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Wednesday January 1, 2020 -  Wednesday January 29, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!  
   

Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!

Welcome!  West Long Branch Library offers a variety of on-going weekly programs and storytimes for babies, preschoolers and school-aged children that help inspire a life-long love of learning and discovery.  In addition to our fun and dynamic storytimes check out our special monthly program for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts to live performances we have something for everyone!!

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime – Ages 10 - 24 months (with parent/caregiver) Siblings welcome
Join us for songs, rhymes and stories too!!
Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 

Together Time Stories and Crafts - Ages 3 - 5 (with parent/caregiver)
Families will have lots of fun as they participate in stories, songs and craft activities.
Wednesdays from 10:45 - 11:05 am

    Location: West Long Branch

Thursday January 2, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School Traveling Exhibit  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Paintings, drawings and photographs created by Monmouth County Arts High and Arts Middle School students will be on display for the month of January. 

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School. The programs offer advanced arts classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public, private and home schools in Monmouth County.  Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools one afternoon each week to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday January 2, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     On Display: Karl's Oils  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

On Display:  Karl's Oils

  

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday January 2, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     On Display: Mixed Media by Jean Siegel  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

On Display: Mixed Media by Jean Siegel

Jean Siegl is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and The New School for Social Research.  She also graduated from Music and Art High School and studied at the Art Students League. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday January 2, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Oceanport Kids! Storytime/Playtime/Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   
No Cards, No Registration!
 
Baby Storytime
Ages 6 to 23 months (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 9:30 to 9:50 am 
 
Toddler Storytime 
Ages 2 to 3½ (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:35 am
 
Family Storytime
Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
 
Afterschool Activities
Ages 4 and up
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
 
Please check website and/or flyer for special events.
    Location: Oceanport

Monday January 6, 2020 -  Wednesday January 29, 2020
     Colts Neck Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
NOTE: The Library is closed Monday, January 1st for New Year's Day and Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Location: Colts Neck

Monday January 6, 2020 -  Thursday January 30, 2020
     Howell Kids! Storytime Playtime Free  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian. 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

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years Mondays, December January 6, 13, 27 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!  Mondays, January 6, 13,27 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years   Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages  Thursdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

    Location: Howell

Monday January 6, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     HQ Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

Please choose One Session Per Week.
**There will be No programs through January 3 due to Holiday Closings.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27 from 11:00 – 11:30 am 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytime & Craft – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters

Monday January 6, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     Ocean Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle, Read Toddler Storytime Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more!

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (with parent/caregiver)

Mondays, January 6, 13 & 27 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, January 6, 13 & 27 from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, January 6, 13 & 27 from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

    Location: Ocean Township

Monday January 6, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     Wall Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment, and Social Engagement with a 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.  

NO PROGRAMS January 1 and 20.

Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27  from 10:30 - 11:00 am.                
Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28   from 11:00 – 11:30 am.            
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township

Monday January 6, 2020 -  Thursday January 30, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  1:45 PM Marlboro Kids! Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Family Storytime, and Preschool Programs

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed! 

Babies, Books and Bubbles - Ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver  Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver            Mondays and Wednesdays  from 10:35-11:05 am 

* New* Family Craft Time-  Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver) Thursdays- 1:30-2:00 pm

January 9- Paint a Pinecone

January 16- Snowman

January 23- Snowy Day

January 30- Hot Chocolate Mug

 

    Location: Marlboro

Wednesday January 8, 2020 -  Wednesday January 29, 2020
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle/Read Toddler/Family Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays, and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!

Family Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 4 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime, and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Thursday January 9, 2020 -  Thursday January 30, 2020
     Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age/Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests and more! 

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Tuesday January 21, 2020 -  Friday January 31, 2020
     Soles4Shoes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   

SOLES4SHOES

The West Long Branch Library will be participating in the Soles4Shoes shoe donation program. We can help put your unwanted shoes to good use by keeping them out of landfills, and instead, help women entrepreneurs build businesses and support their families. We are accepting all kinds of shoes: men, women and children's  from January 21 - May 1, 2020.  

For more information please call the West Long Branch Library.

    Location: West Long Branch

Tuesday January 28, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM U.S. Census Jobs Information Table  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.   

Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly.  Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.  Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours -- a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments.  

Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more.  Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.  Every 10 years, since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population.  This is your chance to play a role. 

Want to know how you can work for the U.S. Census?  A representative will be in the library lobby to answer your questions.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM Movie: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) (R)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

An actor and his stunt double struggle to keep pace with the evolving entertainment industry in 1960s Los Angeles. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 41 minutes.

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Downton Abbey (2019) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion. Directed by Michael Engler. Starring Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, and Tuppence Middleton.

Drama/Romance – 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Focus Features

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activity: Snow What ??  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Schoolage Awesome Activity: Snow What??  Penguin fun! Make your penguin waddle after listening to penguin tails and tales!  Grades Kindergarten and up.  Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday January 29, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters. 

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

 

    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 reinvigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering 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 and on the Library website. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Desk Set (1957) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

When an efficiency expert is hired to modernize a TV broadcasting network, the head of the research department begins to worry that her reference staff will  be replaced by a computer. Directed by Walter Lang. Starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell, Gig Young, Dina Merrill, and Sue Randall.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 43 minutes

© Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Story N Craft: Snow What??  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Story N Craft: Snow What?? Make your penguin waddle after listening to penguin tails and tales!

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! A Bad Case of Stripes Craft!  
   

Listen to David Shannon’s silly classic A Bad Case of the Stripes! We’ll discuss the story and create our own character experiencing an outrageous case of the stripes using construction paper, glue, and paint!

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Books and Barks!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Recommended for grades K and up. 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. Read 5 books to one of our therapy dogs!

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Crafting Surprise  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up!

Revisit past projects in this surprise craft event!

*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! The Magic of the Sleeping Winter  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

For grades K and up. Learn how plants come to life in the Winter. Make a popcorn and cranberry string bird feeder. Registration Required. Presented by Rutgers Monmouth County Master Gardener Sirena Smith.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot!  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5 - 7

Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary!

Wednesdays, January 15, 22 & 29 and February 5, 12 & 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Please plan to attend all sessions; bring your own laptop and charger, or request to use one from the library. 

Space is limited.  Register once for all sessions beginning January 1, in-person, by phone or online at  http://bit.ly/HQTweens

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday January 30, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM U.S. Census Jobs Information Table  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.   

Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly.  Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.  Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours -- a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments.  

Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more.  Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.  Every 10 years, since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population.  This is your chance to play a role. 

Want to know how you can work for the U.S. Census?  A representative will be in the library lobby to answer your questions.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft Time: Hot Chocolate Mug  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Family Craft Time: Hot Chocolate Mug. Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Command (2019) (PG-13)  
   

Contact: 732-938-2300

Based on a real story, the film recounts the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster. The film tells the story of the Russian nuclear submarine as it's sinking to the bottom of the Barents Sea and the sailors fighting to survive it. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth, Max von Sydow, and Steven Waddington.

Action/Adventure/Drama - 1 hour 40 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Blinded by the Light (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham") comes the inspirational drama "Blinded by the Light," set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's timeless songs. "Blinded by the Light" tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when his classmate introduces him to the music of "the Boss," Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice. Based on Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir, Greetings from Bury Park, "Blinded by the Light" is a joyous story of courage, love, hope, family, and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Viviek Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

Comedy/Drama/Music- 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c) New Line Cinema 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Tender Mercies (1983)(PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Robert Duvall's Oscar-winning performance dominates this study of Mac Sledge, a hard-drinking country singer whose latest binge has left him stranded at a remote and run-down Texas motel owned by a young widow. Directed by Bruce Beresford. Starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin, and Wilford Brimley.   

Drama/Music - 1 hour and 39 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: All Is True (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

In the year 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age.  But, disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Strford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Keneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. 

Biography/ Drama/ History - 1 hour and 41 minutes

© Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Foam Snowmen  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Let's make some foamy snow men out of baking soda, soap, and water!

School Age Storytime from 3:15 to 3:50 pm

OR

Preschool Storytime from 4:00 to 4:30 pm

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! A Bad Case of Stripes Craft!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to David Shannon’s silly classic A Bad Case of the Stripes! We’ll discuss the story and create our own character experiencing an outrageous case of the stripes using construction paper, glue, and paint!

    Location: Allentown
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! How to Make a Movie  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a movie? Join us as Monmouth County Tourism Videographer, Julian Garcia, takes us through the steps! For ages 10 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Classic Movie: Tender Mercies (1983)(PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Robert Duvall's Oscar-winning performance dominates this study of Mac Sledge, a hard-drinking country singer whose latest binge has left him stranded at a remote and run-down Texas motel owned by a young widow. Directed by Bruce Beresford. Starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin, and Wilford Brimley.   

Drama/Music - 1 hour and 39 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday January 31, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Join us for some converations and creation.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday February 1, 2020 -  Saturday February 15, 2020
     Soles4Shoes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   

SOLES4SHOES

The West Long Branch Library will be participating in the Soles4Shoes shoe donation program. We can help put your unwanted shoes to good use by keeping them out of landfills, and instead, help women entrepreneurs build businesses and support their families. We are accepting all kinds of shoes: men, women and children's  from January 21 - May 1, 2020.  

For more information please call the West Long Branch Library.

    Location: West Long Branch

Saturday February 1, 2020 -  Sunday February 16, 2020
     Art Exhibit: The Ceramic Art of Meghan Burke  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Ceramic Art of Meghan Burke will be on display for the month of February.  A detailed list of items and prices is available at the Circulation Desk.  

Meghan Burke, from Manasquan, NJ, graduated in 2015 from St. Joseph's University with a Bachelors of Art degree before traveling to several art residencies across the U.S., including: Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Byrdcliffe Arts Guild, and Elsewhere Studios. She is an avid animal lover, nature enthusiast, and novice gardener. After beginning her ceramics career as a sculptor, she found a love of functional pottery, using her passion for plants and flowers to inspire her hand-pinched and coiled pottery. She found her true fascination with wood-firing at Touchstone Center for Crafts, where she worked as the ceramics studio technician for two years. She now fires and finishes her work completely in a wood kiln.  Meghan currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and works out of a studio in Polish Hill. Find more information about Meghan and her work on instagram @meghanburkestudio.

Wood kilns: The process of using wood to fire and finish pottery has been around since the 5th century. It is a primitive firing method and the results vary based on clay body, type of wood, placement of pots in the kiln, and firing time/techniques. Each piece of pottery that comes out of a wood kiln is a unique mark in time based on what has occurred during the firing. This means no piece is exactly the same; the flames and wood ash create different surfaces.  

When firing a wood kiln, there are usually groups or teams of people. Each shift lasts several hours and one is stoking or adding wood to the kiln continuously for several days. The kiln is solely fueled by wood and the kiln heats up the ash and flames move throughout the kiln, pushing its way through the pots that have been loaded inside, leaving its mark on them. As the kiln reaches its desired temperature of about 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, the pots inside glow and the wood ash hits the pottery and melts onto them, creating the surface and glaze. Wood firing is a physically demanding process, but the results can be extremely rewarding. Each pot is a unique story from the kiln. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday February 1, 2020 -  Wednesday February 26, 2020
     Ocean Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime: Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler and Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more!

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, February 3, 10 & 24 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, February 3, 10 & 24 from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, February 3, 10 & 24 from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Ocean Township

Saturday February 1, 2020 -  Saturday February 29, 2020
     HQ Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, February 3, 10, 24 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, February 3, 10, 24  from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, February 3, 10, 24  from 11:00 – 11:30 am 
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 rom 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytime & Craft – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, February 3, 10, 24  from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 1, 2020 -  Saturday February 29, 2020
     On Display: American Presidents Throughout History  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

On Display:  American Presidents Throughout History 

from the private collection of Dr. Leslie Kumer

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 1, 2020 -  Saturday February 29, 2020
     On Display: Artwork by Leslie Daley and Students  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

On Display: Artwork by Leslie Daley and Students

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 1, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Family: Take Your Child to the Library Day!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A family fun craft special for all ages. Stop by and pick up a craft to make in the library or take home. No registration required.  

    Location: Hazlet
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Take your Child to the Library Day  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday: Take Your Child to the Library Day!  Drop in and make a project here or to take home while supplies are available. No registration required, all ages welcome.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Bring Your Child to the Library Day: 'Where's Waldo?' Search!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Allentown Library celebrates Bring Your Child to the Library day with a real life Where’s Waldo? search! Pick up a sheet of what to look for at the circulation desk and mark off each Waldo character as you find them. If you can locate all four characters hand in your worksheet to claim your prize!

