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Thursday April 1, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png .Book Mark Design Challenge for National Library Week Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrating National Library Week! Monmouth County Library "Welcome to the Library" Bookmark Design Challenge!

Calling all artists! To celebrate National Library Week, the Monmouth County Library is looking for artists of all ages to help design our next bookmarks. Show us what you love about the library with your awesome artwork!

Please submit your designs as a JPEG file to MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com with the subject line "Bookmark Challenge" for the opportunity to be featured on our next printed bookmarks!*

Artwork categories include Grades K-4; Grades 5-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult. If you need help submitting your design, scanners and computers are available and free to use at your local library branch. Bring a USB drive to save your file. 

Entries will be accepted April 1 through April 30. Check your local library branch for the printed bookmarks  in mid-May.

Entry Guidelines:

- Limit one entry per person or group

- Entries may not include licensed characters or any other copyrighted art or logos

- Email submissions should include artist's first name, home library branch and grade level

- Design could be vertical or horizontal and must fit final size as example shown (on our website)

Looking for a design idea? Try a coloring book-style black and white image!

*Upon submission, all entries become property of Monmouth County Library and may be reproduced for distribution and shared on the Library's website and social media sites. 

    Location: All Branches
 
z_cust_teens.png A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

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

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

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

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

    Location: ONLINE
 
z_cust_teens.png Teen Book Review Society (TBR) - Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Teen Books Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Age: Must be between grades 7-12 

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

Hours Given: 1 hour per book 

Limit of books per month -  4

Length:  Min 100 Words, Max 300 Words

Specific Information:

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

Submission: Submit your review using our Google Form here.

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
Tuesday April 27, 2021 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png .Book Mark Design Challenge for National Library Week Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrating National Library Week! Monmouth County Library "Welcome to the Library" Bookmark Design Challenge!

Calling all artists! To celebrate National Library Week, the Monmouth County Library is looking for artists of all ages to help design our next bookmarks. Show us what you love about the library with your awesome artwork!

Please submit your designs as a JPEG file to MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com with the subject line "Bookmark Challenge" for the opportunity to be featured on our next printed bookmarks!*

Artwork categories include Grades K-4; Grades 5-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult. If you need help submitting your design, scanners and computers are available and free to use at your local library branch. Bring a USB drive to save your file. 

Entries will be accepted April 1 through April 30. Check your local library branch for the printed bookmarks  in mid-May.

Entry Guidelines:

- Limit one entry per person or group

- Entries may not include licensed characters or any other copyrighted art or logos

- Email submissions should include artist's first name, home library branch and grade level

- Design could be vertical or horizontal and must fit final size as example shown (on our website)

Looking for a design idea? Try a coloring book-style black and white image!

*Upon submission, all entries become property of Monmouth County Library and may be reproduced for distribution and shared on the Library's website and social media sites. 

    Location: All Branches
 
nat_earth.png Folk Music From Around The World Simple Gifts Band in Virtual Concert Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Available to view through Friday, April 30  with this link!

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in traditional style. 

Simple Gifts consists of founding member Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon. Littleton began her musical studies with classical violin lessons at the age of seven. She graduated from Princeton University with a minor in music and a specialty of Philosophy of Music. She served as Principal Second Violin in the Nittany Valley Symphony, and in addition to violin, Linda plays hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, 5-strong banjo, and recorders. Hirshon grew up singing and at age 10 began violin lessons, ultimately leading her to study folk guitar. She graduated from Grinell College in Iowa, having designed her own specialty "Traditional Music in American Culture." During the 1970s, Karen toured nationally with the bluegrass band Whestone Run and helped found the American old-time group, rustical Quality String Band, with which she has released two albums. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

Internet access is required to attend. Please click on the Library's website for access through the end of April 2021. 

    Location: ONLINE
 
food_apple.png 10:30 AM WISE Wellness Initiative for Senior Education Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education

Presented by Samantha White of FCS for Family & Children’s Services of Monmouth County

Co-sponsored with the Monmouth County Library

Increase your knowledge regarding how bodies age, how the aging process affects the ability to metabolize alcohol and medications, and how to recognize the early signs and symptoms of depression.

