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Monday August 31, 2020 -  Tuesday August 31, 2021
     Teen Book Review Society (TBR) - Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Teen Books  
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Earn community service by reviewing teen books! The Monmouth County Library is looking for teens in grades 7-12 who would be willing to read a teen novel and write a brief review.

Age: Must be between grades 7-12 

Books: Must be of appropriate reading level. You can check out books from MCL (either virtually or physically).

Hours Given: 1 hour per book 

Limit of books per month -  4

Length:  Min 100 Words, Max 300 Words

Specific Information:

Written reviews should include a short paragraph summarizing the book, no spoilers, please! The next paragraph should be a critical evaluation of the book of your choosing and include your personal response with specific examples to support praise or criticism. The review should be spoiler-free, thorough, and engaging. 

Submission: Submit your review using our Google Form here.

Review Gallery:  Upon submission and staff approval, your review will become part of our review gallery.  Visit our review gallery here

Your review will need to be approved by a Library staff member before you will be given service hours credit. Book reviews need to follow the guidelines above to be approved and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please note that the books in our teen sections cover a wide range of ages and vary in content and maturity level. Parents and/or guardians have the right and responsibility to determine their own children’s access to library resources. 

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday November 1, 2020 -  Tuesday August 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Submit a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written songs describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your entry will need to be approved by a Library staff member before you will be given service hours. Entries need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be returned if anything is missing or unacceptable.
Age: Must be between grades 7-12  
Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 
Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 
Limit of two submissions per person. 
Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form. 
 
Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
    Location: ONLINE

Sunday November 1, 2020 -  Monday November 30, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  6:40 PM BedTime Stories on Facebook @MonCoLibrary  
    Contact: Programming    732 431 7220   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Join  joyful virtual bed time stories, wherever you are! 
We miss our littles, and we will be sending extra special stories to engage your family at 6:30 each evening.
Readings curated by Library Staff for sweet dreams, read by celebrities and by librarians. 
@MonCoLibrary is our address on Facebook (and Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest).
 
Public Notice and Disclaimer  While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact with through our Library services.  For more information on Monmouth County's  Social Media Policy,  please follow this link:   https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy  For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link:  https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf

 

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday November 4, 2020 -  Monday November 30, 2020
     Art Display: Paintings That Make You Smile by Demetrius Patterson  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Demetrius Patterson is a self-taught artist with a distinctive personal style.  His pastel collages center on everyday life in the community around him.  He follows a long tradition of American primitive painters who capture the essence of their times. 

Mr. Patterson is a graduate of Brookdale Community College and studied with Grace Group-Pillard, a well-known New Jersey artist.  He works primarily in pastels and acrylics, bringing a highly individual perspective to his art, often balancing humor and drama in the same work.  

His work has won many awards.  He has exhibited at the Monmouth Museum, Art Alliance, City Corp., Brookdale Community College and in many area hospitals.  He can be found on Instagram and Facebook at Demetrius Patterson Paintings.  

Mr. Patterson's work, consisting of paintings, notecards and magnets, will be on display in the lobby display cases for the month of November.  Come and see these colorful, uplifting works that will make you smile!

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Allentown Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   609-259-7565   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25:  Door-Side: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service: 1. Place hold online 2. Wait for a call when item(s) available 3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule. *Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Allentown

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Atlantic Highlands Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. Atlantic Highlands Branch is not yet open to the public, but is still offering Door-Side Services.

Monday, November 23: No Services

Tuesday, November 24: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Wednesday, November 25: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27:  CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: : Door-Side: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services November 29

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Colts Neck Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Door-Side 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: NO SERVICES 

Wednesday, November 25:  Door-Side 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27:  CLOSED

Saturday, November 28:  Visitors welcome: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Eastern Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   1-866-941-8188   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23:  Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25:  Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome: 9:00am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Hazlet Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at limited hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check times on our wesbite. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24:  Door Side:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25:  Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28:  Visitors welcome: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Hazlet

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Headquarters  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23:  Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25: Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday,  November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome: 9:00am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29

 

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Holmdel Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at limited hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check times on our wesbite. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23:  Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: Door-side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25: Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Holmdel

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Howell Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Door-Side: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25: Door-Side: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Howell

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Marlboro Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-536-9406   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: Door-Side 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25: Door-Side 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27:  CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Marlboro

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Ocean Township Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Door-Side: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24:  Door-Side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm 

Wednesday, November 25: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm 

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28:  Visitors welcome: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Ocean Township

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Oceanport Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-229-2626   
   

The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at most branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157. 

Monday, November 23: Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24: NO SERVICES

Wednesday, November 25: CLOSED 

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: CLOSED

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Oceanport

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at Wall Township Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   
   
The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157.