    Location: Allentown
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Bring Your Child to the Library Day: 'Where's Waldo?' Search!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Colts Neck Library celebrates Bring Your Child to the Library day with a real life Where’s Waldo? search! Pick up a sheet of what to look for at the circulation desk and mark off each Waldo character as you find them. If you can locate all four characters hand in your worksheet to claim your prize!

    Location: Colts Neck
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child to the Library Day with a Groundhog Day Prediction!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Swing by the library for a make and take craft as we celebrate coming to your local library!

Do you think spring is on its way? Or maybe we'll still have winter for a little longer? Make your own groundhog and determine the coming of the new season yourself!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for support of this program

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Take your Child to the Library Day!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Take your Child to the Library Day!   Create a winter themed craft with your child.

Ask for supplies at the  circulation desk!  No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Cozy Winter Fun! Stage a Story presents The Mitten  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All ages welcome!  

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Stage a Story! Join us for an interactive storytelling performance where you get to be the star!

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child to the Library Day  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Children will explore the joy of literacy and use their imagination by visualizing a story and expressing literature through the creative movement of learning through movement. Enyoy coloring, yoga games, instruments and more! No registration.

    Location: Howell
   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Second Session Added! Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SESSION PER DAY

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday February 2, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Sensational Sounds! with the Colts Neck Community Band  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Experience tremendous musical energy offered by a group with over 50 performers! The Colts Neck Community Band will celebrate a diverse and memorable repertoire from showtunes to patriotic, classical to pop. These talented area musicians have been hailed as one of the finest concert bands in New Jersey. Musical Director Kelly Tyma performs with Conductors Mel Chayette, Don Swinchoski, Eric Robertshaw, and Dave Crosby.

This concert is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

Doors open at 12:30 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time. Videotaping is not allowed during this concert.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 3, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday February 3, 2020 -  Thursday February 27, 2020
     Howell Kids! Storytime Playtime Free  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian. 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!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years Mondays, February 3, 10 & 24 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!  Mondays, February 3, 10 & 24 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years   Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages  Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

    Location: Howell

Monday February 3, 2020 -  Monday April 13, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

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

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : http://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

The following is a list of the most comon documents that AARP Tax-Aide volunteers require in order to prepare a tax return. There may be others if the taxpayer has a unique situation. 

Identification:
  • Social Security Card, Social Security Statement, or other official document from the US Government with Social Security number and full name. This is required for the taxpayer, spouse (if joint return) and all dependents.  NOTE: Medicare cards no longer provide Social Security numbers and are not suitable as proof of ID.
  • Drivers license or other government photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse (if joint return)
  • A check (blank or canceled) if you are requesting direct deposit of your refund.
Tax Forms and Supporting Documents:
  • Copy of last years tax return 
  • W-2 and the final end of year pay stub from each employer 
  • Unemployment Compensation Statement (NJ no longer mails this so the taxpayer must print it out online)
  • SSA-1099 (Social Security Statement) if receiving Social Security Benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc) and documentation showing the cost basis (adjusted purchase price) of any assets sold during the tax year
  • 1099-MISC showing miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R for any payments from a pension, annuity or retirement account
  • All forms relating to federal income tax paid
  • Dependent Care Provider information (including SS# of provider)
  • Supporting records: property tax, mortgage interest, medical expenses, charitable contributions, Homestead rebate, Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) rebate, etc. If you participate in the NJ PTR program, please bring your PTR "blue book".  
Affordable Care Act Documentation. New Jersey State Now Requires Health Insurance.
 
If the taxpayer, spouse (if joint return) and/or any person who could be claimed as a dependent did not have health insurance for the entire year, or if insurance was provided through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange, you will need the following:
  • A month by month listing showing for each person on the return, which months they had insurance and which months they were uninsured
  • Information to determine if the reason the person was not insured qualifies for an exemption
  • Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) if an exemption was granted by the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • Form 1095-A if insurance was purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • If insurance was offered by an employer, but was refused, you need to provide the cost of the insurance for both individual coverage and family coverage
  • Income information (includes AGI, exempt interest, and untaxed social security) for each dependent listed on the return who meets a requirement to file a return.
    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday February 3, 2020 -  Thursday February 27, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  1:45 PM Marlboro Kids! Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Family Storytime, and Preschool Programs

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed! 

Babies, Books and Bubbles - Ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver  Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver            Mondays and Wednesdays  from 10:35-11:05 am 

* New* Family Craft Time-  Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver) Thursdays- 1:30-2:00 pm

February 6-  Hats!

February 13-  Cookie Decorating

February 20- Snow!

February 27- Dental Health

 

    Location: Marlboro

Monday February 3, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM U.S. Census Jobs Information Table  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.   

Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly.  Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.  Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours -- a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments.  

Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more.  Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.  Every 10 years, since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population.  This is your chance to play a role. 

Want to know how you can work for the U.S. Census?  A representative will be in the library lobby to answer your questions.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room

Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Family Stories Craft: Pizza My Heart  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Make a pizza shaped Valentine Magnet.

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Salt Craters  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years old.

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Harriet (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Clarke Peters.

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 5 minutes 

©Focus Features

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Salt Craters  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years old. 

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Snow Slime  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 3

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code: Beginner Python Part 2  
    Contact: Holmdel Library / Jessica   732-946-4118   
   

Python is a programming language that can be used for a variety of applications including web development, game programming, and computer graphics. Python remains one of the fastest growing programming languages and we are excited to continue hosting this series.  

During this session, we will be building on what we’ve learned and taking things to the next level!  

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  

Must have completed one of the prerequisites to register: 

  1. Attended the previous session of Girls Who Code - Python (October 7-28)
  2. Read and comprehend the first four chapters of Teach your kids to code: a parent-friendly guide to Python programming by Payne
  3. Have a basic knowledge and understanding of Python

Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop for the program.

Program Dates: February 3, February 10

For Grades 6-12

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Harriet (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Clarke Peters.

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 5 minutes 

©Focus Features

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 4, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Overstory by Richard Powers  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from Antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours-vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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  -  2:00 PM Navigating the Library Website  
   

Come join us for an informative morning to learn all the basics of navigating our library website. In this session we will go over how to manage your library account, as well as how to find, reserve, and renew materials. We will also go over how to download ebooks and audio books.  

    Location: West Long Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Joker (2019) (R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

1 forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck’s disconnect with reality is the origin story of the infamous DC villain who began as just a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study. Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Joaquin Phoenix. Robert De Niro, and Francis Conroy.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Warner Bros. 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: French Exit: A Tragedy of Manners by Patrick deWitt  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Discussion of French Exit: A Tragedy of Manners by Patrick deWitt.

Frances Price is in dire straits. Scandals swirl around the recently widowed New York socialite, and her adult-aged, toddler-brained son Malcolm is no help. Cutting their losses, they grab their cat, Small Frank, and head for the exit. Paris becomes the backdrop for a giddy drive to self-destruction, helped along by a cast of singularly curious characters.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, laptops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activity: Oh No! Stuck in a Snowglobe!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required. Join us for some snowy stories and a swirly paper globe craft.

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday February 5, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday February 5, 2020 -  Wednesday February 26, 2020
     West Long Branch Kids! Wednesday Storytime Corner!!  
   

Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!

Welcome!  West Long Branch Library offers a variety of on-going weekly programs and storytimes for babies, preschoolers and school-aged children that help inspire a life-long love of learning and discovery.  In addition to our fun and dynamic storytimes check out our special monthly program for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts to live performances we have something for everyone!!

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime – Ages 10 - 24 months (with parent/caregiver) Siblings welcome
Join us for songs, rhymes and stories too!!
Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Together Time Stories and Crafts - Ages 3 - 5 (with parent/caregiver)
Families will have lots of fun as they participate in stories, songs and craft activities.
Wednesdays from 10:45 - 11:05 am

    Location: West Long Branch

Wednesday February 5, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters.   

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    Location: Wall Township

Wednesday February 5, 2020 -  Wednesday February 26, 2020
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle/Read Toddler/Family Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays, and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime, and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Wednesday February 5, 2020
   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 reinvigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering 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 and on the Library website. 

Neighbors helping Neighbors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent

When heartsick Isabel agrees to check in on nonagenarian Edward after the death of his wife, she thinks she is just doing her friend a favor. However, their weekly shared meals nourish more than their appetites as Isabel and Edward form a tender friendship in this true story.

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  -  4:05 PM Movie: Harriet (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Clarke Peters.

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 5 minutes 

©Focus Features

 
    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Fun: Oh, No! Stuck in a Snowglobe!!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Fun: Oh, No!  Stuck in a Snowglobe!!  Grades Kindergarten and up, registration required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Lego® Party!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Build something incredible! Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation to match the ones in the books. Can you build it better?

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Hearts and Horseshoes for Valentine's Day with... Smudgie  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Get ready to “horse around” with Hearts & Horseshows 4H members! 

Meet and greet a live minature horse! Share a horse story and create Valentina the Unicorn Valentines! Ages 4 and up.

*Registration required; limited to 15 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Cube Art Creations  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended ages 4 - 8.

Create an original 3-D artwork with mini foam cubes and other nifty craft materials!

Space is limited; registration required beginning Tuesday, January 21.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Winter Clay Day  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up!

Using Crayola Model magic, sculpt your own creation.

*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Pixel Art Party!  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Melt together amazing pixel designs using fuse beads and heat!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Howell Kids! - President's Day  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

STEAM Craft - Use sugar cubes to make the initials of your favorite President. Experiment with how colors are absorbed in sugar cubes.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After the Epiloge: A Thriller Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

The Ritual (2012) By Adam Nevill

"When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise... " - Provided by publisher

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot!  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5 - 7

Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary!

Wednesdays, January 15, 22 & 29 and February 5, 12 & 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Please plan to attend all sessions; bring your own laptop and charger, or request to use one from the library. 

Space is limited.  Register once for all sessions beginning January 1, in-person, by phone or online at  http://bit.ly/HQTweens

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 6, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 6, 2020 -  Thursday February 27, 2020
     Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age/Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests and more! 

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Thursday February 6, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginners yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. 

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month that the Library is open for a morning of relaxation.

(Due to limited space, seating will be on a first come first served basis)

    Location: Wall Township
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft Time with Hats  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Hat craft for ages 2 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Judy (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland in London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband. Directed by Rupert Goold. Starring Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, and Rufus Sewell.

Biography/Drama/Music - 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Judy (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband. Directed by Rupert Goold. Starring Renee Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, and Jessie Buckley.

Biography/Drama/Romance- 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Family and Childrens Services of Monmouth   732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Imitation of Life (1934) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A widow builds up a business, aided by a black woman. Directed by John M. Stahl. Starring Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Louise Beavers, and Fredi Washington. 

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 51 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Judy (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life contunues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.  Directed by Rupert Goold.  Starring: Finn Wittrock, Renee Zellweger, and Rufus Sewell.

Biogrpahy/ Drama/ History - 1 hour and 58 minutes

© Lion's Gate Films

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Coffee Filter Snowflakes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Cut up some colorful coffee filters to make snowflake suncatchers to warm you up this winter.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Blast Off to Space Shuttles!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Learn about rockets and space shuttles with local students, Talia and Reed Snedecker. All ages welcome for the presentation and surprise craft!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Marshmallow Snowflake Craft  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Listen to stories and make a snowflake using marshmallows and pretzels. Registration required; call, stop in, or sign up online http://bit.ly/Oceanport Kids beginning January 28.

    Location: Oceanport
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Lego® Party!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Build something incredible in the New Year! Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation to match the ones in the books. Can you build it better?

    Location: Allentown
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Overstory by Richard Powers  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from Antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours-vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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  -  9:00 PM Classic Movie: Imitation of Life (1934) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A widow builds up a business, aided by a black woman. Directed by John M. Stahl. Starring Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Louise Beavers, and Fredi Washington. 

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 51 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday February 7, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Stories for a Winter Day  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

For this special First Friday presentation, members of Storytellers Mosaic will share a variety of personal stories and traditional folktales designed to make you laugh and make you think. Audience members are invited to participate. All stories are four minutes or less.

Storytellers Mosaic was established in April 2013 to provide a supportive environment for storytelling at the Jersey Shore. Monthly open meetings are held at the Neptune Township Library. Members and visitors are invited to share stories (including folktales, personal stories, poetry, music and more) and discuss the art of telling. All stories are limited to 4 minutes or less so that everyone has the opportunity to participate. In addition, Storytellers Mosaic members present workshops and performances throughout the year at a variety of venues in Belmar, Bradley Beach, and Ocean Grove. They are always open to visitors.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing the refreshments for First Fridays.

