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Wednesday October 24, 2018 -  Thursday November 15, 2018 Go To Top
symbols_star.png Gold Star Mother's Holiday Collection for American Troops Overseas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County is running a donation drive, spearheaded by Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry, to support the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, a local organization that provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as their families. The drive begins on Tuesday, October 23 and ends on Thursday, November 15. 

A List of the Items are on the boxes, with a limited list below; please contact branches for a complete list of desirable items.

Food, Drinks & Snacks:

Tuna meals in foil pouches Granola and Protein bars, Trail mix, Cashews, Peanuts, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and other dried fruits, Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, Gatorade powder mix (odd colors preferred) V8 Energy drinks, 5 hr Energy Drinks

Personal Care items:

Baby wipes, Q-Tips, Scope or Listerine mouthwash, AXE deodorant, shampoo and body wash, Dove Men shampoo and body wash items Dove female same (premium brands only!), hand sanitizer, Gold Bond foot powder, lip balm ibuprofin

Entertainment and other amenities:

Post it notes; thank you cards and envelopes; Sharpies, various pens and pencils (school supplies are given to local schools) Xbox 360 games in excellent or new condition, DVDs in excellent or new condition (comedies and action movies), CDs in excellent/new condition, PSP game systems portable DVD players, iPods to watch videos and listen to music. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_star.png Gold Star Mother's Holiday Collection for American Troops Overseas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 5656   
   

Monmouth County is running a donation drive, spearheaded by Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry, to support the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, a local organization that provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as their families. The drive begins on Tuesday, October 23 and ends on Thursday, November 15. 

A List of the Items are on the boxes, with a limited list below; please contact branches for a complete list of desirable items.

Food, Drinks & Snacks:

Tuna meals in foil pouches Granola and Protein bars, Trail mix, Cashews, Peanuts, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and other dried fruits, Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, Gatorade powder mix (odd colors preferred) V8 Energy drinks, 5 hr Energy Drinks

Personal Care items:

Baby wipes, Q-Tips, Scope or Listerine mouthwash, AXE deodorant, shampoo and body wash, Dove Men shampoo and body wash items Dove female same (premium brands only!), hand sanitizer, Gold Bond foot powder, lip balm ibuprofin

Entertainment and other amenities:

Post it notes; thank you cards and envelopes; Sharpies, various pens and pencils (school supplies are given to local schools) Xbox 360 games in excellent or new condition, DVDs in excellent or new condition (comedies and action movies), CDs in excellent/new condition, PSP game systems portable DVD players, iPods to watch videos and listen to music. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
symbols_star.png Gold Star Mother's Holiday Collection for American Troops Overseas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   

Monmouth County is running a donation drive, spearheaded by Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry, to support the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, a local organization that provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as their families. The drive begins on Tuesday, October 23 and ends on Thursday, November 15. 

A List of the Items are on the boxes, with a limited list below; please contact branches for a complete list of desirable items.

Food, Drinks & Snacks:

Tuna meals in foil pouches Granola and Protein bars, Trail mix, Cashews, Peanuts, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and other dried fruits, Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, Gatorade powder mix (odd colors preferred) V8 Energy drinks, 5 hr Energy Drinks

Personal Care items:

Baby wipes, Q-Tips, Scope or Listerine mouthwash, AXE deodorant, shampoo and body wash, Dove Men shampoo and body wash items Dove female same (premium brands only!), hand sanitizer, Gold Bond foot powder, lip balm ibuprofin

Entertainment and other amenities:

Post it notes; thank you cards and envelopes; Sharpies, various pens and pencils (school supplies are given to local schools) Xbox 360 games in excellent or new condition, DVDs in excellent or new condition (comedies and action movies), CDs in excellent/new condition, PSP game systems portable DVD players, iPods to watch videos and listen to music. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Wednesday November 28, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png Art Exhibit: ASMC Anniversary Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Art Society of Monmouth County (ASMC) Anniversary Show, with works in pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors, will be on exhibit in the library meeting room throughout the month of November.  

A reception will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png American Flag Disposal Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paint_palette.png Art Exhibit: Arts & Education High & Middle School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

On display during the month of November in our meeting room

    Location: Hazlet
 
eth_pottery.png Art Exhibit: Photography by Kae Lugo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
 
 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_waves.png Art on Display: Rock & River: Obstacles and Flow by 180/Turning Lives Around Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Rock & River: Obstacles and Flow in Survival  by 180 Turning Lives Around
 
 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_elephant.png Exhibit: A Parade of Elephants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A private collection of elephant objects will be on display in the lobby cases throughout the month of November.  Curated by Vatsala Muralidhara. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png Kids! Atlantic Highlands Weekly Children's Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands    732-291-1956   
   
BABY BOOKWORMS STORYTIME - Ages 10 to 24 months (with parent/caregiver) 
Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am (No Storytimes on 11/7 and 11/21) 
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!   
 
SHAKE, RATTLE, AND READ TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 and 3 (with parent/caregiver) 
Wednesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 am (No Storytimes on 11/7 and 11/21) 
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!  
 
LEARN AND PLAY FAMILY STORYTIME – Ages 10 months to 4 years  (with parent/caregiver) 
Wednesdays from 11:30 am to12:00 noon  (No Storytimes on 11/7 and 11/21) 
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!  
 
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM – Grades K and up  
Thursdays from 3:15 to 3:50 pm (No Programs on 11/8 and 11/22) 
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests, and more!  
 
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM - Ages 3 to 5  
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm  (No Programs on 11/8 and 11/22) 
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_unicorn.png Kids! Baby Bookworms StoryTime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, from 11:30 am - 12:00pm (No Storytime November 12) 
Wenesdays, from 9:30 am- 10:00 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, from 10:30 am - 10:50 am ( (No Storytime November 12) 
Wednesdays, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am 
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (No Storytime on November 12) 
Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 am 
    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 536 9406   
   
Check out our programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!
Call  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. 
 
Baby Storytimes for Ages 6 months to 24 months:  
Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 from 10:00-10:30 am
Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 from 10:00-10:30 am
Thursdays, November 1, 15, 29 from 10:00-10:30 am
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 from 11:15-11:35 am 
Wednesdays. November 14, 21, 28 from 10:35-10:55 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3  to 5 years old
Tuesdays, November  13, 20, 27 from 1:15-1:45 pm
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, November 5,19,26 from 10:35-11:05 am
Wednesdays, November 14, 21, 28 from 11:00-11:30 am
Thursdays, November 1, 15, 29 from 10:35-11:05 am

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
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lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, November 13, 20, 27 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, November 1, 15, 29 from 10:15 – 10:45 am - See November 8 special yoga event
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, November 13, 20, 27 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, November 1, 15, 29 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm – See November 8 Special Yoga Event
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, November 19, 26 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_bang.png Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Thursday December 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png Manasquan River Group of Artists Exhibit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Manasquan River Group of Artists display of original pastel, watercolor, and oil paintings.

 

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_talking.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club: Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for this informative workshop on Networking for job seekers.  Get an overview of current strategies for effective networking. Topics include use of professional associations, developing an elevator speech, and how to develop your network using social media. Presented by the Library's  Career Connections staff.  