Monday, November 23: Door-Side: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24:   9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 25:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27: CLOSED

Saturday, November 28: Visitors welcome: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29.

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: Wall Township

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Sunday November 29, 2020
     Library Services at West Long Branch  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   
The Monmouth County Library is currently offering door-side pickup at all branch locations, at abbreviated hours. All bookdrops are open. Various Monmouth County Library Branches are now open to the public at limited hours, services, and capacity. Please check our website for the most recent schedule. Computer use is limited to 1 session per day up to 60 minutes maximum at all locations and face coverings are required during the entire vist by Executive Order 157.

Monday, November 23: CLOSED

Tuesday, November 24: NO SERVICES

Wednesday, November 25: Door-Side: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Visitors welcome: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 26: CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27:  CLOSED

Saturday, November 28:  NO SERVICES 

All Monmouth County Library locations are closed for all services Sunday, November 29..

Follow the steps below to participate in door-side service:

1. Place hold online

2. Wait for a call when item(s) available

3. Follow the location's pickup time schedule.

*Dates and times subject to change, check for updates at www.monmouthcountylib.org or call before you go. 

    Location: West Long Branch

Monday November 23, 2020 -  Friday November 27, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each weekday with your family! 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes.  (Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.) 
Each weekday after 2pm, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy 
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel for notifications of all our special events!
 
Monday: “Bear Says Thanks: by Karma Wilson, read by  Miss Katy
Craft: Thankful Turkey  (suggested supplies: craft stick, yellow, red, orange, and brown construction paper, googley or sticker eyes, crayons, scissors, glue)

Tuesday “Friendsgiving” by Nancy Siscoe, read by Miss Laura
Craft: Tissue Paper Turkey Craft (suggested supplies: Tissue Paper Turkey Template https://bit.ly/MsLauraTemplates, a paper plate cut in half, tissue paper(any colors) cut in 1 inch squares, construction paper or white paper and crayons , google eyes or paper and crayons, scissors, glue stick)

Wednesday: “The Thankful Book” by Todd Parr, read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Thankful Sticks (Family Activity Game)  (suggested supplies: paper in fall colors (yellow, orange, brown, green, red, etc), glue, scissors, small soup can (optional), craft sticks, markers)

Thursday and Friday : Happy Thanksgiving!   Library Closed   Enjoy "The Thankful Book" and craft  all weekend!

Public Notice and Disclaimer  While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact with through our Library services.  For more information on Monmouth County's  Social Media Policy,  please follow this link:   https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy  For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link:  https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday November 24, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Virtual Health Seminar - Focus on Fungi: Mushrooms and Their Health Benefits  
    Contact: Reference Staff   731-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Focus on Fungi: Mushrooms and Their Health Benefits

Did you know that mushrooms and other fungi affect every facet of human life? New research shows that mushrooms are beneficial to health. Learn how to cook with mushrooms and receive tasty mushroom recipes!

Seminar will be conducted live on Zoom followed by Q&A sessions. Internet access is required to attend. Register below to receive information on how to access the seminar, or call your local branch.

This program is offered by Family and Community Health Sciences Department Educator Sharese Porter, PhD, MPH, CHES, Sr. Program Coordinator Supervisor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington and Monmouth Counties

There will be another Virtual Health Seminar given by Sharese Porter on Tuesday, December 8. Registration is required.

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday November 25, 2020
     Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy Thanksgiving to our Community. We are thankful for YOU.

Virtual Library is open 24/7 @MonCoLibrary and MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: All Branches

Thursday November 26, 2020
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
   

Happy Thanksgiving to our Community

We are Thankful for YOU! 

Virtual Library is open 24/7: @MonCoLIbrary  and MonmouthCountyLIb.org

Need a card? send an email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org 

    Location: All Branches

Friday November 27, 2020
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
   

Happy Thanksgiving to our community! 

We are Thankful for YOU! 

Virtual Library is open 24/7 @MonCoLibrary and MonmouthCountyLIb.org

    Location: All Branches

Monday November 30, 2020
     English as a Second Language Virtual Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ Monmouth   732 702 1895   jeven@literacynj.org
   

Do you Want to Speak English?

Learn  the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.

Free English as a Second Language virtual classes or one-on-one tutoring will be offered through Literacy NJ Monmouth.

Open to adults 18 years and older.

Please contact Program Director Jhanna Even at 732 702 1895 or at jeven@literacynj.org

*Available to Monmouth County residents only

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday December 1, 2020 -  Thursday December 31, 2020
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday December 1, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Point of View: Virtual Movie Discussion - The Last Treasure Hunt  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

December 2020 - Tuesdays at 2:00 pm - Films about Family

Watch the films at your leisure, then come and discuss! Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Internet access is required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation.