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell

Saturday February 8, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but  how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions.  If you'd like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. 

 
    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956. Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment: English Conversation Classes will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2020 session will run from January to May. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 10 classes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Second Session Added! Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SESSION PER DAY

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Do what you love!  

Join experienced Knitter Heather Stone for this fun creative activity! She will assist you with learning how to cast on stiches, follow pattern instructions, select the correct yarn and needles for your project, and so much more! Supplies are available for beginners. All skill levels are welcome! 

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dances of the African Diaspora Presented by Manalapan Arts Council (MAC)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Presented by the Manalapan Arts Council.

The slave trade started in the 1500s dispersing Africans around the globe. From South and North America, to Europe and the Caribbean, Africans brought dance to these new lands. As the freedom to practice some traditions was diminished, their dances merged with pre-existing styles to create new ones. Despite repressive laws within the slavocracy, Africans, and people of African descent, found ways to adapt their dancing and singing traditions.

On the African Continent, dance is not simply a form of entertainment. Dance styles vary across tribes and countries and are steeped in ritual and tradition. Historically, many tribes used dance as forms of prayer, rites of passages, celebrations of births and marriages; and for emotional communication, such as in times of war. Many tribes have dedicated persons who pass along traditional dances to preserve the authenticity of the forms.

Over time, the evolution of dance within the Diaspora has resulted in famous dances, such as the Lindy Hop, Tap, Jitterbug, the Twist, Reggae, Charleston, Modern African Dance, Capoeira, and Hip Hop, to name a few. These dance forms speak a common language and are used to communicate, to heal, and to remember. Many of these dances evolved into popular social dancing around the world, blurring the boundaries between races and cultures.

This event will examine some of the dances of the African Diaspora, enhanced by performances in various dance forms.

The Manalapan Arts Council is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting arts of varying genres to the community.  New members with visionary ideas and the motivation to move them forward are always welcome!

Program is free. All are welcome.

Doors open at 12 noon. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Keep Less, Toss More and Tidy Up for a Clutter Free 2020 with De-Cluttering Humorist Jamie Novak  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

If you have too much stuff and not enough time this program is for you! Join author and de-cluttering humorist Jamie Novak when she shares her tips for clearing clutter. She’ll share her secret for how to decide what to keep and how to let stuff go (even if you are a saver.) Learn which papers you need to keep, how to sort boxes of photos and recipes, and how to get it all done when you are short on time or motivation. This year keep your promise to get organized with this brand-new program!

Copies of Jamie's updated book "Keep This, Toss That" will be available after the program for purchase and an autopgraph.

Registration is not required but seating is on a first come, first served basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Origami is the art of paper folding, which may be simple or quite complex.

We invite experienced paperfolders to drop by this monthly meeting of like minded artists and learn from each other!

Meetings are generally on the second Saturday of each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 10, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

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

Join us for a themed story followed by some fun filled crafts!

Ages 2 and up with families no registration needed.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at the Wall Library  
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Cookie Decorating  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
    Cookie Decorating Fun! Join us for card making and a special treat! Please alert us of any allergies. Registration begins January 27 for children Grades PreK-5
    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Howell Tweens!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make a Smile Collage from old photos and magazines to celebrate Dental Health Month.

    Location: Howell
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! Steam Club: The Science of Chocolate  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!

Each month explore one of these topics in our fun filled and messy club! 

The Science of Chocolate

Discover the secrets and science of Chocolate, a favorite candy of the Valentine Season.

**Food products will be used; please make the librarian aware of any food allergies your child may have.

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

    Location: Headquarters
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids! Valentine's Day Family Craft  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Age 3 - Grade 2

Enjoy creating Love Day crafts for multiple ages!

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of Library Meeting  
    Contact: Beth Stamp     bethcstamp@yahoo.com
    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code: Beginner Python Part 2  
    Contact: Holmdel Library / Jessica   732-946-4118   
   

Python is a programming language that can be used for a variety of applications including web development, game programming, and computer graphics. Python remains one of the fastest growing programming languages and we are excited to continue hosting this series.  

During this session, we will be building on what we’ve learned and taking things to the next level!  

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  

Must have completed one of the prerequisites to register: 

  1. Attended the previous session of Girls Who Code - Python (October 7-28)
  2. Read and comprehend the first four chapters of Teach your kids to code: a parent-friendly guide to Python programming by Payne
  3. Have a basic knowledge and understanding of Python

Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop for the program.

Program Dates: February 3, February 10

For Grades 6-12

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 11, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Support for the Special Role You Play in Your Grandchild’s Life.  Helping with the kids?  From providing occasional babysitting to raising them as your own, more and more grandparents are actively involved in the day-to-day life of their grandchildren.  Join us at our grandparents support group to learn and share valuable information.

The Atlantic Highlands Library has partnered with the Bayshore Family Success Center, which is part of the Community YMCA.

RSVP is required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.  This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Maleficent’s peaceful life is once again set to be disturbed when Princess Aurora announces her engagement to Prince Phillip. As humans are separated from fairies, Maleficent and Aurora find themselves on opposite ends of the brewing conflict. Directed by Joachim Ronning. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, and Michelle Pfieffer.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy – 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft: Hearts on Strings  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)

 Craft a sweet Valentine Necklace after reading a Valentine tale.

Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Harriet (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Clarke Peters.

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 5 minutes 

©Focus Features

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activity: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required. Insect stories and a ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe game project.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Schoolage Awesome Activity: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required. Insect stories and a ladybug craft.  

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Paws For Reading - Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Films: Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Where's My Roy Cohn? unearths the origins of a master manipulator's ascent, revealing how an enigmatic and disturbed man shaped our current political world. This shocking film exposes Cohn's malign influence and contextualizes him as a modern Machiavelli, tracing his rise to national prominence - first as prosecutor of the Rosenbergs, then as handmaiden to Joseph McCarthy. From director Matt Tyrnauer (Studio 54, Valentino:The Last Emperor) comes this fascinating look at the man who personified the dark arts of 20th-century politics.  Directed by Matt Tyrnauer. Starring Ken Auletta, Roy M. Cohn, and Joseph McCarthy.

Documentary – 1 hour and 37 minutes 

©Sony Pictures Classics

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Maleficent’s peaceful life is once again set to be disturbed when Princess Aurora announces her engagement to Prince Phillip. As humans are separated from fairies, Maleficent and Aurora find themselves on opposite ends of the brewing conflict. Directed by Joachim Ronning. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, and Michelle Pfieffer.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy – 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

•Experience gentle yoga
•Learn about the tendencies of our mind
•Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques
•Experience a guided meditation
•Learn about the 'Art of Living Happiness Program'

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday February 12, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters.     

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

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

Join us for a themed story followed by some fun filled crafts!

Ages 2 and up with families no registration needed.

    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  -  4:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Anyone with interest in the Howell Library is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Friends of Howell Library, held the second Wednesday of the month.

Information about the Friends and an application form are available in the library.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Gemini Man (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee. Starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong.

Action/Drama/SciFi - 1 hour and 57 minutes

©Parmount Pictures 

 
 
    Location: Hazlet
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM TWEENS! Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party - Grades 3 and up  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Smash some conversation hearts and celebrate all things not Valentine's Day!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Fun: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage fun: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!  Hear some insect stories and create a ladybug Tic-Tac-Toe game.  

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required.

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

Listen to stories about love and make a craft to show someone that you’re glad to know them!

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Winter Birdfeeders  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Treat your feathered friends to some winter “eats” with a homemade birdfeeder.

*NOTE: Please advise of any food allergies. Ages 5 and up. 

*Registration required; limited to 12 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Valentine's Day Magnets  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended ages 4 to 8.

Come in and listen to a Valentine's Day story, then make your very own Valentine's Day foam magnet!

Space is limited; registration required beginning Tuesday, January 28.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Valentine Gift  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up!

Read a holiday story then make a Valentine gift for the one you like the best.

**Food products will be used; please make the librarian aware of any food allergies your child may have.

*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bead-A-Mania!  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

String together crazy clever keychains that you’ll fall heart-over-heels with!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! You Stole a Pizza My Heart  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make a Valentine paper pizza slice for a special friend. Snacks Served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   4:30 PM TWEENS! Book Enders Book Club Meeting  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come make new friends and discuss the book Winterhouse by Ben Guterson. We meet every second Wednesday of the month. Registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot!  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5 - 7

Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary!

Wednesdays, January 15, 22 & 29 and February 5, 12 & 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Please plan to attend all sessions; bring your own laptop and charger, or request to use one from the library. 

Space is limited.  Register once for all sessions beginning January 1, in-person, by phone or online at  http://bit.ly/HQTweens

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM The Justice Journey: In Words and Song (rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating Black History Month

Presented by Craig E. Uplinger, who will be joined by his wife and daughter, Jney and Mackenzie Uplinger, on vocals.

America’s Founding documents proclaimed equality and liberty, yet strengthened the institution of slavery. Tragically, this contradiction resisted every compromise and led to a Civil War. For a time, Constitutional Amendments eradicated legal barriers between Black and White, but then Southern States built a new one called Jim Crow.

In 1955, the citizens of Montgomery, Alabama attacked Jim Crow, not with armies or bullets, but with discipline, love, and the inspiration of a 26-year-old pastor. Join us as Craig E. Uplinger discusses how Martin Luther King, Jr. and the participants in the fight for civil rights provide the lesson that love is greater than war, and that lasting resolution can be found beyond every barrier.

Craig E. Uplinger is a teacher of United States History at Marlboro High School and a James Madison Fellow, as well as a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Historical Honor Society. Jney and Mackenzie Uplinger have performed with the Phoenix and Premier Theatre companies.

Co-sponsored by Gary Matoren, in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 13, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (rm 4/5)  
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Janie Crawford returns to Eatonville, Florida, to tell her best friend the story of her life and three marriages. Out of print for almost 30 years, Hurston’s classic has, since its 1978 reissue, become one of the most acclaimed novels in African-American literature.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft Time: Snowman  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Ages 2 and up with an adult. No registration required

    Location: Hazlet
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft - N - Story  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for some Valentine stories and make a Love Bug craft.  Ages 2 and up with adult.

Registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:05 PM Movie: Downton Abbey (2019) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. Directed by Michael Engler. Starring Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith, and Tuppence Middleton.

Drama/Romance - 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Focus Features

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Liyana (2017)(NR)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovated animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The childen's real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell- in fiction and in their own lives. This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero's journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. Liyana is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power of storytelling. Directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp. Starring Gcina Mhlophe.

Documentary/Animation- 1 hour and 17 minutes

(c) Abramorama

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Logistics of the Underground Railroad  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Curious about New Jersey’s role in the abolitionist movement? How did the trail of safe houses and routes ferrying enslaved persons from the southern states to freedom in the North work? Presenter Alvin Corbett will provide an overview of the extensive network that eventually became known as the Underground Railroad.

Logistics, a term used in private industry, the military, and government, can be defined as the movement of personnel, resources and supplies.  Al Corbett uses his systems engineering background to explain the complexities of the Underground Railroad through modern technological concepts and social norms.  He explores the Underground Railroad as a secret network of underestimated people and resources that aided in the liberation of thousands of slaves.  Audiences will gain insight and a greater appreciation for the challenges of the Underground Railroad movement.

Alvin Q. Corbett, born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina, is a historian, educator and lecturer. Corbett holds a Bachelor's Degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master's from Stevens Institute of Technology. He served as Vice President of Board of Directors for the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, NJ (2014-2017); has been invited to be a visiting scholar at New Jersey's Rutgers University, and is an active member of the Salem and Camden County, NJ Historical Societies. Corbett also served as Assistant Curator for the Mattye Reed African-American Heritage Museum on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. In 1984, Corbett became one of the first museum digital archivists in the country.

Mr. Corbett created, "Jack Sherrod LIVES!", an educational art experience showcasing Sherrod's evolution from a slave to a Civil War Union soldier, and ultimately, a free landowner in Wayne County, North Carolina. The program was created to engage the community in African-American history, to honor and preserve Sherrod family heritage, and to share the extraordinary life and legacy of his great-great-grandfather, Jack Sherrod.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) (R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A WWII vet searches for a politician's girlfriend. Directed by Carl Franklin. Starring Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle, Tom Sizemore, and Maury Chaykin.  