WISE participants will learn information which may improve health behaviors related to lifestyle choices, health care empowerment, and modify use of participation and over-the-counter-medications.

Join us for an enlightening program offering six virtual lessons that cover a wide range of topics.

This free program will occur via Zoom on the following Tuesdays at 10:30 am:

  • April 27 – Lesson Two: Aging Sensitivity
  • May 4 – Lesson Three: Valuing Cultural and Generational Diversity
  • May 18 – Lesson Four: Medication and the Older Adult
  • June 1 – Lesson Five: Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Older Adults
  • June 15 – Lesson Six: An Enhanced Quality of Life

These sessions will be conducted on Zoom and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend; each date has its own individual registration. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access this date’s discussion. The link will be emailed the business day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon.

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 37 spaces available.
 
nat_flower.png 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize yourself midday with Yoga!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests three sequences to help invigorate, focus and activate your brain and body.

Each virtual session is about 30 minutes; this program is free, no library card needed. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.

Series changes throughout the month and  may be found HERE and/or on   the Library's Website weekdays between 11am and 2pm 

 

    Location: ONLINE
 
trans_titanic.png 7:00 PM NJ Shipwreck Series:The John Minturn Storm of 1846 Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming    732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

New Jersey Shipwreck: The John Minturn Storm of 1846  

A Virtual Program presented by author and historian Thomas G. Clark

In 1846, the nor'easter John Minturn arrived in all its fury of February14th pounding the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine. But special punishment appeared to be reserved for New Jersey. Nine vessels would be thrown upon the shore and scores of deaths were recorded.  The John Minturn Storm nor'easter of 1846 claimed countless lives and nine vessels.

The story of the disaster is retold in Tom Clark's book, Undiminished Violence, which narrates the unfortunate circumstances and poor decision-making that gave the storm its name.

Thomas G. Clark grew up grew up surfing the Atlantic, and was always interested in what was down below the surface. Tom has written 5 books, is Trustee on his Library's Friends Board and on Maryland Writers' Association, has started and run numerous book clubs, and is currently CFO for Georgetown Law School.   

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge.  Registration and internet access are required to attend.  Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation. Registration closes at noon on April 26, and the access link to the program will be emailed between 3 and 4pm that day.

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 46 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png .Book Mark Design Challenge for National Library Week Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrating National Library Week! Monmouth County Library "Welcome to the Library" Bookmark Design Challenge!

Calling all artists! To celebrate National Library Week, the Monmouth County Library is looking for artists of all ages to help design our next bookmarks. Show us what you love about the library with your awesome artwork!

Please submit your designs as a JPEG file to MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com with the subject line "Bookmark Challenge" for the opportunity to be featured on our next printed bookmarks!*

Artwork categories include Grades K-4; Grades 5-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult. If you need help submitting your design, scanners and computers are available and free to use at your local library branch. Bring a USB drive to save your file. 

Entries will be accepted April 1 through April 30. Check your local library branch for the printed bookmarks  in mid-May.

Entry Guidelines:

- Limit one entry per person or group

- Entries may not include licensed characters or any other copyrighted art or logos

- Email submissions should include artist's first name, home library branch and grade level

- Design could be vertical or horizontal and must fit final size as example shown (on our website)

Looking for a design idea? Try a coloring book-style black and white image!

*Upon submission, all entries become property of Monmouth County Library and may be reproduced for distribution and shared on the Library's website and social media sites. 

    Location: All Branches
 
nat_earth.png Folk Music From Around The World Simple Gifts Band in Virtual Concert Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Available to view through Friday, April 30  with this link!

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in traditional style. 

Simple Gifts consists of founding member Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon. Littleton began her musical studies with classical violin lessons at the age of seven. She graduated from Princeton University with a minor in music and a specialty of Philosophy of Music. She served as Principal Second Violin in the Nittany Valley Symphony, and in addition to violin, Linda plays hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, 5-strong banjo, and recorders. Hirshon grew up singing and at age 10 began violin lessons, ultimately leading her to study folk guitar. She graduated from Grinell College in Iowa, having designed her own specialty "Traditional Music in American Culture." During the 1970s, Karen toured nationally with the bluegrass band Whestone Run and helped found the American old-time group, rustical Quality String Band, with which she has released two albums. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

Internet access is required to attend. Please click on the Library's website for access through the end of April 2021. 

