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Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Saturday June 29, 2019
     Art Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolors by the students of Rose Reilly Leonard.

Meet the Artists Reception   

Saturday, June 15, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019
     Photography by Olesya Goldembers  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019
     The Flying Tigers: The WW2 Era American Volunteer Group That Saved China  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Flying Tigers:  The WW2 Era  American Volunteer Group That Saved China 

Memorabilia on Display from the collection of Historian Dan Petach

In late 1941, the famed Flying Tigers aided a beleaguered Chinese nation to defeat Imperial Japanese forces which had a major impact on the war in China, Burma, India Theater of War.  Dan Petach, nephew of one of the Flying Tigers, has allowed the Library to display his family's items of interest in honor of the Commemoration of the  75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.

Mr. Petach's uncle and aunt met and married while in the service of the United State during World War 2.  

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019
     The Flying Tigers: The WW2 Era American Volunteer Group That Saved China  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Flying Tigers:  The WW2 Era  American Volunteer Group That Saved China 

Memorabilia on Display from the collection of Historian Dan Petach

In late 1941, the famed Flying Tigers aided a beleaguered Chinese nation to defeat Imperial Japanese forces which had a major impact on the war in China, Burma, India Theater of War.  Dan Petach, nephew of one of the Flying Tigers, has allowed the Library to display his family's items of interest in honor of the Commemoration of the  75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.

Mr. Petach's uncle and aunt met and married while in the service of the United State during World War 2.  

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
     Art Exhibit: Marie Maber: Selected Paintings, Pottery and Sculpture 2005-2019  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Marie Maber: Selected Paintings, Pottery and Sculpture 2005-2019; Art throughout the Years from a Child of the Sixties

Several pieces in this show have been made using mixed media.  Although some of the artworks are painted traditionally in either oil or acrylic paints, some of the more recent pieces have been made using Mixed Media.  These techniques include spray painting, block printing, stencil printing, relief printing, dimensional paint, polymer clay, and collage.

Three-dimensional works in the show were made using traditional ceramic technology.  The 3D work will be on display in the library lobby exhibit cases, across from the Circulation Desk.

An Art Reception and Technical Talk will take place on Sunday, June 9th.  The reception begins at 2:00 pm.  The Technical Talk will begin at 3:30 pm, and will include explanations of the various media used in the creation of this exhibition. 

Marie Maber has been involved with the visual arts her entire life.  She's a painter, sculptor, and writer, with over 100 of her art-related articles in print in newspapers and magazines. Ms. Maber is a Professor of the Fine Arts at Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, NJ, where she has been since 1993. 

Marie's 6-year BFA degree was awarded by the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the 4-year Certificate Program completion at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She earned her Masters' degree from Temple University in Art History. Her work has been shown at the Monmouth Museum, The Art Alliance of Monmouth County, and Brookdale Community College. In 2017, she won the Jane Townsend award and has a Cresson Award Honorable Mention from PAFA. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
     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, June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytime & Craft – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24  from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
     Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime!  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

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

Please note: Special Storytime dates in June! Regular schedule resumes in July.

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, June 17, 24, from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wenesdays, June 12, 19, 26, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, June 17, 24, from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, June 17, 24, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

    Location: Ocean Township

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
     Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 

There will be NO STORYTIMES from June 3 - June 12; Storytimes will resume June 17.

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, June 17, 24   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, June 18, 25 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, June 19, 26  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, June 18, 25   from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, June 19, 26 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

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Eastern Branch Kids Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Family and Schoolage Storytimes  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytime

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

Babies -  Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

Mondays 9:30-10:00AM or 10:30-11:00 am

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Thursdays from 9:30 - 9:50 am 

Preschool Storytime - Ages 31/2-5 

Thursdays, from 10:00 - 10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

 Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! StoryTime/Playtime/Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   
NO registration, NO card needed.
 
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 10:00 to 10:20 am
 
Family Storytime
Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
 
School Age Adventures
Ages 4 and up
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm



Location: Oceanport

 

    Location: Oceanport

Monday June 3, 2019 -  Thursday June 27, 2019
     Kids!Storytime/Playtime Free  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

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, 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, June 3,10,17,24 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!

Mondays, June 3,10, 17, 24 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, June 4,11,18,25 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, June 6, 13, 27 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

    Location: Howell

Monday June 3, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Marlboro 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

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays 1:15-1:45 pm

June 4- Rocket ships

June 11- Father's Day

June 18- Space Poster

June 25- Sun

 

    Location: Marlboro

Monday June 3, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 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 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, June 10, 17, 24   from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 3 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays June 10, 17, 24 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
NOTE: NO STORYTIME JUNE 3rd
    Location: Colts Neck

Wednesday June 5, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and 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

Thursday June 6, 2019 -  Thursday June 27, 2019
     Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Location: Allentown

Saturday June 8, 2019 -  Saturday July 27, 2019
     Inspired Minds Fine Art School Student Art Show  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Stop in and enjoy space and literature themed artwork from Inspired Minds Fine Art School. These artworks were inspired by the library’s Summer Reading Club theme, The Universe of Stories.   

    Location: Holmdel

Saturday June 8, 2019 -  Saturday June 22, 2019
   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.

($1.00 bag begins Monday, June 17 through Saturday, June 22, 2019)

    Location: Wall Township

Monday June 17, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Upside (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker.  Directed by Neil Burger.  Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.  

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

©STX Entertainment

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Galaxy Slime  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 3

Learn fascinating facts about the Milky Way and create a mini-galaxy with sparkling slime!

Registration begins June 3.

 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 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 at 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  -  7:30 PM Kids! Family Special: Creepy Crawly Lizards  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Kick off the summer reading clubs with a fun-filled, live action animal show presented by The Lizard Guys!  children

under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. All Ages Welcome . Registration required  Space Limited.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Kick off Summer Reading with Star Wars and the 501st Legion! – All ages welcome!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Kick off Summer Reading with Star Wars and the 501st Legion! – All ages welcome!
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm

Note:  This program will be held at the West Long Branch Community Center NOT the library!

Do you love Star Wars?

The 501st Legion will visit to help kick off A Universe of Stories summer reading program for readers of all ages! 

Sign up for a reading club and enjoy the fun

with costumed characters, photo ops, activities, and Star War books to check out.  

*Register online, in person or by phone

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Upside (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker.  Directed by Neil Burger.  Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.  

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

©STX Entertainment

 
    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  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm5)  
    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 between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday June 18, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight; Bauhaus Founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as "one of the very few magical women that exist." But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees?

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales -An Adult Short Story Program (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us to discuss selections taken from Stories from the Kitchen (edited by Diana Secker Tesdell) which is a one-of-a-kind anthonlogy of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.

These richly varied selections offer tastes as decadent as caviar and as humble as cherry pie.

"From The Flounder" by Günter Grass (1977)

Call ahead for a copy of the story which can be obtained at the Programming office in the library Headquarters Manalapan.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Today at Eastern Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 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: Instant Family (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Idealistic couple Ellie and Pete find themselves overwhelmed when they open up their home to foster teenager Lizzy and her two younger siblings, Juan and Lita.  With the help of fellow foster parents and agency workers, they learn to navigate the joys and pitfalls of parenting to become a modern family. Directed by Sean Anders. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Rose Byrne, Eve Harlow and Tig Notaro.

Comedy/Drama- 1 hour and 58 minutes

© Paramount Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer International Film Festival: The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Following a suspension, police officer Asger Holm is re-assigned as an emergency dispatcher.  During one seemingly typical night, he receives an unusually distressing call and slowly realizes that the woman on the other end of the line has been kidnapped.  Confined to his desk with the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman.  But he soon realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.  The Guilty was Denmark's submission for the 2018 Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.  In Danish with English subtitles.  Directed by Gustav Moller. Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Omar Shargawi.

Crime/Thriller/Drama – 1 hour and 28 minutes

(c)Magnolia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Upside (2018)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

© STX Entertainment

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Untouchables (1987) (R)  
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library

Watch Federal Agent Eliot Ness set out to stop Al Capone, Chicago Outfit co-founder and boss, by assembling and leading a small hand-picked team to take him down.

Starring:  Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Costner

Crime/Drama/Thriller–119 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Awesome Activities - Gone Fishin'  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come celebrate National Go Fishing Day!  Stories and a craft. Grades K and Up. Registration required.  

 

    Location: Hazlet
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Untouchables (1987) (R)  
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library

Watch Federal Agent Eliot Ness set out to stop Al Capone, Chicago Outfit co-founder and boss, by assembling and leading a small hand-picked team to take him down.

Starring:  Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Costner

Crime/Drama/Thriller–119 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer International Film Festival: The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Following a suspension, police officer Asger Holm is re-assigned as an emergency dispatcher.  During one seemingly typical night, he receives an unusually distressing call and slowly realizes that the woman on the other end of the line has been kidnapped.  Confined to his desk with the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman.  But he soon realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.  The Guilty was Denmark's submission for the 2018 Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.  In Danish with English subtitles.  Directed by Gustav Moller. Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Omar Shargawi.

Crime/Thriller/Drama – 1 hour and 28 minutes

(c)Magnolia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 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 - 8:20 pm.

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

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

Wednesday June 19, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (rm 1)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 x7222   
   

The Overstory by Richard Powers

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. These and other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of forest.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft: Fish - Fish - Fish!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family craft: fish - fish - fish---stories and craft.  Ages 2 and up, registration required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight; Bauhaus Founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as "one of the very few magical women that exist." But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees?

 

    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  -  4:05 PM Movie: Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Scottish Queen Mary Stuart becomes a political and romantic rival to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, ultimately challenging her claim to the throne. Directed by Josie Rourke. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Chan, David Tennant and Jack Lowden.

Biography/History/Drama – 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c) Focus Features

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: A Star Is Born (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this new take on the tragic love story, seasoned musician Jackson Maine, discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer…until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott.

Drama/Music/Romance – 2 hours and 16 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Tweens! Learn to Draw Mandalas  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us as fellow local tweens, Talia Snedeker and Alison Dodge teach us how to draw mandalas!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Live Mini Horses!  
   

Come learn how to properly pet and groom mini horses! Supervised cart rides will be offered! All children must be supervised for the duration of this program. Closed toe shoes are required.

Note: This program will take place outside of the library building

    Location: Colts Neck
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Dancin' Fish  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Celebrate National Go Fishing Day! Stories and a craft. Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Aliens Escape From Earth with the Sciencetellers  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

ALIENS ESCAPE FROM EARTH! 

Ages 6 – 12 years old with parent/caregiver

Kick off Summer Reading with an OUT-of-this-WORLD Sciencetellers show!

