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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/
 
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays from 10 am until 3pm  On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm until 8pm.  
Alternating Fridays and Saturdays.  Please call for specific information.
 
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

 

These are all free services available to anyone in the community:  No Card needed. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     A Different Angle: Photography Display by Ellen Rubinstein  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ellen Rubinstein (Nature Photographer) from Holmdel, New Jersey displays her most recent artistic nature photographs from around the world.

Throughout her life, she has been inspired to capture fragments of the beauty of nature by means of photography. Her images reflect the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form. Nature is continually presenting us with visually striking moments which will never be repeated. It is our challenge to notice, appreciate, and preserve them.

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, she has resided in scenic Holmdel, for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination of hers. Ellen's work has been showcased at various libraries and venues throughtout the state of New Jersey.

This display can be seen during library hours in the Reading Room.

    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Artist Theresa Trocchia and Students  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit:Between The Sea and Me Abstract Paintings by Marilyn Casey  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

On Display in the Lobby Cases are samples of Abstract Paintings by Marilyn Casey

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit:Dabbling in the Arts Mixed Media by Marlbor Rec. Senior Division  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

In the Library Central Gallery are displays from the Marlboro Recreation Senior Division group of Mexed Media Creations. The display is entitled: Dabbling in the Arts

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artists.

Meet the artist reception June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

    Location: Wall Township

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 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 Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Thursdays, 11:00am. No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

    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

Saturday June 10, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

(Monday, June 19-24, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Monday June 19, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM All Hands on Deck! A Special Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Howell Library has received a large donation of books from a retired merchant seaman, and we're armed to the teeth with maritime-themed books!

Topics cover maritime history, types of ships, whaling history, shipwrecks, disasters at sea, and the list goes on.

This collection will be offered in a special sale between June 19 and June 30 during regular library hours. The Howell Library's hours are: Monday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Tuesday,9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tell your shipmates not to drag their anchors on this one!

Howell Library's book sales are sponsored by the Friends of Howell Library in support of library programs.

    Location: Howell

Thursday June 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Tender Smiles for Kids  
   

Tender Smiles for Kids - Birth through 5 years

Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 am

Healthy teeth presentation for kids from Tender Smiles for Kids dental group

 

 

    Location: Allentown
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series.  Okay to drop in at any session.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! New Jersey Horse month: Meet the Minis  
    Contact:    732=683=8980   
   

It's New Jersey Horse Month so come meet and greet Buster and Star and their owner Erica Todd from the Knight Riders

4-H Club of Monmouth County. To be held in the side parking lot, weather permitting.  No registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise. The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past.  This book will illuminate your heart.

Don't miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life changing adventure.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This is an American biopic film of the 2010 disaster that occurred when the offshore drilling rig known as Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Drama/Action Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin 1 hr.47 min.

Lionsgate

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Bleed For This (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer, Vinny Pazienza, who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks. 

Directed by:  Ben Younger

Starring:  Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ted Levine

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids!Touch a Truck!  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Read-to-Me and Vacation Reading Clubs Kick-Off Event

 All ages with parent or guardian

Come and see big rigs and vehicles from the Manalapan Township Department of Public Works! 

Rain-date is Monday, June 26 from 2-3pm

No registration

Located in the Alexandria Drive parking lot

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Let It Ride (1989) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by  Joe Pytka

Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? Directed by Havana Widows

90 min; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Great Songs of the 1950s  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

 

We will review and explore the most popular songs of the 1950s. The background and history of each song will be reviewed and will be set against the period in which the song was written. A brief review of the events of the decade will kick off the presentation. Video, audio, and pictures will be used to enhance this trip back to a time past. Attendees will be encouraged to sing along.  

This program will be presented by John Ench who has taught at Rutgers and has presented programs on Doo-Wop and Academy Awarding-winning movies.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Eat Pray Love (2010) (PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Billy Crudup

Drama/Romance --133 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Build a Better World Marshmallow Challenge  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us for great books and the chance to design our own 3D geometric structures made from some unexpected (and yummy) materials. *as food product will be involved please call the library with any food allergy concerns* This program is open to kids ahes 4 and up. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up  
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up

Thursday, June 22 at 4:00 pm

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

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Galaxy Slime - Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make this great Slime which looks like the Night Sky!

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 1.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE: Uncovering the Hidden Benefits of LinkedIn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This will be a Hands-on, LIVE class.  Bring your laptops to follow along and generate Potential Client “Lead Lists” while there.  Although LinkedIn is the hardest Social Media Platform to work with, it also can give you the most benefits, if used correctly.
Join us on June 22nd for an interactive, learning experience with Suzanne Stingo of SMS Social Media Strategies.
-How to create lead generation lists
-How to reach out to your Second Connections
-How to download your connection list to use for e-mail marketing, etc.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History Presentation: The Battle of Midway  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific during World War II, between June 4 and 7, 1942, only six months after the Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.  The United States Navy under Admirals: Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals: Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo near Midway, which caused devastating damage on the Japanese fleet.

Presentation by History Enthusiast, Cole Snedeker.

RSVPs Strongly Encouraged. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Let It Ride (1989) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by  Joe Pytka

Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? Directed by Havana Widows

90 min; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Last King of Scotland with Introduction by Natasha Himmelman  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Natasha Himmelman introduces this special screening of The Last King of Scotland (2006) and facilitates a discussion about the film, with a particular focus on representations of Africa. A media literacy advocate, she poses questions about images, stereotypes, history and fiction, encouraging critical readings, understandings and interpretations of the film. 

