-C) shares her experiences after the premature death of her father led her on a passionate quest to live the most meaningful life possible.  Sherry has been studying with masters, gurus and teachers from all over the world on how to be more joyful for almost 20 years.  Come listen as she shares her what she has learned with you. 

This is an evening for anyone who craves more out of life, and wants to learn real, yet easy, tools and techniques on how to live a happier life. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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 Charlie's Band featuring Sandy Sasso  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this performance. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Promise (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the story follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Stars Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale. 2 hours 13 minutes

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

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in the current day. Her malevolence, grown over millennia, unleashes terrors that defy human comprehension. Starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis. 110 minutes. 

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

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

All ages.

Please choose one session.  

No registration necessary.

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

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - 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.

All ages.

Please choose one session.

No registration necessary.

 

 

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

Read any "Hot Dog" book to Styx, our Smooth Collie.

    Location: Howell

Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Ukulele and Bucket Drum Workshop  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Ukulele and Drum Bucket Workshop featuring Lakehouse Music Academy.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Club: The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The quest to crack an ancient code  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox

This true intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history -- the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze  Age.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Book:  

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Wilson (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-thomas, Shaun Brown

Directed by:  Craig Johnson

A lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest, middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

94 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
   1:30 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: Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. Now, a fiercely independent divorce lawyer Paula learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother.

    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

Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing: Matthew John Benecke  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come to the Hazlet Library for a book signing and reading by local author, Matthew John Benecke! Matthew is the author of the Kosmogonia series of speculative fiction novels including the apocalyptic thriller, The Lion in the Desert, and its sequels, The Walking Ghosts and The Metamorphoses. He is also the writer of Beer & Fitness: The Practical Guide to Exploring Craft Beer and Improving Physical and Mental Fitness and the popular craft beer blog, The Beer Whisperers.

Register online or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed presented by Jamie Novak  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Jamie Novak, organizing hurmorist, presents the program Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed. She will teach you where to begin, what items to keep and what to toss, how to prevent regret, and overall how to clear clutter and store items. 

You may have seen Ms. Novak on HGTV or QVC or read one of her bestsellers like her newest book Keep This Toss That! Jamie travels nationally presenting her programs and her tips have appeared in multiple national magazines. With offices in NJ and CA Jamie helps clients on both coasts clear clutter.

Registration is requested for this event by signing up below, in the library or by calling us at 732-431-5656. 


Monday September 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

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

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

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

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

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

PUT MOVIE INFO HERE

    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
   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 September 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Japan)

"The Elephant Vanishes" is a short story by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, included ina short story collection of the same name.  Murakami is known for his calm delivery of prose writing and his inside depiction of the Japanese world view.

This particular short story focuses on the protagonist's personal reaction to the presence - and then disappearance - of an old elephant in his hometown.  The elephant was a refuge from a defunt zoo, and the town council agreed to take on the elephant and provide for it, including food and a keeper.  

    Location: Headquarters
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Turtles - 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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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 Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Rules of the Game” (1989) by Amy Tan

A Chinese- American girl learns from her mother the art of invisible strength, a strategy for winning arguments and respect from others.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their families, three now retired lifelong friends set off to go after the bank that took their money. Stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. 1 hour 36 minutes

 

 

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

Read any Star Wars book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   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 workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.  Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue.  But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbiling them into chaos.  A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing. Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husband and wives struggle, all their lives to understand one another.  

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Grey Lady (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan

Directed by:  John Shea

A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, and finds more than he bargained for.

107 minutes

    Location: Howell

Friday September 29, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stand By Me: The Music of Leiber & Stoller (Music & Education Program)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Lyricist Jerry Leiber and Composer Mike Stoller were songwriting partners who wrote such crossover hits as "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Kansas City" and "Yakety Yak" in the 50's and 60's. They created some of the best groundbreaking Rock and Roll hits for such artists as Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups and Jay and the Americans, as well as for many more artists. This great songwriting duo has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, writing over 70 chart hits. "Smokey Joes Cafe," a Broadway Musical Revue is based on their work and has won seven Tony Awards. It became the longest-running Musical Revue in Broadway history.

Come listen to Phil Bruschi as he talks about their fabulous songwriting career. Phil will sing many of their songs such as "Stand By Me," "Loving You," "On Broadway," "Spanish Harlem" and more. There is no registration for this event but seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Shang-Yi Lu will lead discussion on Have Book, Will Travel  by Zhan Hongzhi

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Guido Guazzoni and Cheryl Kleiner  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Monday October 2, 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   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 October 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 October 4, 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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

 

  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! Lego Club  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 5, 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 Howell Heritage Group  
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday October 6, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday October 9, 2017
     Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday October 10, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
   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 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 October 11, 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage: Movie: Rebel Without A Cause (1955) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A rebellious young man with a disturbing past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Drama Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood  1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 12, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 14, 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
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: Inventors in Monmouth & Ocean  
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on Inventions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link

 

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.


Sunday October 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.