Space is limited.  Free tickets required, available from June 11 – 19.

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

Kids! Books and Barks! -

Recommended for grades K and up
Wednesday, June 19 at 4:00 pm


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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Read 5 books to one of our therapy dogs and earn a free book to keep!

 

    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.

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  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sparkling Moon Sand  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Mix up a batch of dazzling, moldable moon sand!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond 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, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding Your Voice: Photography Workshop by Bill Jones  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-264-7164   
   

Join professional Keansburg, New Jersey photographer Bill Jones for an in depth discussion on Finding Your Voice!

Explore various genres of the profession to develop the kind of photography that inspires you! Bill will also discuss using the camera and other materials to help you get the shot you desire!  Participants are invited to bring in samples of their work, and encouraged to ask questions. This workshop will help to open the doors of this exciting art form without apprehension or hesitation to capture the photographs you seek!  

 
    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Introduction to Reiki (Rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Reiki is a Japanese technique believed to reduce stress and encourage relaxation, based on the premise that life force energy flows through us. When one's energy is high, one would be more capable of being happy and healthy.

Presenter Lourdes Lebron is a member of Reiki Healing Association and holds certifications in many of the healing arts, including meditation and attunements. 

Lourdes' goal is to help people heal their past, find peace in the present and gain hope for the future. Lourdes will speak on and then send Reiki. A short Q & A session will follow.

 

Admission is free. Registration is required.

Please register below or call (732) 431-7220 x7222

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 20, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  11:00 AM Kids! Wiggly, Jiggle Teeth!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Begin good dental hygiene habits early! Learning about bright smiles and healthy teeth in a fun way with Registered Dental Hygienist Denise Franzese of Tender Smiles 4 Kids. All ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 2017.  Set in the poor, rural South, Jojo and his sister Kayla live with their grandparents.  Their mother, Leonie, resorts to getting high while waiting for the children's white father to finish a prison sentence so they can be reunited. The plot spans only a few days, focusing on the road trip to the prison to pick him up. The past and present meld as ghosts reveal themselves  -- and the truths of the past.

Copies of this title for book discussion use are available at the Howell Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (Rm 1)  
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

The Overstory by Richard Powers

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. These and other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of forest.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: I Caught a Big One!!!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool craft: I Caught a Big One!!!! Ages 31/2 and up. Registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, an important treaty that helped end World War I.

Historian and Author Dr. J.Perry Leavell’s timely talk will discuss World War I, the peace conferences, the leadership of President Wilson, and the consequences of the Treaty.

Space is limited, registration required

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself stuck in a romantic comedy, despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra.

Comedy/Fantasy/Romance - 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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: Theodora Goes Wild (1936)(NR)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A  small-town school teacher seeks surreptitious adventure by writing a steamy romance novel in her spare time, which later becomes a scandalous bestseller.  Directed by Richard Boleslawski.  Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall and Rosalind Keith.      

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Cultural Cinema: An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month - Nina (2018)(NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Struggling in her marriage and yearning for change, Nina longs to have a child but is unable to conceive. An accidental encounter with Magda, however, renews her hope. Young and independent, Magda possesses all the qualities Nina would want for a surrogate. She also awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing her life to suddenly and unexpectedly spiral out of control. Directed by Olga Chajdas. Starring Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel and Andrzej Konopka.

An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month – 2 hours and 10 minutes

In Polish with English subtitles

(c)Film Movement

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Welcome to Marwen (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mark works through a terrible trauma by building a miniature world and expressing himself through art. Soon after, he finds the confidence he needs to do the right thing and to trust himself and the people around him. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Druger and Eliza Gonzalez.

Biography/Comedy/Drama -- 2 hours

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Fifty-four-year-old Renee, working as concierge at an apartment complex owned by a well-to-do family, is a connoisseur of art, philosophy and music. Twelve-year-old Paloma is an unappreciated genius who has resolved to commit suicide in the near future. Disillusioned by life, both Renee and Paloma come together and their lives are transformed forever by the arrival of enigmatic and wealthy new tenant Kakuro Ozu. 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Meet the Author - Christine Palazzo  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Join local author Christine Palazzo as she reads her exciting story, Oh What a Sensational Summer Night! followed by a craft. Registration required: call, stop in or sign up online at: http://bit.ly/OceanportKids beginning June 10. 

    Location: Oceanport
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Mr. Sun Craft!  
    Contact:    610-820-2400   
   

Celebrate warm weather by creating a sun mask to wear when you want to tell the sun to come out!

All ages welcome!

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make and Take Summer Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Take a break from the heat and make your own cool craft!

Supplies will be available at the circulation desk. Ages 2 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM W E A T H E R  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Practical topics that can be applied in everyday situations: atmospheric properties, moisture, winds, fronts, highs, lows, ridges, troughs, temperature, wave and more.  The presenter is Catherine Early who is from the United States Power Squadron and in addition, she is from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library to make reservations and for further information.

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

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak 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  -  8:40 PM Cultural Cinema: An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month - Nina (2018)(NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Struggling in her marriage and yearning for change, Nina longs to have a child but is unable to conceive. An accidental encounter with Magda, however, renews her hope. Young and independent, Magda possesses all the qualities Nina would want for a surrogate. She also awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing her life to suddenly and unexpectedly spiral out of control. Directed by Olga Chajdas. Starring Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel and Andrzej Konopka.

An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month – 2 hours and 10 minutes

In Polish with English subtitles

(c)Film Movement

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Theodora Goes Wild (1936)(NR)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A  small-town school teacher seeks surreptitious adventure by writing a steamy romance novel in her spare time, which later becomes a scandalous bestseller.  Directed by Richard Boleslawski.  Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall and Rosalind Keith.      

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 21, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets all but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell

Saturday June 22, 2019
   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 June 24, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make and Take Summer Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Take a break from the heat and make your own cool craft!

Supplies will be available at the circulation desk. Ages 2 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Blast Off Reading with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier and Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu. We will be reading Space Dog Character books or bring your favorite book.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Swampgrass Jug Band: Puts You in the Show!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

The Swampgrass Jug-band has been entertaining East Coast audiences since 1971, always creating new acoustic music rooted in New Jersey and American folk and blues traditions.

Their music lends itself to participation, and FUN, so they created Join a Jug- Band to engage YOU in the making of music, while learning a bit about instruments, songs and styles. After a short performance, they demonstrate how to play kazoos, jugs and washboards to any willing volunteers who then get to perform along side the band.

 
    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets the fourth Monday evening of every month.

TR CHADD NJ is here to help!
We have convenient Parent Support and Adults with ADHD meetings right here in Howell. You are not ALONE!
Please join us and start helping your child by gaining a good working knowledge of what ADHD is and what it isn't, behavioral management, parent training, classroom management, your child's educational rights, social and emotional challenges, co-occurring issues, teenagers, young adults, resiliency and life transitions. TRI CHADD NJ meetings are FREE!

This is a judgment free & confidential zone. Our members gain knowledge and support through networking with other parents, education from TRI CHADD NJ and the extensive resources we can put you in touch with.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Eva M. O'Malley | Founder and Coordinator Parent Program
Certified Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD Instructor
CHADD National Board of Directors

    Location: Howell
   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

Tuesday June 25, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Club Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220Ext 7222   
   

History Book Club

In Memory of John Wolt

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the four U.S. presidents she has researched the most extensively: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.  She explores the roles of ambition, character and political challenges in shaping the leaders they became.

Moderator: James Nosuchinsky

No registration is needed to attend. 

A limited number of copies available for borrowing from Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 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: At Eternity's Gate (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A chronicle of Vincent van Gogh's time in France when he resided in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise. Directed Julian Schnabel. Starring Willem Dafore, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Amira Casar and Niels Arestrup.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 51 minutes

© Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Summer International Film Festival: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Transplanting his trademark psychological drama from his native Iran to the foothills of Spain, two-time Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi returns with a story of secrets and intrigue in Spanish wine country.  Returning to her childhood home to celebrate a family wedding, Laura (Penelope Cruz) finds long-simmering tensions coming to the surface when her daughter suddenly disappears amidst a power outage, with her distanced family and ex (Javier Bardem) the most likely suspects.  In Spanish with English subtitles.  Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Mystery/Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 13 minutes

(c)Focus Features

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: A Vigilante (2018)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A woman who is a survivor of domestic abuse channels her rage into becoming a vigilante, using violence to stop violent men. Directed by Sarah Daggar Nickson. Starring Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, C.J. Wilson and Tonye Patano. 

Crime/Drama/Mystery - 1 hour and 31 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Awesome Activities - Fold -n- Fly  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Make a paper airplane and try some trick flying.  Grades K and up.  Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer International Film Festival: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Transplanting his trademark psychological drama from his native Iran to the foothills of Spain, two-time Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi returns with a story of secrets and intrigue in Spanish wine country.  Returning to her childhood home to celebrate a family wedding, Laura (Penelope Cruz) finds long-simmering tensions coming to the surface when her daughter suddenly disappears amidst a power outage, with her distanced family and ex (Javier Bardem) the most likely suspects.  In Spanish with English subtitles.  Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Mystery/Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 13 minutes

(c)Focus Features

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday June 26, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?" by Raymond Carver (1976)

Convinced that his wife has been unfaithful, Ralph develops a new understanding of marriage, his wife, and himself

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Lee Israel is a best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.

Biography/Comedy/Crime – 1 hour and 46 minutes

©Fox Searchlight Pictures

 
    Location: Hazlet
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Create a Robot with Creativity Lab  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 8 – 10 years old

In this hour and half long workshop, kids can make a take-home robot using craft materials and electrical circuits courtesy of Creativity Lab of Belmar!

Space is limited. Registration required beginning Tuesday, June 11.

    Location: Wall Township
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Fold-N-Fly!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Make paper airplanes the fly and soar!  Grades Kindergarten and up.  Registration required.

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

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to 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! Patriotic Quilts – Happy 4th of July!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Patriotic Quilts – Happy 4th of July! – All ages
Wednesday, June 26 at 4:00 pm

Design a red, white and blue quilt block that will be given to a veteran for Independence Day

to show our love for their patriotic service to our country.  Presented by Quilts of Valor Foundation. 

 

 

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

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Down By The Sea -Crafts with Shells -Teens  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Whether found on the beach or bought in a craft store, shells can add a touch of seaside flair to any item that you possess.  Seashells are a fun way to change something plain into a great project. We will supply the shells, and YOU bring along your imagination and items like: a plain picture frame, a terracotta pot, or even flip flops.