Drama/Mystery - 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Movie: The Goldfinch (2019)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

Young Theo inadvertently steals a noteworthy piece of art in the aftermath of an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that kills his mother.  He later crosses paths with the unruly Boris, and the pair finds their lives linked to the painting. Directed by John Crowley. Starring Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, and Ansel Elgort.

Drama - 2 hours and 29 minutes

© Warner Bros.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM KIDS! Cloud of Lo-o-o-ove  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Celebrate Valentine's Day with showers of hearts from above!

School Age Storytime from 3:15 to 3:50 pm

OR

Preschool Storytime from 4:00 to 4:30 pm

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Valentine's Day Craft!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to stories about love and make a craft to show someone that you’re glad to know them!

 

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

Cookie Decorating Fun! Join us for card making and a special treat! Please alert us of any allergies. Registration begins January 27 for children Grades PreK-5

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV and Book Series Discussion (rm 4/5)  
    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 TV & Book Series Discussion.

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

February 13th  meeting will feature superfan Angela Hickey, who writes for the Outlandercast Blog, has taught an Outlander Course at a Community College and who has interviewed Diana Gabaldon at last year's ComicCon in NYC.

Please check with HQ Circulation staff as a limited number of books may be available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) (R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A WWII vet searches for a politician's girlfriend. Directed by Carl Franklin. Starring Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle, Tom Sizemore, and Maury Chaykin.  

Drama/Mystery - 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday February 14, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Great Love Songs: A Valentine's Day Concert with Peas & Carrots Band  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220   
   

Enjoy a musical treat as the live singing duo, Peas & Carrots Band, perform favorite love songs for the sweethearts of the library.

This Valentine's Concert is perfect and free for all to attend.

Doors open at 1:00 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday February 15, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Second Session Added! Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SESSION PER DAY

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday February 16, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Armchair Art Tours: Meet George Washington  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us and celebrate Presidents' Day with an informative art-filled lecture on George Washington, the Father of Our Country. Presented by Michael Norris, Art Historian.

Declared at his death “First in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington is revered even today. Through works of art often drawn from area museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the New York Historical Society, see how artists of his own time portrayed him for posterity and how that posterity, through its own crop of artists, commemorated his deeds. 

Michael Norris received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego, and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world.  

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Jazz Concert: Janice Friedman Trio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

Janice Friedman is a pianist, vocalist, composer, lyricist, and arranger whose musical career has spanned the last three decades. Seasoned with a long list of achievements, including appearances in every state of the union and practically the world over, Friedman is gifted in making compelling music in all styles, from traditional to modern. Janice has had numerous albums and has appeared in various jazz festivals, as well as having performed in the most famous of concert halls and notable clubs. From Carnegie Hall and the JFK Arts Center to the Blue Note, Sweet Rhythm, and Iridium in NYC, she has wowed audiences from coast to coast and on practically every continent of the globe. 

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano. 

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 17, 2020
     Presidents' Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

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

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Tuesday February 18, 2020 -  Saturday February 29, 2020
     Art Exhibit: The Ceramic Art of Meghan Burke  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Ceramic Art of Meghan Burke will be on display for the month of February.  A detailed list of items and prices is available at the Circulation Desk.  

Meghan Burke, from Manasquan, NJ, graduated in 2015 from St. Joseph's University with a Bachelors of Art degree before traveling to several art residencies across the U.S., including: Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Byrdcliffe Arts Guild, and Elsewhere Studios. She is an avid animal lover, nature enthusiast, and novice gardener. After beginning her ceramics career as a sculptor, she found a love of functional pottery, using her passion for plants and flowers to inspire her hand-pinched and coiled pottery. She found her true fascination with wood-firing at Touchstone Center for Crafts, where she worked as the ceramics studio technician for two years. She now fires and finishes her work completely in a wood kiln.  Meghan currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and works out of a studio in Polish Hill. Find more information about Meghan and her work on instagram @meghanburkestudio.

Wood kilns: The process of using wood to fire and finish pottery has been around since the 5th century. It is a primitive firing method and the results vary based on clay body, type of wood, placement of pots in the kiln, and firing time/techniques. Each piece of pottery that comes out of a wood kiln is a unique mark in time based on what has occurred during the firing. This means no piece is exactly the same; the flames and wood ash create different surfaces.  

When firing a wood kiln, there are usually groups or teams of people. Each shift lasts several hours and one is stoking or adding wood to the kiln continuously for several days. The kiln is solely fueled by wood and the kiln heats up the ash and flames move throughout the kiln, pushing its way through the pots that have been loaded inside, leaving its mark on them. As the kiln reaches its desired temperature of about 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, the pots inside glow and the wood ash hits the pottery and melts onto them, creating the surface and glaze. Wood firing is a physically demanding process, but the results can be extremely rewarding. Each pot is a unique story from the kiln. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Tuesday February 18, 2020 -  Saturday February 29, 2020
     Soles4Shoes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   

SOLES4SHOES

The West Long Branch Library will be participating in the Soles4Shoes shoe donation program. We can help put your unwanted shoes to good use by keeping them out of landfills, and instead, help women entrepreneurs build businesses and support their families. We are accepting all kinds of shoes: men, women and children's  from January 21 - May 1, 2020.  

For more information please call the West Long Branch Library.

    Location: West Long Branch

Tuesday February 18, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM A Square of Friends: Book Discussion  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

That Kind of Mother by Ruman Alam

Set amid the social throes of the Reagan era, That Kind of Mother considers complex questions of loyalty and affection: What obligations do people -- strangers, friends, colleagues -- have to one another?  Can love ever transcend the strata of race, class, and entitlement?

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Club Dead Wake by Erik Larson  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220x7222   
   

History Book Club 

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

No Registration required.  Limited amount of books  available at the Headquarters Circulation Desk

Moderator:  James  Nosuchinsky  This program is coordinated by Librarian Elaine Siegel

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Angel of Mine (2019) (R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Lizzie meets a married couple whose child looks exactly like her deceased daughter. Firmly believing the child is her own, Lizzie does everything in her power to spend time with her. As tensions escalate, heavily guarded secrets start to unravel. Directed by Kim Farrant. Starring Noomi Rapace, Rebecca Bower, and Luke Evans.

Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 1 hour and 38 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Once Upon A Time in... Hollywood (2019) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
In 1969 Los Angeles, TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth struggle to make pace with the evolving entertainment history, during Hollywood’s golden age. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, and Dakota Fanning.

Comedy/Drama – 2 hours and 41 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, laptops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Stories and Craft: Presidential Pets  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Celebrate President’s Day as we read a story and make a fun pet craft.

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activity: Penguin Time!  
   

Penguin stories, facts, and a craft. Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required.  

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Up Goes Huddy  
   

"Up Goes Huddy" Captain Joshua Huddy's Untimely Execution

Joshua Huddy was reputed to be the Loyalist's worst enemy during the Revolutionary War.  In 1782, while defending the naval base and saltworks at Toms River, Huddy was taken to NY and executed by a band of Loyalists. This execution threatened the Paris Peace Treaty.

John Fabiano, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission will explore Joshua Huddy's Revolutionary War service, untimely execution and the circumstances leading to the Treaty's eventual success.

Space is limited. Registration is required. You may register in person, online or by calling 609-259-7565.

    Location: Allentown
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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  -  8:45 PM Learn the A, B, C, D's of Medicare  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for this "Medicare-Made-Clear" presentation. The presenter will go through all of the various options, and help you to learn the ABC, and D's, of Medicare. 

Presented by Pat Guadagno, a Licensed Insurance Agent in the State of New Jersey, certified to represent United Health Care, Aetna, Horizon of New Jersey, WellCare, Clover, Humana, CVS, and Cigna.  

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday February 19, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters.   

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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 reinvigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering 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 and on the Library website. 

Neighbors helping Neighbors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 

    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 A Square of Friends: Book Discussion  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

That Kind of Mother by Ruman Alam

Set amid the social throes of the Reagan era, That Kind of Mother considers complex questions of loyalty and affection: What obligations do people -- strangers, friends, colleagues -- have to one another?  Can love ever transcend the strata of race, class, and entitlement?

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Suitable for Framing (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Create a delightful daisy design that can fit into a small frame and grace your home. Just a few brushes, paints, and strokes and your project is complete! 

As with all our Art for Adults classes, you supply the creativity and artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge. 

While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required. If you do register and find you cannot attend, please let us know. We usually have a waiting list of interested artists!

Registration opens on Monday, February 3 at 9:00 am. Register online or call HQ Reference Staff: 732-431-7220x7222

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Judy (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband. Directed by Rupert Goold. Starring Renee Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, and Rufus Sewell.

Biography/Drama/Music - 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 
    Location: Hazlet
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM TWEENS! Unfogging the Future: A Divination Series  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Learn the mysteries of fortune telling and the power of the mind with Sam Jackson as she teaches us about enchanted tools like tarot cards and pendulums.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Fun: Penguins in Fact & Fiction!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Grades Kindergaten and up. Registration required. Enjoy a penguin trivia challenge and make a cool craft.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Our Therapy Dog!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All ages.

Registration requested.

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

Let it snow! Join us to make an adorable sock snowman craft. All supplies will be provided. Ages 5 and up.

*Registration required; limited to 12 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Grades K & Up

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and READ a favorite story to a canine friend. 

The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Seashell Friends: Summer Shore Fun Before Winter is Done!  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended ages 4 to 8.

Join us for a beachy story, then make your own silly friend out of a seashell!

Registration required beginning Tuesday, February 4.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Robots Rising  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Experiment with robot levitation using simple materials and a little science!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Animal Superpowers  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County. 

Grades K-8

Animals have all kinds of super powers to help them survive.  Moths disappear, owls have super hearing, and much more. Come explore animal adaptations in this hands-on program with 4-H staff. Programs funded in part by the Friends of the Howell Library.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Entrepreneurship  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Starting a small business is a rewarding but risky proposition.  Before you hang the "Open for Business" sign or get in too deep in your new venture, you should take an honest look at your preparedness to succeed. 

This free workshop, a preview of our Entrepreneurship 101 course, will guide you through the assissment process and introduce you to the tools you'll need to start and grow your business.  You'll be better prepared to:

  • Determine if you have the traits necessary to be a business owner
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses and how they fit with business ownership
  • Assess the feasibility of your business idea within your targeted market
  • Conduct market research, business planning and financial projection

Presented by Alejandro Cruz, training officer at UCEDC, and co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth

Seating is limited; registration is recommended.

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a service to the community.  The library does not endorse this event, the speaker(s), or the organization.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Bereavement Workshop (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot!  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5 - 7

Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary!

Wednesdays, January 15, 22 & 29 and February 5, 12 & 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Please plan to attend all sessions; bring your own laptop and charger, or request to use one from the library. 

Space is limited.  Register once for all sessions beginning January 1, in-person, by phone or online at  http://bit.ly/HQTweens

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 20, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm          On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Discussion: How It All Began  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

How It All Began by Penelope Lively

When a retired school teacher is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. Through richly conceived and colorful characters, the author explores the role of chance in people's lives and illustrates how our paths can be altered irrevocably by someone we will never even meet.

Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk for book discussion use.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginners yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.   

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month that the Library is open for a morning of relaxation.

(Due to limited space, seating will be on a first come first served basis)

    Location: Wall Township
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft Time: Snow  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Snow craft. Ages 2 and up with and adult. No registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have you considered the entire history of our nation’s favorite pastime? Black baseball in America, or “Blackball,” included pioneers like Jackie Robinson and fostered rich relationships during America’s era of segregation, both across the nation and in New Jersey. Dr. Lawrence Hogan will present a lecture on this multifaceted aspect of baseball history and show selections from the documentary “Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson.” He will be joined by Jim Robinson, a veteran Negro Leaguer, and poet and playwright Kevin Kane.   

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Space is limited. Register in person, on-line or by phone

This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Fast & Furious presents Hobbs & Shaw (2019) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:732-937-2300

Officer Luke Hobbs must combat a villain endangering innocent citizens while forging an unexpected partnership with rebel Deckard Shaw.  Directed by David Leitch. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren.

Action/Adventure - 2 hours and 17 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Intruder in the Dust (1949) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In 1940s Mississippi, a black man is wrongfully accused of murder and the white townspeople want him to hang. Directed by Clarence Brown. Starring David Brian, Claude Jarman, Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall, and Elizabeth Patterson.

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 27 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cultural Cinema - An International Film: 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie – slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely – on the jogging path, he’s deadset on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers from an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for a few weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie, and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories, and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. Directed by Sébastien Betbeder. Starring Vincent Macaigne, Maud Wyler, and Bastien Bouillon.  