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. 

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. 

The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections

This program is presented through a grant from New Jersey State Workforce Development. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_turkey.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft: Build a Turkey! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Families will hear a story then build a .....turkey  Ages 2 to 5 with and adult.  Registration is required below.  Parents' please

register each child using your email 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"The Open Window" (1914) by HH. Munro (Saki) from the collection: Beasts & Super Beasts  A gentleman with a severe nervous ailment visits the country hoping to find peace of mind conducive to a cure. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Chappaquiddick (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 1969, Senator Ted Kenndy drove his car off a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident resulted in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The mysterious events forever changed the course of presidential history. Stars Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms. 1 hour 46 minutes. (c) Lions Gate Films

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_snowman.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: LET IT SNOW! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Winter is a wonderland!  We will celebrate both snow and friendship by painting a happy snowperson!  As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply the creativity and Artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge.

For this class, you may bring one alternate surface to paint upon - maybe a  tote bag, maybe card stock, or a tee shirt! (Everyone will make only one item during the class, please!) 

Please note that class begins at 2pm sharp! 

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

To register, please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Staff: 732 431 7220 x7222.  

Check out other Art Books and Videos in the Library under Dewey Decimal Section 740  for Art. 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
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people_group.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of the Howell Library meet once a month to help raise money to support the needs of our township library.
Please join us!

Contact:  fohlinc@gmail.com 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM International Film: Sea Fog (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Sea Fog (South Korea/ 111 minutes/  NR)

 Sea Fog (HangulHaemoo) is a 2014 South Korean film directed by Shim Sung-bo. The film is adapted from the 2007 stage play Haemoo, based on the true story of 25 Korean-Chinese illegal immigrants who suffocated to death in the storage tank of the fishing vessel Taechangho; their bodies were dumped by the ship's crew into the sea southwest of Yeosu in 2001.

It was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards

In Korean with English Subtitles

 (c) Film Movement

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_turkey.png 3:40 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Pattern Block Turkey Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage children will hear a story and make a turkey out of patterns.

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration is required

 

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_penguin.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Meet a Real, Live, Penguin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Jenkinson's Aquarium of Point Pleasant will show us a penguin and tell all about him.

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_cornucopia.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! A Cornucopia of Crafts! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids!  A Cornucopia of Crafts! – All ages welcome!

Get into the holiday spirit with a potpourri of crafts perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving!

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Colorful Turkeys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Gobble! Gobble!  Listen to a turkey story and make an adorable turkey craft!

No registration needed. Ages PreK and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO© Storytime! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Join us for a story or two followed by LEGO free-building. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_soccer.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fiendish Foosball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Kick the ball around anywhere after constructing a portable mini-foosball table!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
holiday_cornucopia.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Food & Feasts! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Food and Feasts!

Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up

Join NJ History Alive for an historical Thanksgiving presentation and enjoy a colonial food treat!  

Free tickets will be available from October 30 – November 13.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for grades k and up.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_telescope.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening With The Stars: Exploring Your Night Sky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732-531-5092   rscalise@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Enjoy an evening with the stars! 

Explore the night sky as members of S*T*A*R Astronomy Club guide you on a tour of the Moon, Saturn, Mars and many other celestrial wonders.  Grab your friends, neighbors, and kids to meet S*T*A*R* members, with their telescopes, on the eastern side of the library for some STELLAR FUN!

***PLEASE REMEMBER, this program is held entirely outside! Dress for the weather!

If the weather becomes inclement, this event will be rescheduled for a future date with optimal viewing potential.  Information on a rescheduled viewing will be posted on the library's website.

Children are VERY WELCOME, but MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT at all times.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_moon_stars.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Exploring Your Night Sky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Explore the night sky as members of S*T*A*R*  Astronomy Club guide you on a tour of the Moon, Saturn, Mars, and many other celestial wonders. Meet outside on the eastern side of the library and remember to dress for the weather!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM International Film: Sea Fog (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Sea Fog (South Korea/ 111 minutes/  NR)

 Sea Fog (HangulHaemoo) is a 2014 South Korean film directed by Shim Sung-bo. The film is adapted from the 2007 stage play Haemoo, based on the true story of 25 Korean-Chinese illegal immigrants who suffocated to death in the storage tank of the fishing vessel Taechangho; their bodies were dumped by the ship's crew into the sea southwest of Yeosu in 2001.

It was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards

In Korean with English Subtitles

 (c) Film Movement

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: Jon Gertner The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Jon Gertner is the author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, which was published  in 2013. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and a range of other publications, Mr. Gertner writes about climate change, technology, and innovation, exploring relationships between science, history, economics, and social progress. His next book, The Ice at the End of the World, is out in Spring 2019; the book explores the past, present, and future of Greenland—“the world’s biggest laboratory.” Born and bred in New Jersey, Jon currently lives with his wife and two children in Maplewood. 

Author Jon Gertner is coming to the Holmdel Branch to discuss his book, the history of Bell Labs and to tell a few stories about the innovations that happened here. 
    Location: Holmdel
 
med_caduceus.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Habits for a Healthy You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

Attendees will learn how to

  • Identify the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age
  • List strategies to age well in the following areas: Cognitive activity, Physical health and exercise, Diet and nutrition, Social 

Presented by Alzheimer's Association

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (Rm 8) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan.

All those between 13 and 18 with a valid library card may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday November 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Donation Drop-off Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Drop off hours are 10 am to 12 pm, and 4-6 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Township of Ocean Library. 

We will accept: Children's books; Paperback and hardcover books in good condition for adults; DVDs, Books on CD, and music CDs.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept: Encyclopedias and textbooks; Magazines and journals; Cassette tapes, VHS, or records; Travel guides or technical books over 5 years old; Reader's Digest Condensed Books; Moldy, dirty or torn items; Dated publications (almanacs, tax guides, etc.)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
people_babies.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Geobiologist Hope Jahren carries her readers along as she celebrates the lifelong curiosity, humility and passion that drive every scientist.  Recalling her Minnesota childhood through her vocation as a laboratory scientist, the author demonstrates the mountains we can move when love and work come together.

Copies of the book are available for check out at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years - a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. 

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home - and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none.png 10:35 AM  -  10:35 AM Kids! Teddy Bear Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Put on your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a teddy bear parade! Join us after for a special craft!

No registration needed. For ages 2 with their families

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_turkey.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Coffee Filter Turkeys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Presschool children will hear a story and make a craft.  Ages 31/2 to 5. Registration is required

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites/A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak

Compellingly written, illuminated by a sincere vision of justice, equality, and self-transcendence, The Architect's Apprentice is far more than a story of love, striving, and adventure.  It is one of those very rare novels with the power to enlighten and transform its readers for the better.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Ocean's 8 (2018) ( PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: REFERENCE STAFF   732 938 2300   
   

Starring:  Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway

Directed by:  Gary Ross

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

110 minutes (c)  Warner Brothers Pictures 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: BlacKkKlansman (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

BlacKkKlansman is the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African American detective with the Colorado Police department, who successfully infiltrated a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Biography/Drama Directed by Spike Lee Starring:John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Paakkonen 2 hrs. 15 mins.