  Registration is required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Summer Reading Concert: Alter Ego  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrate summer reading with Alter Ego: a band that takes you on a musical journey, playing your favorite Classic Rock Songs from the 60's to the 90's!

This is an outdoor concert, please bring your folding chairs and rock the night away!

In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors! 

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

Entrance doors open at 5:30 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 for family/friends of performers.

Free admission

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.  The next session begins on July 10.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please join us for this month's selection: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - a heartwarming tale of cats, an old man and friendships.

 

    Location: Howell

Thursday June 27, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  11:10 AM Kids! Kids Music Round  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fun-filled free music and dance class for children with their special adult

Ages birth-5 years old

 

    Location: Allentown
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites / A Book Club for Adults  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-264-7164   
   

The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.

But her new found independence is short lived.  In Nazi occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Mustang (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A violent inmate takes part in a Wild Horse Inmate Program and bonds increasingly with the horses whom he respects for their fierce nature. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, and Bruce Dern.

Drama - 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c)Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Upside (2018) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

An African American parolee helps a grumpy, disabled, white billionaire realize that life really is worth living. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

(c)STX Entertainment

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Working Man (1933)(NR)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A businessman tries to understand young people.  Directed by John G. Adolfi.  Starring George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, and Hardie Albright.    

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Way Home (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with its owner. Along the way there are many new acquaintances, some more friendly and happy than others. Watch an animal travel with purpose and bring joy along with it. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring  Ashley Judd and Jonah Hauer-King.

Adventure/Family/Drama -- 1 hour and 37 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Under the Sea!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Come in and create an ocean scene and play an ocean themed carnival game!

All ages welcome!

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Mr. Scott, the Music Man!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex 7226   
   

All ages welcome! 

Mr. Scott delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert!  This multi-faceted show is guided by his improvisational spirit and features his own brand of zany physical theatrics, with dynamic original music and comical lyrics. Dance, sing along, and join in the fun!

The show will be held in the Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms.  No registration required. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Working Man (1933)(NR)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A businessman tries to understand young people.  Directed by John G. Adolfi.  Starring George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, and Hardie Albright.    

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 28, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on a book by author Dina Rubina.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Pixie Davies.

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Pixie Davies.

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Howell

Saturday June 29, 2019
   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

Sunday June 30, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019
     Art Display: Handmade Wooden Structures  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Handmade wooden pieces by Charlie Holtz will be on display in the Library lobby exhibit cases for the month of July.

Mr. Holtz is a retired Physical Education teacher who taught in the Edison schools. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019
     Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, 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 Bookworms – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wenesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Shake, Rattle, & Read: Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 am

 

    Location: Ocean Township

Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019
     Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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 July 1, 2019 -  Thursday August 22, 2019
     Kids! Storytime Playtime Free  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

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, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Howell

Monday July 1, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries  
   

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

Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

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

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

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164

Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118

Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300

Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406

Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092

Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877

West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch (hours remain the same all year)......... 609 259 7565

    Location: All Branches

Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Marlboro 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

 

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays 1:15-1:45 pm

July 2- Space Stencils

July 9-  Yoga with Ms. Miriam

July 16- Moon

July 23- Yoga with Ms. Miriam

July 30- Constellations

 

 

 

    Location: Marlboro

Monday July 1, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Polka Dot Interactive Music  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ron Albanese's "Universe of Fun" High Energy Music and Comedy Show!  All ages welcome! No registration.

    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. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Pixie Davies.

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Pixie Davies.

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Clay Day  
    Contact: Children's Ref    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a cool space story and create a clay creation!

Grades PreK and up- no registration needed.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Finch Fun! (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring computer Science to life with the Finch Robot ! Teens will learn to understand how computer programming works, how to make their robots, move, talk and interact with other robots and their environment. This will be a 4 week class in using Scratch programming language. Teens will have various challenges to meet using the finch robot.  

In addition we will experiment with the HummingBird Robotics kit to build our own robots from any materials including the provided lights  sensors and motors.

Registration is required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm )  
    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 Holmdel Library Book Club  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator will lead us in a talk about Midnight Watch by Dyer
 
    Location: Holmdel
   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

Tuesday July 2, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:40 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939)(G) - Turnback Tuesday Celebrating the films 80th Anniversary  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted Land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send they home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    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
   2:00 PM Movie: Stan and Ollie (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

One of the world's great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past. Directed by Jon S. Baird. Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly and Shirley Henderson.

Biography/Comdey/Drama - 1 hour and 38 minutes

(c) Sony Pictures 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Captain Marvel (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yielder. Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace and Ben Mendelsohn.

Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi – 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c)Marvel

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939)(G) - Turnback Tuesday Celebrating the films 80th Anniversary  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted Land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send they home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Past, Present and Future of Space Flight  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, we will explore the history of manned space flight, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle Programs. 

As July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us as Jessica Cimini-Samuels, Solar System Ambassador, helps us to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment and learn what it has meant for manned space travel.  Learn about the contributions of the men and women who have made space travel possible.  Where are we now in space travel as NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars and beyond?  What has NASA been doing since the retirement of the Shuttle program in July 2011?  Where is the future of the space program -- The Orion program, SLS and beyond?   

Jessica Cimini-Samuels is a science educator through and through.  She has degrees in Ecology, Environmental Science and Environmental Conservation Education, and has worked at the Bronx Zoo and Nature's Classroom, and the environmental center at Douglaston, Queens.  She is currently a middle school science teacher, helping kids to find their passion in science and striving to make science accessible to all. 

As a self-described space nerd, she has long cultivated her love for space science and exploration, taking herself to space camp as an adult, attending talks at the American Museum of Natural History, stargazing with her students, traveling to space educator conferences, and seeking out like-minded communities of dedicated space educators, explorers and scientists wherever she can. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 3, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

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

    Location: Wall Township

Wednesday July 3, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 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 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 3 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
    Location: Colts Neck

Wednesday July 3, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Less by Andrew Sean Greer 

Failed novelist Arthur Less is about to turn fifty and decides to avoid an awkward invitation by skipping town and accepting every literary invitation he has received throughout the year. This globe-trotting and comic tour de force won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    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 Kids! Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies:  Mary Poppins Returns (2018) 

Mary Poppins Returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Pixie Davis. 

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie Classic: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Best Picture nominee about a wide-eyed patriotic bumpkin who’s appointed to the Senate by corrupt politicos, chief among them and unbeknownst to him is a senior senator whom he idolized. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold and Guy Kibbee.  

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 9 minutes.

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

 
    Location: Hazlet
   2:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Kids! Family Movie: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Family Movie: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
2019 PG 1 hour and 47 minutes

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Independence day!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to stories about the birth of America and create a patriotic craft to decorate for the 4th of July!

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

July 3 - Straw Rockets - Craft. Color a rocket template and use straws to make it soar.

 

    Location: Howell

Thursday July 4, 2019
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Friday July 5, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Staying Comfortable in Extreme Temperatures  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Learn how weather can affect your body and ways to protect yourself from extreme temperatures. This program will help you recognize the signs of heat stress and hypothermia and how to prevent them. Presented by Carolyn Cannon, Lead Customer Relations Coordinator, New Jersey Natural Gas. We will also have a special ice cream break, provided by Roxanne Smith of Arbor Terrace. 

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing refreshments for this series. 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: LEGO® Movie 2-The Second Part (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and Nick Offerman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes 

(c) Warner Bros. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday July 6, 2019
   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
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday July 8, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact: 732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance.  Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.  Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine.  

Fantasy/Romance- 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: LEGO® Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and Nick Offerman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes 

(c) Warner Bros. 

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartsaver-CPR/AED (Teens  
    Contact:    732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn how to save a life.  Take this class and learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, first aid, how to use an AED and more. CPR/AED classes take

just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED.  Registration required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance.  Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.  Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine.  

Fantasy/Romance- 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c)Warner Brothers

    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

Tuesday July 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife “that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

We begin deep inside Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century. Decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence. Yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives and over the decades testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

The characters we meet, from Sally, the unborn baby at the beginning of the novel, who becomes the center of the story, to the nuns whose personalities we come to know and love, to the neighborhood families with whose lives they are entwined, are all rendered with extraordinary sympathy and McDermott’s trademark lucidity and intelligence.

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

 

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  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: A Star is Born (2018) (R)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott, and Michael J. Harney.

Drama/Music/Romance - 1 hour and 16 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Apollo 11 (2019)(NR) In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Documentary to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Flight 

Apollo 11 features never-before-seen footage of NASA’s first mission to the moon. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.  Featuring footage with Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Johnny Carson & Michael Collins.

1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Neon Rated

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: LEGO® Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and Nick Offerman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes 

(c) Warner Bros. 

 

 

    Location: Howell
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Aromatherapy for Adults  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Allow aromatherapy to comfort and reinvigorate you this summer!  Join Lauren Kranich of Holistic Wellness as we explore essential oils to calm our thoughts, cool our bodies, and refresh our homes.  Simple and safe blending techniques will be used to demonstrate after-sun treatments, natural bug sprays, and relaxing salt scrubs.  Each attendee will leave with a custom made "roller blend" and a handy guide on how to use essential oils in your everyday life. 

Registration is limited and required to attend this program. Please register below or call 732-431-7220x7222.

Free Admission

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dare to Be Different  
    Contact: Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   

Through storytelling, Bill Atkins will provide an engaging, humorous, interactive presentation that will give the small business owner ideas they may have never thought of on how to increase business, grow customer base, and make customers help do your work for you.  His talk will leave you laghing and is a 'can't miss'.

Bill Atkins retired early (in 2016) after selling his business.  In 1987 he founded Red Bank Limo, a small limousine service in NJ which he grew to be recognized as the leading limousine business in the nation.  He was recognized as National Operator of the Year. 

Sponsored by Monmouth SCORE

Seating is limited; register below to reserve a space.

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Yoga & Aromatherapy (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

We will talk about essential oils that help focus the mind, ease anxiety , and improve sleep.  Then, we will go through a short, gentle sequence of yoga poses that support focus, stress reduction and more restful sleep.  Each teen will get the opportunity to mix their own aromatic blend to use in their home practice.

Registration Required.

Registration opens June FIRST, 9AM

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday July 10, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Let’s Move With Gymboree – All ages  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Let’s Move With Gymboree – All ages
Wednesday July 10 at 10:00 am and 10:45 am
Children will enjoy singing, dancing and playing with Gymboree.