As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives one of the greatest performances of modern movie history. This is Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician. Due in part to Amin's unexpected passion for Scottish culture, Amin even proclaims himself "The Last King of Scotland". Seduced by Amin's charisma and blinded by decadence, Garrigan's dream life becomes a waking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape. Inspired by real people and events, this gripping, suspenseful stunner is filled with performances you will never forget.

Natasha Himmelman is a Puerto Rican/Latinx researcher and educator raised in Spotswood and Manalapan, New Jersey. A Dartmouth College and University of Cape Town alum, she is currently a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) in South Africa. Natasha participates in Africa- and African Diaspora-centered projects that privilege a sociopolitical consciousness and engagement with artistic and cultural spaces. She is committed to media literacies that empower informed decision-making and equip individuals and communities to fully participate in society.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. Please join us for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.

 

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Book Donation Drop-off Day  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Township of Ocean Library. We can accept: Children's books, Adult fiction and nonfiction, DVDs, Books and Music on CD....in good condition.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept: Encyclopedias, Textbooks, Magazines, Cassettes, VHS, or Records, Travel/Technical books older than 5 years, Readers Digest Condensed Books, as well as moldy, dirty, torn items, and dated publications such as almanacs and tax guides.

    Location: Ocean Township
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
   

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

    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  -  3:15 PM I Am Woman: A Play  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Linda Turash Productions presents "I Am Woman". This play consists of one main theme: women. It's about women as well as performed by women. With a simple prop or change in appearance, four of the LT Production actresses will bring these dramatic,comedic and sometimes whimsical pieces to life. Patrons will enjoy the works of many of our most famous playwrights which will include Tennessee Williams, Neil Simon and Lillian Hellman. Registration is not required for this event but seating is on a first-come first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck

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

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

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

Stories and Songs 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 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  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Moana (2016) (PG)

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

1 hour, 47 minutes

No registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

104 minutes; (c) Universal

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

104 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rock Wall - Live, Laugh, and Climb (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 5487   
   

Looking for an adventure? Rocking climbing is fun, exciting and challenging.  This is an excellent way to develop safety training, movement skills and competency in a new sport.

Appropriate footwear/sneakers are required for this activity (no sandals please ) Water bottles are recommended.

This program is for teens grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Big Green Monsters  
    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  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Directed by Ritesh Batra.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, and Michelle Dockery.  

Drama - 108 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Astronaut Farmer (2006) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

As a farmer, family man and former astronaut-in-training, Charles Farmer chases his lifelong dream to reach the stars by building his very own spacecraft in his barn! With the support of his family and friends Farmer bravely faces the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration and financial ruin to overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of his launch and his dreams.


Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen,and Max Thieriot

103 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Fest: The Salesman (PG-13) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

125 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

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

Concoct oozy, gooey slime!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Architectural Challenge - Doodle, Draw and Build (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

This relaxed program poses simple architectural activties/challenges in a fun, and interesting way. If you love drawing buildings, cities, or planning a park this is for you. Teens will be given samples of various architecture scenarios like: bridges, airport buildings, city squares, city street lights and challenged to complete the picture with their own innovative designs and creative solutions. 

We supply the challenges, pencils and you come up with the solutions! No experience required, just a desire to learn about architecture.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required.

    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 Summer International Film Fest: The Salesman (PG-13) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

125 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM When Celestial Bodies Collide: Eclipses & Other Phenomena  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Did you know.....a Solar Eclipse is coming in 2017! What causes a solar or lunar eclipse? Astronomer Kevin Manning will explore the natural causes of these and other celestial events and offer many fascinating photos will serve to illustrate these occurrences. 

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Kevin has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has presented workshops and lectures over the years at libraries, public schools, observatories, and science centers.

"Kevin Manning's enthusiasm is contagious.  His vast knowledge and genuine love of Astronomy was well-received by our large multi-generational audience." - Deborah Dellis-Quinn, Manhasset Public Library

 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 28, 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 and craft: My Neighbor Totoro  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage storytime and craft:  My Neighbor Totoro!! Let's hear a story and make a craft.  Grades K to 5.

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

email contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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  -  2:50 PM Vintage: Movie: Mildred Pierce (1945) (Not Rated)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A divorced housewife struggles to care for her two daughters,  but when the oldest child begins to resent her mother for their degrading social status, the relationship between the two become complicated.  Adapted from the James M. Cain novel. Drama/Crime/Film- Noir Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth  1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jackie Kennedy's world is shattered after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. While fighting her grief, Jackie must console their two young children, vacate her home, plan her husband's funeral, and define her husband's legacy. Stars Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. 1 hour, 40 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Moana (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Ms. Heather    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Film Fest  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) 2016

Wednesday, June 28 from 3:00 pm - 4:47 pm

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

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    Location: West Long Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Meet Indy! A Retired Throughbred to celebrate June is Horse Month in NJ  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

June is Horse Month in New Jersey!

To help us celebrate, one of our favorite retirees will visit Library Headquarters: Indy The Thoroughbred horse!  Indy will bring his friend and fellow retiree, De Fazio (who is a Mustang) for this meet and greet and carrot chomp!  We hope you will join the fun!  

We have scheduled a  rain date on Thursday,  June 29. 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Chocolate and Sooty, Colts Neck's Miniature Horses!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about these special animals with Julie Richards, President of the Colts Neck Trail Riders Club.

At the end of the program you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse.

  • Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program.
  • The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.
  • All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Schoolage Activity: July 4th Emoji Pins  
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and Up

Celebrate the USA with a fun emoji pin that you will design and craft.  

