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Friday January 1, 2021
     New Year's Day - 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 -  Tuesday January 12, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Virtual Kids: Jump Into DINOSAURS with Jumpin' Jamie!  
    Contact: CHILDREN'S STAFF    732-431-7220x7226   MCL@MONMOUTHCOUNTYLIB.ORG
   

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

This exciting show will be on www.MonmouthCountyLib.org/Kids 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 January 3, 2021
     Virtual Programming Notice  
    Contact: Adult and Childrens Librarians      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library's Virtual Programs are availalble to help people of all ages stay engaged with us and their community  through online classes, streaming services,  librarian led book discussions, story and craft times, concerts and more. Find out more about what we offer by subscribing to our e-newsletter, using our online calendar, or on our webpages for Teens, Kids and Adults. 

During this time of transition, Library programs are conducted on video conferencing sites called Zoom and Webex.

As part of the County of Monmouth, the Library shares  programs on Webex, Zoom, You Tube, and through Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest. 

 Before attending any program or sharing your personal information, we would suggest you read the Monmouth County Public Notice and Disclaimer (below).

Please contact any Adult or Children's Librarian with questions or email us: mcl@MonmouthCountyLib.org

Thank you for using the Monmouth County Library. 

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

Monday January 4, 2021
     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

Monday January 4, 2021 -  Saturday January 30, 2021
     Art Display: Mei-ism: The Eclectic Lens of Mae-Lin Tang  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Photographer Mae-Lin Tang is a Monmouth County native and local who does photography as a personal hobby.  After purchasing her camera in 2017 for a trip to London, the rest is history.  Mae-Lin is a beloved staff member of Monmouth County Library.

Most of Mae-Lin's photography centers around: 

  • Food - either her cooking or other delicious things
  • Nature - from her garden, local nature, or parks/gardens
  • Still Life - the house life, daytime adventures, attending things and events
  • Hummingbirds - quick visitors obsessed with sugar water
  • Animals - only when she's able to grab her camera in time before they run away

All of the photographs in the exhibit were taken with a Sony Alpha A6000 at the opportune moments, edited in Adobe Lightroom.  The favored lenses are the Sigma 56mm/f/1.4 prime lens, and the Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 lens.  

More photography and other pictures can be viewed on her Instagram  @Littledragonmeiling

The exhibit is on display in the Eastern Branch's  Library Lobby display cases through January 30th.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday January 4, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 4 - Jan 8: Yoga at Home Part One: On the Floor

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Monday January 4, 2021 -  Sunday January 10, 2021
   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 day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While 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.) 
Weekdays, 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   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel for notifications of all our special events!
 

Monday: Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmeson; read by Miss Katy
Craft: Panda Puppet (suggested supplies: panda template found here: https://bit.ly/MsKatyTemplates, paper bag lunch size; white and black construction  paper, scissors, glue, crayons, white chalk or crayon. 

Tuesday: Shante’ Key’s New Year’s Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport  and Rabbit’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: New Year’s Resolution Snowflake (suggested supplies: blue and white construction paper, scissors, glue, marker, snowflake template (optional) https://bit.ly/MsJodiTemplates

Wednesday: Pete the Cat: Snow Daze by James Dean, with Miss Dana
Craft: Snowman (suggested supplies: White, black, red (or color of choice) construction paper, markers./crayons, cotton balls or white tissue paper, scissors, glue)

Thursday: Three Little Birds by Lusa Mullady; read by the Author
Craft:  Rocking Bird Craft (suggested supplies: rocking bird craft template, found here: https://bit.ly/MsLauraTemplates; brown, orange and white construction paper; scissors; glue stick, black marker or crayon)

Friday: My Rotten Readheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco, Read by Melissa Gilber 
Craft with Miss Jodi:  Wishing Wand  (suggested supplies:  construction paper, glue, scissors, star template https://www.firstpalette.com/pdf/star-5inch.pdf, stick (branch or large craft stick or paper straw), glitter (optional), craft gemstone (optional))

 

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 January 5, 2021 -  Sunday January 31, 2021
     Do You Want to Become a United States Citizen? Free Virtual Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Join Free Virtual Citizenship Classes

Co-Sponsored by the Monmouth County Library, Catholic Charities and Literacy New Jersey

Open to all New Jersey residents. Green Cards are required.