In French with English Subtitles – 1 hour and 31 minutes

©Film Movement

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Art of Racing In the Rain (2019)(PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo.  Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners navigate life with a refreshing perspective on friendship, family, and unconditional love.  Directed by Simon Curtis.  Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried.

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 49 minutes.

©20th Century Fox

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. On the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met.                                                                                                            

    Location: Wall Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Lollipop, Lollipop, Oh Lolli Lolli Paper Lollipops!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Using glitter glue and paper plates, make the lollipops you want to see in the world!

School Age Storytime from 3:15 to 3:50 pm

OR

Preschool Storytime from 4:00 to 4:30 pm

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Space Bracelet!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

We’re making some out-of-this-world bracelets using cardboard and tinfoil. Listen to some space stories and learn about the planets!

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

Read Jan Brett's "The Mitten", then color and design your own mitten!  Grades K and up

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cultural Cinema - An International Film: 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie – slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely – on the jogging path, he’s deadset on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers from an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for a few weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie, and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories, and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. Directed by Sébastien Betbeder. Starring Vincent Macaigne, Maud Wyler, and Bastien Bouillon.  

In French with English Subtitles – 1 hour and 31 minutes

©Film Movement

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM Keep Less, Toss More and Tidy Up for a Clutter Free 2020  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

If you have too much stuff and not enough time this program is for you! Join author and de-cluttering humorist Jamie Novak when she shares her tips for clearing clutter from her newly updated and expanded edition of her classic book, "Keep This, Toss That". She’ll share her secret for how to decide what to keep and how to let stuff go (even if you are a saver). Learn which papers you need to keep, how to sort boxes of photos and recipes; and how to get it all done when you are short on time and motivation.  This year keep your promise to get organized with this brand-new program!

Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Wednesday February 5, 2020. 

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Intruder in the Dust (1949) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In 1940s Mississippi, a black man is wrongfully accused of murder and the white townspeople want him to hang. Directed by Clarence Brown. Starring David Brian, Claude Jarman, Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall, and Elizabeth Patterson.

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 27 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday February 21, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl by John Greenleaf Whittier  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

This calming and moving poetic experience will be guided by Poet Flora Higgins.

“Whittier took one pastoral incident, a snow storm, and skillfully used it to offer a vibrant variety of themes. According to Edward Wagenknecht, ‘Whittier also vividly recaptured past experiences and revealed the beauty of common things,’” (Robert K. Johnson 1994).

“James Greenleaf Whittier was a distinguished American poet, whose writings breathed the purest spirituality, patriotism, and humanity. There is no poet of the time who dwells nearer the hearts of the people. His name is beloved and venerated,” (N.D. Thompson 1883).

Refreshments courtesy of Delicious Orchards.

Registration is required: 732-431-7220x7222

Free program.

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell

Saturday February 22, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956. Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment: English Conversation Classes will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2020 session will run from January to May. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 10 classes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Second Session Added! Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SESSION PER DAY

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Do what you love!  

Join experienced Knitter Heather Stone for this fun creative activity! She will assist you with learning how to cast on stiches, follow pattern instructions, select the correct yarn and needles for your project, and so much more! Supplies are available for beginners. All skill levels are welcome! 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Full Moon Family Storytime  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a quiet, wintery afternoon, reading lovey-dovey stories (just kidding!) and enjoying the full moon. All ages welcome!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Sunday February 23, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fish Eyed Blues Concert  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Fish Eyed Blues spins a mix of traditional and contemporary blues, giving it their own interpretation, merging its spirit and soul with the energy of rock and roll. With Paul Ianizzotto on vocals, Jeff Bavaro on lead guitar, Rich Solomon on bass, and Kevin Crouse on Drums, their blend is blues, rock, tone, and soul.

Officially formed in 2016, influenced by 70’s rock, they discovered that all songs incorporated elements of blues music. Inspired, FEB became invested in the Real Blues, starting with the 3 Kings – Albert, BB, and Freddie – changing the way they listened to and performed their music.

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 24, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. 

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm          

On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      

On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

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

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Conversation of Your Life Series: Hospice Care  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Hospice Versus Palliative Care: What's the Difference?

Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice and palliative care, and the difference between these two services. Hospice and Palliative Care are often the least utilized benefits that can provide the greatest care to you and your family.

The Conversation of Your Life Series is a presentation by New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. COYL aims to promote community-based conversation around advance care planning.

Program is free, however, registration is required. Please register online or by calling HQ Reference Staff: 732-431-7220x7222

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker or the organization.

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Salt Dough  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years old.

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Joker (2019) (R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck’s disconnect with reality is the origin story of the infamous DC villain who began as just a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study. Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Francis Conroy.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Salt Dough  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years old. 

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Howell Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu, and Allie, a Labrador Retriever. Share African American authors and stories to celebrate Black History month.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Polymer Bouncing Balls  
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 3

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memoir and Fiction Writing Group  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Do you have a story to tell? Meet with others who enjoy sharing personal experiences, family histories, and fictional writing. The group will feature gentle suggestions to enhance your writing. Facilitator will be Lois Kiely, published memoir writer and retired professor from Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Joker (2019) (R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck’s disconnect with reality is the origin story of the infamous DC villain who began as just a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study. Directed by Todd Phillips. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Francis Conroy.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday February 25, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Fraud Watch: Get 20/20 Clarity on the Latest Scams  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a current overview of Consumer Fraud Alerts and the latest scams from the expert, Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Director, David M. Salkin.  

Mr. Salkin will be speaking about the sneakiest scams and ways to protect yourself from fraudsters, scam artists, cyber criminals, and bad business practices. A wide variety of topics will be covered, with suggestions on how to avoid problems before they occur. Bring your questions for the Q&A session!

This program is free. Registration is required in order to ensure that we will have sufficient materials for everyone. 

To register, call 732-431-7220x7222 or register below. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Motherless Brooklyn (2019) (R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Armed only with a few clues and the engine of an obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. Directed by Edward Norton. Starring Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin, and Bruce Willis.

Crime/Drama/Mystery – 2 hours and 24 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activity: Bend and Twist It  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Artistic pipe cleaner creations. Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Independent Films: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance.  In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.  Directed by Edward Norton. Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Leslie Mann.  

Drama/Crime – 2 hours and 24 minutes 

©Warner Bros.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday February 26, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters.   

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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 and Sweet: A Short Story Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“The Last Leaf” by O. Henry

As pneumonia sweeps New York City, two artists use their creativity to fight the disease

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Overcomer (2019) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

 A basketball coach attempts to coach an asthmatic teenage girl to achieve cross country glory after the school's basketball team program is jeopardized by the relocation of the town's manufacturing plant. Directed by Alex Kendrick. Starring Alex Kendrick, Ben Davies, Priscilla C. Shirer, Elizabeth Becka, and Shari Rigby.

Drama/Sport - 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Fun: Bend and Twist It Art Creations!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required  

Get inventive with pipe cleaners! (Why are they called that, anyway?)

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Black History Month Celebration: Jackie Robinson!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about Jackie Robinson, listen to his story, and make a home run of a craft!

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Winter Books and Barks!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading a winter story aloud to a therapy dog!

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves. Read 5 books to one of our therapy dogs and earn a free book to keep! Recommended for grades K and up.

*Registration is required.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Sand Art Pictures: Summer Shore Fun Before Winter is Done!  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended ages 5 to 8.

Come in to make designs by pouring colored sand onto special sticky paper.

Space is limited: Registration required beginning Tuesday, February 11.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Leaping Frogs  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up!

It’s Leap Year; craft a jumping frog that is ready to leap into the extra day.

*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Howell Kids! LEGO®  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read about the Chinese New Year. Enjoy an afternoon of LEGO® creativity!  Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Start a Business in New Jersey  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The decision to start a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur.  However, there are many steps you'll need to take to protect yourself from potential liability, legal and tax issues.  This workshop is designed to guide you through the mechanics of starting your business and make sure you get off on the right foot.  In this workshop, we'll cover:

  • The pros and cons of different legal business structures
  • How to name and register your business
  • What taxes apply to your business and how to make sure you're set up to file them
  • What's required of your business if you have employees
  • The insurance you're required to have to operate in New Jersey

Presented by Alejandro Cruz, training officer at UCEDC.  Co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth.

Seating is limited; Registration is recommended.  

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a service to the community.  The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 27, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm          On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft Time: Dental Health  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Dental health craft.  Ages 2 and up with an adult. No registration required.

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

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

The unforgettable story of a marriage as seen through the eyes of both husband and wife.

Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Harriet (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Clarke Peters.

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 5 minutes 

©Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) (R)  
   

Contact:732-938-2300

An actor and his stunt double struggle to keep pace with the evolving entertainment industry in 1960s Los Angeles. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, and Dakota Fanning.

Drama/Comedy - 2 hours and 41 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: The Learning Tree (1969) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Gordon Parks' adaptation of his own novel about a black teenager living in 1920s Kansas.  After witnessing a murder, he must decide if he should come forward to clear the man being framed for the crime. Directed by Gordon Parks. Starring Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Joel Fluellen and Richard Ward.

Coming of Age Drama - 1 hour and 47 minutes

©Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Angel Has Fallen (2019)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

A secret Service agent is accused of being complicit in an assiassination attempt on the President. He struggles to evade his colleagues and the FBI while attempting to uncover the identity of the real perpetrators. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Starring Piper Perabo, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lance Reddick.

Action/Thriller - 2 hours and 1 minute.

© Lion's Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Love Dump Truck  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Still have some leftover feels from the most loving season of the year? Dump them crafty hearts into a dump truck!

School Age Storytime from 3:15 to 3:50 pm

OR

Preschool Storytime from 4:00 to 4:30 pm

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Black History Month Celebration: Jackie Robinson!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Learn about Jackie Robinson, listen to his story, and make a home run of a craft!

    Location: Allentown
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Movie: The Learning Tree (1969) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Gordon Parks' adaptation of his own novel about a black teenager living in 1920s Kansas.  After witnessing a murder, he must decide if he should come forward to clear the man being framed for the crime. Directed by Gordon Parks. Starring Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Joel Fluellen and Richard Ward.

Coming of Age Drama - 1 hour and 47 minutes

©Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday February 28, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at the Wall Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday February 29, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Hop to it! It's Leap Day!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday: Hop to it! It's Leap Day!  Celebrate Leap Day with frog stories and a fun frog craft. 

Ages 2 and up. Regsitration is required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM Second Session Added! Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this seven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from January 18 through February 29.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. It is recommended to bring your own mat.  

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SESSION PER DAY

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday March 1, 2020 -  Tuesday March 31, 2020
     Art Exhibit: Ukrainian Wood Carving (Rizba)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This exhibit brings together wood-carved art from Ukraine as well as from private collections here in the United States. Wood carving is considered one of the chief branches of the decorative and applied arts in Ukraine. The vast forests of Ukraine provided a natural abundance of wood, having made it a readily available material with which to work, resulting in woodcraft specialties. Household articles, farm implements, horse carriages, sleds, as well as religious architcture and articles, were made out of wood, and most of these items were decorated with woodcarver designs. The ornamentation consisted of mostly geometric patterns, but also included floral and animal designs. As with all Ukrainian folk art, the decorative patterns had a deep symbolic and religious meaning.  

Wood carving was popular throughout Ukraine, but some regions were especially noted for their beauty and sophistication of wood carved items. The Hutsul region in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine is renowned for its excellence in their form, ornamentation, and precision of workmanship.  

Over many generations, the art of wood carving increased greatly and became an essential part of daily life, even creating cottage industries. The masterpieces on display at this exhibit will touch the hearts of all folk-art lovers.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday March 1, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Suffragists Speak: The Fierce and Flawed Battle for the Vote  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for this living history program "Suffragists Speak: The Fierce and Flawed Battle for the Vote." The AAUW, League of Women Voters, and T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center have partnered with the Monmouth County Library to present the story of the battle for the vote, with particular focus on the experience of African American women.  

Living history interpreters bring the words of five women and one man to life. Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass reveal the strain on their friendship that followed passage of the 15th Amendment. Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul and Ida B. Wells take us to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Their dialogue explores the racial tensions that continued to test the moral compass of the movement. Finally, Fannie Lou Hamer carries the story through the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  

Come celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage and consider the sacrifices and compromises made in the name of victory.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday March 2, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday March 2, 2020 -  Tuesday March 31, 2020
     Howell Kids! Storytime Playtime Free  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian. 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!