Focus Features

 
    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Murder, My Sweet (1944)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edward Dmytryk

Starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Gumshoe Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy (Mike Mazurki) to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde (Claire Trevor), the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.

95 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoons at the Movies Chappaquiddick (2017)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara

The scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed.

(c) Lions Gate Films

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen is a revelatory reflection on American's role in the world from the perspective of a young woman who has been living in Istanbul for the past six years.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_lego_logo.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands    732-291-1956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. LEGO® bricks will be supplied.

Grades K and up.

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands    732-291-1956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a DUPLO® creation. DUPLO® bricks will be supplied.

Ages 3 to 5.

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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anim_penguin.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Meet a Real, Live Penguin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7566   
   

Jenkinson's Aquarium of Point Pleasant Beach will show us a penguin and teach all about him.

All Ages

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_magic.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Magic of Matt Cadabra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

All ages are welcome. Come see magician Matt Cadabra perform amazing feats of magic and make a rabbit and dove appear out of thin air. Registration begins November 1. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS

    Location: Oceanport
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Turkey Leaf Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Add your creativity and make your turkey unique!

No registration required. Grades K and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Beat the afternoon heat!  Join the fun as you listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_bow.png 6:30 PM Eighteenth Century Fashion Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join the Coastal Watch DAR chapter for an Eighteenth Century Fashion Show, presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Murder, My Sweet (1944)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edward Dmytryk

Starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley

Gumshoe Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy (Mike Mazurki) to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde (Claire Trevor), the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.

95 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday November 16, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meets the first three Friday afternoons of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday November 17, 2018 -  Sunday December 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Artist Jeanne Evans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

On display in the Terner Gallery.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday November 17, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

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

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
symbols_new.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English In Action Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

English In Action Conversation Classes are designed for adults, 21 years of age or older, who have a basic understanding of English and are already able to read and write in English. This program gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in English in a friendly, supportive environment and allows them to learn American idioms and appropriate ways of conversing.

This program, sponsored jointly by the Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch and the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Monmouth County, matches English-speaking tutors with students whose native language is not English. The program is modeled after the popular English in Action Conversation program offered by the ESU head office in New York City.

 The dates for the Fall 2018 session are:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec. 15 (8 classes). 

To join the program as a volunteer tutor, for either Fall or Spring sessions,  please call to register at the Atlantic Highlands Library

In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-23000   
   

An informal gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_hiking.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday; Take a Hike Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday: Take a Hike Day!  It's Take a Hike Day, we'll read some stories and make a craft. All ages welcome.

Registration required   Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Society of Monmouth County Anniversary Show Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for the Art and Awards Reception of the Art Society of Monmouth County's Anniversary Show. Thirty-eight artworks from ASMC members show spectacular talent in six categories: oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, drawing and mixed media. Come view the exhibit through Nov. 28th during library hours.   

Light refreshments will be served. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
eth_origami.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone.png 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Concert: Girl Singers of the 50's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   
   

Presented by the Duo Francine and Joel, enjoy a generous helping of 50's songs highlighting  the hits of Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Washington, Patti Page, and much more. Enjoy songs such as "Mambo Italiano", "At Last" and "You Belong to Me."

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday November 18, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943: The Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943: The Music
 
Harken back to the days of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B!
Join us for an afternoon with The Belle Tones, a trio that sings, dances tells jokes and, most importantly, honors our Veterans.  
 
This program is dedicated to our Veterans and commemorates the 75th Anniversary of World War II.  It is presented in conjunction with the World War II Ear Studies Institute, Paul Zigo, Director. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 19, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffee.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coffee with an Ocean Township Cop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

Have you ever wanted to have coffee with a cop? If you answered yes, please join the Ocean Township Library Staff as they host the

Ocean Township Police Department!  The Coffee With A Cop  event is on Monday, November 19 at the Ocean Township Library, from 10am until 12 Noon.

 The event brings police officers and the community members they serve together-over coffee-to discuss issues and learn more about each other.  

Join us for coffee and snacks and conversation!  Everyone Welcome - No Card Needed!  

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_moon_stars.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for ages 2-3 1/2 years. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_onsie.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome. Includes playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_writing.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resume: The Basics presented by Library Career Connections Staff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Your resume will be your primary marketing tool in your job search, and it provides an opportunity to capture an employer’s attention by making a positive first impression.  It’s your:  brochure, advertisement and brand - It’s you on paper!     

Learn more about resume formats, content, key skills, experience, education, layout and attaching an effective cover letter.  Discover tools and techniques to make your Resume a Top-Notch success!  

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. 

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. 

The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections

This program is presented through a grant from New Jersey State Workforce Development. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_falcon.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM KIDS! Turkey Art Marbleizing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery- Ages 3 to 5 years

Call, stop in or sign up online.  Registration begins October 22.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
holiday_centennial.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series (rm2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

Today's film: The Last Day of World War I (2004/NR/ 47 min) (c) History Channel

At 11am on November 11, 1918, World War I ended, victory was assured and final territory agreed upon.  How is it possible, then that more soldiers died on this day than on D-Day?

Based on Joseph Persico's book 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and It's Violent Climax, The Last Day of World War I focuses on the little-known events of the war's Armistice Day, revealing the outrageous excuses Allied leaders found to send 13,000 men to their deaths against a defeated enemy.  Some leaders desired promotion, others retribution, while one commander chose to capture a town solely so that he could bathe.  Despite the devasting human toll, nothing was gained and the territories taken on this day were eventually returned to Germany. 

This series is hosted by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.  Each program  will have a brief introduction and be followed by a Q & A.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_falcon.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM KIDS! Turkey Art Marbleizing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery- Ages 3 to 5 years

Call, stop in or sign up online.  Registration begins October 22.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
objects_postcard.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Tween Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us for some crafty fun for grades 3 to 6.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM KIDS! Snoods and Wattles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K - 2

Learn fun turkey facts and create these colorful birds with mini clay pots.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Turkey Craft with David Udovic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join local children's illustrator, David Udovic in make a festive turkey "popdown" craft!

Registration is required beginning  Monday, November 5 for children Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
holiday_cornucopia.png 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! Corn Cob Creations: a STEAM project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Make a corncob craft for the holiday while learning amazing facts about this food staple.

*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1Sp8w4W   

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Black Box Writers Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
objects_magnifying_glass.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes-Science in Your Hands (to be held in Holmdel Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself.  Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similiar to conventional research microscopes.  Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!

Registration required. For teens grades 6-12

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   
Knitters and Purlers

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, the story journeys through the Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power-and limitations-of family bonds. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"USA" Noir Stories

The stories we will be discussing are grouped by themes and have been selected from the following: "True Grit", "American Values",

"Road Rage" & "Home Security" and range across the continental United States.  

"Our Eyes Couldn't Stop Opening" by Megan Abbott will be discussed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_turkey.png 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories & Craft: Leafy Turkeys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

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

Make a pretty turkey picture that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!

No Registration Required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Strictly Ballroom (1992)( PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A championship ballroom dancer and his novice dancing partner make their dreams come true together.