U.S. Citizenship is a 12-week class that prepares its participants for the citizenship test. Students will learn U.S. history, civics, and vocabulary, and will have the chance to practice for their interview. Students in citizenship classes will also meet with an immigration attorney who can help with the N-400 application. Contact one of the four programs below to sign up for classes:

  • Tuesdays, January 5 – April 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    To register, contact Literacy NJ Union at 908-486-1777 or bbagger@literacynj.org
  • Mondays, January 11 – March 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    To register, contact Literacy NJ Atlantic Cape at kmicale@literacynj.org
  • Tuesdays, January 12 – March 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    To register, contact Literacy NJ Mercer at jkrish@literacynj.org
  • Tuesdays, January 12 – March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    To register, contact Literacy NJ Middlesex at 732-906-5456 or lsergeant@literacynj.org

For more information on free virtual citizenship classes in NJ, please contact Jhanna Even at 732-702-1895 or jeven@literacynj.org

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday January 5, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 4 - Jan 8: Yoga at Home Part One: On the Floor

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 6, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 4 - Jan 8: Yoga at Home Part One: On the Floor

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting 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 and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM CUT THE CORD: Virtual Program  
    Contact: MonmouthCountyLibrary    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Tired of paying a lot of money to your cable company and having very little to watch?  If thinking about options to replace the cable package in your home is giving you a headache, or you just want to see the choices available, we are here to help!

This virtual presentation will help you understand the available options in order to make a decision that is best for you.

This session will be conducted on ZOOM and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the presentation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

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
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 4 - Jan 8: Yoga at Home Part One: On the Floor

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   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 and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 8, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 4 - Jan 8: Yoga at Home Part One: On the Floor (link here

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing (link found here)

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (link here

(Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office (link here)

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday January 9, 2021 -  Saturday January 16, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids: AN ANIMAL ADVENTURE with.. RIZZO'S REPTILES!  
    Contact: Children's Staff    732-431-7220X7226   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Do you want to know more about snakes, lizards, and turtles?

Join us on Zoom for an interactive, LIVE look at how these animals change their appearance with the seasons!

Program is Free,   Registration is required; the Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event.  

Can't make it? No problem! The show will be available for on-demand viewing until January 16.

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

Monday January 11, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Monday January 11, 2021 -  Friday January 15, 2021
   2:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Kids: Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
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.) 
Weekdays, 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   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel for notifications of all our special events!
 

Monday: The Snow Globe Family by Jane O'Connor, read by Miss Laura
Snow Globe Craft (suggested supplies: light blue, white, green construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons or markers, snowglobe template (optional) https://bit.ly/MsLauraTemplates)

Tuesday: Biscuits Snowy Day Race by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, read by  Miss Danya
Mitten Wreath Craft (suggested supplies: paper plate, any color construction paper, markers/crayons, glue, string)     

Wednesday: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, read by Miss Katy
Jolly Snowman Craft (suggested supplies: light blue, dark blue, white, green and red construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons or markers, snowman template (optional) https://bit.ly/MsKatyTemplates)

National Bagel Day

Thursday: Waiting  Author Kevin Henkes  (via You Tube) 
Make Pizza Bagels with Miss Laura (suggested ingredients: Bagels, tomato sauce, shredded cheese, desired toppings (optional))

Friday:  I Am Brave: A Little Book About Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer, read by  Miss Jodi
Unity Hands Craft (suggested supplies: white, pink/or peach, brown, and tan construction paper, scissors, glue, pencil, marker or crayon)

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

Monday January 11, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Virtual Book Review Crew  
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming      Mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Do you have a passion for reading? Do you want to share your thoughts on your most recent book?  Join the Virtual Teen Book Review Club!  There is no assigned reading, just bring a book you've read and let's talk about it.
 