Baby Storytimes: For ages 10 months to 2 years - Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME: Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome! - Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3 ½ - 5 years - Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME:  All Ages - Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

    Location: Howell

Monday March 2, 2020 -  Tuesday March 31, 2020
     Soles4Shoes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   

SOLES4SHOES

The West Long Branch Library will be participating in the Soles4Shoes shoe donation program. We can help put your unwanted shoes to good use by keeping them out of landfills, and instead, help women entrepreneurs build businesses and support their families. We are accepting all kinds of shoes: men, women and children's  from January 21 - May 1, 2020.  

For more information please call the West Long Branch Library.

    Location: West Long Branch

Monday March 2, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

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

Read Across America promotes reading on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2. Read to a child in the Library or join us for our toddler and baby storytime.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Ford v Ferrari (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together built a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and took on  the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal.  

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 32 minutes

©20th Century Fox                                                  

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie: Ford v Ferrari (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together built a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and took on  the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal.  

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 32 minutes

©20th Century Fox                                                  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 3, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Cuba, 1963. Hurricane Flora, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history, is bearing down on the island. Seven women have been forcibly evacuated from their homes and herded into the former governor’s mansion, where they are watched over by another woman, a young soldier of Castro’s new Cuba named Ofelia. Outside the storm is raging and the floodwaters are rising. In a single room on the top floor of the governor’s mansion, Maria Sirena begins to tell the incredible story of her childhood during Cuba’s Third War of Independence; of her father Augustin, a ferocious rebel; of her mother, Lulu, an astonishing woman who fought, loved, dreamed, and suffered as fiercely as her husband. Stories, however, have a way of taking on a life of their own, and transported by her story’s momentum, Maria Sirena will reveal more about herself than she or anyone ever expected.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:35 PM Movie: Ford V Ferrari (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together built a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and took on  the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal.  

Action/Biography/Drama – 2 hours and 32 minutes

©20th Century Fox                                                  

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Discussion of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues--real life people born with blue skin in the dusty hills of Troublesome Creek. In 1936, nearly twenty years old and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for "respectability" and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading materials to the poor hill communities. Inspired by the real and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Pack Horse library service.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, laptops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday March 4, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 4, 2020 -  Wednesday March 25, 2020
     Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle/Read Toddler/Family Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Wednesday March 4, 2020 -  Wednesday March 25, 2020
     West Long Branch Kids! Wednesday Storytime Corner!!  
   

Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!

Welcome!  West Long Branch Library offers a variety of on-going weekly programs and storytimes for babies, preschoolers and school-aged children that help inspire a life-long love of learning and discovery.  In addition to our fun and dynamic storytimes check out our special monthly program for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts to live performances we have something for everyone!!

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime – Ages 10 - 24 months (with parent/caregiver) Siblings welcome
Join us for songs, rhymes and stories too!!
Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Together Time Stories and Crafts - Ages 3 - 5 (with parent/caregiver)
Families will have lots of fun as they participate in stories, songs and craft activities.
Wednesdays from 10:45 - 11:05 am

    Location: West Long Branch

Wednesday March 4, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters. 

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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 reinvigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering 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 and on the Library website. 

Neighbors helping Neighbors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

A bowling ball, a corset, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold. When these seemingly random items come together, a New England town will never be the same in this whimsical, multi-generational family saga.

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  -  4:20 PM Movie: Midway (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

In 1942, the Japanese forces once again tried to stage a sudden attack against their enemies — this time near Midway Atoll. The plan, however, was intercepted and the American forces arrived at the Pacific Ocean Theater just in time to stop them. Directed by Roland Emmerich; Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Ed Skrein, Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson Lions Gate Film, Inc.

Action/Drama/History - 2 hours and 18 minutes 

©Lions Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Alphabet Dig - Scoop up some letters and make the longest word ever!

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After the Epiloge: A Thriller Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Dont Look Back (2014) by Gregg Hurwitz

In the mountains of Oaxaca, a major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world, trapping a tour group in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, single mother Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds--if she's to make it back home alive.

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 5, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 5, 2020 -  Thursday March 26, 2020
     Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age/Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests and more! 

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Thursday March 5, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginners yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month that the library is open for a morning of relaxation.

(Due to limited space, seating will be on a first come first served basis)

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Writer Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. When the interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, magic begins to happen. Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, and Chris Cooper.

Biography/Drama- 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Goldfinch (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Young Theo inadvertently steals a noteworthy piece of art in the aftermath of an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that kills his mother. He later crosses paths with the unruly Boris, and the pair finds their lives linked to the painting. Directed by John Crowley. Starring Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Aneurin Barnard, and Ashleigh Cummings. 

Drama - 2 hours and 29 minutes 

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Family and Childrens Services of Monmouth   732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Sneakers (1992) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Government blackmails the leader of a high-tech security group into finding a decoder, and will drop criminal charges against him if he is successful.  Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.  Starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Dan Akroyd, and Ben Kingsley.    

Crime/Thriller - 2 hours and 5 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Sneakers (1992) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Government blackmails the leader of a high-tech security group into finding a decoder, and will drop criminal charges against him if he is successful.  Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.  Starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Dan Akroyd, and Ben Kingsley.    

Crime/Thriller - 2 hours and 5 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Cuba, 1963. Hurricane Flora, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history, is bearing down on the island. Seven women have been forcibly evacuated from their homes and herded into the former governor’s mansion, where they are watched over by another woman, a young soldier of Castro’s new Cuba named Ofelia. Outside the storm is raging and the floodwaters are rising. In a single room on the top floor of the governor’s mansion, Maria Sirena begins to tell the incredible story of her childhood during Cuba’s Third War of Independence; of her father Augustin, a ferocious rebel; of her mother, Lulu, an astonishing woman who fought, loved, dreamed, and suffered as fiercely as her husband. Stories, however, have a way of taking on a life of their own, and transported by her story’s momentum, Maria Sirena will reveal more about herself than she or anyone ever expected.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday March 6, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Gardening for Wildlife  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In a few easy steps, you can make a big difference for local wildlife! Entice pollinators, such as hummingbirds and butterflies, by transforming your outdoor space into a sanctuary enjoyed by humans and animals alike.  It all starts with the end in mind by creating a plan for the space that you will transform.  Whether a simple garden or a balcony garden, Gardening for Wildlife is possible anywhere that you live, learn, play, work, and worship.  

Presenter Kristin Hock grew up in Middletown, NJ playing in the woods behind her childhood home and discovering the local wildlife.  After graduating from the University of Delaware, Kristin traveled around the western part of our country working as a wildlife biologist, and earning a Master's degree, before returning home to re-establish her roots.  Combining her knowledge and experiences as a wildlife biologist, environmental educator, and organic vegetable farmer, Kristin is now teaching people how to Garden for Wildlife™ and better support the local wildlife that she fell in love with as a little girl.  

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing the refreshments for First Fridays. 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell

Saturday March 7, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956. Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment: English Conversation Classes will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2020 session will run from January to May. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 10 classes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM Traditional Irish Music with Cairde  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

    Location: Wall Township

Sunday March 8, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cameo Club Variety Show  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

"Exciting, dramatic, funny, wonderful!" Audience members have been ecstatic about The Variety Show presented by the New Jersey Cameo Club.

The Cameo Club's talented Ladies of Elegance members are a sisterhood of New Jersey Ms. Senior America Pageant Contestants, who will present a tremendous variety show - singing, dancing, comedy  - all of which will bring you to your feet!

This concert is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

In Celebration of Women’s History Month.

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 9, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 10, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Support for the Special Role You Play in Your Grandchild’s Life. From providing occasional babysitting to raising them as your own, more and more grandparents are actively involved in the day-to-day life of their grandchildren. Join us at our grandparents support group to learn and share valuable information.

The Atlantic Highlands Library has partnered with the Bayshore Family Success Center, which is part of the Community YMCA.

RSVP is required. Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Writer Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children’s program Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. When the interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, magic begins to happen. Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, and Wendy Makkena.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour and 49 minutes 

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.                                                                 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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  -  9:00 PM Independent Films: The Good Liar (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Consummate con man Roy Cournay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions and Roy means to take it all.  From their very first meeting, Roy begins plying Betty with his tried and true manipulations, and Betty, who seems quite taken with him, is soon going along for the ride.  But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes -- revealing more deceptions that will take them both through a minefield of danger, intrigue, and betrayal. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. 

Drama/Crime – 1 hour and 49 minutes 

©New Line Cinema

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 11, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters.   

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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  -  3:30 PM Friends of Howell Library  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Are you loyal to the Howell Library?  If so, join other like-minded individuals who meet the second Wednesday of the month to look for ways to support the library and promote its mission in the community.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Murder, They Wrote! Mystery Book Discussion (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

NEW Mystery/Crime Book Discussion Club!

 We'll be discussing The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

One bright London morning, Diana Cowper enters a funeral parlor to plan her own service, six hours later, she is dead. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who's as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Author Anthony Horowitz reinvents the classic crime novel.

The Murder, They Wrote! Mystery Book Discussion will meet every two months on the 2nd Wednesday of the month that the library is open. 

Next session will be Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Books available at HQ Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Seven Year Itch (1955) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Like thousands of other Manhattanites, Richard Sherman sends his family off to summer vacation in Jersey, while he stays behind to work at the office. But when a sexy, blond, actress moves into the apartment upstairs, Richard’s marriage is put to the test. Will he stay faithful, or surrender to "the seven year itch?" Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, and Robert Strauss.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 45 minutes

©20th Century Fox

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Anyone with interest in the Howell Library is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Friends of Howell Library, held the second Wednesday of the month.

Information about the Friends and an application form are available in the library.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! St. Patrick's Day  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Color a leprechaun face.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM T’ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (RM 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

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

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

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

Free admission

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 12, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs: An Overview of Consumer Fraud Topics & Latest Scams  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

David M. Salkin, Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, will be speaking about the latest scams and ways to protect yourself from fraudsters, scam artists, cyber criminals and bad business practices. A wide variety of topics will be covered, with suggestions on how to avoid problems before they occur.

Space is limited. Register in person, on-line or by phone

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Gemini Man (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller about an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee. Starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong.

Action/Drama/Sci-Fi - 1 hour and 57 minutes

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Holiday (1938) (NR)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A self-made man falls for an heiress from a family who are too set in their ways to understand him, and he begins to rethink his decision after meeting his fiancée's spirited, rebellious sister.  Directed by George Cukor. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, and Edward Everett Horton.  

 Romance/Comedy - 1 hour and 33 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Cultural Cinema: A Film to Celebrate Women's History Month - A League of Their Own (1992)(PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A look at the first women’s professional baseball league, which focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell.

A Film to Celebrate Women’s History Month – 2 hours and 8 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Holiday (1938) (NR)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A self-made man falls for an heiress from a family who are too set in their ways to understand him, and he begins to rethink his decision after meeting his fiancée's spirited, rebellious sister.  Directed by George Cukor. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, and Edward Everett Horton.  

 Romance/Comedy - 1 hour and 33 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM Cultural Cinema: A Film to Celebrate Women's History Month - A League of Their Own (1992)(PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A look at the first women’s professional baseball league, which focuses on the rivalry between sisters on the same team, and their washed up, hard-drinking coach. Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell.

A Film to Celebrate Women’s History Month – 2 hours and 8 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 13, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our annual Book Sale Friday, March 13th & Saturday, March 14th.

Friday, March 13th:

9:00 am – 10:00 am ~ Presale with $5.00 donation

10:00 am – 4:00 pm ~ Free admission

Teacher Appreciation:

Bag O’Books pricing both days with school ID

(exception 9:00 am - 10:00 am hour on 3/13)

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Cash or checks. Checks are only accepted over $25. Scanner fee is $5.

*We have lots of books (hardcover & paperback) - (adult & children) and DVD's to choose from*

**Donations accepted January 1st - February 29th ONLY! (NO encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines or VHS)

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at the Wall Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Women in Music Concert: Celebrating Women's History Month  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Charlie's Band, along with vocalist Sandy Sasso and saxophonist Audrey Welber, will play songs by women artists that have changed the musical world! 

Doors open at 1:00 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time. 

Free Program.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday March 14, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 14, 2020 -  Saturday March 28, 2020
   9:00 AM Wall Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music, and more.

(Starting Monday, March 23rd through Saturday March 28th, $1 bag sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday March 14, 2020
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but  how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions.  If you'd like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. 

 
    Location: Howell
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but  how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions.  If you'd like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our annual Book Sale Friday, March 13th & Saturday, March 14th.