    Location: ONLINE
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM A Novel Idea Book Discussion: American Dirt Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Lydia Quixano Pérez runs a bookstore in Acapulco, Mexico, where she lives with her husband, Sebastián, who is a journalist, and their son, Luca. But her life will soon be turned upside down as she and her son have to flee Acapulco, setting them on a journey they will share with countless other Central and South Americans-turned migrants. The much anticipated publication of this book sparked controversy, criticism and praise.

Moderated by Robyn Miller, Library HQ

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

Session will be conducted on Webex and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon on 4/27. 

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
nat_flower.png 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize yourself midday with Yoga!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests three sequences to help invigorate, focus and activate your brain and body.

Each virtual session is about 30 minutes; this program is free, no library card needed. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.

Series changes throughout the month and  may be found HERE and/or on   the Library's Website weekdays between 11am and 2pm 

 

    Location: ONLINE
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Thursday April 29, 2021 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png .Book Mark Design Challenge for National Library Week Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrating National Library Week! Monmouth County Library "Welcome to the Library" Bookmark Design Challenge!

Calling all artists! To celebrate National Library Week, the Monmouth County Library is looking for artists of all ages to help design our next bookmarks. Show us what you love about the library with your awesome artwork!

Please submit your designs as a JPEG file to MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com with the subject line "Bookmark Challenge" for the opportunity to be featured on our next printed bookmarks!*

Artwork categories include Grades K-4; Grades 5-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult. If you need help submitting your design, scanners and computers are available and free to use at your local library branch. Bring a USB drive to save your file. 

Entries will be accepted April 1 through April 30. Check your local library branch for the printed bookmarks  in mid-May.

Entry Guidelines:

- Limit one entry per person or group

- Entries may not include licensed characters or any other copyrighted art or logos

- Email submissions should include artist's first name, home library branch and grade level

- Design could be vertical or horizontal and must fit final size as example shown (on our website)

Looking for a design idea? Try a coloring book-style black and white image!

*Upon submission, all entries become property of Monmouth County Library and may be reproduced for distribution and shared on the Library's website and social media sites. 

    Location: All Branches
 
nat_earth.png Folk Music From Around The World Simple Gifts Band in Virtual Concert Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Available to view through Friday, April 30  with this link!

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in traditional style. 

Simple Gifts consists of founding member Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon. Littleton began her musical studies with classical violin lessons at the age of seven. She graduated from Princeton University with a minor in music and a specialty of Philosophy of Music. She served as Principal Second Violin in the Nittany Valley Symphony, and in addition to violin, Linda plays hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, 5-strong banjo, and recorders. Hirshon grew up singing and at age 10 began violin lessons, ultimately leading her to study folk guitar. She graduated from Grinell College in Iowa, having designed her own specialty "Traditional Music in American Culture." During the 1970s, Karen toured nationally with the bluegrass band Whestone Run and helped found the American old-time group, rustical Quality String Band, with which she has released two albums. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

Internet access is required to attend. Please click on the Library's website for access through the end of April 2021. 

    Location: ONLINE
 
nat_earth.png 10:30 AM Rebroadcast of America's National Parks with Historian Mary Rasa Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Presented by former Sandy Hook Park Ranger and Museum Curator Mary Rasa

This  is a rebroadcast of an earlier live presentation. On April 29 at 10:30am, please use this link to view the program. 

Explore  the founding and history of the National Parks.  Learn about insider tips on park visits and about parks within a two hour drive.

Mary Rasa is a historian who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years.  She holds a BA in Historic Preservation and a Masters in Library Science. She has conducted over one thousand programs for audiences, from school children to academic and professional conferences, seniors groups and historical societies.

Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the program. The link will be emailed on April 28 between 3pm and 4pm, after registration closes at noon.

 

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
ent_projector.png 10:30 AM The Reel Movie Discussion: A Virtual Program - Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) (PG-13) Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming staff    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

This session will be conducted on Cisco Webex and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed Monday, April 28 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon. This film can also be viewed through select streaming platforms.

Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) (PG-13) – Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly's love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony's plans to sell the family farm to his nephew, Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale, set in the beautiful Irish countryside. Starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, and Christopher Walken.

Drama/Romance – 1 hour and 43 minutes

©Bleecker Street

Moderated by Kristen Harvey, Library HQ

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
nat_flower.png 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize yourself midday with Yoga!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests three sequences to help invigorate, focus and activate your brain and body.

Each virtual session is about 30 minutes; this program is free, no library card needed. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.

Series changes throughout the month and  may be found HERE and/or on   the Library's Website weekdays between 11am and 2pm 

 

    Location: ONLINE
Thursday April 29, 2021 -  Sunday May 2, 2021 Go To Top
nat_flower.png 5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed) Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will free-cycle throughout the month and  may be found on Weekend beginning on Thursdays (after 5pm) through Sunday evenings.

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

Link into this  Weekend's session here: Yoga for Relaxation: Stretching 

You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

    Location: ONLINE
Friday April 30, 2021 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png .Book Mark Design Challenge for National Library Week Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrating National Library Week! Monmouth County Library "Welcome to the Library" Bookmark Design Challenge!

Calling all artists! To celebrate National Library Week, the Monmouth County Library is looking for artists of all ages to help design our next bookmarks. Show us what you love about the library with your awesome artwork!

Please submit your designs as a JPEG file to MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com with the subject line "Bookmark Challenge" for the opportunity to be featured on our next printed bookmarks!*

Artwork categories include Grades K-4; Grades 5-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult. If you need help submitting your design, scanners and computers are available and free to use at your local library branch. Bring a USB drive to save your file. 

Entries will be accepted April 1 through April 30. Check your local library branch for the printed bookmarks  in mid-May.

Entry Guidelines:

- Limit one entry per person or group

- Entries may not include licensed characters or any other copyrighted art or logos

- Email submissions should include artist's first name, home library branch and grade level

- Design could be vertical or horizontal and must fit final size as example shown (on our website)

Looking for a design idea? Try a coloring book-style black and white image!

*Upon submission, all entries become property of Monmouth County Library and may be reproduced for distribution and shared on the Library's website and social media sites. 

    Location: All Branches
 
nat_earth.png Folk Music From Around The World Simple Gifts Band in Virtual Concert Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Available to view through Friday, April 30  with this link!

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in traditional style. 

Simple Gifts consists of founding member Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon. Littleton began her musical studies with classical violin lessons at the age of seven. She graduated from Princeton University with a minor in music and a specialty of Philosophy of Music. She served as Principal Second Violin in the Nittany Valley Symphony, and in addition to violin, Linda plays hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, 5-strong banjo, and recorders. Hirshon grew up singing and at age 10 began violin lessons, ultimately leading her to study folk guitar. She graduated from Grinell College in Iowa, having designed her own specialty "Traditional Music in American Culture." During the 1970s, Karen toured nationally with the bluegrass band Whestone Run and helped found the American old-time group, rustical Quality String Band, with which she has released two albums. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

Internet access is required to attend. Please click on the Library's website for access through the end of April 2021. 

    Location: ONLINE
 
lib_book_pointing.png 10:30 AM Meet the Author: Lillian G. Burry - A Virtual Program Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Commissioner Lillian G. Burry has released her first book, A Tour of Historic Colts Neck. This guide for individuals, who want to visit the 13 historic sites that have been designated in the township, includes a brief history of each location and photos from historic and current scenes. This book is presented by the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee.  A longtime resident of Colts Neck, Ms. Burry served on the Township Committee and as mayor, as well as helped create historic preservation committees. 

Burry holds a degree in political science and history, graduated cum laude from Wagner College;  is the recipient of the M.Claire French Award for her leadership in historical preservation; and was the Person of the Year by the Monmouth County Historical Association.  

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written presenter permission, is strictly prohibited.

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

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 35 spaces available.
 
nat_flower.png 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Virtual Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize yourself midday with Yoga!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests three sequences to help invigorate, focus and activate your brain and body.

Each virtual session is about 30 minutes; this program is free, no library card needed. 

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.

Series changes throughout the month and  may be found HERE and/or on   the Library's Website weekdays between 11am and 2pm 

 

    Location: ONLINE
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