Open to grades 7-12.  The club will meet on a bimonthly schedule. Sessions will be conducted on ZOOM. Register below and you will be emailed information about how to join the discussion.
    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday January 12, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Reel Movie Discussion: A Virtual Program - Knives Out (2019) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Watch the film first, at your leisure, and then join a virtual discussion to share your thoughts! To reserve a physical copy of the film, please call 732-431-7220x7222 to place a hold. Pick up in person or use our door-side service. Remember to check our website for current service hours.

Session will be conducted on Webex and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon. This film can also be viewed on select streaming platforms.

Knives Out (2019) (PG-13) – On his 85th birthday, crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead in his room with his throat slit. Just as authorities are about to dismiss the tragedy as suicide, Detective Benoit Blanc arrives at the scene to conduct his own investigation. Directed by Rian Johnson. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer.

Comedy/Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 10 minutes 

©Lionsgate

Moderated by Kristen Harvey, Library HQ

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 13, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM A Novel Idea: Virtual Book Discussion - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of courage, strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.

Moderated by Elaine Siegel, 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:   https://Monmouth.overdrive.com

Sessions will be conducted on Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 13, 2021 -  Sunday January 31, 2021
   6:30 PM The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 13, 2021
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting 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 and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

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 14, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Short Story Virtual Discussion - The Enormous Radio by John Cheever  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

"The Enormous Radio" By John Cheever (The New Yorker, 1947) 
A woman becomes obsessed with the lives of her neighbors when her radio invades their private space.

Moderated by Mary Patterson, Hazlet Library.

The books are real; the discussion is virtual. 

Sessions will be conducted on Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion, as well as a copy of the story. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Rutgers Master Gardener Virtual Helpline with Diane Larson  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Master Gardener Virtual Helpline
Gardening Questions Answered

Diane Larson, Monmouth County Horticulturist, of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County, will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions via Webex.

 Please email all questions in advance  to Ms. Larson via  MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com  - Please send before noon on January 13. 

Diane Larson has worked for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County for 20 years as the County Horticulturist and Rutgers Master Gardeners Coordinator.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 15, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 15, 2021 -  Monday March 1, 2021
     Virtual Escape Room- Created by Monmouth County Teens  
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming      Mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   
An explosion, a dead body, and a chemistry lab full of dangerous chemicals! Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery and escape from the lab? This chemistry themed escape room designed by Monmouth County teens is open to all teens and anyone who thinks they can find the solution!
 
Conducted on Google Forms, find the link here starting January 15th.  
    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 15, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays betwen January 11 thru 15: Yoga at Home Part Two: Standing

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 15, 2021 -  Saturday January 16, 2021
   2:00 PM The Weeklings in POP UP Concert  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual POP UP  Concert

Visit MonmouthCountyLib.org on Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday January 16, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday January 17, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE
   2:00 PM The Weeklings in POP UP Concert  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual POP UP  Concert

Visit the library's  website on Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Monday January 18, 2021
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - 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.

In honor of Dr. King, we urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

While all our branches are closed today, our website - MonmouthCountyLib.org -is open 24/7 to read, renew, request, research. Tap our app for events and information. On Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter, our global address is @MonCoLibrary. 

 
    Location: All Branches
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   6:30 PM The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday January 19, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar - Coffee: Should It Be Your Mug of Choice?  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Coffee: Should It be Your Mug of Choice?

To drink or not to drink? That is the question when it comes to coffee. Often given a bad rap, coffee has undergone intense research and the findings may change the way you look at your morning mug. Learn about the research and how to make that perfect cup.

This program will be 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.

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the seminar. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday January 19, 2021 -  Friday January 22, 2021
   2:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Kids: Virtual Story and Craft Time  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While 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.) 
Weekdays, 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   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel for notifications of all our special events!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Monday Library Closed

ENJOY Extended Access to I am Brave by Brad Meltzer; read by  Miss Jodi. Peace Hands Craft

Tuesday:  I Have a Dream by Kadir Nelson (Martin Luther King, Jr.) read by  Miss Katy
Craft: Make a Peace Necklace  (suggested supplies: peace template https://bit.ly/MsKatyTemplates, cracker/cereal box, construction paper - bright colors, glue, scissors,hoole punch,yarn)