Space is limited; register online

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

Storytime for grades K and Up. 

June 7 - Ocean Day - Storytime

June 14 - Picnic Day - Craft

June 28 - Lego Book Club - Read any book in the series "Alien in my Pocket" by Nate Ball. Discuss it and make a Lego creation

Snacks will be served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   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 The 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: Headquarters
   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: Headquarters

Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Build a Better World With Magic  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Magic, puppets, and jokes to start your Summer Reading with Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne  
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne - Birth through 5 years

Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 am

Kids Music and Movement program using musical instruments, scarves, egg shakers and more!

 

    Location: Allentown
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series.  Okay to drop in at any session.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Special - Stories and S'mores  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Join us around the campfire as we tell stories, sing songs, and make no-melt s'mores.

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 15.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Love & Friendship (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Lady Susan Vernon, a beautiful young widow, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances that have been circulating among polite society. While there, she is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally. Drama/Romance Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel   1 hr. 30 min. 

Roadside Attractions

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Arrival (2016) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. 

Directed by:  Denis Villeneuve

Starring:  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Visit with the 11th Assembly District Members  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stop in for a visit to see District Representative Joseph Delaney, MPA from the 11th Assembly District. New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature, covering the Monmouth County municipalities of Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Colts Neck Township, Deal Borough, Eatontown Borough, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken Borough, Loch Arbour Village, Long Branch City, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls Borough and West Long Branch Borough. 

   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Summer Family Film Fest – Moana (PG)  
   

Summer Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) 2016

Thursday, June 29 from 2:00 pm - 3:47 pm

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.  1 hour, 47 minutes

    Location: Allentown
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Hidden Figures (PG)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae.

Biography/Drama/History --127 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Hearts and Horseshoes 4H Club  
   

Hearts and Horseshoes 4H Club - All ages

Thursday, June 29 at 4:00 pm

Celebrate National Horse month with 4H when they bring a life-size toy pony to brush and different saddles for the kids to learn about horses and their care.

    Location: Allentown
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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 grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Reading and Book Signing: Mary Lou Irace  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as author Mary Lou Irace returns to the Eastern Branch to discuss the sequel to her novel Out of My Dreams, which she presented to us one year ago.  Copies of her new novel will be available for sale and signing. The story of Tara and Evan continues in The Magic of Us.  

As they begin their married life in the Boston suburbs, things return to normal.  But as the newlyweds await the birth of their first child, another tragic event causes fate to intervene at the hands of a surprise visitor. 

Mary Lou Irace lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.  Visit her at www.facebook.com/MaryLouIraceAuthor and Twitter @MaryLouIrace

Part of the Women and Words series at the Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 30, 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 July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Linda Ganz  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries  
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

    Location: All Branches
   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  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Sing (2016) PG © Illumination Entertainment

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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 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

Monday July 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. 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 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  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sing (2016) (PG)

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

1 hour, 48 minutes

No registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Special Movie Showing: 1776 (1972) (G)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with this special showing of the movie musical 1776.  Directed by Peter H. Hunt and starring William Daniels, Howard DaSilva, Ken Howard, and Blythe Danner, this musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence is sure to delight and inspire.

In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence.  As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence.  Large portions of spoken and sung dialogue are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.   (Written by Dave Heston) 

141 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Standard CPR & AED (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

This CPR & AED course will teach anyone with little to no medical training, how to recognize cardiac arrest, get access to emergency care quickly and perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation until paramedics arrive and take over. This class will also demonstrate how to recognize anaphylaxis and effectively use an EpiPen on adult, child and infant patients.

The teens will receive an offical HAMES CPR card upon completion of the course. The class is provided by HAMES - The High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Central Jersey Region.  

This class is an initial certification class, not a revewal. This class is not inteded for EMS or Lifeguards.

This program is for teens 6-12th grade.

Registration is required. and the class will be limited.

 

    Location: Holmdel
   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  -  8:50 PM Special Movie Showing: 1776 (1972) (G)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with this special showing of the movie musical 1776.  Directed by Peter H. Hunt and starring William Daniels, Howard DaSilva, Ken Howard, and Blythe Danner, this musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence is sure to delight and inspire.

In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence.  As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence.  Large portions of spoken and sung dialogue are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.   (Written by Dave Heston) 

141 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, 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 July 4, 2017
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed on July 4, 2017. 

Your Library is in the Palm of Your Hand with  our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 AM Architectural Challenge - Doodle, Draw and Build (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This relaxed program poses simple architectural activities/challenges in a fun, and interesting way.  If you love drawing buildings, cities, or planning a park this is for you.  Teens will be given samples of various architectural scenarios like; bridges, airport buildings, city squares, city street lights and challenged to complete the picture with their own innovative designs and creative solutions.  

We supply the challenges, pencils and you come up with the solutions! No experience required, just a desire to learn about architecture.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Building a Garden for grades K and Up.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Sing (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Ms. Heather    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.

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    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Patriots Day (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 2013, the city of Boston was shocked by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon. Terrorists set off bombs that killed and wounded many. A city-wide manhunt to find the killers was led by Ed Davis, Boston's Police Commissioner, and assisted by some of the brave survivors, the emergency workers who rushed to help immediately after the attack, and the many citizens of Boston. Stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and J.K. Simmons. 133 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Build a better world with tools!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A paper toolbox and a story about construction is just perfect for a warm summer afternoon.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series.  Okay to drop in at any session.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM A Dog’s Purpose (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this heartwarming dramedy, a dog is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to several owners. Over the course of many lives he crosses paths with a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Adventure/Comedy/Drama Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton 1 hr. 40 min.