Starring Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, and Bill Hunter

95m. (c) Miramax 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Mile 22 (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Directed by Peter Berg.  Starring: Mark Wahlburg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais

Action/Adventure/Crime – 1 hour 34 minutes (c) STX Films

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Wet As the Atlantic Prohibition Film Series:Little Caesar(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Glenda Farrell

Action/Crime/Drama–93 minutes  (c) Warner 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_drum_timpani.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Music Together Coastal Melodies Presents: Rhythm Kids- Drumming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children will explore the world of rhythm through instrument play and song, while developing basic rhythm skills.

Ages 5 -8.  Registration required    Parents, please registerr each child using your email and phone info.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
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holiday_balloons.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years. Craft included.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:05 PM Wet As the Atlantic Prohibition Film Series:Little Caesar(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Glenda Farrell

Action/Crime/Drama–93 minutes  (c) Warner 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm.

The Fall 2018 Schedule is October 16, October 23, October 30, November 13, November 20, November 27 and December 4.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, the story journeys through the Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power-and limitations-of family bonds. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Leisure Seeker (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker before his Alzheimer's and her cancer can catch up with them. Stars Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay. 1 hour 52 minutes. (c) Sony Pictures Classics 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Overboard (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Stars Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria. 112 minutes. (c) Lionsgate

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Football Turkeys! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

For kids ages 4 and up! Storytime and craft! Ring in the season of thanks with everyone’s two favorite things: turkey and football!  SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for grades k and up.

    Location: Howell
Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Thanksgiving - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Friday November 23, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Saturday November 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

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

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

An informal gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jack's Weekend Jazz Fest: The S.O.L.E. Concert: Spirit of Life Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jack's Jazz Weekend!

Spirit of Life Ensemble presents Jazz with a World Beat! SOLE's universal appeal  began in  Jersey City, and has grown by dedicating itself to spreading the power  of  jazz internationally.  Ceaselessly traveling across the globe, the Spirit of Life Ensemble shares  their proud motto with delighted audiences with Latin grooves, African and Eastern sounds  thanks to an impressive line-up of legendary musicians. 

Concert is free for all to attend.  Entrance  doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jack's Weekend Jazz Fest: Warren Chiasson presents a Tribute to Chuck Wayne Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Warren Chiasson Trio presents a Tribute to Chuck Wayne.

Warren Chiasson, vibraphonist, author, teacher, is a highly regarded musician in the jazz world who has been called "one of the six top vibraphonists of the last half century" by the New York Times.  Originally a member of the George Shearing Quintet, he has emerged as his own man with a distinctive four-mallet technique that he weaves into a percussive, melodic style.

Today, Warren will be joined by guitarist Gene Bertoncini to celebrate the music of Guitarist Chuck Wayne, one of the first jazz guitarists to play in the bebop style, later developing  definitive systematic method still followed today. Chuck and Warren  were part of the George Shearing Quintet and made the "Point Counerpoint" album together. 

Concert is free for all to attend.  Entrance  doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
nat_moon_stars.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for ages 2-3 1/2 years. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
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objects_onsie.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome. Includes playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_evergreen.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM KIDS! Pine Cones and Acorns Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery- Ages 3 to 5 years

Call, stop in or sign up online.  Registration begins October 22.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Ocean's 8 (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gary Ross

Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.

110 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_evergreen.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM KIDS! Pine Cones and Acorns Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery- Ages 3 to 5 years

Call, stop in or sign up online.  Registration begins October 22.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
holiday_cornucopia.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read your favorite book to Pippin, a Cairn Terrier and Penny, a Shih Tzu.

    Location: Howell
 
food_carrot.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM KIDS! Vegetable and Fruit Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K - 2

Explore the different shapes and seeds of various fruits and vegetable. 

Please dress for mess!

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
objects_magnifying_glass.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes-Science in Your Hands (to be held at Wall Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself.  Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similiar to conventional research microscopes.  Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!

Registration required. For teens grades 6-12

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Ocean's 8 (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gary Ross

Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.

110 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   
Knitters and Purlers

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Take the Lead (2006)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Based on the true story of Pierre Dulane, internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer, who volunteers to teach students in a New York public school to dance, with his determination he wins over the teens, and her later enters them in a major ballroom-dance competition.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, and Alfre Woodard

108m. (c) New Line Cinema

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Directed by: Susanna Fogel  Starring: Justin Theroux, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon

Action/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour 57 mins. (c) Lions Gate

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_clouds.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Cloud Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make a 3-D painting as puffy as the clouds!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
holiday_balloons.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years. Craft included.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Juliet, Naked (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jesse Peretz

Starring Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Ethan Hawke

Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances.

105 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm.

The Fall 2018 Schedule is October 16, October 23, October 30, November 13, November 20, November 27 and December 4.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
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Wednesday November 28, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paint_palette.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A Short History of 13th Century Renaissance Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Art Society of Monmouth County will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28th at 10:30 a.m.  The guest speaker will be David Levy, president, docent, and exhibiting artist at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury.  He will present A Short History of 13th Century Renaissance Art at 11:00 am.   The presentation is open to the public.  

The ASMC, which meets on the third Wednesday of each month, is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that aims to promote education and appreciation for the visual arts in Monmouth County.  For additional information about upcoming shows, or to find out when and where they are meeting, go to the website: artsocietyofmonmouthcounty.org.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_bag.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Senior Safety Program: Protect Yourself Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Senior Citizens are becoming the fastest growing segment within our community; that makes Seniors prime targets for con artists and thieves. Learn to be aware and protect yourself in your home, in your community. Join retired Monmouth University Police Chief and current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University, Thomas Zambrano for an insightful afternoon program.

Registration is requested by calling the library at: 732-431-5656 or registering here. Our thanks to the Colts Neck Friends of the Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Overboard (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Stars Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria. 1 hour 52 minutes. (c) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Bilingual Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands    732-291-1956   
   

Colorín Colorado! Bilingual Family Storytime – Ages 10 months to 4 years and their family

Wednesday, November 28 from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish!

¡Colorín Colorado! Cuentos Bilingües para la familia – para niños de 10 meses a 4 años de edad y sus familias

El miércoles, 28 de noviembre de las 3:30 hasta las 4:00 pm

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español e inglés!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
objects_astronaut_helmet.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! School Age Program: A Day at the International Space Station! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

What's it like ti live and work in space?  Schoolage children will look into how to  what it takes to get there.

Grades Kindergarten and up.  Registration required  . Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation. 

Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
eth_pottery.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens ! Make Your Own Handmade Pottery with WILD Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Ages 7 and up
Tweens ! Make Your Own Handmade Pottery with WILD Jersey

Create a traditional Lenape-inspired pot constructed out of rolled coils of clay.  Limit 20.
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Craft: Yarn Tree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a one of a kind tree with yarn!

No registration required for children PreK and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_test_tube.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM KIds! Slimefest – ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

For kids ages 4 and up! Channel your inner mad scientist as we read slimy stories and create our own scented slime!*As food coloring, and other ingredients will be involved, please let us know if your child has any allergies, and please plan to provide an alternate product * SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
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holiday_hanukkah.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities!: Hanukkah Door Hanger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Make a festive banner to hang on your bedroom door or anywhere at home!