Wednesday: Hooray for Books! By Brian Won; read by Miss Danya
Festive Bookmark Craft (suggested supplies: multiple colors of construction paper, scissor, glue, crayons or markers

Thursday: The Book in the Book in the Book by Julien Baer and Simon Bally;read by Miss Jodi
Four Seasons Craft: Green and Brown Construction Paper, crayons or Markers, cotton balls or white tissue paper, scissors, glue)

Friday: Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner; read by Miss Laura
3D Snowman Craft (suggested supplies: Snowman Template https://bit.ly/MsLauraTemplates, Purple, white, black and orange construction paper, Scissors, Glue stick, Black marker or crayon, Stickers for decorating)

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 January 19, 2021
   6:30 PM The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 20, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

No Registration needed: Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting 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 and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

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 21, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Virtual Program 

Have you ever wanted to know more about honey bees? Is beekeeping is for you?

If would you like to learn more, join this virtual introduction to the unique biology of the honey bee. Learn how they organize their colony, make honey, and what tools beekeepers use to manage the bees hive.

Presented by: Mike Haberland, Associate Professor/County Agent II, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the presentation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon, on 1/20. 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays (when the library is open) between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting 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 and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Historically Speaking: A Virtual Lecture Series  
    Contact: Programming Dept   732 431 7220 ext7242   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join the Monmouth County Library and Monmouth County Historical Association as we co-sponsor Historically Speaking: A Virtual Lecture Series

Today's featured speaker is Michael Adelberg presenting Rebellion Before Revolution: Pre-War Tremors in Monmouth County. 

Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm for a ZOOM virtual lecture presented by Monmouth County's most interesting and well-respected historians! You will have the chance to engage in a Q&A session.

This series of programs is virtual. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the lecture.

    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 22, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 19**-January 22: Yoga: Breathing for Well Being (Library is closed on Monday January 18) 

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday January 23, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday January 24, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Monday January 25, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Monday January 25, 2021 -  Friday January 29, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids: Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
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.) 
Weekdays, 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   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel for notifications of all our special events!
 

Monday: Scribbles and Ink: Out of the Box Read by Author Ethan Long from Youtube
Craft: Scribble Monsters with Miss Mary (suggested supplies: paper and your favorite color crayons(s), black marker) 

Belly Laugh Day

Tuesday: Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt; Read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Silly Monkey Door Sign (suggested supplies: construction paper, scissors, glue, marker)

Wednesday: If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Numeroff; Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Mouse (suggested supplies: cardboard tube, construction paper: light blue, pink and white crayons or markers, scissors, glue, stapler, sticker eyes (optional), curly ribbon (optional))

Thursday: Splat the Cat: Blow Snow Blow by Amy Hsu Lin;  Read by Miss Danya
Craft: Paper Cup Snowman (suggested supplies: construction paper, paper plate, white paint, marker, paper or plastic cup)

Friday: The Magical Snow Garden by  Tracey Corderoy;  Read by Miss Laura
Craft: Pinwheel (suggested supplies: Pinwheel template https://bit.ly/MsLauraTemplates ,2 pieces thin colored paper different colors, scissors, hole punch, 1 paper fastener, 1 straw)

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 January 26, 2021
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Reel Movie Discussion: A Virtual Program - 1917 (2019) (R)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Watch the film first, at your leisure, and then join a virtual discussion to share your thoughts! To reserve a physical copy of the film, please call 732-431-7220x7222 to place a hold. Pick up  in person or use door-side service.  Remember to check our website for current service hours.

Session will be conducted on Webex and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon. This film can also be viewed on select streaming platforms.

1917 (2019) (R) – At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake’s own brother among them. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Drama/War – 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Universal Pictures

Moderated by Lynne Myerson, Library HQ

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

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

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

In 1940, Juliet Armstrong is sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Moderated by Robyn Miller, 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: https://monmouth.overdrive.com

Sessions will be conducted on Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday January 27, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson.