 

    Location: West Long Branch

Wednesday July 10, 2019 -  Thursday July 11, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Sale Sponsored by the Ocean Township Library Friends of the Library. Hours are 10:00 am - 8:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday July 10, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    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 Kids! Family Film Festival: The Lego Movie 2 (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) 

In this much-anticipated sequel, the heroes of Bricksburg are facing a new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Hadish and Will Arnett.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes

© Warner Bros. 

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie Classic: High Noon (1952) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A retiring town marshal prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal’s new Quaker bride is nowhere to be found. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges and Ian MacDonald.

Drama - 1 hour and 25 minutes.

© Paramount Pictures

 
    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300 or fohlinc@gmail.com 

The Friends of the Howell Library meet the second Wednesday of every month that the library is open. We are looking for new members to join us and to help us raise money to support and improve our township library.  Please join us!

 

    Location: Howell
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Game on: Let’s Play Marbles and Knock Hockey!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-431-5656   
   

Bring the whole family to learn how to play some classic games! There’s a reason they’ve been around for so long.

NOTE: Marbles are choking hazards so we ask that babies be kept off the floor and in a guardian’s arms or in their strollers/car seats for the duration of this program. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Workshop with Home Depot - Build a Wooden Jet Fighter  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Kids Workshop with Home Depot - Build a Wooden Jet Fighter
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Wednesday, July 10 at 4:00 pm
Little builders will create an aircraft using hammers, nails and paint.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

 

July 10 - Moon Rock - Craft. Use your imagination and paint a garden of moon rocks.

 

    Location: Howell
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM NASA Mechanic: Jumpsuit Photo Op & Demonstration  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come and see a Jump suit that was worn for Space Shuttle Discovery missions, which flew 39 missions over 27 years, including launching the Hubble Space Telescope.  Learn about the significance of the patches, and about the different kinds of jumpsuits that mechanics wear for mission launches and special occasions. 

Presented by: The Museum of Interesting Things . A traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity - learning from the past to invent a better future.

Registration is Required For Adults and Teens

 Teens:  please indicate your grade as of September 2019. 

Adults: please type (a) after your name and indicate  Grade 12 as a choice. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM What's Out There - A Planetarium Experience (Teens and Adults)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Starlab Portable Planetarium System will bring the universe to you. Come observe the stars, planets,  moon and other celestial objects as they appear in the evening sky

Registration required for both  Adults and Teens.

Teens:  please indicate your grade as of September 2019. 

Adults: please type  (a) after your name and indicate  Grade 12 as a choice. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM We're Bringing the Universe to You!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Explore the universe under the roof of Howell Library!  Join us as Pearl Observatory brings its inflatable planetarium to the Howell Library atrium.

Learn about the planets, stars and constellations. Explore the moon, zoom toward the sun.  Travel the solar system.  See the night sky like never before!

Two performances:  6:30 p.m., a program for families, ages 3 and up*  OR 7:30 p.m., a program geared toward older students, ages 10 and up, and adults.

Space is limited.  Registration is required. Register here for the 6:30 p.m. program.

*Strollers are not permitted in the planetarium.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Preparing to Keep You Safe on Campus  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police, current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University, and 39 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM We're Bringing the Universe to You!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Explore the universe under the roof of Howell Library!  Join us as Pearl Observatory brings its inflatable planetarium to the Howell Library atrium.

Learn about the planets, stars and constellations. Explore the moon, zoom toward the sun.  Travel the solar system.  See the night sky like never before!

This presentation is geared toward older students, ages 10 and up, and adults.

Space is limited.  Registration is required. Register here for the 7:30 p.m. program.

    Location: Howell

Thursday July 11, 2019 -  Thursday July 25, 2019
     Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Thursdays , July 11, 18, 25  from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Preschool  Storytimes-Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years 
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25  from 11:15 - 11:45 am
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays,  July 11, 18, 25  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
 
Library is CLOSED July 4th
    Location: Allentown

Thursday July 11, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Mustang (2019) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A violent inmate takes part in a Wild Horse Inmate Program and bonds increasingly with the horses whom he respects for their fierce nature. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, and Bruce Dern.

Drama - 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c)Focus Features

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Bumblebee (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Bumblebee finds a new friend and must protect her from the dreaded Decepticons threatening Earth. Directed by Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., and John Cena. 

Action/Adventure/Sci-fi- 1 hour and 54 minutes

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies into a beautiful slow flow sequence leading to a meditation. Join us as Sharon Calder, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, teaches you the ability to gain the union between movement and breath. You will feel inspired and energized, along with a sense of calmness and peace. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Registration is required as each session can only hold 10 participants. Please call the library at 732-431-5656, stop in to reserve your slot or register below. If you cannot make the session we ask that you call the library to cancel so we may fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. 

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: October Sky (1999)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The 1950s space race inspires four West Virginia teens to begin creating their own rockets in the hopes of getting out of their coal-mining town. Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.

Biography/Drama/Family- 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tweens! Creature Creator Robotics Workshop with Snapology  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 8 - 12

Snapology presents a workshop using building and coding animal and insect creatures!

Space is limited. Registration required beginning Tuesday, June 25.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Papermaking with Jersey Wild!  
    Contact: Children's Library    609-259-7565   
   

Make your own paper and learn the science behind why it works with this hands-on program brought to you by Jersey Wild! Space is limited, be sure to register. Ideal for ages 7 - 13!

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! What's Out There Planetarium  
    Contact: Children's Dept   732-536-9406   
   

Learn all about the stars and constellations in a portable planetarium!

Space is limited. Registration is required starting  Thursday, June 27. Ages 4 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mushroom Cultivation Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 938-2300   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn how to make your very own oyster mushroom kits to grow on your kitchen counter. This interactive workshop is very engaging and fun.  Workshop includes two mushroom grow kits, a grow tent, that will fruit 3-4 times, fruiting instructions, and recipe cards.

Registration Required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

 

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

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

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

We are  reading Drums of Autumn..  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family.

Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Pixie Davis.

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Fun for the whole family!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Local National Parks  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as a National Park Ranger presents information on the National Parks you can visit right here in your own backyard in New Jersey and New York City.

Learn about parks such as Ellis Island, Gateway National Recreation Area, Paterson Great Falls and others.  You’ll also learn about the National Park Passes and the Passport Program, as well as how to become a steward of the National Park Service. 

Presented by Jennifer Cox, Supervisory Park Ranger, National Park Service

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress. Learn about breath, vibration, concentration and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

Steven Russell, of Becoming Sound, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for many years. He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.

This program is for Adults, Ages 18 and older.

Please bring a mat or towel to class.  No registration necessary; we will accommodate as many attendees as possible. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife “that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

We begin deep inside Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century. Decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence. Yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives and over the decades testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

The characters we meet, from Sally, the unborn baby at the beginning of the novel, who becomes the center of the story, to the nuns whose personalities we come to know and love, to the neighborhood families with whose lives they are entwined, are all rendered with extraordinary sympathy and McDermott’s trademark lucidity and intelligence.

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

 

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 12, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Wreck-it-Ralph 2-Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour and 52 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday July 13, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 938 2300   
   

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would 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.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

 

    Location: Howell
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM GEMS - What is the Medical Field Anyway? (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

If you are a curious teen with questions about the medical field, we invite you to join us for our GEMS program (Girls Empowered in the Medical Sciences). You will be given an introduction to the medical field in a friendly way. Learn about the medical support team, types of doctors, and hear from an engaging medical professional.  

Registration is required. Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Headquarters
   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  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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 - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday July 15, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Wreck-it-Ralph 2 - Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour and 52 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Bubble Rockets with WILD JERSEY  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-536-9406   
   

Make a mini model rocket that runs on bubble fuel!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, July 1 for Grades 3 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead: Make Your First LEGO® Movie  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Tweens:  Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead: Make Your First LEGO® Movie

Recommended for grades 3 and up

Bring your imagination and your story to make a short stop motion animation movie. Participants will be introduced to the art of filmmaking using stop-motion techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to make a short movie with Lego® figures and bricks." Hosted by educator Vitor Silva from “Built by Me.”
 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 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 at Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Finch Fun ! (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring computer Science to life with the Finch Robot ! Teens will learn to understand how computer programming works, how to make their robots, move, talk and interact with other robots and their environment. This will be a 4 week class in using Scratch programming language. Teens will have various challenges to meet using the finch robot.  

In addition we will experiment with the HummingBird Robotics kit to build our own robots from any materials including the provided lights  sensors and motors.

Registration is required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm )  
    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

Tuesday July 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: As Wide as the Sky by Jessica Pack  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An introspective novel about a woman dealing with the aftermath of a violence inflicted by her deceased son. 

 

    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: Isn't It Romantic (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy, despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Starring Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Liam Hemsworth, Tom Ellis, and Betty Gilpin.

Comedy/Fantasy/Romance- 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: J.T. LeRoy (2018)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

An author convinces her boyfriend's relative to pretend to be a popular character from her books in this bizarre and complex true story. Directed by Justin Kelly. Starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess, Diane Kruger and Courtney Love.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Wreck-it-Ralph 2 - Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour and 52 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures

 

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Writers For A Reason (Teens) (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

This will be an interactive writing and reciting workshop, where teens get to create their own pieces through creative writing tasks. Teens will have the option to perform /present their work, to the group, at the end of the session.

Teens will learn life and literacy skills in expressing themselves and speaking in front of an audience, as well as confidence which they can take with them for a lifetime!

Registration is required.Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Wizard of Oz: A Staged Radio Play  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
No film has entered our pop-culture subconscious as deeply as this enduring classic. Celebrate its 80th anniversary with Raconteur Radio!

 For over a century, Frank Baum’s timeless tale of a magical land over the rainbow has given faithful service to the young and young at heart; time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion. 
Starring Shawna Lagan as fearless farm girl Dorothy Gale along with Jane HardyMichael Jarmus, and Alex Dawson.
 
 Theatrical lighting! Vintage commercials! Fog effects! And, of course, extensive sound effects! .
 
 A radio play or audio narrative, what some call an "ear movie," is a story told through dialogue, sound effects and music. We add costumes, colored spots, and a Fatboy Elvis Mic. for a memorable live performance.

Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. 
 
Run time 55 min.
 
Admission is free. Registration is not needed. 
 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Films: Greta (2018)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

"A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness.  Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan." -- Focus Features.   Directed by Neil Jordan.  Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert and Maika Monroe.

Drama/Thriller – 1 hour and 38 minutes

(c)Focus Features

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 17, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Unike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that matters.  Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneself and others.  In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insight into their past.

Through valuable lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session.