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
nat_oak_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read a book, discuss it with the group, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know  if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_test_tube.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Stretchy, Squishy Silly Putty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Mix up a substance that will bounce, ooze, and snap!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
objects_cowboy_hat.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Wild West Science Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wild West Science Show!

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Enjoy a science experiment spectacular, presented by Sciencetellers, and relive the Wild West!

Free tickets will be available from November 13 – November 27.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, November 28 - December 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Please join us for this month's selection:   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, a story about two boys in the 70's, one black, one white, who form an unlikely freindship which eventually ends.  A murder occurs and the white boy is suspected, but what does the black boy know?

    Location: Howell
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note.png 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Music Together with Miss Amanda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 2 and up. Sing along, dance and play rhythm instruments with Miss Amanda from Music Together Coastal Melodies. Registration begins November 15. Call, stop in or register online http://bit.ly/1U702RS

    Location: Oceanport
    Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
people_babies.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Ocean’s 8 (2018)(PG13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

When the sister of a notorious con man is released from prison, she solicits of a team of brilliant females to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala.

Action/Crime Starring: Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter 1 hr. 50 mins.

Warner Bros.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Damsel (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-938-2300   
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner

Directed by:  David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

An affluent pioneer in the Wild West ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life.  The once simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the line between hero, villain and damsel.

113 minutes (c) Lions Gate Films 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: D.O.A. (1949)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rudolph Mate

Starring Edmund O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Lynn Baggett, William Ching, Neville Brand

Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula (Pamela Britton), begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked businessmen and another murder.

84 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoons at the Movies: 102 Not Out (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

A 102 year old man wants to be the oldest man alive, but his 75 year old son despises aging.

English Subtitles - Hindi Language Film

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7566   
   

Fine tune your reading skills by showing the dog how well you can read!

All Ages

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: D.O.A. (1949)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rudolph Mate

Starring Edmund O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Lynn Baggett, William Ching, Neville Brand

Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula (Pamela Britton), begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked businessmen and another murder.

84 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM TWEENS! Harry Potter Wizarding World Celebration! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands    732-291-1956   
   

Get ready for the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie! Enjoy some Butterbeer and snacks while you make your own wand. Try out our Sorting Hat, and challenge yourself with Harry Potter trivia. Come dressed in your favorite Wizard robes or Muggle clothes! Registration Required. Please call the Library at 732-291-1956 or stop by in person to register.

*Please alert us to any allergies or sensitivities to products or foods that your child may have.

Grades 4 and Up

 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 1, 2018 -  Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png American Flag Disposal Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_unicorn.png Kids! Baby Bookworms StoryTime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

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

Monmouth County Library- Ocean Township Branch 

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, from 11:30 am - 12:00pm (No Storytime December 24 and 31) 

Wenesdays, from 9:30 am- 10:00 am (No Storytime December 26) 

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

Mondays, from 10:30 am - 10:50 am (No Storytime December 24 and 31) 

Wednesdays, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am (No Storytime December 26) 

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old

Mondays, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (No Storytime December 24 and 31) 

Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 am (No Storytime December 26) 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
symbols_bang.png Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday December 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

 

 

 
    Location: Howell
Saturday December 1, 2018 -  Saturday December 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.

(Monday, December 10-15, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday December 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

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

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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holiday_christmas_bells.png 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Traveling Lantern Theatre presents The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex 7226   
   

Traveling Lantern Theatre brings to life the holiday tale of a mean, penny-pinching loner who turns into a caring, generous person.

You may even become a participant in this lively dramatization of the classic story! 

Event will be held on in the Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms. No registration required. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_santa_hat.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM From Saint to Santa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Through centuries of art, much of it now in East Coast museums, we'll explore how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity's most beloved saints.  Then in American artwork we'll see Nicholas change again -- into Santa Claus.

Presented by Michael Norris, Ph.D., proprietor of Armchair Art Tours.  With a background in the classics and art history, Mike spent 20 years as a museum educator at the Cloisters Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This program is made possible with support from the Monmouth County Library and the Friends of Howell Library.

    Location: Howell
Sunday December 2, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snowflake.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Winter -- when the days are short and the nights are long. This is the perfect time to bring family and friends together for warm festivities. Learn about the history, customs, and foods of various winter celebrations, including Victorian Christmas, Hanukkah, Ancient Rome's Saturnalia and the Winter Solstice.  Discover how current and ancient cultures celebrate the winter months.  

Presented by Judith Krall-Russo.  Light refreshments included.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday December 3, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_tree.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_christmas_bells.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime and playtime for ages 10-23 months (Siblings Welcome!)

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: BlacKkKlansman (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Spike Lee

Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

135 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: BlacKkKlansman (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Spike Lee

Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

135 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   
Knitters and Purlers

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth’s story, incredibly, has never been told.

Fagone unveils America’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM New Release Movie: Juliet, Naked (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman meets the reclusive rocker with whom her ex was obsessed. 

Director: Jesse Peretz. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd

(C) Lions Gate Films, Inc.  105 minutes 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor(2018; PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. 

Starring Fred Rogers, Francios Clemmons, and Yo-Yo Ma

94m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

A woman discovers her boyfriend comes from the most wealthy, prominent family in Singapore.  Along the way, she must stand up to his judgmental mother, who wants nothing more than to break them up.

Director: Jon Chu  Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu

(C) Warner Bros. 120 minutes 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade

In this stunning new historical novel inspired by true events, Kim van Alkemade tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - 5. 

    Location: Howell
 
nat_snowflake.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Coat Donation Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Just one coat could make the difference in a person's life this winter.

For one evening Monmouth County Library Headquarters will be collecting new or gently worn CLEAN winter coats in any

size, from infants to adults.

Donated items will be delivered to 180 Turning Lives Around (Women & Children) & a Local Homeless Shelter.

This program is sponsored by the Teen Steering Committee of the Headquarters Manalapan library.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowflake.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Coat Donation Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Just one coat could make the difference in a person's life this winter.

For one evening Monmouth County Library Headquarters will be collecting new or gently worn CLEAN winter coats in any

size, from infants to adults.

Donated items will be delivered to 180 Turning Lives Around (Women & Children) & a Local Homeless Shelter.

This program is sponsored by the Teen Steering Committee of the Headquarters Manalapan library.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_gift.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cozy Craft / DIY No sew fleece Pillow or Blanket (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Make a tied fleece blanket that is perfect to snuggle and keep you warm.  They're easy for teens to make and also make perfect holiday gifts.

You can create a pillow or a blanket.  The best part is how easy they are to make! You don't need to pull out the sewing machine, and can be

made in about an hour! No sewing experience is necessary at all. You can make this project to give as a holiday gift or the library will donate

it to a local nursing home.

Registration is required.  Optional: you can bring along a small used couch pillow and create your pillow this way or make a pillow using

Poly-fil.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM New Release Movie: Juliet, Naked (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman meets the reclusive rocker with whom her ex was obsessed. 

Director: Jesse Peretz. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd

(C) Lions Gate Films, Inc.  105 minutes 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: The Little Stranger (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Starring Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline, and its inhabitants -- mother, son and daughter -- remain haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When Faraday takes on a new patient there, he has no idea how closely the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

111 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm.