Register to MEET DIRECTOR ALEX DAWSON on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30pm (VIA ZOOM) 

 

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM A Novel Idea: Virtual Book Discussion - Transcription  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

In 1940, Juliet Armstrong is sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Moderated by Robyn Miller, 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: https://monmouth.overdrive.com

Sessions will be conducted on Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

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

 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM MEET ALEX DAWSON, Director of The Hobbit Virtual Radio Play  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Meet the Founder of  the Raconteur Radio, artistic director and cast members of  THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play during this LIVE Zoom Question & Answer Session. 

Meet Bilbo, aka Jane Beverley and Gandalf/Gollum Michael Jarmus and Director/Thorin Alex Dawson during this session.

Professor Dawson is also an author and teaches Creative Writing at Rutgers University. 

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences around the world. 

Watch the HOBBIT before, bring your questions, then watch again!  The HOBBIT will be available for viewing through January 31. Here is link: MonmouthCountyLib.org

This Q&A will be conducted on ZOOM and is free of charge.  Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. Registration Closes on January 26 at 12Noon. The link will be emailed on January 26 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

 

    Location: ONLINE
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual SAT Math Class  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220   mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Time to multiply your knowledge by attending our SAT math prep class! Join math professor and SAT tutor Mike Carlin as we get ready for the SATs. Classes held virtually.  Registration required.

Sessions will be conducted on Zoom  and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. 

Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

    Location: All Branches
   6:45 PM Canceled: Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Sorry to say, tonight's group meeting has been canceled.  Please check back for updates. 

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 and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

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 28, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MEDICARE for Newbies: A Virtual Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy Birthday! You are eligible for Medicare... now what do you do?

If your knowledge of Medicare is limited and you are eligible this year, Samantha White, SHIP Coordinator from Family & Children’s Services of Monmouth County will present the information you need to know to make a thorough and informed decision. 

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.

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon.

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Friday January 29, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Lunchtime Yoga with Steven Russell  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

From  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound, comes a series of weekday lunchtime yoga sessions, created specifically for the way we live in 2021.

Join us through our website: MonmouthCountyLib.org  Sessions will be available to view weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

Internet access is required to attend. View our website’s Upcoming Events list  to access the sessions.

Weekdays between January 25 and January 29: Yoga at the Office 

Free of charge

Subscribe to the Library's YouTube Channel for notifications of new programs.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday January 30, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday January 31, 2021
     The Hobbit: a Radio Play Presented by Raconteur Radio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Raconteur Radio Presents THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play -

"attend" this theatrical performance by clicking on the link on our webpage: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

One day, in the early 1930s, the English philologist and university professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, found a blank page and, suddenly inspired, wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." And so began one of the world's most beloved books. This fireside performance features Jane Smith as furry-footed filcher Bilbo Baggins; Michael Jarmus as wandering wizard Gandalf the Gray, ring-corrupted river hobbit Gollum the Green, and fearsome fire drake Smaug the Golden: and Alex Dawson as dwarf doyen ThorinOakenshield, son of Thrain, and assorted other characters (plus sound effects).

Innovative and entertaining, RACONTEUR RADIO performs theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for audiences throughout the Tri-State area. For the foreseeable future, their live presentations will be presented virtually. The radio plays are being recorded via a video meeting platform, and then shared before a real time Q&A with Raconteur Radio founder/artistic director Alex Dawson

    Location: ONLINE
     The Weeklings Concert! Exclusive to MonmouthCountyLib.org  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Free Virtual Exclusive, World Premiere   Concert

Visit the library's  website on 24/7 (through Sunday, Jan 31, 2021)  to enjoy the premiere concert with The Weeklings!  

To view this virtual concert, please use the clickable link on our Library's website: MonmouthCountyLib.org 

The Weeklings are known to be America's most unique tribute band, having performed explosive renditions of the Beatles classics, plus brilliant power-pop originals they inspired.

The Weeklings are Glen Burtnik, aka "Lefty Weekling" (bass/vocals), Bob Burger aka "Zeek Weekling" (rhythm guitar/vocals); John Merjave aka "Rocky Weekling" (lead guitar/vocals) and Joe Bellia aka "Smokestack Weekling" (drums/vocals). 

Due to copyright infringement, recording of this concert in any manner is prohibited.

Free of charge

 

 

    Location: ONLINE

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