Presented by Edvige Giunta, Ph.D., professor of English, New Jersey City University.  Dr. Giunta has taught writing workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writing journey. She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in the New York Times and RAI.  Her memoir, essays, poems, translations and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.

Participants are asked to bring a notebook and pen.  Registration is requested.

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 necessaril represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Festival: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) 

Lovable video game “villain” Wreck-It-Ralph returns in this adventure where he must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game, Sugar Rush. Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman. 

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 52 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures 

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Tweens! Build a Lunar Rover with Debbie Hadley from Wild Jersey  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens will build a lunar roving balloon powered vehicle with Debbie Hadley from Wild Jersey. 

Race against your friends.

Grades 3-7 Registration required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: As Wide as the Sky by Jessica Pack  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An introspective novel about a woman dealing with the aftermath of a violence inflicted by her deceased son. 

 

    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  -  3:15 PM Movie Classic: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) (G)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Three American women working in Rome Italy dream of finding romance. Directed by Jean Negulesco. Starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters and Maggie Mcnamara.

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 14 minutes

© Twentieth Century Fox

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Upside (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A quadriplegic billionaire strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with his recently paroled, ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Nicole Kidman, Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

(c)Universal Studios

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to 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! LEGO® Play  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! LEGO® Play Recommended for ages 4 and up

Enjoy building with LEGO® bricks?  Come to the library to design, create and have fun!

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

 

July 17 - Take Me to Your Readers Book Buddies. Practice reading skills by reading out loud.

 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens) (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required. Registration opens June First, 9am 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday July 18, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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 Book Discussion: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

It’s the last day of 1994, and Lillian is on her way to a party, a walk that takes her 10 miles around New York City. Once the highest paid advertising woman in the country, 85-year-old Lillian reviews her life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed--and has not. 

Discussion copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (Rm 1)  
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

There There by Tommy Orange

Honored as one of the Best Books of 2018 by the NY Times and others, we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. There will be a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Look at Italian Art through the Lens of History  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Giotto is the first Italian artist who is universally known.  But, who influenced him? Who were his contemporaries and followers? Explore these issues through visuals and a discussion with David Levy. Look at Italian Art created in 1200 – 1350 through the lens of history and as documents of the past.

David Levy is a former college instructor in Art History, a Guild of Creative Art Exhibiting Artist and a National Educator of the Year for Students with Special Needs.

Space is limited. Register in person, on-line or by phone

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Stan & Ollie (2018) (PG)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s greatest comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. Even as the tour becomes a hit, Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel & Hardy’s past. Directed by Jon S. Baird. Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly and Shirley Henderson.

Biography/Comedy - 1 hour and 38 minutes

(c)Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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  -  4:30 PM Movie: Bumblebee (2018)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Bumblebee finds a new human  friend and must protect her from the dreaded Decepticons threatening Earth. Directed by Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and John Cena.

Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction - 1 hour and 53 minutes

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   
   

When a woman unexpectedly loses her best friend and mentor she becomes the guardian of her of his enormous Great Dane. With the threat of eviction from her no-pets apartment, she forges a deep bond with the equally distraught animal in ways that initially disturbs her friends.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Game on: Let’s Play Marbles and Knock Hockey!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian   (609) 259-7565   
   

Bring the whole family to learn how to play some classic games! There’s a reason they’ve been around for so long.

NOTE: Marbles are choking hazards so we ask that babies be kept off the floor and in a guardian’s arms or in their strollers/car seats for the duration of this program. 

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Design an Amusement Park  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create and Design with local STEM program- Snapology!

Space is limited registration is required begining July 3 for Grades 3 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartsaver-CPR/AED (Teens) (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn how to save a life.  Take this class and learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, first aid, how to use an AED and more. CPR/AED classes take

just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED.

 Registration required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Increase the SEO of Your Small Business' LinkedIn Page  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

If you own a small business and your first question is 'what is SEO?" then perhaps you should attend this workshop.  SEO (Search engine optimization) increases the quality and quantity of website traffic, and the visibility of your website when people use a search engine. 

Suzanne Stingo (of SMS Social Media Strategies) will discuss why your company needs a LinkedIn page, the benefits of making your company's LinkedIn page SEO-friendly, how to get more traffic to your page, and how to focus the user experience. Learn how to use keywords to optimize your company's LinkedIn page, why keywords are important, and how to incorporate them into your tagline.

Sponsored by Monmouth SCORE.

Presenter Suzanne Stingo's firm, SMS Social Media Strategies, helps individuals, corporate employees and organizations with LinkedIn and social media training, coaching, profile optimization and business page creation on all social media platforms. 

Seating is Limited; Please register below to reserve a spot. 

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

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak 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  -  8:20 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) (PG)  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically-acclaimed global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Hadish and Will Arnett.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes

© Warner Bros.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Fun for the whole family!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Flute & Classical Guitar Concert with Marjorie Koharski & Keith Calmes  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for an evening of classical music featuring the talent of Marjorie Koharski (flutist) and Keith Calmes (classical guitarist). Keith Calmes is an American guitarist, educator, composer and author. His performance credits include a Carnegie Hall recital debut, concerto with the Monmouth Symphony & a performance with Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Ms. Koharski is a retired flutist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, a flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet and a former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 19, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Club  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell

Saturday July 20, 2019
   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 July 22, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Spider-Man - Into the Spider-Verse (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up. Directed by Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Starring Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfield and John Mulaney.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 57 minutes 

(c) Columbia Pictures

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Captain Marvel (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yielder.  Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace and Ben Mendelsohn.    

Fantasy/Sci-Fi - 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c) Marvel

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Craft with Children's Illustrator, David Udovic!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a cool space themed pop down craft that is truly unique!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, July 8  Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Finch Fun! (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring computer Science to life with the Finch Robot ! Teens will learn to understand how computer programming works, how to make their robots, move, talk and interact with other robots and their environment. This will be a 4 week class in using Scratch programming language. Teens will have various challenges to meet using the finch robot.  

In addition we will experiment with the HummingBird Robotics kit to build our own robots from any materials including the provided lights  sensors and motors.

Registration is required.  Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Captain Marvel (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yeilder.  Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.  Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace and Ben Mendelsohn.    

Fantasy/Sci-Fi - 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c)Marvel

    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

Tuesday July 23, 2019
   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: Fighting With My Family (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This biographical dramedy tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight. Having grown up in a professional wrestling family, she uproots herself from small-town England as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles. Directed by Stephen Merchant. Starring Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Nick Frost and Jack Lowden.

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

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

Rio and his sister bump into notorious outlaw Billy the Kid while on the run from their uncle. Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio. Starring Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur and Leila George.

Biography/Drama/Western – 1 hour and 39 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Spider-Man - Into the Spider-Verse (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up. Directed by Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Starring Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfield and John Mulaney.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 57 minutes 

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries 

 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mushroom Cultivation Workshop (Teens) (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn how to make your very own oyster mushroom kits to grow on your kitchen counter. This interactive workshop is very engaging and fun.  Workshop includes two mushroom grow kits, a grow tent, that will fruit 3-4 times, fruiting instructions, and recipe cards.

Registration Required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday July 24, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    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 Kids! Family Film Festival: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies:July 24 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up. Directed by Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Starring Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfield and John Mulaney.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 57 minutes 

(c) Columbia Pictures

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

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

“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker (1973)

In this story, a mother and daughter grapple with their disparate perspectives on preserving their shared culture

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Classic: Marty (1955) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Slice of life Bronx tale about a shy and lonely butcher looking for love, and possibly finding it with a not-too-glamorous and equally shy school teacher. A Best Picture winner. Directed by Delbert Mann. Starring Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Ester Miniotti and Karen Steele. 

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 30 minutes

©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

 

 

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

Kids! Books and Barks! - 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 and earn a free book to keep!
 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Calm and Go Yoga  
    Contact: Children's Library   732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies and it’s easy to learn! Join in as a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance teaches kids and their parents how to have flexible upbeat fun. This program is ideal for 3-6 year olds but kids up to 9 years old are encouraged to attend. Space is limited so please register.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

 

July 24 - Faces of the Moon - Craft. Create a clay surface of the moon and make a moon face!

 

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Star Wars Cosplay  
    Contact: Children's Staff    732-938-2300   
    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Writers For A Reason (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

This will be an interactive writing and reciting workshop, where teens get to create their own pieces through creative writing tasks. Teens will have the option to perform /present their work, to the group, at the end of the session.

Teens will learn life and literacy skills in expressing themselves and speaking in front of an audience, as well as confidence which they can take with them for a lifetime!

Registration is required. Registration opens June First, 9am 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the author: Dr. Philip Wolfson, Faces Tell All: When Match Makers Turn Spy Catchers  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Dr. Philip Wolfson, author of the groundbreaking techno thriller, Faces Tell All: When Match Makers Turn Spy Catchers, will give a presentation about the topic of facial recognition technology, as he introduces us to his novel.  He explains:  “Big Brother could soon be watching you with sophisticated spy cameras: revealing not only who you are but also what you’re about: your physical and emotional health as well as your actions and intentions. And Faces Tell All relates how it all could happen."

"This means matchmakers and potential employers could determine from your face and body language whether you are habitually happy or sad, stressed or relaxed, vibrant or sluggish; while law enforcement and national security professionals would be looking to spot deceit, guilt or fear."

Faces Tell All is the world’s first work of fiction devoted to face scanning technology; the plot involves a face-reading app intended for the dating crowd which due to its potential for espionage attracts the CIA and Chinese Intelligence—who then battle for the coveted technology. The book also illustrates the power of facial imagery on mass audiences, in an imagined demonstration of computer re-created history enhanced by hypnotic cinematography.

Faces Tell All should attract followers of cinema, media, fact-based fiction, international politics and computer technology as well as students of social psychology and multiculturalism.  Read the book, but also browse the website, philipwolfson.com, comment and join the conversation about faces and related topics.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday July 25, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Vanishing (2019) (R)  
    Contact: Reference staff   732 938 2300   
   

Three lighthouse keepers stumble upon gold during a six-week shift on an uninhabited island 20 miles from the Scottish coast.  Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm. Starring Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Connor Swindells.

Crime/Mystery/Thriller - 1 hour and 41 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

 

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Dragged Across Concrete (2019) (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A pair of police officers who are suspended without pay decide to turn to crime to make ends meet. Their superior was forced to let them go after their use of police brutality was recorded on video and disseminated to the media. Directed by S. Craig Zahler. Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Tory Kittles.

Action/Crime/Drama- 2 hours 39 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies.

Comedy, Family, Fantasy -- 2 hours and 10 minutes

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Planes, Trains, & Automobiles Engineering Makers Workshop with Snapology  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 5 – 8 years old

Snapology instructors will assist kids in building trains and other vehicles and making them move!