Monday October 16, 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 October 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

Moving House by Pawel Huell (Poland)

In Pawel Huell's story "Moving House" the reader is treated to the story of a young Polish boy who pays a visit to his German neighbor.  Such a visit is forbidden to the boy, but the beautiful music played by the German Lady next door bewitches him.  In Polish History, Germany became an aggressive and betraying neighbor while Russia offered salvation.  Nevertheless, for Poles one's friends one day could easily be one's enemies the next.

Cockroaches by Bruno Schulz (Poland)

Bruno Schulz was one of the most remarkably gifted writers from Eastern Europe in the 20th century.  Little known outside his native Poland, his work as been compared to Franz Kafka.  This short story is typical of Schulz's genius and is included in the short story book The Street of Crocodiles.

    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 October 18, 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Japan) Movie: Kikujiro (Kikujiro no natsu) (1999) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A nine year old boy being raised by his grandmother decides to search for his mother who lives far away. When he leaves home with only her photograph and address, he meets Kikujiro, a tough guy with an acid tongue and a warm heart.  Comedy/Drama Directed by Takeshi Kitano, Starring: Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano/ 1999 Selection for  Cannes Film Festival 2 hrs 1 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.

Bernadette Fox is notorious.  To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15 year old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply Mom.  Then Bernadette disappears.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CAROLE KING: Now and Forever  
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses Carole's musical career and sings some of her earlier songs such as, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Up on A Roof" and many more.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
At 1pm at the Marlboro Public Library
Tickets for this event will be distributed beginning Tuesday Oct. 3 at 10 am. Four tickets per family.
For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406
 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 21, 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
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Spanish  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Katherine Rittenbach will lead discussion on the book "Las lagrimas de San Lorenzo" by Julio Llamazares

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.  

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday October 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.


Monday October 23, 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 October 24, 2017
   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 October 25, 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker

A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.  

    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 workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 26, 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

Saturday October 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  -  12:00 PM Kids! Star Wars Invasion!  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

An Out of This World Experience!  

Family Program for all ages

Star Wars turns 40 this year and the library is celebrating with a visit by the 501st Legion!  Join the excitement that began four decades ago in a galaxy far, far away.  Feel free to come in costume!  There will be a cosplayers presentation followed by a photo op.

No registration needed.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

    Location: Headquarters

Monday October 30, 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 October 31, 2017
   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 November 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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Shelter
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.

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

Thursday November 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 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

Friday November 3, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine  by Ahlem Mosteghanemi

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday November 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Italian  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day! 

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
   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 November 7, 2017
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 will be voting in Library Headquarters  
    Contact: R Preteroti   732 446 8315   clerk@mtnj.org
   

Registered voters in the Manalapan Districts of 6 and 14 and 17 and 26 may vote at Library Headquarters Building:

Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm.  The Library itself is not open today, but the Library ONLINE is open: www.monmouthcountylib.org 

Voting or Polling Questions may be addressed to: 

Office of the Municipal Clerk
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (732) 446-8315 or (732) 446-8316
E-mailclerk@mtnj.org

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday November 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
   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 November 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Room is Assigned  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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 November 10, 2017
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Monday November 13, 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 November 14, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
   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 November 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
   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  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

America's First Daughter: A novel by Stephanie Dray

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph --a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

    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

Saturday November 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

Monday November 20, 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 November 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

The Story of the Lizard Who Had the Habit of Dining on His Wives by Eduardo H. Galeano (Uruguary)

Part fable, part allegory, this story shows the dangers of predatory behavior.  After consuming so many wives, the lizard meets his true love, but it is a case of "be careful what you wish for".

Jaspal by Kirpal Singh (Singapore)

"Jaspal" is a short story written by the famous scholarly author, Dr. Kirpal Singh.  The story plot begins with the person named Jaspal sitting in a restroom, thinking about his happy-go-lucky childhood memories of India.  The story is written in a very light and humorous way, yet touching the very sensitive topic of racism, classicism, and difference in thought between different generations, in Singapore. 

    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 November 22, 2017
     Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

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

Saturday November 25, 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 November 27, 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 November 28, 2017
   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 November 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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  -  2:40 PM World Cinema (Spain) Movie: Julieta (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro

Thursday November 30, 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

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

Friday December 1, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  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 December 4, 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 December 5, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 December 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Howell

Thursday December 7, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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 December 11, 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 December 12, 2017
   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 December 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   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 workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 14, 2017
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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 December 18, 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 Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   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 December 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

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

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

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

"The Haunted Boy" (1955) by Carson McCullers

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

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    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

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Howell
   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 December 24, 2017
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

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

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

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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 (Japan) Movie: Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2015) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro

Saturday December 30, 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

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

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

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro

Thursday January 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel  by Joshilyn Jackson
An independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel . It’s an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

My Father’s Paradise: A  Son’s Search for His Family’s Past by Ariel Sabar
In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.  Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage-until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family's place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world's attention.


 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro

Tuesday September 1, 2020
   1:00 AM test  
    Contact: Donna Mansfield   732-431-7220 x 7225   dmansfield@monmouthcountylib.org

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