The Fall 2018 Schedule is October 16, October 23, October 30, November 13, November 20, November 27 and December 4.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday December 5, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 AUTHOR CALL-IN
All Grown Up by Jamie Attenberg
Who is Andrea Bern? When her dippy therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she’s a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it’s what she leaves unsaid—she’s alone, a drinker, a former artist, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh—that feels the most true.  When Andrea’s niece finally arrives, born with a heartbreaking ailment, the Bern family is forced to reexamine what really matters.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Book Club (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Four lifelong friends' lives are changed forever after reading "50 Shades of Grey" for their monthly book club. Stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen. 1 hour 44 minutes. (C) Paramount Pictures

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_santa_hat.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus as you hear stories and make a craft.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_hanukkah.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Hanukkah Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Ages 4 and up! Celebrate Hanukkah with a special craft and storytime. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:12 AM     
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people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_pilates.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, November 28 - December 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 1:00 AM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Seagull (2018) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-938-2300   
   

In the early 20th century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

Directed by:  Michael Mayer   Starring:  Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegen 

98 minutes ©Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for all ages. Playtime too!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Seagull (Russia) (Rated PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In the early 20th century, an aging actress and her beau visit the bucolic estate of her elderly brother. Drama - Based on the play by Anton Chekov. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Annette Bening. 1hr. 38 mins.

(C) Sony Pictures Classics

 
    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoons at the Movies: Beast (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

A young woman falls for a new-to-town charmer, whom she comes to realize is the suspect of several local murders.

Starring:  Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, and Geraldine James.

Crime/Drama/Mystery--107 minutes.

(c) Lion's Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_anime.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs-The Monthly Teen Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teens this month will be celebrating a Japanese Christmas tradition - eating KFC chicken! While Christmas in the U.S. may bring up visions of sugarplums

and holiday hams, in Japan a certain fast-food staple takes center stage - KFC (Kentucky Friend Chicken).

Over the last four decades, KFC has managed to make friend chicken synonymous with Christmas in the country.

Registration is required. Please advise us if you have any food allergies.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_masks.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM KIDS! Traveling Lantern Theatre Presents: The Story of Scrooge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

Traveling Lantern Theatre group presents Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, the story of Scrooge, a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. Geared towards kids and highly interactive.

All Ages. No registration required. 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Holiday Crafts Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Make some paper crafts to decorate your home!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Beat the afternoon heat!  Join the fun as you listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732+938-2300   
   

Meets the first Thursday of every month.

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Event: Meet Gregory Andrus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Meet Gregory Andrus, author of the book Portaits of the Jersey Shore: Everyone Has a Story. An author Q&A and book signing will follow the presentation.

These are real stories, from real people, from the real Jersey Shore. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth’s story, incredibly, has never been told.

Fagone unveils America’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday December 7, 2018 Go To Top
objects_clipboard.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Learn about the Monmouth County Office on Aging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Please join us as we learn about the Monmouth County Office on Aging.   

Colleen Smith, Field Representative and Caregiver Specialist, will give us an overview of the Office on Aging, and present valuable information about Medicaid, Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC), the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), and Project Lifesaver.  She will also talk about who the Office on Aging works with.  

Light refreshments served

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This month The Castoffs will meet the 1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month

    Location: Howell
Saturday December 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

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

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

 

Any questions contact Rick:  rkelsten@gmail.com

    Location: Howell
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symbols_new.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English In Action Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

English In Action Conversation Classes are designed for adults, 21 years of age or older, who have a basic understanding of English and are already able to read and write in English. This program gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in English in a friendly, supportive environment and allows them to learn American idioms and appropriate ways of conversing.

This program, sponsored jointly by the Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch and the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Monmouth County, matches English-speaking tutors with students whose native language is not English. The program is modeled after the popular English in Action Conversation program offered by the ESU head office in New York City.

 The dates for the Fall 2018 session are:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec. 15 (8 classes). 

To join the program as a volunteer tutor, for either Fall or Spring sessions,  please call to register at the Atlantic Highlands Library

In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Home for the Holidays Concert Featuring the Billy Lawlor Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

These jazz performers’ wonderful renditions of your holiday favorites are sure to put you in the mood to celebrate the season.  Billy Lawlor, a keyboardist, vocalist & entertainer, has been a mainstay on the Jersey Shore music scene since the ‘70s as leader of the Billy Lawlor Band. Joining Billy will be Gary Mazzaroppi on upright bass and Tommy Labella on saxophone.

This Howell Library holiday tradition is made possible through the support of the Friends of Howell Library. The Friends will provide light refreshments after the concert.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lecture-in-Song: Irving Berlin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller presents an overview of the work of Irving Berlin. Berlin´s themes are universal and immediately recognizable, those experiences all humans have in common: joy, sorrow, hope, despair, zany humor, bewilderment, love and loss, all in simple song. From the rough-and-ready world of ragtime to the ultimate elegance and sophistication of Hollywood, Irving Berlin was, is, and always will be the quintessential American songwriter.

    Location: Hazlet
Sunday December 9, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Songs for the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as the Monmouth Civic Chorus Caroling Corps returns to the Eastern Branch to perform classic holiday songs to get you in the spirit of the season.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_snowflake.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Happy Holidays Concert with Tim McLoone and The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Happy Holidays from the Library Commission and Staff

and the Friends of the Monmouth County Library! 

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Tim McLoone & The Shirleys, with the Atlantic Coast Band, will visit Library Headquarters to celebrate the community's holiday spirit.

Join us for this fun and festive concert.

We thank the Friends of Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this Concert and maintaining our Concert Grand Piano. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_tree.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_christmas_bells.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime and playtime for ages 10-23 months (Siblings Welcome!)

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
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objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Black Box Writers Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, facilitator Marie Tracy will lead us in a talk about A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
 
    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   
Knitters and Purlers

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

December 11 Commission Meeting 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM Movie: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018; PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A woman grapples with running her mother's villa while also expecting her first child and worries that she won't be able to handle everything on her own, so she enlists two of her mother's friends for assurance, help and guidance. 

Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth

114m 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie:The Equalizer 2 (2018) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

A retired CIA Black Ops operative seeks vengeance for his long-time friend's murder at any cost.  His relentless vigilante campaign takes him as far as Turkey, where he saves a girl who was kidnapped from her mother in America.

Director: Antoine Fuqua  Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman

(C) Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. 121 minutes 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - 5. 

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga/Breathing/Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

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

 No mats or equipment needed. 

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday December 12, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_laptop.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club: LinkedIn 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This Workshop will help you learn the basics of LinkedIn:

  • How to set up a LinkedIn account
  • How to set up your LinkedIn profile
  • How to build your network and make connections
  • How to search for jobs using LinkedIn

Presented by the Career Connections staff. For more information call Career Connections at 732-683-8980 Ext. 8901

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job through Career Connections.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An exploration of the the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. (Documentary)

Stars Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli. 1 hour 34 minutes. (C) Focus Features

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_group.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of the Howell Library meet once a month to help raise money to support the needs of our township library.

Please join us!