Space is limited. Registration required beginning Tuesday, July 9.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Beach Day Craft!  
    Contact: Children's Librarian    609-259-7565   mmcquarrie@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrate the warm weather by listening to some beach stories and creating a 3D beach scene out of paper!

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Galaxy Slime  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the fun and make your own galaxy slime!

Grades K-5 Registration begins on Thursday, July 11

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Video game "villain" Wreck-It Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush.

Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 52 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Fun for the whole family!

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

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday July 26, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens! Movie: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A farm boy dreams of adventure and a princess rebels against an evil Empire. The fate of the galaxy is forever changed when Luke Skywalker discovers his powerful connection to a mysterious Force, and blasts into space to rescue Princess Leia. Mentored by a wise Jedi Master, and opposed by the menacing Darth Vader, Luke takes his first steps on a hero’s journey. Directed by George Lucas. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy – 2 hours and 1 minute

(c) 20th Century Fox

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Jack's Story  
    Contact: Children's Staff    732-938-2300   
   

Meet The Author R.C. Staab  reading I’m My Own Dog I’m Jack 

Meet Jack and canine friends courtesy of the Monmouth SPCA  

    Location: Howell

Saturday July 27, 2019
   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 July 29, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Paint the Moon  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create your own one of a kind moon with paint and foil!

Registration begins Monday, July 15 for Grades PreK-3

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Barking Book Buddies. Get extra practice this Summer expanding your reading skills by reading to other children and Pippin a Cairn Terrier with Penny a mixed Shih Tzu who both love children and books. Bring your own books or choose from our selection.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Finch Fun! (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring computer Science to life with the Finch Robot ! Teens will learn to understand how computer programming works, how to make their robots, move, talk and interact with other robots and their environment. This will be a 4 week class in using Scratch programming language. Teens will have various challenges to meet using the finch robot.  

In addition we will experiment with the HummingBird Robotics kit to build our own robots from any materials including the provided lights  sensors and motors.

Registration is required. 

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Holmdel
   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  -  8:00 PM Variety Show: Those Were The Days!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Take a trip down memory lane with your tour guide, comedian Tom Durnin!

Reminisce about celebrity comedians Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Red Skelton, Abbott & Costello, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Ed Sullivan, and so many more stars from the “Golden Age of Comedy".

From Atlantic City, to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, Tom has tickled audiences’ funny bones for 25 years. If laughter is the best medicine, then this evening’s show is just what the doctor ordered!

 
    Location: Hazlet

Tuesday July 30, 2019
   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: Parental Guidance (2012) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Old-school grandparents Artie and Diane get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter's overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible- bring the family closer together!  Directed by Andy Fickman. Starring Bailee Madison, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott.

Comedy/Family - 1 hour and 45 minutes

(c)Twentieth Century Fox

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Aftermath (2019)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

In postwar Germany 1946, Rachael is reunited in Hamburg  with her husband Lewis, a British colonel who is rebuilding the shattered city. But Lewis has made an unexpected decision: they will be sharing their grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Directed by James Kent. Starring Keira Knightly, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke.

Drama/Romance/War – 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Down By The Sea -Crafts with Shells -Teens (rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Whether found on the beach or bought in a craft store, shells can add a touch of seaside flair to any item that you possess.  Seashells are a fun way to change something plain into a great project. We will supply the shells, and YOU bring along your imagination and items like: a plain picture frame, a terracotta pot, or even flip flops. 

Registration is required. REGISTRATION OPEN JUNE FIRST, 9AM. 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   
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 Independent Films: The Mustang (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

"Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang." -- Focus Features. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.  Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern and Connie Britton. 

Drama – 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c)Focus Features

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 31, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Festival: Teen Titans Go To The Movies (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: Teen Titans Go: To The Movies (2019)

Animated series about a team of teenage superheroes who live together and navigate everyday trials when they're not saving the world. Directed by Peter Rida Michael. Starring Scott Menville, Hynden Walch and Tara Strong. 

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 32 minutes

© Warner Bros.

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Shrewd Mechanicals Touring Company of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

THE SHREWD MECHANICALS Touring Company presents Verily, Madly Thine

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has launched a new summer touring company called The Shrewd Mechanicals. The work of this tight-knit ensemble of young professionals has been met with much acclaim in their debut season and we are delighted to announce their performance!

This will focus on the special brand of temporary madness that overtakes people when they fall madly in love!  Verily, Madly, Thine will highlight a wonderful array of moments from Shakespeare’s plays as well as selections from more contemporary authors who have been inspired by The Bard. Verily, Madly Thine also features a delightful sprinkling of music. Fall in love with this entertaining collection of scenes inhabited by the victims of Cupid’s arrows.

Don’t miss this wonderful quartet as they bring to life the joy, wit, poetry, and music of the world’s greatest playwright — and those he’s inspired. 
 
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration not needed. . Video Recording is not allowed. 
We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie Classic: Some Like It Hot (1959)(NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Two male musicians go on the lam posing as women in an all-girl orchestra after witnessing a gangland massacre in 1929 Chicago. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft and Pat O’Brien. 

Comedy/Romance - 2 hours and 1 minute

© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Milky Way Mobiles  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Milky Way Mobiles Recommended for Ages 5 and up.

Decorate and hang an intergalactic wooden mobile. Limited to 10.


 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Snapology Elementary Engineers!  
    Contact: Children's Library    732-431-5656   
   

This program takes building with Legos to the next level. Build castles and launch catapults at this making moving workshop! Ages 5 to 8 suggested. Space is limited so please register! 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

 

July 31 - Alien Kite and LEGO® Playtime. Create an alien face on a paper bag kite. Use streamers and string to fly them.

 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required. Registration opens June First, 9am 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 938 2300   
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please join us for this month's selection:    When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

During a brief encounter, a young Tasmanian girl and a Danish sailor search for meaning which leaves a lasting impact on them both.

    Location: Howell

Thursday August 1, 2019 -  Saturday August 31, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Thursday August 1, 2019 -  Saturday August 31, 2019
     Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, 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 Bookworms – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wenesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Shake, Rattle, & Read: Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 am

 

    Location: Ocean Township

Thursday August 1, 2019 -  Saturday August 31, 2019
     Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 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

Thursday August 1, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Aftermath (2019) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael is reunited in Hamburg  with her husband Lewis, a British colonel who is rebuilding the shattered city. But, Lewis has made an unexpected decision: they will be sharing their grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. Directed by James Kent. Starring Keira Knightly, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke.

Drama/Romance/War - 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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  -  3:55 PM Movie: Danny Deckchair (2003)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

An Australian flies to a remote town on a lawn chair festooned with balloons. Uplifting romantic comedy was inspired by a true story. Directed by Jeff Balsmeyer. Starring Rhys Ifans and Miranda Otto.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 40 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall 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  -  8:25 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multi-verse opens up.

Directed by Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Starring Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfield and John Mulaney.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 57 minutes

© Columbia Pictures

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Fun for the whole family!

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

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday August 2, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Hebrew Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x 7222   
   

This book club is part of the Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for MultiLingual Book Discussion 

Today's book is The Tunnel by A.B. Yehoshua.  Our moderator is  Dr. Nellie Segal.

A limited number of books available at Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Storm Preparedness  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Are you ready for a storm?  Be Smart.  Take Part.

Create your emergency plan!  Join us for a very informative and interactive discussion as Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Oppegaard shares important information about being prepared for the upcoming season's storms.  

Co-sponsored by Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury

Refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Rebels are on the run as Darth Vader pursues them in search of Luke Skywalker. As Han Solo and Princess Leia flee from the Empire, Luke trains as a Jedi with the ancient Master Yoda. And when Solo and the Princess are captured, Luke is lured into a deadly trap where Vader unveils a shocking truth. Directed by Irvin Kershner. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy – 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Let the Force Be With You / A Summer Teen Party  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come join us for a fun afternoon of Star Wars activities, trivia, snacks, and crafts

Registration is required. Registration opens June First, 9am 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday August 3, 2019
   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
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday August 5, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch and Learn at the Library!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Eat lunch and reduce your stress! Join us for this 30 minute seminar that will help you identify the causes of your stress and provide you with practical, effective tools to avoid, reduce and manage it. Presented by Monmouth County Wellness Program Coordinator Beth Helsby, who has over 25 years of experience in educating and inspiring people to live a healthy life. 

Please bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the seminar.

    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. 

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

Contact: 732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Beach in a Box  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Debbie Hadley as she teaches about marine artifacts and animals! See and touch different items found at the beach!

Grades K and up registration begins Monday, July 22

    Location: Marlboro
   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

Tuesday August 6, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.

Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Five Feet Apart (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Teenagers with cystic fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other. Directed by Justin Baldoni. Starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson.

Drama/Romance – 1 hour and 56 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, 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
   2:00 PM Movie: A Dog's Way Home (2019) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise. Directed Charles Martin Smith. Starring Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi and Barry Watson.

Adventure/Drama/Family- 1 hour and 36 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Public (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Directed by Emilio Estevez. Starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone and Christian Slater.

Drama – 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Discussion of Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt.

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight and proposed only a few weeks later. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as “one of the very few magical women that exist.” But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees?

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Five Feet Apart (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Teenagers with cystic fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other. Directed by Justin Baldoni. Starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson.

Drama/Romance – 1 hour and 56 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Films: The Best of Enemies (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This timely drama stars Academy Award ® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) and Academy Award ® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).  Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.  Directed by Robin Bissell. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche and Wes Bentley.

Drama/Biography/History –  2 hours and 13 minutes

(c) STX Entertainment

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday August 7, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Let’s Move With Gymboree – All ages  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Let’s Move With Gymboree – All ages

Children will enjoy singing, dancing and playing with Gymboree.

 

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

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

Divorce and a second marriage.  A ridiculously appealing and frustratingly whimsical second wife.  Laugh out loud situations and dialogue.  And an emotionally intelligent and thoughtful peek into love, commitment and the ultimate inscrutability of the people we love.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Festival: Smallfoot (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Kids! Family Film Festival: Smallfoot (2018) 

Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist - a human. News of this "smallfoot" throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. Starring Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Common and LeBron James.  

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 36 minutes

©Warner Brothers 

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Upside (2018)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Staring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.

Drama/Comedy - 2 hours and 6 minutes

©STX Entertainment

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Blast Off With Bubble Rockets WILD Jersey  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Tweens!  Blast Off With Bubble Rockets: WILD Jersey. Recommended for Grades 3-5.