Universal Pictures                                                                                                                                                                          

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: American Pastoral (2016) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fannin

Directed by:  Ewan McGregor

An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of 1960's America.

108 minutes

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM A Dog's Purpose (PG)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A dog looks to realize his purpose in life amid the course of several owners and lifetimes.  Based on the fabulously popular novel A Dog's Purpose by author W. Bruce Cameron.

Starring:  Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, and Peggy Lipton

Adventure/Comedy/Drama - 100 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Sing (2016) PG ©Universal Pictures

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO© Storytime  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO© creation at the library’s fun and exciting LEGO©  Storytime! Welcome to the club! LEGO©’s will be supplied. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO© Storytime  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

 Ages 3-5. Listen to a story and build a Duplo creation at the library’s fun and exciting Duplo Storytime! Welcome to the club! Duplos will be supplied. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Gyotaku: the art of fish printing  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a unique fish print with Wild Jersey's Debbie Hadley!

Registration begins Thursday, June 22 for children grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
   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 Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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: Atlantic Highlands
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken and George Severini  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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: Eastern Branch

Friday July 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Summertime Healthy Eating  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for an informative talk and demonstration on nutrition and summertime healthy eating with Ryan Spill, Dining Services Director from Arbor Terrace at Shrewsbury.  

Chef Ryan will share recipes and tastings.  Come away with ideas for nutritious and delicious simple fresh dishes for the summer.  

 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 8, 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 Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

Storks (2016) PG ©Warner Brothers Animation

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM West Long Branch Patron Appreciation Day  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   


This event celebrates our library patrons, kicks off the Summer Reading Program and introduces the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. The reading program theme this year is : Build A Better Community and we will be featuring Irene Wanat from the Master Gardeners of Monmouth County with her program "Gardening by the Seashore." Refreshments will be served. Please join us! 


 

    Location: West Long Branch
   11:00 AM Hard Facts About Fake News: Evaluating Media  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

There was a time when readers could reasonably trust the news in papers, radio and TV but, with the preponderance of media purporting themselves as "news," there has never been a more difficult time to find the truth. Wall High School English and journalism teacher Pieter J. Ketelaar, a former full-time reporter and three-time state award-winner for "The Coast Star," will walk you through the ways in which readers can certify and ensure the accuracy of the media they absorb.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   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 July 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club Workshop: LinkedIn 101  
    Contact: Jersey Job Club   732 431 7220x7222   
   

LinkedIn 101

With over 400 million members, LinkedIn is the best known social media platform focusing on business and professional networking, and it is designed to connect professionals, jobseekers, companies and organizations. The built-in search engine allows jobseekers to find openings.

This workshop will assist you in creating a robust LinkedIn account by editing your profile, building your network, searching for jobs and maximizing LinkedIn to ultimately enhance your on-line presence!

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

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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 Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Storks (2016) (PG)

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

1 hour, 27 minutes

No registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Cartooning fun with Doodle Dude!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the  Doodle Dude for cartooning fun!

Registration begins  Monday, June 26 for children grades 3-5.

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

Make a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti!

Grade in September - 1 and up

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Tarot : An Unexpected Wellness Tool  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

A Hands-On Workshop led by Beth Lasch

Whether you have questions about your own life or are seeking solutions concerning others, Tarot Cards can be used as a method of gaining new thoughts or insights you haven’t yet considered or affirming those you have.  The Tarot is simply a process designed to give you perspective on the situation at hand.  It aids in bringing out current thoughts that may be stuck inside your mind or opening up completely new thoughts to empower your thinking. You decide whether to act on it. 

Join us as we show you how.  This workshop will cover a brief history of the Tarot, a demonstration, a few pointers on types of readings you can try, and a chance to practice how to interpret for yourself.  Books available from the library will be on hand, as well as various kinds of tarot card decks to explore.  

If you can, bring your own deck so you can do your own reading during the workshop.  The “Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck” is considered to be the classic deck and is recommended for this workshop and for general use; however, all forms are welcome.


Monmouth County resident Beth Lasch is a Senior Producer and Video Journalist.  For over 30 years, she has been using the Tarot as a tool for guidance, clarity, insight, strategy, encouragement, support, wake-up calls, background checks, or even a slap to the back of the head.  Beth likes to live life carving her own path and the Tarot helps her to understand more about her own questions and how to trust what she sees. Beth is grateful for that gift, would like to spread the wisdom she has gathered, and perhaps empower others to be more comfortable along the paths they have chosen or to carve new paths going forward knowing they can tap into the wisdom of the Tarot at any time.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coding with the Finch Robot (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Birdbrain Technologies created the Finch robot and they are pretty amazing! They are deceptively simple looking, but they are capable to do many things.  This small robot helps students gain hands-on experience with coding and computational thinking skills.  You will learn how to run programs that enable the Finch to move, or change the color of their beaks.  Teens will also learn how to program the Finch to make sounds, read the temperature in the room or respond to obstacles.

MCL is fortunate to have received a loan of 5 Finches from Birdbrain Technologies to help facilitate this Teen program.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
   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 July 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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: Beauty and the Beast (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.

Fantasy/Musical - 129 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Wilson (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time. Directed by Craig Johnson.  Starring Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer and Brett Gelman.

Comedy/Drama - 94 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of the sudden they spot a baby from a rowboat that is adrift, they decide to rescue and raise the child as their own.    

Starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz

132m.                                                                         

    Location: Wall Township
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Eureka!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

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: Veronica Chris   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  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8- 1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space will be limited.

    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  -  8:40 PM New Release Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.

Fantasy/Musical - 129 minutes.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: A United Kingdom (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed byAmma Asante

Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton

In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain in preparation for his eventual ascension to the throne. There, the dashing prince falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry. While they suspect that his uncle, the Regent, would disapprove, nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their defiant love would spark. (Kenneth Chisholm)

111 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 12, 2017 -  Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ocean Township Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sale hours are 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM both days.

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 A Man Called Ove: A Novel

By Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

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
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va ou?) (2011) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Where Do We Go Now? is the story of Muslims and Christians living in a remote Lebanese village. When civil strife ensues, the women use subterfuge to keep their men from fighting. A powerful story of woman and the influence they wield!  Drama (Arabic with English subtitles)  Starring: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf.  

Winner: Best Picture Audience Award San Sebastian Film Festival, Winner: Toronto International Film Festival 36th People’s Choice Awards, Featured: 2012 Sundance Film festival, Nominated: Critics Choice Award  Best Foreign Language Film 1 hr 50 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Storks (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Ms. Heather    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  -  4:40 PM Movie: Silence (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Two Jesuit priests in the 17th century travel to Japan during a dangerous time for Christians. They continue to preach despite the danger they are in while in search of their mentor. The film was adapted from a historical fiction novel that won the Tanizaki Prize. Stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson. 161 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hermie the Hermit Crab  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Help design this little guy's shell and he'll move into his perfect home.

All Ages

Registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    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 Hey! What was that bird?  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Photographer Susan Puder, author of New Jersey Birds and Beyond and president of the  Southern Ocean Birding Group, presents a bird identification workshop. Learn techniques on how to identify birds using size, shape, colors and patterns and behavior. Information is included about field guides, habitat, body language and other helpful tools you can use to identify more than 440 birds that can be found in New Jersey.

Susan has been a serious nature and wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and throughout New Jersey, winning many photo competitions, including the New Jersey Federation of Camera Club's TOPS in New Jersey.  She also is a dedicated environmentalist who supports the preservation of open space and wildlife. In addition to starting te Southern Ocean Birding Group, she also is a member of New Jersey Audubon Society.

Ms. Puder will have copies of her book available for sale after the program. Her work can be viewed at her website www.eaglecreekphotos.com.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stress Reduction Workshop with Essential Oils  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Are you feeling *stressed out?* If so, this class is for YOU!

During this class we will:

  • Learn what essential oils are, how they are made and the three way they are used
  • Learn why purity is so important when choosing essential oils
  • Experience the top four essential oils used to relax the mind, body and spirit
  • Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing guided imagery visualization
  • Leave feeling calm and relaxed

Space is limited. Please register early. 

    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 July 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Chef (2014) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by:  Jon Favreau

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing his estranged family back together.

114 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM RAVE ON! Rock 'n' Roll Classics Band  
   

 RAVE ON!  a band that features the sounds  of  Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Roy Orbison, to name a few,  playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day, “Peggy Sue,” “Pretty Woman,”“Crying,”  along with other classic, early Rock ’n ' Roll songs.

Tickets for this event are free, but required and will be distributed beginning 10 am on June 27. There is a limit of 4 tickets per family.

For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Toothy Sharks- 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, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tweens! Camp out Cupcake!  
    Contact: Ms. Heather   732-449-8877   
   

Camp Out Cupcakes!

Cupcake Decorating with Le Petit Chef, Antonelle Di Lascia

Come learn different piping techniques and make some camp inspired cupcakes! Then devour your creations!

(You may want to bring a camera because these delicious pieces of art never seem to make it out the library door!)

Program for Tweens, grades 3rd - 6th.

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Storks (2016) PG ©Warner Bros.

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Split (PG-13)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

M. Night Shyamalan's latest original thriller about threee kidnapped girls whom are held by a man with 23 distinct diagnosed personalities.  Will they escape before the frightful 24th emerges from this fractured, yet highly gifted, mind?

Starring:  James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Haley Lu Richardson.

Horror/Thriller - 117 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! 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
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make your own playdough  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have some fun and make your own playdough!

Registration begins Thursday, June 29 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Make 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.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space will be limited.

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8- 1/2"print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM With a Little Help from Their Friend: Celebration of the Life and Work of Beatles' George Martin  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

 With a Little Help from Their Friend:

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Beatles Producer George Martin

One under-appreciated aspect of The Beatles' iconic music was their producer, George Martin, who took the raw, intuitive songs of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison and helped turn them into extraordinary recordings. This 90-minute multimedia presentation will take two parts: first, an examination of Martin's background and what lead him to The Beatles; second, an analysis of how Martin contributed to the band's legendary songs.

The presentation will be given by Kenneth Womack, Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, and professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz.

Entrance doors open at 6pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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 July 14, 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 Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken and George Severini  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join the author 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: Wall Township

Saturday July 15, 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  -  11:40 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Finding Dory (2016) PG © Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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 17, 2017
   4:15 AM  -  5:00 AM Tweens! Be Creative with quilling pens  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Curl and Swirl paper to make a creative design.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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: Veronica Chris   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 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  -  3:40 PM Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Finding Dory (2016) (PG)

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

1 hour, 37 minutes

No registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM New Release Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

127 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Bach to Rock! Music  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Music on the violin from acoustic Bach to electric jammin' rock. You get to add the sound effects and loop.

Registration begins Monday, July 3 for children grades K-5.