The Last Treasure Hunt (2016) (NR) – Oliver and Lucy Sinclair were raised by an eccentric single father with a penchant for elaborate treasure hunts meant to entertain and inspire his children. When their father unexpectedly passes away, the siblings return home to find that instead of a traditional will, he’s left them a final call to adventure from beyond the grave – one last treasure hunt. Directed by Patrick Biesemans. Starring Art LaFleur, Kandis Fay, and Brad Benedict.

Adventure/Drama/Family – 1 hour and 39 minutes

©Alchemy 

Available on Access Video on Demand with your Library card: https://monmouthcountylib.org/research-databases-articles/

Moderated by Kristen Harvey, Library HQ

Any questions? Send a message to mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday December 2, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM What's New for Medicare 2021? Virtual Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 ext 722   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Samantha White, SHIP Coordinator for Monmouth County from Family & Children's Services of Monmouth, will share the latest information on Medicare to prepare for the New Year.  She will review Part D Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage options for 2021, along with the basics of Medicare and Medicare Savings Programs.  

Open Enrollment ends on December 7, 2020. 

Since 1909, Family and Children's Service is Monmouth County's oldest private nonprofit social service agency. They offer diverse programs and services that provide compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives. 

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below and you will be emailed information on how to access the conversation.

    Location: ONLINE
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM 6:45 pm - Virtual Bereavement Group - Registration Required  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting while our buildings are closed, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm.

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions, and finding a new rhythm to every day 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.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed at 4:00 pm, and before 5:00 pm the day of.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Thursday December 3, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

“Meets” the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1:00 pm.

Let’s get down to the knitty gritty. All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome to join these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Led by knitter extraordinaire Camille Scala.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Internet access is required to attend. Register BELOW to receive information on how to access the conversation.

    Location: ONLINE
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creating a Garden with Four Seasons of Color  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Creating a Garden with Four Seasons of Color

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County Master Gardeners  are pleased to offer an interactive, virtual workshop to find the best choice of plants to display a variety of color throughout the year.  Learn to make a plan to choose the appropriate plants and foliage to balance growth for a true-four season garden. 

The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are dedicated to educating the citizens of Monmouth County on horticultural, nature-related, and environmental topics.  

This program is virtual and free.Session will be conducted on Webex. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. 

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday December 6, 2020
     .Closed: Sundays in 2020 All Branches  
   

No Sunday Hours: As a continued safety measure, Monmouth County Library's Headquarters in Manalapan and Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sundays through December, 2020.

The Virtual Library is open 24/7 https://www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

Global address is @MonCoLibrary on twitter, facebook, pinterest and instagram. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    Location: All Branches

Monday December 7, 2020
     English as a Second Language Virtual Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ Monmouth   732 702 1895   jeven@literacynj.org
   

Do you Want to Speak English?

Learn  the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.

Free English as a Second Language virtual classes or one-on-one tutoring will be offered through Literacy NJ Monmouth.

Open to adults 18 years and older.

Please contact Program Director Jhanna Even at 732 702 1895 or at jeven@literacynj.org

*Available to Monmouth County residents only

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday December 8, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Virtual Health Seminar - Is Chocolate the New Health Food?  
    Contact: Reference Staff   731-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Is Chocolate the New Health Food?

Learn about the ‘food of the gods’ in this informative program where you will explore, not only the possible health benefits of chocolate, but also the past, present, and future of chocolate.

Seminar will be conducted live on Zoom, followed by a Q&A session. Internet access is required to attend. Register below to receive information on how to access the seminar.

This program is offered by Family and Community Health Sciences Department Educator Sharese Porter, PhD, MPH, CHES, Sr. Program Coordinator Supervisor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington and Monmouth Counties.

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday December 9, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM CUT THE CORD: Virtual Program  
    Contact: MonmouthCountyLibrary    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed at 4:00 pm, and before 5:00 pm the day of.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM 6:45 pm - Virtual Bereavement Group - Registration Required  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting while our buildings are closed, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm.

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions, and finding a new rhythm to every day 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.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed at 4:00 pm, and before 5:00 pm the day of.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Thursday December 10, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Who Tells Your Story? Virtual History Book Club – Hymns of the Republic  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War by S.C. Gwynne

S.C. Gwynne focuses on the period when Ulysses S. Grant takes command in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later. Gwynne offers new insights about major components of the war including the battle between Lee and Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864, and the dramatic final events of the war, including the murder of Abraham Lincoln.