Make a mini model rocket that runs on bubble fuel!  We’ll attempt lift off from the launch pad.



 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Space Beings Headbands - Craft. Make a paper headband with two or even three eyes.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! A Whale of a Summer - Whalemobile Exploration  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! A Whale of a Summer - Whalemobile Exploration- Recommended for ages 5 and up


NOTE:  This program will be held at the West Long Branch Community Center NOT the library


The Whalemobile is coming to West Long Branch. Families and kids can join Cynde McInnis' interactive program about whales, their habitat and conservation.  Participants will have the opportunity to see, touch and feel whale artifacts and take a tour inside Nile, the 43 foot inflatable sea creature.


 

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 8, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  3:00 PM Movie: Five Feet Apart (2019) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get close to one another.  Directed by Justin Baldoni. Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse and Moises Arias.

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM RB Express presents the Music of the 1950's and 1960's  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Remember the carefree days of yesterday with RB Express as they take you to the days of the street corner harmonies of the 50’s and 60’s. Listen to great music and learn about the tunes of the era.

Space is limited, registration is required

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Captain Marvel (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yeilder.  Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn

Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction—124 minutes.

©Marvel

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Kids! A Universe of Stories  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

David FuN will take your children, ages 3-10, on a magical journey into space with his Universe of Stories Library program. His show will feature music, magic, puppets, audience participation and even a Live Bunny as he transforms stories of space exploration, from the earliest animal astronauts to the Moon Landing in 1969, into fun interactive magic.

The entire audience will join in and have a great time. No registration required.

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

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

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

We are  reading Drums of Autumn..  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress. Learn about breath, vibration, concentration and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

Steven Russell, of Becoming Sound, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for many years. He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.

This program is for Adults, ages 18 and older.

Please bring a mat or towel to class.  No registration necessary; we will accommodate as many attendees as possible. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.

Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 9, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431- 7220 x722   
   

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summertime Sing-Along with Charlie's Band  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 Charlie's Band, featuring vocalist and recording artist Sandy Sasso, will perform Songs of Summer and lead us in a Summer Time Sing Along! 

Last Day to Submit Your Summer Reading!

No registration, no reservations needed. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday August 10, 2019
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would 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.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

    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  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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 August 12, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact: 732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Five Feet Apart (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other.  Directed by Justin Baldoni. Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Herbert Gregory, and Parminder Nagra.

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Color it!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use pencils, markers, and crayons to make a beautiful work of art!

No registration needed. Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Flying Saucer Mosaics  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Circles made into art. Piece together a flying saucer.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Five Feet Apart (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other.  Directed by Justin Baldoni. Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Herbert Gregory, and Parminder Nagra.

Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, 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

Tuesday August 13, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    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
   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: Now Voyager (1942) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A neurotic woman is helped by a psychiatrist and later falls for an unhappily married man. Bette Davis was nominated for Best Actress as the woman. Directed by Irving Rapper. Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville.

Drama/Romance- 1 hour and 57 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Breakthrough (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Breakthrough is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all home seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case of historic and scientific prediction. An enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Dircted by Roxann Dawson. Starring Topher Grace, Josh Lucas and Chrissy Metz.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday August 14, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 Kids! Family Film Festival: Captain Underpants (2017)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) 

Based on the beloved book series: two kids transform their principal into a superhero. Directed by David Soren, Mark Caballero and Saemus Walsh. Starring Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Jordan Peele. 

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 24 minutes

©DreamWorks Animation

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300 or fohlinc@gmail.com 

The Friends of the Howell Library meet the second Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  ?We are looking for new members to join us and to help us raise money to support and improve our township library.  Please join us!

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

Mark works through his trauma by building a miniature world and expressing himself through art. Soon after, he finds the confidence he needs to do the right thing and to trust himself and the people around him. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Eliza Gonzalez and Gwendoline Christie.

Biography/Drama/Comedy - 2 hours

© Universal Pictures Productio

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Family Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)(2019)  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids!  Family Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

PG 2019 104 minutes

The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy.
 

 


 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Soaring to the Sun Book Buddies. Rocket into space with great books. Read aloud practicing your reading skills.

 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 15, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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 Book Discussion: Census  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Census by Jess Ball

When a widower receives a poor prognosis from his doctor, he confronts the question of who will care for his adult son with Down syndrome. The man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town to take one last trip with his son. As the census winds down, the man looks more closely at his efforts: What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say goodbye to his son?

Discussion copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (Rm 1)  
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen

From PEN-Faulkner Award-winning author Kate Christensen, comes a high-seas adventure that combines her signature wit and humanity to create an unforgettable vision.  Set on a 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard, the ship sets sail on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. When a time of crisis begins, passengers find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Public (2018) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  938-2300

In "The Public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness, and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Drama – 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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 Movie: Wonder Park (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A 12-year-old girl stumbles upon the fantastical amusement park filled with talking animals that she envisioned as a child after her mother's death. With the help of her newfound friends, she attempts to stop the Chimpanzombies from destroying it. Dorected by Dylan Brown. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, John Oliver, Kenan Thompson and Ken Jeong.

Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour and 26 minutes.

©Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Cultural Cinema: A Documentary - Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (1994)(R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Director’s Cut of the Oscar-winning documentary about the three-day festival in 1969. Performers included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Country Joe & The Fish, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Santana, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na, Sly & The Family Stone and Ten Years After. Directed by Michael Wadleigh.

A Documentary to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock – 3 hours and 45 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Book Club: Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   
   

In 1934, Northern Ontario Canada the Dionne Quintuplets were born, the world’s first identical quintuplets to survive birth. The story is told from the perspective of a midwife in training that helps bring them into the world and when the government removes the babies and makes them ward of the British king to become a tourist attraction she becomes their nurse.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to Molly, the therapy dog!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Practice your reading skills and read to our therapy dog, Molly!

Registration begins Thursday, August 1 for Grades PreK and up

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak 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 Staged Reading: Shirley Valentine  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   

Join us for a staged reading by LT Productions of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell. This engrossing one character play focuses on a middle-aged, working class Liverpool housewife and her life before and after a transforming holiday abroad. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Transform Your Stress and Go from Crazed to Calm  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Stress is a fact of life.  Traffic jams, annoying people, financial woes, parenting, bad bosses, ill health and more -- we are all face-to-face with stress nearly every day of our lives.  Let's finally stop complaining about how stressed we are and do something about it!

From this presentation you'll learn a 4-step method to becoming your own Stress Detective and discover there is more you can do to lessen your stress than you may realize.  In this engaging, story-filled talk, you'll learn how to transform your stress from deadly enemy to life-giving ally.  You'll discover how to rise up and meet your challenges in new ways -- right in the middle of each stressful moment. 

Imaging what your life could be like when you say goodbye to feeling constantly worried, on edge, or overwhelmed.  Finally.. you CAN learn to live with more peace and joy!

Presented by Jamie Sussel Turner, M.Ed., PCC, professional coach, speaker and award-winning author.  She has been featured in the New York Times, received an ATHENA Leadership Award nomination, and is a speaker curator for TEDxAsburyPark, the largest TEDx on the East Coast.  She is the author of Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees, and Less Stress Life: How I Went from Crazed to Calm and You Can Too, both of which received an Indie Book of Excellence Award. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday August 16, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact:    732 938 2300   
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell

Saturday August 17, 2019
   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 August 19, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact: 732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Barking Book Buddies. Get extra practice this Summer expanding your reading skills by reading to other children and Pippin a Cairn Terrier with Penny a mixed Shih Tzu who both love children and books. Bring your own books or choose from our selection.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 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 at Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

    Location: Ocean Township
   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

Tuesday August 20, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Shuster  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

From a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, an exuberant memoir of life, love, and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the world. 

 

    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: Out-of-Towners (1970) (G)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Misadventures of an Ohio couple in New York, coping with lost luggage, canceled reservations, con artists and thieves. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Starring Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara and Ann Prentiss.

Comedy - 1 hour and 41 minutes

©Paramount Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Dumbo (2019) (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

The live-action remake of the classic Walt Disney cartoon. A young elephant with oversized ears and the power of flight becomes a circus superstar. His caretaker is torn between his employer's exploitative thirst for profits and his children's desire to reunite Dumbo with his mother. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Deobia Oparei.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy - 1 hour and 52 minutes

(c)Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Films: The Aftermath (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1946.  Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city.  But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an expected decision:  They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a german widower (Alexander Skarsgard) and his troubled daughter.  In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. - (Fox Searchlight)  Directed by James Kent.  Starring Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, and Alexander Skarsgård. 

Drama/Romance – 1 hour, 48 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday August 21, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 Kids! Family Film Festival: Bernie the Dolphin (2017)(G)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: Bernie the Dolphin (2017) 

Two kids search for their dolphin friend and try to protect him and the beach from the bad guys threatening to destroy his home. Directed by Kirk Harris. Starring Lola Sultan, Logan Allen and Patrick Sorbo. 

Adventure - 1 hour and 40 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Shuster  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

From a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, an exuberant memoir of life, love, and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the world. 

 

    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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Shazam! (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Shazam!

Everybody has a superhero inside of them, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he'll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil. Directed by David F. Sandberg. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel.

Action/Adventure/Comedy - 2 hours and 12 minutes

(C) Warner Brothers.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: A Dog’s Way Home (2019)(PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi and Barry Watson.

Adventure/Family/Drama - 2 hours and 17 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

 

 

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

Kids!  Books and Barks! - 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 and earn a free book to keep!

 

 


 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Pool Noodle Lightsabers and LEGO® Playtime. Wrap the bottom of a pool noodle with tape and create Star Wars details.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open. The next session begins on September 11. 

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 22, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  3:00 PM Movie: Breakthrough (2019) (PG)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Breakthrough is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all home seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case of historic and scientific prediction. An enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Dircted by Roxann Dawson. Starring Topher Grace, Josh Lucas and Chrissy Metz.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Movie: Shazam! (2018)(PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Directed by David F. Sandberg. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Djimon Hounsou. 

Action/Adventure/Comedy - 2 hours and 12 minutes.

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday August 23, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 24, 2019
   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 August 26, 2019
   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. 

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

Contact: 732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Us (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A family is terrorized by twisted doppelganger versions of themselves. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright-Joseph.

Mystery/Thriller - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets the fourth Monday evening of every month.

TR CHADD NJ is here to help!
We have convenient Parent Support and Adults with ADHD meetings right here in Howell. You are not ALONE!
Please join us and start helping your child by gaining a good working knowledge of what ADHD is and what it isn't, behavioral management, parent training, classroom management, your child's educational rights, social and emotional challenges, co-occurring issues, teen-agers, young adults, resiliency and life transitions. TRI CHADD NJ meetings are FREE!