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

How far can your jumper glide before landing?

Grade in September - 1 and up

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Operation: Collaboration!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get ready to test your talent for teamwork!

Your mission: Assist your alliance in overcoming all challenges & quests.

Your team's cooperation will be generously rewarded!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Polymer Clay Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Teens will have a great time working with polymer clay to create miniature animals which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculptor and create fun pieces of your very own.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

127 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    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 July 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea   A beautiful evocation of a place that can't help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, an unforgettable story of one woman's journey from isolation back to the possibility of love. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Nourish Cookbook Informational Lecture  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Being healthy is vital to everything we do. Our day-to-day living deeply depends on how we fuel our bodies. One of the best ways to get healthy is to know what’s in your food and the best way to do that is to cook it yourself. Eating right for your body is the single most important thing you can do to ensure a vibrant, healthy life. We are what we eat, how we move, and what we think. In nourish, you’ll find recipes from some of the brightest local minds in healthy eating. They all have a passion for creating masterpieces using local, sustainable - and most important – real whole food. We encourage you to roll up your sleeves, take one recipe at a time, and play with your food. Your body will thank you!

Integrative health counselors Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright-Fallon first met in 2007 at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) where they received their health and nutrition certifications. Debbie is a wife, mother of two and a retired college instructor. Wendy is a wife and former corporate executive. Both Debbie and Wendy counsel individuals, families and athletes in their quest for looking, feeling and performing their best. In addition to their private practice (www.NourishCoaches.com), they run workshops, do regular speaking engagements, produce a bi-weekly podcast: Nourish Noshes, and provide an online nutrition program. Wendy and Debbie are passionate about helping people shift to eating closer to nature. They believe that one of the tools to leading a healing lifestyle includes playing with food. This inspired them to collaborate on writing nourish – a community created cookbook with 135 simple and healthful recipes with pictures included to whet your appetite.

Join us for this informative talk with authors Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright-Fallon as they discuss their second-edition cookbook, Nourish. Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in, or signing up below.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: All is Lost (2013) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A solitary mariner struggles to survive in the Indian Ocean as his damaged sailboat begins to sink and his radio equipment fails. Later, after inadvertently sailing into a storm, he attempts to locate a shipping route in hopes of being rescued.

Starring Robert Redford

106m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

This film tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Bruhl.
Drama/History - 127 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Dinosaur Dig  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades K and up.  

Paleontologists Roberta and Mike Straka will tell you about fossil hunting and take you on a “dig”.  With the unearthed bones, you will assemble a Triceratops. Then finish with a visit to the “Fossil Museum.”

*Tickets required beginning Thursday, June 29 at 9:00 am 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids with Youth Stages!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get moving, make noise, have fun!

This Youth Stages workshop will introduce you to the movement, sounds, and poses of yoga in exciting & creative ways.

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lecture: Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War  
    Contact: Archives Department Staff    732 431 3771 x3   
   

Join the NJ Studies Academic Alliance as they welcome Author and Historian Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi as she introduces her newest book.

Ms. Rajoppi, a former journalist, is a New Brunswick historian. She chronicled the military service of her great grandfather during the Civil War in her book New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion, based on the letters Grandpa Hamilton wrote to his family.  Her new book follows with the NJ Hamilton women after the War, entitled Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War: The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys.  Northern Women tells the story of the perseverance and stamina of women facing an altered world, and the legacy, dreams and hopes that these women left their children in the context of a rapidly evolving America.

Ms. Rajoppi is a contributor to Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors: Crossroads of the American Revolution, is a trustee and officer of the Union County Historical Society and serves as Union County Clerk.  

This program is co-sponsored by New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance. The NJSAA promotes the teaching and researching of New Jersey studies. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    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 July 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea   A beautiful evocation of a place that can't help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, an unforgettable story of one woman's journey from isolation back to the possibility of love. 

 

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

“You Were Perfectly Fine” by Dorothy Parker (The New Yorker 1929)

In this satire on the effects and consequences of drinking, a young man learns, from the girl he was with, what happened at a party the night before. 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A brilliant advertising executive retreats from life after experiencing a tragedy. His friends and colleagues create a plan to help him overcome his grief.  Stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, and Kate Winslet. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Life (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The six-member crew of the International Space Station 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. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. 104 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Finding Dory (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Ms. Heather    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  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 29.

 

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

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages.

Registration required.

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

Reading with Styx our smooth collie.

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

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading "Words in Deep Blue" by Cath Crowley At the meeting we will discuss the book, and work on a craft.

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

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

 

 


 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coding with the Finch Robot (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Birdbrain Technologies created the Finch robot and they are pretty amazing! They are deceptively simple looking, but they are capable to do many things.  This small robot helps students gain hands-on experience with coding and computational thinking skills.  You will learn how to run programs that enable the Finch to move, or change the color of their beaks.  Teens will also learn how to program the Finch to make sounds, read the temperature in the room or respond to obstacles.

MCL is fortunate to have received a loan of  5 Finches from BirdBrain Technologies to help facilitate this Teen program. 

The program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space will be limited.

 

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

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These 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 July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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
   10:30 AM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

An electrifying debut novel set amid the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests.

On a rainy, cold day in November, young Victor—a nomadic, scrappy teenager who's run away from home—sets out to join the throng of WTO demonstrators determined to shut down the city. 

Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever: foremost among them police Chief Bishop, the estranged father Victor hasn't seen in three years, two protesters struggling to stay true to their non-violent principles as the day descends into chaos, two police officers in the street, and the coolly elegant financial minister from Sri Lanka whose life, as well as his country's fate, hinges on getting through the angry crowd, out of jail, and to his meeting with the President of the United States.  When Chief Bishop reluctantly unleashes tear gas on the unsuspecting crowd, it seems his hopes for reconciliation with his son, as well as the future of his city, are in serious peril.
 

In this raw and breathtaking novel, Sunil Yapa marries a deep rage with a deep humanity. In doing so he casts an unflinching eye on the nature and limits of compassion, and the heartbreaking difference between what is right and what is possible. 

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

Meet local Howell author Ericka Deb reading from her book "No Dreams Left".

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Station Eleven  
   

One snowy night, a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time -- from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains --  this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Copies of this book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: War Dogs (2016) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz

Directed by:  Todd Phillips

Based on the true story of two young men who won a 300 million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

114 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM The Shack (2017) (PG-13 )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A grieving man receives a mysterious invitation to meet God at a place called the shack. Drama/ Fantasy Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw 2 hr. 12 min.

Lionsgate 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Finding Dory (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM A Monster Calls (PG-13)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A boy befriends and seeks the help of a tree monster while coping with bullying and his mother's terminal illness.  He moves in with his grandmother as his mom's condition deteriorates, and uses his imagination and friendship with the monster to escape reality.

Starring: Lewis McDougell, Sigourney Weaver, and Felicity Jones

Drama/Fantasy - 108 minutes

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Traitors Wife: the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

by Allison Pataki

A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason...Everyone knows of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre but few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.  The story is told from the perspective of Peggy’s maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress’s affairs even when it could cost her everything.

    Location: Wall Township
   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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8 -1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space will be limited.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Shakespeare Theater of NJ: NSE Presents. . .  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble  will perform William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592.  In The Taming of the Shrew, the confident yet surly Petruchio tries to tame the wealthy, eldest daughter Katharina, the supposed shrew.  After being deprived of food and sleep, Katharina is finally "tamed" and bends to Petruchio's will. 

Other plays and films which have been produced based on this play of Shakespeare were Catharine and Petruchio (1954),   Kiss Me Kate (1953),  Taming of the Shrew (1967), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), and Deliver Us from Eva  (2003).

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks.  Next Stage Ensemble, featuring young actors from across the US, was created to foster the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Participants work with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey resident directors and guest directors on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play.

 Entrance doors open at 6pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Video Recording is not allowed. 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  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM Book Talk: The Magic of Us by Mary Lou Irace  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In this sequel to Out Of My Dreams, continues with Tara and Evan As they begin their married life in the Boston suburbs, things return to normal after the revelations brought to light from Tara's extraordinary ability. But as the newlyweds await the birth of their first child, another tragic event causes fate to intervene at the hands of a surprise visitor. Follow the couple as they experience the joys and challenges of parenthood. Unexpected circumstances will strengthen bonds and test boundaries. And loved ones will seek to bridge the gap between the present and memories of the past. Life will come full circle for Tara and her family as they discover that home is more than just a house, and that everyday life is magic enough.

Join Mary Lou Irace as she discusses her latest book The Magic of Us.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM I am Woman  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Linda Turash Productions presents four actresses performing a series of monologues, both comedic and dramatic, as well as several two- and three-person scenes. The show features excerpts from The Rose Tattoo, Sweet Bird of YouthThe Little Foxes, Plaza Suite and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, among others. With a slight change in costumes and props, the actresses will bring each portrait to life. From a mother trying to explain the facts of life to her son, a hysterical scene at a DMV office, to the portrait of a queen refusing to have her marriage annulled, there is something for all theater-lovers.

I am Woman is based on a one-woman show called I am Woman - Help! written by Turash and performed throughout New Jersey and at several off-Broadway locations.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spanish/Argentine Flute & Classical Guitar Concert  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Marjorie Koharski and Keith Calmes present an evening of music with their Spanish/Argentine Flute & Classical Guitar Concert. Mrs. Koharski is a former member of The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and a member of several flute associations and is the founder and director of The Festive Flutes. She teaches flute in her Neptune studio.
Dr. Calmes has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, and with The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. He has earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the Julliard School, and the University of Southern California. He is a member of several guitar and string associations and still teaches guitar and related subjects as Wall High School.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 21, 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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Bollywood Dance Challenge!  
    Contact: Ms. Heather   732-449-8877   
   

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CHALLENGE!  With Seema Moondra

Learn dance moves from popular Indian cinema and challenge your friends!

Recommended 6 and up but great for the whole family!

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday July 22, 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  -  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 July 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build it!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to build a masterpiece with craft sticks!

Registration begins Monday, July 10 for children grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Make and Build with Triangles  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make the triangles and turn them into a special structure.

Grade in September - 1 and up

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Make 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.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Planning Workshop  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This workshop, presented by William and Dr. Nancy Klein, helps 9th graders on prepare for college including choosing the correct major, FAFSA assistance, and decreasing out of pocket expenses.  Nancy is a NJ licensed life and health producer who works with World System Builder, a part of World Financial Group. The company’s National Campaign for Financial Literacy mission is to provide “financial education to 1 million families by 2020.”

Presented as part of the non-profit organization, “HIFE.” 

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, 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 July 25, 2017
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Sparkly Fish -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  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Beyond the Sea (2004) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A biography of 1960s crooner Bobby Darin, which tells the tale of his childhood and adult life.


Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and John Goodman

121m.
 