Moderated by Jeanmarie Kantor, Library HQ.

The books are real; the discussion is virtual. Place a hold and pick up the selection at your local branch. No eBooks available.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below and you will be emailed information about how to join the discussion.

Any questions? Send a message to mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: ONLINE

Friday December 11, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ONE VOICE VIRTUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Hear a few holiday favorites performed by One Voice, the a cappella program from Howell High School, comprising of Rebel Remix, Reverb and Rebelation!

To view this concert on Friday, December 11, please use the link through the clickable slide on our website: www.monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday December 12, 2020 -  Tuesday January 12, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Jump Into DINOSAURS with Jumpin' Jamie!  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Join us for an original dinosaur- inspired event, featuring songs, puppets, and a look at dinosaur fossils! " Kindie rock" musician snd paleontology enthusiast Jumpin' Jamie will have everyone rocking- and- rolling all over the house while learning about dinos.

This exciting show premieres Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 am on the www.MonmouthCountyLib.org/Kids. Can't make it? Watch on demand through January 12!

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third party website or service that you visit or use including those third parties with whom you interact with through our Library services.For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ld=1836#SocialMediaPolicy     For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf

 

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday December 13, 2020
     .Closed: Sundays in 2020 All Branches  
   

No Sunday Hours: As a continued safety measure, Monmouth County Library's Headquarters in Manalapan and Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sundays through December, 2020.

The Virtual Library is open 24/7 https://www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

Global address is @MonCoLibrary on twitter, facebook, pinterest and instagram. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    Location: All Branches

Monday December 14, 2020
     English as a Second Language Virtual Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ Monmouth   732 702 1895   jeven@literacynj.org
   

Do you Want to Speak English?

Learn  the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.

Free English as a Second Language virtual classes or one-on-one tutoring will be offered through Literacy NJ Monmouth.

Open to adults 18 years and older.

Please contact Program Director Jhanna Even at 732 702 1895 or at jeven@literacynj.org

*Available to Monmouth County residents only

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday December 15, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Point of View: Virtual Movie Discussion - Gold  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

December 2020 - Tuesdays at 2:00 pm - Films about Family

Watch the films at your leisure, then come and discuss! Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Internet access is required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation.

Gold (2014) (NR) – Ray returns to his hometown after a decade-long absence with hopes of rekindling relations with his daughter Abbie and his ex-wife, who’s now shacked up with Ray’s former P.E. teacher, Frank. With Frank playing the fatherly role, as he coaches Abbie in her dream of being a cross-country running champion, Ray unwittingly throws everything out of whack and has even farther to go to redeem himself. Directed by Niall Heery. Starring James Newsbitt, Maisie Williams, and David Wilmot.

Comedy/Drama/Family – 1 hour and 28 minutes

©Synergetic Distribution 

Available on Access Video on Demand with your Library card: https://monmouthcountylib.org/research-databases-articles/

Moderated by Lynne Myerson, Library HQ

Any questions? Send a message to mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: ONLINE
   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM A Novel Idea: Virtual Book Club - Lady Clementine  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

In 1909, Clementine Churchill steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill saves her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.

Moderated by Stephanie Laurino, Library HQ.

The books are real; the discussion is virtual. Place a hold and pick up the selection at your local branch. Limited eBook availability.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below and you will be emailed information about how to join the discussion.

Any questions? Send a message to mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday December 16, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM A Novel Idea: Virtual Book Club - Lady Clementine  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

In 1909, Clementine Churchill steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill saves her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.

Moderated by Stephanie Laurino, Library HQ.

The books are real; the discussion is virtual. Place a hold and pick up the selection at your local branch. Limited eBook availability.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below and you will be emailed information about how to join the discussion.

Any questions? Send a message to mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: ONLINE
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM 6:45 pm - Virtual Bereavement Group - Registration Required  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting while our buildings are closed, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm.

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions, and finding a new rhythm to every day 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.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed at 4:00 pm, and before 5:00 pm the day of.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Thursday December 17, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

“Meets” the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1:00 pm.

Let’s get down to the knitty gritty.  All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome to join these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Led by knitter extraordinaire Camille Scala.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Internet access is required to attend. Register BELOW to receive information on how to access the conversation.

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Historically Speaking: A Virtual Lecture Series - Rick Geffken and To Preserve and Protect  
    Contact: Programming Dept   732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rick Geffken, reporter, historian and author, will be highlighting select historians from his new book To Preserve and Protect: Profiles of the People Who Recorded the History and Heritage of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Learn more about who has documented our history and why. Perhaps it will inspire you to become a historian as well!

Presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association. Co-sponsored by the Monmouth County Library.

Sessions will be conducted on Zoom. Program is free; Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the workshop.

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday December 23, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM 6:45 pm - Virtual Bereavement Group - Registration Required  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting while our buildings are closed, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm.

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions, and finding a new rhythm to every day 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.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed at 4:00 pm, and before 5:00 pm the day of.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Thursday December 24, 2020
     Library closes 5pm  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Friday December 25, 2020
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Merry Christmas to all Celebrating from Library Commission and Staff! 

    Location: All Branches

Saturday December 26, 2020
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Merry Christmas to all Celebrating from Library Commission and Staff! 

    Location: All Branches

Sunday December 27, 2020
     .Closed: Sundays in 2020 All Branches  
   

No Sunday Hours: As a continued safety measure, Monmouth County Library's Headquarters in Manalapan and Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sundays through December, 2020.

The Virtual Library is open 24/7 https://www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

Global address is @MonCoLibrary on twitter, facebook, pinterest and instagram. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    Location: All Branches

Wednesday December 30, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM 6:45 pm - Virtual Bereavement Group - Registration Required  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting while our buildings are closed, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm.

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions, and finding a new rhythm to every day 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.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed at 4:00 pm, and before 5:00 pm the day of.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Thursday December 31, 2020
   5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Happy 2021 from Library Commission and Staff! 

    Location: All Branches

Friday January 1, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE
     All Branches Closed Today  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy 2021 from Library Commission and Staff!

While all our branches are closed today, our website is open 24/7 to read, renew, request, research. Tap our app for events and information!  

We look forward to connecting with you in person and on social media sites. 

On Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter, our global address is @MonCoLibrary. 

 

    Location: All Branches

Friday January 1, 2021 -  Sunday January 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 6, 2021
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Bereavement Group - Registration Required  
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting while our buildings are closed, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm.

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions, and finding a new rhythm to every day 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.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Register below to receive information on how to access the conversation.  Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

A link to the meeting will be sent to the registered emails once registration has closed.

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE

Thursday January 7, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

“Meets” the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1:00 pm.

Let’s get down to the knitty gritty.  All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome to join these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Led by knitter extraordinaire Camille Scala.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Internet access is required to attend. Register BELOW to receive information on how to access the conversation.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday January 18, 2021
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

"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

Thursday January 21, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

“Meets” the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1:00 pm.

Let’s get down to the knitty gritty.  All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome to join these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Led by knitter extraordinaire Camille Scala.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. Internet access is required to attend. Register BELOW to receive information on how to access the conversation.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday February 15, 2021
     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, PIN & Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Monday March 1, 2021 -  Wednesday March 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Thursday April 1, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Friday April 2, 2021
     Closed: Good Friday  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 31, 2021
     Closed: Memorial Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday June 1, 2021 -  Wednesday June 30, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Thursday July 1, 2021 -  Saturday July 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday July 4, 2021
     Closed: Independence Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday July 5, 2021
     Closed: Independence Day Holiday Observed  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Sunday August 1, 2021 -  Tuesday August 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An ongoing event, A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen asks for a written documentary of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Entries can be essays, poems, journal entries, or written song describing your life, thoughts, and feelings about COVID-19. One to two submissions will be displayed in our quarterly teen newsletter.  One volunteer hour is possible per article for participants. Your article will need to be approved by a library staff member before you will be given service hours.  Articles need to follow the guidelines to be approved, and may be sent back to you if anything is missing.  

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

Library Card: Must have a valid Monmouth County Library Card. 

Service Hours Given: 1 hour per article submission upon library approval. 

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

Attention Parent/Guardian: It is highly recommended that your teen is responsible for all correspondence regarding the Teen Volunteer Program; starting with the review submission process and continuing throughout their volunteer service. This program strives to prepare your child for his/her first job. We feel that the more responsibility that volunteers have in the successful execution of completing their service, the better prepared he or she will be to apply for jobs and enter the workforce. When at all possible, please ask your teen to call, email, organize, and initiate!  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday September 6, 2021
     Closed: Labor Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday October 11, 2021
     Closed:Columbus Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday November 2, 2021
     Closed:Election Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches

Thursday November 11, 2021
     Closed:Veterans Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Thursday November 25, 2021
     Closed:Thanksgiving Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches

Friday November 26, 2021
     Closed:Post Thanksgiving Holiday  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches

Friday December 24, 2021
     Closed:Christmas Holiday Observed  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches

Saturday December 25, 2021
     Closed:Christmas Day  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches

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