Saturday, March 14th:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm ~ Free admission

Teacher Appreciation:

Bag O’Books pricing both days with school ID

(exception 9:00 am - 10:00 am hour on 3/13)

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Cash or checks accepted. Checks only accepted over $25. Scanner fee is $5.

*We have lots of books (hardcover & paperback) - (adult & children) and DVD's to choose from*

**Donations accepted January 1st - February 29th ONLY! (NO encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines or VHS)

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Do what you love!  

Join experienced Knitter Heather Stone for this fun creative activity! She will assist you with learning how to cast on stiches, follow pattern instructions, select the correct yarn and needles for your project, and so much more! Supplies are available for beginners. All skill levels are welcome! 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Fred Lehotay & The Ragtimers  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You've enjoyed their music on summer evenings at the Seaside Park or Avon-by-the-Sea boardwalks. Now, Fred Lehotay & The Ragtimers celebrate St. Patrick's Day with their foot-tapping, hand-clapping, great songs of a bygone era -- with a few favorite Irish tunes included, of course!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Origami is the art of paper folding, which may be simple or quite complex.

We invite experienced paperfolders to drop by this monthly meeting of like minded artists and learn from each other!

Meetings are generally on the second Saturday of each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday March 15, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Giacomo Gates and Trio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Everything is always cool with Giacomo Gates and his Trio. Giacomo is truly an entertainer for all ages and styles. Audiences enjoy the music, the bandstand interaction, the spontaneity, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life. 

Heavily steeped in the traditions of the original vocal improvisers, from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, through their modern counterparts, Giacomo’s approach draws most heavily from the bebop-rooted masters, making him an authentic jazz vocalist. Like his influences, Gates has forged his own unique path. Known for his interaction with his live audience through witty banter and informative introductions, every performance becomes a lesson in jazz history.

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano. 

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 16, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SBA Resources and Services for All Small Businesses  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Want to learn more about the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the free or low-cost resources available to you as a Small Business?  

This presentation will review how to:

  • Get help developing your ideas and determine if they will work for you as a new business
  • Review SBA Lending and credit requirements needed to become 'lender ready'
  • Describe the types of SBA loans that are available
  • Learn about Government Contracting

Presented by Erika Pearson, a Lender Relations Specialist for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).  Erika has 30 years of lending background and a wealth of financial customer service experience.  She actively works with the Lenders, Partners, and the Public throughout central NJ, advising them of the resources and services available to small business owners through the SBA. 

In the past, Erika worked for the IRS as a Taxpayer Advocate, assisting taxpayers to resolve their IRS problems.  Prior to that, she worked in the private sector as a Wholesale Mortgage Account Executive, Underwriter, and Loan Officer for employers such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Santander BankCorp and AIG.  

Seating is limited; Registration recommended

Co-Sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker(s), or the organization. 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ireland Tea Talk: Tea, Food, and Folklore  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

The Emerald Isle – Ireland, where folks drink numerous cups of strong black tea throughout the day and night and nibble on scones or tea cakes. Hearty and filling foods are consumed at home or in pubs that dot the countryside and cities. People are friendly and are known for their hospitality. This is a country where myths and legends live along with leprechauns and fairies. Come learn from tea expert and historian Judith Krall-Russo about this enchanted land – Ireland - just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Judith has earned certifications as a Tea Specialist by The Tea School in Pomfret, Connecticut, and The Specialty Tea Institute of New York, and is a lecturer and seminar organizer across the state.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Women's History Month  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

We will commemorate the vital role of Rosa Parks in American History by reading "If a Bus Could Talk" by Faith Ringgold. Recreate Rosa Parks' ride using LEGOS® and other materials in the Library.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memoir & Fiction Writing Group  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Do you have a story to tell? Meet with others who enjoy sharing personal experiences, family histories, and fictional writing. The group will feature gentle suggestions to enhance your writing. Facilitator will be Lois Kiely, published memoir writer and retired professor from Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 17, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM A Square of Friends: Book Discussion  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

A novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy. In 1985, a popular and charismatic man named Nico Marcus has recently died of AIDS, and his family -- except for his smart and spirited younger sister, Fiona -- prefers to let the cause of his demise go unmentioned. Fiona, who figures peripherally in the mid-80s chapters, moves to the fore in the 2015 chapters, when she, now in her 50s, searches Paris for her lost daughter, Claire, who may have left both a man and a religious cult, and who has no desire to be found.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Your Job Search with Google Tools  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Discover new job opportunities using Google Search! 

Learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience by using Job Search on Google, using Google Sheets to track the progress of job applications, and by creating a resume using Google Docs.

Presented by Greg Colon. 

Each participant will need to bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer that can access the library WiFi, as well as  have an established Google Account. If you don't already have an account you can create one at accounts.google.com/signup before the event.

This program is free, however registration is required.
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 3, 9am.  To register call 732-431-7220x7222 or register below.
    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1;00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Quiet Man (1952) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

An Irish-American boxer moves to Erin after a ring tragedy and falls in love with a feisty Colleen, the sister of a bullying squire who hates him for purchasing property he himself had his eye on. 

Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. 

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 2 hours and 9 minutes

(c) Paramount Pictures  

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Midway (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

In 1942, the Japanese forces once again tried to stage a sudden attack against their enemies — this time near Midway Atoll. The plan, however, was intercepted and the American forces arrived at the Pacific Ocean Theater just in time to stop them. Directed by Roland Emmerich; Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Ed Skrein, Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson Lions Gate Film, Inc.

Action/Drama/History - 2 hours and 18 minutes 

©Lions Gate Films Inc.

                                                

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, laptops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

•Experience gentle yoga
•Learn about the tendencies of our mind
•Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques
•Experience a guided meditation
•Learn about the 'Art of Living Happiness Program'

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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  -  8:45 PM Learn the A, B, C, Ds of Medicare  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for this 'Medicare Made-Clear' presentation. The presenter will go through all of the various options, and help you to learn the ABC, and D's, of Medicare. 

Presented by Pat Guadagno, a Licensed Insurance Agent in the State of New Jersey.  

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 18, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters. 

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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 reinvigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering 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 and on the Library website. 

Neighbors helping Neighbors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 

    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 A Square of Friends: Book Discussion  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

A novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy. In 1985, a popular and charismatic man named Nico Marcus has recently died of AIDS, and his family -- except for his smart and spirited younger sister, Fiona -- prefers to let the cause of his demise go unmentioned. Fiona, who figures peripherally in the mid-80s chapters, moves to the fore in the 2015 chapters, when she, now in her 50s, searches Paris for her lost daughter, Claire, who may have left both a man and a religious cult, and who has no desire to be found.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert Featuring Vocalist Sandy Sasso  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Dark Waters (2019) (PG-13 )  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

One day, Rob Bilott is forced by a West Virginia farmer to fight one of their clients. He decides to check the situation out himself, and what he sees convinces him to take on the case. His boss is supportive of this endeavor, but his wife isn’t. Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, and Tim Robbins.

Biography/Drama/History - 2 hours and 6 minutes

©Focus Features

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Grades K & Up

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and READ a favorite story to a canine friend. 

The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Dig into Play-doh® and make numbers placing them around the table. See how far we can go!

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Bereavement Workshop (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 19, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Killers of the Flower Moon by Daniel Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. In desperation, the young FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together, with the Osage, they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 

Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk for book discussion use.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (rm 4/5)  
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog. She comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginners yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month that the Library is open for a morning of relaxation.

(Due to limited space, seating will be on a first come, first served basis)

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kosher Jazz  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for a memorable musical performance by Kosher Jazz, a trio of talented musicians specializing in klezmer, swing, jazz, and bossa nova.

Space is limited. Register in person, online, or by phone

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Harriet (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monáe. 

Biography/Drama/Action - 2 hours and 5 minutes 

(c)Focus Features

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Continental Divide (1981) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A newspaper columnist falls in love with a reclusive scientist studying birds in Colorado.  Directed by Michael Apted. Starring John Belushi, Allen Garfield, Blair Brown, Carlin Glynn, and Tony Ganios.

Romance/Comedy  - 1 hour and 43 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM College 101: What to Expect with Author Amy Yao  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Chosen schools to apply to? Check. Turned in all applications, documents and essays? Check. Filed for FAFSA and scholarships? On-going. Know what to expect when you get to the school of your choice? Um...

Join author of College 101: What to Expect Amy Yao as she answers these and other questions on what to expect and how to be successful in college. Come with questions, leave with answers!

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Continental Divide (1981) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A newspaper columnist falls in love with a reclusive scientist studying birds in Colorado.  Directed by Michael Apted. Starring John Belushi, Allen Garfield, Blair Brown, Carlin Glynn, and Tony Ganios.

Romance/Comedy  - 1 hour and 43 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Why Wench Betty's Story Matters: The Murder of a NJ Slave in 1784  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Public Scholar, Sue Kozel, delves into the murder of Wench Betty, a NJ slave, and her murder's subsequent court proceedings. This program will discuss the disregarded lives of slaves while exploring the Revolutionary War ideas of freedom and liberty. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Sue Kozel is a University professor who has presented several American and International conference presentations and has published her first co-edited book. She will be a residential fellow with the International Center for Jefferson Studies this year.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

Space is limited. Registration is required. You may register online, in person, or by calling 609-259-7565.

    Location: Allentown

Friday March 20, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell

Saturday March 21, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956. Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment: English Conversation Classes will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2020 session will run from January to May. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 10 classes.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Blizzard! The Great White Hurricane of 1888  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join meteorologist and atmospheric scientist Tim Minnich as he brings to life the subject of his recently published book: the March 1888 blizzard which buried New York, New Jersey and the northern Atlantic states under several feet of snow.

Blizzard! The Great White Hurricane, written with Siri Shaw, is the story of, arguably, the fiercest winter storm to impact our area and the rest of the Northeast. Tim will take us back in time as he discusses -- in layman’s terms – the meteorology leading up to the blizzard’s formation, and the likelihood of such an event ever happening again. He will discuss the profound effects upon late 19th century New York City – ground zero for the storm – including the loss of some 200 lives in the streets of Manhattan and another 200 in the nearby offshore waters.

A long-time Freehold Borough resident, Tim has authored more than 100 scientific papers, technical reports, and journal articles during his long career. This is his first novel.

Copies of Tim’s book will be available for purchase after the presentation.

    Location: Howell

Monday March 23, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Writer Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. When the interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, magic begins to happen. Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, and Chris Cooper.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Writer Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. When the interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, magic begins to happen. Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, and Chris Cooper.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 24, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Charlie's Angels (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young engineer unwittingly stumbles upon technology that could prove dangerous for society. It is then up to two special operatives to step in and protect the future of the planet. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. Starring Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, and Patrick Stewart.

Action/Adventure/Comedy – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.                                                          

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Online Businesses and New Jersey Tax  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for this workshop designed to educate business owners about their business tax obligations.  

This course, about online businesses and NJ Tax, will teach you about:

  • Taxable products and services
  • Sales inside and outside of New Jersey
  • Shipping products
  • Collecting New Jersey Sales Tax
  • Filing Sales and Use Tax Returns

Taxation University Presenters Monisha Moore and Yasir Ahmed are instructors and tax payer representatives with the NJ Department of Taxation, an educational unit within the NJ Tax department. For more information, visit www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/smallbus.shtml

Seating is limited; Registration is recommended

Co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth. 

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service .  The Library does not endorse this event, the speakers, or the organization. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Charlie's Angels (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young engineer unwittingly stumbles upon technology that could prove dangerous for society. It is then up to two special operatives to step in and protect the future of the planet. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. Starring Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, and Patrick Stewart.

Action/Adventure/Comedy – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.                                                          

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday March 25, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 US Census Information Table (lobby)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   
   

Drop by to visit with a US Census Recruiter and find out more for yourself about open positions, eligibility, work hours and more. 

Information on paying jobs with the 2020 US Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter at Library Headquarters 

on most Wednesdays from 9am til 1pm. Some of these jobs/positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. 

Please note: Library staff can not take information for US Census positions. 

    Location: Headquarters
   9:30 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 on probate matters.   

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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 and Sweet: A Short Story Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“The Wife’s Letter” by Rabindranath Tagone

An epistolary story chronicling the dedicated friendship between two women

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Midnight in Paris (2011) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy about a family vacationing in Paris, and a screenwriter who encounters fascinating escapades while touring the city of love. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, and Carla Runi.

Comedy/Fantasy/Romance - 1 hour and 34 minutes

©Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

LEGO® Springtime Train Track. Use DUPLOS® to create a long train track connected with LEGOS® and wooden tracks. Enjoy an afternoon of LEGO® activity!