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

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.   Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen. Drama - 118 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! I Scream, You Scream...  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

…We all scream to make ice cream!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

**Please alert the library to your child’s food allergies when registering.**

 

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

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 /12 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Talk to a Robot (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This coding program is based on the summer reading theme Build a Better World.  In this 2 hour class teens will be challenged to Build a Shelter. The objective will be to program mobile robots to locate, grip and relocate blocks to build a shelter.  The teens will also be making the robots move, sense, grip and place objects as a goal which will lead to the final challenge.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

Space is limited.

Please register in person, online or by phone (609-259-7565)

    Location: Allentown
   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  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

108 minutes; (c) CBS Films

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club Workshop: Master The Art of Networking  
    Contact: Jersey Job Club   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Master the Art of Networking 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are obtained through networking.  This workshop will assist you in learning how to utilize your network to help you secure the job of your choice by identifying your network, expanding and building your network through sources, recommenders, decision makers and linkers. Start clearly defining what your career goals are through network planning and using social media to ultimately master the art of networking to land your next job!

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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  -  3:00 PM Vintage: Movie: Young At Heart (1954)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A renowned Broadway composer surprises everyone when he proposes to a small-town girl, but no one could be more surprised when she chooses to elope with her fiancé’s best friend. Drama/Musical/Romance. Starring: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day,Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore. 2 hrs.

 

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation - Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Priceless (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, but is forced to make a life-changing decision when he discovers what he is delivering.  Stars Joel Smallbone, Bianca A. Santos, David Koechner. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG)  
    Contact: Ms. Heather    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! LEGO Club  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it

by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make 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.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Everybody Loves Somebody (Todos Queremos a Alguien) (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Mexican-American woman attends a family wedding, and takes along a Caucasian co-worker as her date. When her old boyfriend shows up at the event, things become complicated. Comedy/Romance Starring: Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O’Toole 1 hr. 42 min.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

Directed by:  George Mendeluk

Set in 1930's Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist, Yuri, battles to save his lover, Natalka, from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! LEGO© Robotic Workshop  
    Contact: Ms. Heather   732-449-8877   
   

LEGO© Robotic Workshop

This program is for young Lego builders to create models featuring working motors, sensors, and WeDo technology.  

Recommended 6 to 10 years old.

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) PG ©Warner Bros.

To save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe – just maybe – learn to lighten up.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Beauty and the Beast (PG)(2017)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A live-action retelling of Walt Disney's animated classic characters from the "tale as old as time" for a contemporary audience, which stays true to the original films music while updating the score with several new songs.  A bright, beautiful and independent young woman 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 a true Prince within. 

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

Fantasy/Musical/Romance- 129 minutes

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Clay Day!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a cool clay creation!

Regsitration begins Thursday, July 6 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8-1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Howell

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  -  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 on0line. Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

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

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. 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 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
   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  -  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
     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
   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
   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: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 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
   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: Veronica Chris   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: Ms. Heather    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  -  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
   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: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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! 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
   4:15 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
   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
   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 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  -  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: Veronica Chris   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: Veronica Chris   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 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 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
   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 8, 2017
   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
   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: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using 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
   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
   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: Veronica Chris   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: Ms. Heather    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
   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  -  8:30 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: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

    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
   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
   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  -  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- 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: Veronica Chris   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: Veronica Chris   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 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
   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  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Dominoes Fun  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using 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 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  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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: Veronica Chris   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  -  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: Ms. Heather    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
   4:35 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
   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  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    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: 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Build a Better World Magic Show  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters
   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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday August 22, 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 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
   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
   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
   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

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  -  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 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
   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
   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

Friday September 1, 2017
     September is Library Card Sign Up Month!  
    Contact: Any Staff Member     MCL@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A Monmouth County Library Card saves you money in many ways: Educational, Entertaining, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Yoga for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills, as well as offering popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.

Your Monmouth County Library Card is your Library in the Palm of Your Hand, you can access on-line subscriptions, such as Consumer Reports' web site to find the best buy on almost anything!  Find these on our website, under the tab "Research."

Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam.  TheMonCo Library app is now available for download.

  Log on to www.monmouth.boopsie.com and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple iOS, Android, Windows operating systems.

Monmouth County Library has e-books, magazines, best-selleing books and movies! Need to renew that book? Thru our app, you can just click on your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away!

Come into any of the (lucky) thirteen Monmouth County Library locations and find out about the other fabulous things your library card can provide you and your family! Pick up a calendar of the great, free programs offered for All Ages/All Welcome by the Monmouth County Library.

Your Monmouth County Library-The Library in the Palm of Your Hand, the most important back to school item of all.

 

 

    Location: All Branches

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

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

School age grades K and up. 

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
   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

Thursday September 7, 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  -  2:00 PM Kids! Fish in a Bag - Stories and Preschool Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and carry home a paper fish!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, August 24 at 9:00 am 

 

    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
   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 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
   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
   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 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; Headquarters 

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

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
   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
   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
   7:30 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
   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

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, August 31.

    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  -  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
   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 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

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, September 7.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:30 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  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 7.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, September 7

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 23, 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
   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

Monday September 25, 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
   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
   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
   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
   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

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-some, first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday September 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
   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 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:  
    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 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
   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 October 5, 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

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  -  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; Headquarters 

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

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
   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

Saturday October 14, 2017
   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

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
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    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
   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

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

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
   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
   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 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
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    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
   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
   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

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  -  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
     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
   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
   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

Saturday December 16, 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 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 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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday 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

Tuesday September 1, 2020
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    Contact: Donna Mansfield   732-431-7220 x 7225   dmansfield@monmouthcountylib.org

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