Contact:  fohlinc@gmail.com

    Location: Howell
 
anim_falcon.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Bird Seed Tree Ornament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

WildJersey's Debbie Hadley will tell us about local birds and show us how to make a treat that they will love!

Peanut butter will be used.  An alert to those with peanut allergies.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
people_cool_sunglasses.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO© Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Join us for a story or two followed by LEGO© free-building. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:15 AM     
 
objects_easel.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Pulled String Paintings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Combine creative thinking, experimentation, paint, and string to create captivating works of art!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
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people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_hiking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dare to Dream: How one woman pursued her passion for mountain climbing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

"Ain't no mountain high enough" for Sudha Pamidimukkala!  Sudha is a Monmouth County resident, a mother, and the first Indian to solo Denali in Alaska (the highest mountain in North America at 20,308 feet) and the only Indian woman to solo Aconcagua in Argentina (the highest mountain in the western hemisphere at 22,841 feet).  

She will present slides of her mountaineering adventures and share her passion for the outdoors, especially the mountains.  Join us as she tells her inspiring story and shares her experiences in these beautiful places, as well as the hardships she had to face.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, November 28 - December 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan.

All those between 13 and 18 with a valid library card may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 13, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for all ages. Playtime too!

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: TAG (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

Starring:  Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson

Directed by:  Jeff Tomsic

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

100 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Boundaries (Brazil) (Rated R) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A woman is forced to drive her estranged, marijuana-dealing father from Portland to Los Angeles after he’s been kicked out of a nursing home. Drama  Starring:  Vera Farminga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall 1 hr. 44 mins.

(C) Sony Pictures Classics

 
 
    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

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

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Afternoons at the Movies: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

Based on the bestselling novel, this contemporary romantic comedy follows a native New Yorker to Singapore to meet her boyfirend's family.

Starring:  Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and Lisa Lu

Comedy/Romance--120 minutes.

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_falcon.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Bird Seed Tree Ornament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Debbie Hadley of WildJersey will show us how to make a delicious treat for our feathered friends!

Peanut butter will be used.  Peanut allergy sufferers please be advised.

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/ACT Seminar Presented by Ivy Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-5656   
   

The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or their organizations. 

Please note this is not a class for students. This is an information session by an independant tutoring service. 

Join us as Ivy Masters Center presents an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include the importance of these tests and how they have changed recently, strategies for better scores, and how universities use reported scores. SAT 2 subject tests and PSAT/National Merit Scholarships are included. Registration is requested by calling us at 732-431-5656, stopping into the library or registering below. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
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objects_liberty.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Crunch the SAT/Math Test (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Be Ready: Saturday, August 25 is the first SAT.

Take this class and Crunch the Math Section. 

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes. 

All Free, no card needed. 

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT/Math tutor. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM KIDS! Movie Night: The Polar Express( 2004; NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

Come in out of the cold for some pizza, hot chocolate, cookies and a movie – The Polar Express! Come in your pajamas!

Hosted by the Bayshore Family Success Center.

Director Robert Zemeckis

(c) Warner Brothers 

Registration required. Please call the Library at 732-291-1956 or stop by in person to register.

*Please alert us to any allergies or sensitivities to products or foods that your child may have. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday December 14, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  1:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This month The Castoffs will meet the 1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday December 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

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

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
symbols_new.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English In Action Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

English In Action Conversation Classes are designed for adults, 21 years of age or older, who have a basic understanding of English and are already able to read and write in English. This program gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in English in a friendly, supportive environment and allows them to learn American idioms and appropriate ways of conversing.

This program, sponsored jointly by the Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch and the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Monmouth County, matches English-speaking tutors with students whose native language is not English. The program is modeled after the popular English in Action Conversation program offered by the ESU head office in New York City.

To join the program as a volunteer tutor, for either Fall or Spring sessions,  please call to register at the Atlantic Highlands Library

In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
eth_origami.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_tree.png 2:00 PM Festive Flutes Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Festive Flutes will be making their annual stop at the Wall Library for a medley of holiday favorites.  Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy an afternoon of classical, traditional, and modern favorites in the main area of the library. 

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday December 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Alan Broadbent Trio featuring Harvie S Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Alan Broadbent Trio featuring Harvie S
 
 Two time Grammy award winner Alan Broadbent leads a trio featuring bassist Harvie S for the second time at the Monmouth County Library Jazz Series. His numerous credits include  Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Woody Herman, and Charlie Haden just to name a few.
Harvie S has performed with Jim Hall, Tony Bennett, Michael Brecker, Kenny Barron and so many others. On Drums is the very musical and exciting drummer Billy Mintz who has performed with Charles Lloyd, Bill Mays, Lee Konitz and a host of others. This trio has been performing together for over 6 years.
 
 Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.  We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers.
    Location: Headquarters
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Monday December 17, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_tree.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_christmas_bells.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime and playtime for ages 10-23 months (Siblings Welcome!)

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_centennial.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series (rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

Today's film is PBS Home Video:  American Experience:  Influenza 1918. 

This series is hosted by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.  Each film will have a brief introduction and be followed by a Q & A.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jon M. Chu

Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

120 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_dance_music.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Tween Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us for some crafty fun for grades 3-6.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jon M. Chu

Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

120 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
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people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 18, 2018 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   
Knitters and Purlers

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot souffle will end up changing her life.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"USA" Noir Stories

The stories we will be discussing are grouped by themes and have been selected from the following: "True Grit", "American Values",

"Road Rage" & "Home Security" and range across the continental United States.  

Loot by Julie Smith will be discussed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_books.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov

This discussion will be moderated by James Nosuchinsky. 

"The book, an engaging blend of scholarship, reportage and memoir, offers striking details about daily life in a country reminiscent of George Orwell's 1984."  The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)

Books are available at theHQ Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM Movie: The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017; PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Charles Dickens writes "A Christmas Carol" after finding inspiration in the people around him and his own desire to be a better person.  His novella helps transform Christmas from a minor holiday into a celebration of goodwill.

Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce

104m. (c) Bleeker Street Media 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Wet As the Atlantic Prohibition Film Series:Scarface(1932) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

Starring: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, and Karen Morley.

Action/Crime/Drama–93 minutes  (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Ethan Hunt and his team must stop a nuclear attack while on the run from a  CIA agent tasked with taking them out.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Thames, Simon Pegg

(C)  Paramount 147 minutes

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 3 1/2 - 5. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Wet As the Atlantic Prohibition Film Series:Scarface(1932) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

Starring: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, and Karen Morley.

Action/Crime/Drama–93 minutes  (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Independent Film: Support the Girls (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Andrew Bujalski

Starring Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula

Lisa is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side 'sports bar with curves', but as general manager at Double Whammies, she's come to love the place and its customers.  An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely, but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction.  Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?

90 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
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symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resume 2: Advanced presented by Library Career Connections Staff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Top Notch Resumes 2 Advanced:  A Free Jersey Job Club Workshop

Your resume is your primary marketing tool in your job search: It's your brochure, advertisement and brand: Your resume is you on paper! It provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression. This workshop will build on the topics covered in the Top Notch Resumes I - Basic Workshop. In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion on using a professional cover letter and references are reviewed as well.