This is a judgment free & confidential zone. Our members gain knowledge and support through networking with other parents, education from TRI CHADD NJ and the extensive resources we can put you in touch with.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Eva M. O'Malley | Founder and Coordinator Parent Program
Certified Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD Instructor
CHADD National Board of Directors

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Us (2019)(R)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A family is terrorized by twisted doppelganger versions of themselves. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright-Joseph.

Mystery/Thriller - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    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

Tuesday August 27, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Club Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220x7222   
   

History Book Club  In Memory of John Wolt

  After oil was discovered In the 1920s, the Osage Nation in Oklahoma were among the richest people per capita in the world. And then the Osage began to be killed off.   As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case.  J. Edgar Hoover turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White who together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

Moderator:  James  Nosuchinsky

    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
   2:00 PM Movie: Roman Holiday (1953) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A princess escapes her entourage and traverses incognito through the city of Rome, where she hooks up with an American journalist who serves as her tour guide. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Tullio Carminati and Hartley Power.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Paramount Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Best of Enemies (2019)(PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A civil rights activist and Ku Klux Klan leader come together to tackle racial segregation of schools in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. Directed by Robin Bissell. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell and Babou Ceesay.

Biography/Drama/History – 2 hours and 13 minutes

(c)STX Entertainment

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

Wednesday August 28, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    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 Kids! Family Film Festival: Christopher Robin (2018)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018) 

Winne the Pooh ventures into London to find the now grown-up Christopher Robin. With the help of Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger, Christopher Robin rediscovers the joys of life. Directed by Marc Forster. Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Jim Cummings. 

Action/ Adventure/Family - 2 hours

© Walt Disney Pictures

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

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

“A&P” by John Updike (1961)

The humdrum reality of a grocery store is shaken when three teenage girls enter the store in their bathing suits

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Tootsie (1982)(PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A struggling actor poses as a woman to land a job on a soap and becomes a hit, fooling his agent, his costar...and maybe himself. Directed by Sydney Pollack. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning.

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 2 hours

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please contact the library for this month's selection.     

    Location: Howell

Thursday August 29, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  3:15 PM Movie: Shazam! (2019) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Everybody has a superhero inside of them, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he'll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil. Directed by David F. Sandberg. Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, and Asher Angel.

Action/Adventure/Comedy - 2 hours and 12 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Dumbo (2019)(PG)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The live-action remake of the classic Walt Disney cartoon. A young elephant with oversized ears and the power of flight becomes a circus superstar. His caretaker is torn between his employer's exploitative thirst for profits and his children's desire to reunite Dumbo with his mother. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Deobia Oparei.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy 1 hour and 52 minutes

(c) Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/ACT Class  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ivy Masters Center presents an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include the importance of these tests and how they have changed recently, strategies for better scores, and how universities use reported scores. SAT 2 subject tests and PSAT/National Merit Scholarships are included.

No Registration, No Assessment Sheets needed! Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.

The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or their organizations. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 30, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 938 2300   
   

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on American Postoral by author Philip Roth

Books are available at Library headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday August 31, 2019
   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

Sunday September 1, 2019 -  Monday September 30, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Sunday September 1, 2019 -  Monday September 30, 2019
     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 SEPTEMBER 2  & SEPTEMBER 23-30

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, September 9, 16   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18 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 September 2, 2019
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday September 3, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:There There by Tommy Orange  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Tommy Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   1:00 PM  -  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

Wednesday September 4, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is fine. She has a job and a routine, and although she doesn’t have any friends, she’s perfectly okay. Except maybe she isn’t.  Life for Eleanor begins to change after two chance encounters.   “Beautifully written and incredibly funny.”

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 5, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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  -  11:00 AM Kids! Meet The Author  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meet author Beatrice Darby as she reads from her work. All ages welcome.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   3:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:There There by Tommy Orange  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Tommy Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday September 7, 2019 -  Saturday September 21, 2019
   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.

($1.00 a bag begins Monday, September 16 through Saturday, September 21, 2019)

 

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday September 7, 2019
   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
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday September 9, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator  will lead us in a talk about News of the World by Paulette Jiles
 
    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday September 10, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    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 Library Commission Meeting Today at Eastern Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
   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

Wednesday September 11, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday September 12, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday September 14, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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 September 16, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 September 17, 2019
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 September 18, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday September 19, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

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 Book Discussion: French Exit  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Frances Price is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Prices' aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband.

One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop for self-destruction and economic ruin – to riotous effect.

Discussion copies of this title are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1945, just after World War II, 14 year old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel, stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious man named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they become convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends.  After months of silence their mother returns without their father, without explanation.  Years later Nathaniel begins to uncover all the things he didn’t know and understand at the time.

    Location: Wall Township
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday September 20, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Hebrew Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x 7222   
   

This book club is part of the Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for MultiLingual Book Discussion 

Today's book is The Hebrew Teacher  by Maya Arad.  Our moderator is  Dr. Nellie Segal.

A limited number of books available at Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 21, 2019
   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 September 23, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 September 24, 2019
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   
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

Wednesday September 25, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan

A Chinese-American woman’s trip to China empowers her to embrace her heritage and understand her deceased mother

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Break Up With Your Clutter  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

If you have trouble letting go, then this is the program for you! If you can’t open your drawers, if clutter topples out of closets, and paperwork covers your tabletops then run don’t walk to this de-cluttering comedy show! Come hear a humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding onto treasures, and saving items “just in case” you need them someday, just to name a few. Author, Jamie Novak, will share her laugh-out-loud funny approach for how to finally get that summer stuff put away. Stop saying someday; get organized today!

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday September 26, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday September 28, 2019
   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 September 30, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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

Tuesday October 1, 2019 -  Thursday October 31, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday October 1, 2019
   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

Wednesday October 2, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday October 3, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall 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

Saturday October 5, 2019
   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
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday October 7, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator  will lead us in a talk about Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
 
    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday October 8, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    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
   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

Wednesday October 9, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday October 12, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Canceled to day 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Hotel Transylvania  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hotel Transylvania: The Hotel Transylvania, run by Dracula, is a unique, high-end resort catering only to the finest monsters and their families. Dracula is preparing for an extra special weekend - his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday - when trouble arises: a human has stumbled upon the resort for the first time ever! Even worse: the human has taken a liking to Mavis. (c)Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Hotel Transylvania PG (2012) October 12

Hotel Transylvania 2 PG (2015) October 19

Hotel Transylvaina 3 PG (2018) October 26

    Location: Howell

Monday October 14, 2019
     Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday October 15, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Today at Headquarters  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 October 16, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday October 17, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 19, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Canceled 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Hotel Transylvania 2  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hotel Transylvania 2: Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. (c)Sony Pictures Home 

    Location: Howell

Monday October 21, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 October 22, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Club The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220x7222   
   

History Book Club  In Memory of John Wolt

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin

By Daniel James Brown

From the depths of the Depression comes a story the improbable account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

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

Moderator:  James  Nosuchinsky

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday October 23, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday October 25, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on Tobol by author Alexey Ivanov.

Books are available at Library headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 26, 2019
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Hotel Transylvania 3  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hotel Transylvania 3The monster family embarks on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a break from providing everyone else's vacations at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind. (c)Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Hotel Transylvaina 3 PG (2018) October 26

    Location: Howell

Monday October 28, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 October 29, 2019
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 October 30, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday November 1, 2019 -  Saturday November 30, 2019
     Eyeglass Collection  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel

Saturday November 2, 2019
   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 November 4, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator will lead us in a talk about The Longest Night by Andria Williams
 
    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday November 5, 2019
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches

Wednesday November 6, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday November 7, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   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

Saturday November 9, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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 2pm til 4pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 11, 2019
     Veterans' Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Monmouth County Library Staff and Commission thank Veterans for their service. 

    Location: All Branches
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 12, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    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 Library Commission Meeting Today at Eastern Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 November 13, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday November 16, 2019
   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 November 18, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 November 19, 2019
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 November 20, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday November 21, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 23, 2019
   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 November 25, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 November 26, 2019
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 November 27, 2019
     Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday November 28, 2019
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Friday November 29, 2019
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Saturday November 30, 2019
   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 December 2, 2019
   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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator will lead us in a talk about Local Girls: A Novel by Caroline Zancan.
 
    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday December 3, 2019
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 December 4, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday December 5, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   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

Saturday December 7, 2019 -  Saturday December 21, 2019
   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.

($1.00 a bag begins Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21, 2019)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday December 7, 2019
   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 December 9, 2019
   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. 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 December 10, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff    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 Library Commission Meeting Today at Headquarters  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 December 11, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday December 14, 2019
   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  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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 2pm til 4pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 16, 2019
   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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport
   6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class  
    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 6:45 - 8:15 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 December 17, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion The Woman Who Smashed Codes by James Fagone  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220x7222   
   

History Book Club  In Memory of John Wolt

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies   By James Fagone

The incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo,  Elizebeth  Smith and William Friedman, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it  to solve puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II.

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

Moderator:  James  Nosuchinsky

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    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 - 8:15 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 December 18, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help 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 (Rm )  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 19, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact: Reference staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 21, 2019
   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 December 23, 2019
   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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport

Tuesday December 24, 2019
     Library closes 5pm  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   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

Wednesday December 25, 2019
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm )  
    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

Friday December 27, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on Petrov v grippe I vokrug nego by author Alexey Salnikov.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 28, 2019
   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 December 30, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game 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: Oceanport

Tuesday December 31, 2019
   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
   5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches

Wednesday January 1, 2020
     Happy New Year!  
    Location: All Branches

Saturday January 4, 2020
   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 January 20, 2020
     Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: All Branches

Saturday February 1, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide 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. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch

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

Sensational Sounds!

Enjoy the tremendous musical energy only offered by a band with over 50 performers!  The Colts Neck Community Band will celebrate  a diverse and  memorable  repertoire from show tunes to patriotic, Classical to Pop, featuring a special selectionto  salute Leonard Bernstein. 

This group of talented area musicians has been hailed as one of the finest concert bands in the state of New Jersey.  The band is under the guidance of Musical Director Kelly Tyma. Conductors are Mel Chayette, Don Swinchoski, and Eric Robertshaw.

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

Concert is free for all to attend. Entrance  doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

Video recording is not allowed during this concert. Thank you.

 

    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

Thursday February 20, 2020
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5)  
   

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 21, 2019.  The last day is Thursday, April 15, 2019.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

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