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Spring Into a Tidy Home  
    Contact: Holmdel Library    732-946-4118   
   

You know that pile of stuff you promised yourself you'd sort through? Join author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak when she answers the question: how do I get and stay organized? This program is for you if you like lots of ideas delivered with a laugh. If you have too much stuff and not enough time, closets that won't close, or stuff that piled up over the winter season, then run, don't walk, to this workshop. Come learn how to have a clutter-free spring!

Jamie Novak is an Organizing Humorist and bestselling author of Keep This, Toss That. She has been seen on QVC, HGTV, Better TV, and writes for Reader's Digest online.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program. 

    Location: Holmdel
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM T’ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (RM 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

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

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

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

Free admission

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Women of Words Book Club  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Wonder by R.J Palacio

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has  prevented him from going to a mainstrean school. Starting fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid -- but his classmates can't get beyond  Augie's extraordinary face. The prespectives of the various characters converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion and acceptance.

Copies of the book for book club use are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 26, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

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

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

A gripping tale of  adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. 

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Overcomer (2019) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A basketball coach attempts to coach an asthmatic teenage girl to achieve cross country glory after the school's basketball team program is jeopardized by the relocation of the town's manufacturing plant. Directed by Alex Kendrick and starring Alex Kendrick, Ben Davies, Priscilla C. Shirer, Elizabeth Becka, and Shari Rigby.

Drama/Sport - 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Ford v Ferrari (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together built a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and took on  the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal.  

Action/Biography/Drama- 2 hours and 32 minutes

(c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Classic Movie: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A top baseball pitcher abandons the abusive behavior of his team owner to form his own major league, and they quickly play their way to major stardom.  Directed by John Badham. Starring Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Stan Shaw, and Ted Ross.

Sport/Comedy  - 1 hour and 50 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A top baseball pitcher abandons the abusive behavior of his team owner to form his own major league, and they quickly play their way to major stardom.  Directed by John Badham. Starring Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Stan Shaw and Ted Ross.

Sport/Comedy  - 1 hour and 50 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Recycling in 2020 & The Issue of Plastics  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Plastic waste has grown from being the concern of local environmentalists to a topic in the national news. A panel of speakers brings us local information on this problem and how we can each make a difference in cleaning up and reducing our use of this material.

Recycling:  What Should You Know and Do?

Jaye S.Sims, CRP, SRMP, CCCC, Assistant District Recycling Coordinator, Monmouth County Solid Waste and Recycling Office, will review New Jersey's laws regarding recycling, its history, single and dual stream recycling, and recycling contamination. Jaye can answer recycling questions and will host a question and answer session at the end of the program.

From Research to Action

Meredith DeMarco, nynjbaykeeper.org, will discuss how to reduce plastic pollution in your community. She will also describe the findings of a waterways study about plastics.

Eco Tips

Amber Mallim, environmental specialist, Monmouth  County Planning Board, will provide specifics about what can and cannot be recycled in Monmouth County.

Practical Ways to Decrease Your Plastic Use

Helen Goldstein of the Howell Organic Community Gardens, a compost and recycling group leader, will tell us how we can put all of this informaiton to practical use.

This program is co-sponsored by the Howell Organic Community Gardens.

    Location: Howell

Friday March 27, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Create-a-Card Class  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Learn the basics of greeting card-making using rubber stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques to create unique, personalized cards.  This is a hands-on class where you will use various tools to create cards that can be used for whatever occasion you would like.  

All materials are provided.  No experience necessary.  

Limit of 15 attendees; Please Register below.

Presenter Alicia Vincelette has 23 years of card-making experience, as well as a passion for teaching others to create cards using a variety of mediums. She has taught all levels of card-making from beginner to advanced, for over 18 years. Teaching the different techniques for card-making brings Alicia joy as she assists her students with the transformation of paper into an art form.  

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding this program.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at the Wall Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday March 28, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Card-Making Workshop  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Back by popular demand, our card-making workshop returns! Learn the basics of greeting card making using rubber-stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques to create one-of-a-kind cards. this is a hands-on class in which you'll use various tools to create cards that can be used for upcoming spring occasions.

Taught by Alicia Vincelette, a card-maker with more than 23 years of experience in this craft.

Space is limited for this program, and registration is required. 

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Do what you love!  

Join experienced Knitter Heather Stone for this fun creative activity! She will assist you with learning how to cast on stiches, follow pattern instructions, select the correct yarn and needles for your project, and so much more! Supplies are available for beginners. All skill levels are welcome! 

    Location: Hazlet

Monday March 30, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Conversation of Your Life Series: Get Your Legal Ducks in a Row  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Conversation of Your Life Series: Get Your Legal Ducks in a Row

Managing your finances doesn't have to be a complex chore - gain insights on how to get your legal ducks in a row and the importance of doing so with an elder care attorney.

The Conversation of Your Life Series is a presentation by New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. COYL aims to promote community-based conversation around advance care planning.

Program is free, however, registration is required. Please register online or by calling HQ Reference Staff: 732-431-7220x7222

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker or the organization.

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier and Allie, a Golden Retriever. Share sunflower and night sky stories and paintings about and by Vincent Van Gogh.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 31, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey's Central Role in the Fight for Women's Suffrage  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, explores the overlooked role of New Jersey in the long frustrating fight for women's suffrage. 

Many do not realize that some NJ women once had the right to vote and then lost it for over a century. Feickert shares stories about how nationally-known suffrage advocates Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton staged tax and voting protests in the state. She describes how Alice Paul became the dynamo who re-energized the push for a federal amendment and how Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph brought black women into the movement. Participants will learn that women were not "given" the vote, but fought for it for generations. 

Presented by Carol Simon Levin, Historical Interpreter and Storyteller.

Carol Simon Levin is a professional storyteller and independent historian who specializes in telling the stories of "fascinating women history forgotten" through first-person portrayals. She authored the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates, which profiles 69 women who worked to make a place for women in American politics. She is also the founder of Telling Her Stories, a costumed historic programs service.  

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: 21 Bridges (2019) (R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A demoted NYPD detective takes the lead on a city-wide manhunt in an effort to redeem himself. However, as he begins to uncover new clues, he learns of a plot that implicates his colleagues in a crime ring. He then finds the tables have turned, as he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted. Directed by Brian Kirk. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller and Stephan James.

Action/Crime/Drama – 1 hour and 39 minutes

©STX Entertainment                                                                

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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  -  9:00 PM Independent Films: JoJo Rabbit (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German by named JoJo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided by only his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, JoJo must confront his blind nationalism. Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, and Taika Waititi. 

Drama/Comedy – 1 hour and 49 minutes 

©Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday April 1, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday April 1, 2020 -  Thursday April 9, 2020
     Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High & Arts Middle School  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High & Arts Middle School

MONMOUTH COUNTY ARTS HIGH & ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WORK ON EXHIBIT: April 1-30 

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School.  The artwork, including paintings, drawings, and photographs, will be on display at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive Colts Neck, NJ., for the month of April 2020. For more information on the exhibit or the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School programs, contact the Arts & EducationCenter at 732-566-ARTS (2787), email: info@artsandedcenter.org.

    Location: Colts Neck

Wednesday April 1, 2020 -  Thursday April 9, 2020
     Soles4Shoes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   

SOLES4SHOES

The West Long Branch Library will be participating in the Soles4Shoes shoe donation program. We can help put your unwanted shoes to good use by keeping them out of landfills, and instead, help women entrepreneurs build businesses and support their families. We are accepting all kinds of shoes: men, women and children's  from January 21 - May 1, 2020.  

For more information please call the West Long Branch Library.

    Location: West Long Branch

Wednesday April 1, 2020 -  Wednesday April 22, 2020
     Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle/Read Toddler/Family Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Wednesday April 1, 2020 -  Wednesday April 29, 2020
     West Long Branch Kids! Wednesday Storytime Corner!!  
   

Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!

Welcome!  West Long Branch Library offers a variety of on-going weekly programs and storytimes for babies, preschoolers and school-aged children that help inspire a life-long love of learning and discovery.  In addition to our fun and dynamic storytimes check out our special monthly program for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts to live performances we have something for everyone!!

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime – Ages 10 - 24 months (with parent/caregiver) Siblings welcome
Join us for songs, rhymes and stories too!!
Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Together Time Stories and Crafts - Ages 3 - 5 (with parent/caregiver)
Families will have lots of fun as they participate in stories, songs and craft activities.
Wednesdays from 10:45 - 11:05 am

    Location: West Long Branch

Wednesday April 1, 2020
   9:30 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 on probate matters.   

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    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 reinvigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering 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 and on the Library website. 

Neighbors helping Neighbors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After the Epiloge: A Thriller Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Let Me In (2007) by John Ajvide Lindqvist

It is autumn 1981 when a horrific crime comes to Blackeberg, a Sweden suburb. The body of a teenager is found, emptied of blood, and the death  is rumored to have been a part of a ritual killing. 

Let Me In received top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival and became and Award-winning movie in 2010 in the U.S. and Sweden under the title Let the Right One In.

 
    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM T’ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (RM 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

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

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

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

Free admission

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ-Monmouth County    732-571-0209   
   

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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 8th through April 1st, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County. 

For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey - Monmouth County at 732-571-0209

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday April 2, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday April 2, 2020 -  Thursday April 23, 2020
     Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age/Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests and more! 

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Thursday April 2, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginners yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month that the Library is open for a morning of relaxation.

(Due to limited space, seating will be on a first come, first served basis)

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Family and Childrens Services of Monmouth   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  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 3, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                         

Monday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday’s 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Bring your project and enjoy some conversation and inspiration.

    Location: Howell

Saturday April 4, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956. Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment: English Conversation Classes will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2020 session will run from January to May. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 10 classes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 6, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg!

Bring your set. Seating is limited. Rules are posted. 

 

 

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 from 7pm - 8:30 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday April 7, 2020
   9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore - and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.
 
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.
    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday February 4, 2020 through Tuesday April 14, 2020.                                                                          Monday’s 1pm-4pm Tuesday’s 1pm-4pm Friday’s 1pm-4pm

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 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

Wednesday April 8, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:30 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 on probate matters. 

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext. 7336

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of Howell Library  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Are you loyal to the Howell Library?  If so, join other like-minded individuals who meet the second Wednesday of the month to look for ways to support the library and promote its mission in the community.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Anyone with interest in the Howell Library is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Friends of Howell Library, held the second Wednesday of the month.

Information about the Friends and an application form are available in the library.

    Location: Howell

Thursday April 9, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020. The last day is Monday, April 13, 2020. 

On Mondays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm         On Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm      On Thursdays: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm            

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

    Location: Headquarters
   9:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:15 am sessions for beginners, and experienced players start at 10:30 am. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey's Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Carol Simon Levin will portray Lillian Feickert, president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for woman suffrage. Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, women had the right to vote in only one state— New Jersey— a right they would lose in 1807 and not win back for more than five generations. New Jersey's role in the struggle to regain that right is largely overlooked. Hear the stories of nationally-known women with Jersey ties, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and the indomitable Alice Paul as well as others who focused on the NJ movement -- including Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph, founder of the NJ Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and member of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association Board, and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the only pioneer suffragist who lived long enough to cast her vote. Together, these and other women (and their male allies) propelled woman suffrage past reluctant male voters and through state and national legislatures to the final success of the 19th Amendment. 

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Space is limited. Register in person, on-line or by phone

This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cub Scout Den 7  
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore - and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.
 
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.
    Location: Colts Neck

Friday April 10, 2020
     Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings  are closed today

Access to your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

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

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Saturday April 11, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but  how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions.  If you'd like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Origami is the art of paper folding, which may be simple or quite complex.

We invite experienced paperfolders to drop by this monthly meeting of like minded artists and learn from each other!

Meetings are generally on the second Saturday of each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday April 12, 2020
     Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings  are closed today

Access to your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

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

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Monday April 13, 2020
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 3, 2020 through Monday, April 13, 2020.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm      

Fridays: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

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

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

Website for IRS forms : www.irs.gov

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday April 13, 2020 -  Thursday April 30, 2020
     Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High & Arts Middle School  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High & Arts Middle School

MONMOUTH COUNTY ARTS HIGH & ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WORK ON EXHIBIT: April 1-30 

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School.  The artwork, including paintings, drawings, and photographs, will be on display at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive Colts Neck, NJ., for the month of April 2020. For more information on the exhibit or the Monmouth County Arts H