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.  To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot souffle will end up changing her life.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert featuring Sandy Sasso Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Christmas in Connecticut (1945) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet. 1 hour 41 minutes. (C) Warner Bros. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM International Movie: Harmonium (2017)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Yasaka has just been released from prison and is hired by his old friend Toshio at his workshop. While working for Toshio, Yasaka begins to meddle in his life. Directed by: Koji Fukada. Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui and Taiga.

(C) Film Movement - 2 hours

In Japanese with English subtitles

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Holiday (2006) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Two women troubled with guy problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law. 138 minutes Columbia Pictures 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_gift.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! Pulled String Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

Use ink and string to make unique art designs. Perfect to give away as presents for the holidays.

Grades 3 and up. No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Stories and Cookies! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Ages 4 and up! Listen to festive stories and decorate a tasty, holiday treat to take home and enjoy. *As food product will be involved, please make the library aware of any food allergies your child may have, and plan to bring an alternative product* SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:19 AM     
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read a book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM International Movie: Harmonium (2017)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Yasaka has just been released from prison and is hired by his old friend Toshio at his workshop. While working for Toshio, Yasaka begins to meddle in his life. Directed by: Koji Fukada. Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui and Taiga.

(C) Film Movement - 2 hours

In Japanese with English subtitles

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, November 28 - December 19, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for all ages. Playtime too!

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors and plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave co-conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.

Copies of the book are available for check out at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Measure of a Man (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.

Starring:  Judy Greer, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson

Directed by:  Jim Loach

 

100 minutes

©Lions Gate Films

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Damsel (Rated R) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Samuel Alabaster, a well-to-do pioneer, traverses  the Wild West with Parson Henry to rescue his kidnapped fiancee. Crime/Drama/Western Starring: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Forster, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner 1 hr. 53 mins.

(C)Magnolia Pictures

 
 
 
    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Afternoons at the Movies: Juliet, Naked (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

Winsome, screwball love story based on contemporary fictional master Nick Hornby's book. Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) has an unlikely transatlantic romance with the once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, who happens to be Duncan's musical obsession.

Starring:  Chris O'Dowd, Rose Byrne, and Ethan Hawke

Comedy/Drama/Music--105 minutes.

(c) Lion's Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking, when she meets Raymond a bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office everything changes.  When she and Raymond save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_santa_hat.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM KIDS! Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

Santa will be visiting the library to read a story, so stop by to give him your wish list and make an ornament.

All Ages. No registration required.
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Holiday Variety Show: Holiday Cheer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732)431-5656   
   

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and celebrate the holidays as LT Productions presents a variety show celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah. The show will include songs, poetry, comedy and much much more. 

Reservations are not required for this event but seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday December 21, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
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rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_snowflake.png 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Branches Close at 5PM today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday December 25, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_christmas_bells.png Christmas Holiday - Library closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   
Knitters and Purlers

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

    Location: Marlboro
Wednesday December 26, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Serendipity (2001) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A couple met on a magical night, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they would end up together. Stars John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven. 1 hour 30 minutes. (c) Miramax

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
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Thursday December 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for all ages. Playtime too!

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Wife (2018) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Starring:  Glenn Close, Christian Slate, Max Irons

Directed by:  Bjorn Runge

100 minutes

©Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Rated PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sophie Sheridan is preparing for the grand re-opening of her mother’s hotel while expecting her first child. She enlists the help of her mother’s friends to give her guidance. 

Musical/Romance Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard 1 hr. 54 mins.

(C)Universal Pictures

 
 
 
    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Afternoons at the Movies: Searching (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

A father spirals down an unnerving internet rabbit hole to find his missing daughter in this hyper-modern thriller.  Their seemingly idyllic family life in San Jose unravels as he makes increasingly disturbing discoveries.

Starring:  John Cho, Debra Messing, and Joseph Lee.

Drama/Mystery/Thriller--101 minutes.

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_paw.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fine tune your reading skills by demonstrating how well you can read!

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

 

    Location: Allentown
       
Friday December 28, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This month The Castoffs will meet the 1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday December 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
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rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_confetti.png 5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday January 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none Happy New Year! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday January 3, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames

Directed by:  Christopher McQuarrie

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

(C)Paramount Pictures  147 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 5, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday January 7, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, facilitator Marie Tracy will lead us in a talk about A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
 
    Location: Holmdel
Tuesday January 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM New Release Movie: Incredibles 2 (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Superheroes are still illegal despite all the help given by The Incredibles Family and their sidekicks. After a save gone wrong, all superheroes are forced into retirement, until a high-power corporation enlists Elastagirl to be the face of the movement to legalize superheroes, leaving Mr. Incredible at home to take care of the kids. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Sophia Bush.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 2 hours (C)Walt Disney

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

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Christopher Robin (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Winnie the Pooh ventures into London to turn a middle-aged Christopher Robin's life around with the help of Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger. Robin is now stuck in an oppressive white collar job that prevents him from spending time with his family. Directed by Marc Forster. Starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell, with the voicings of Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett.

Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour, 44 minutes (C) Walt Disney

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Incredibles 2 (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Superheroes are still illegal despite all the help given by The Incredibles Family and their sidekicks. After a save gone wrong, all superheroes are forced into retirement, until a high-power corporation enlists Elastagirl to be the face of the movement to legalize superheroes, leaving Mr. Incredible at home to take care of the kids. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Sophia Bush.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 2 hours (C)Walt Disney

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 9, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 10, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Christopher Robin (2018) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Winnie the Pooh ventures into London to turn a middle-aged Christopher Robin's life around with the help of Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger. Robin is now stuck in an oppressive white collar job that prevents him from spending time with his family. Directed by Marc Forster. Starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell, with the voicings of Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett.

(C)Walt Disney  104 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Beginning in February, we will be reading Drums of Autumn, which is also the focus of the upcoming series.  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday January 14, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 15, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Wet As the Atlantic Prohibition Film Series: City Streets(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

A shooting gallery showman joins a gang in order to free his girlfriend, a feared racketeer's daughter, from prison.  What will this chivilary lead The Kid to?

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, and Guy Kibbee

Crime/Drama/Film-Noir–83 minutes  (c) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Operation Finale (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

A team of secret agents sets out to trackdown the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. Directed by Chris Weitz. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Melanie Laurent.

Biography/Drama/History/Thriller - 2 hours, 3 minutes (C) MGM

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Wet As the Atlantic Prohibition Film Series: City Streets(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

A shooting gallery showman joins a gang in order to free his girlfriend, a feared racketeer's daughter, from prison.  What will this chivilary lead The Kid to?

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, and Guy Kibbee

Crime/Drama/Film-Noir–83 minutes  (c) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
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Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 X7222   
   

Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a  story of courage and redemption.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

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

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 7 spaces available.
Saturday January 19, 2019 Go To Top
objects_bucket_mop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Year, No Clutter: Featuring Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Colts Neck
Monday January 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

    Location: All Branches
Wednesday January 23, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites/A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry.  But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details.  One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor.

    Location: Hazlet
Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 30, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday February 5, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
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Wednesday February 6, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 7, 2019 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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