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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
Monday April 12, 2021 -  Sunday April 18, 2021 Go To Top
lib_storybook.png 2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!
 

Monday: We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Jane Kates (From Sesame Street YouTube)
Craft: Big Bird (suggested supplies: construction paper (yellow, red, blue, pink) black marker or crayon, glue, scissors, small paper plate)

Tuesday:  Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas; Read by Miss Danya
Craft: Bunny Ears Hat (suggested supplies: construction paper crayons, glue and tape)

Wednesday: "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth by Eric Carle; Read by Miss Steph (featuring ASL)
Craft: Snail (suggested supplies: construction paper (1 sheet of green, 1 sheet color of your choice), scissors, markets, glue stick)

Thursday: The Library Book by by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark; Read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Color your own Fancy Bookmark (suggested supplies: card stock or card board, crayons/markers, glitter, stickers, glue/ and or tape, template (optional) click here)

Friday: Perfect Pigeons by Katherine Battersby; Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Create Your Avatar (suggested supplies: construction paper, crayons/markers, scissors.glue, hair and accessories template Click here, cereal or cracker box)

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

    Location: ONLINE
Thursday April 15, 2021 -  Sunday April 18, 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: Movement 

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

    Location: ONLINE
Friday April 16, 2021 Go To Top
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_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
Friday April 16, 2021 -  Sunday April 18, 2021 Go To Top
lib_storybook.png 2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!
 

Friday: Perfect Pigeons by Katherine Battersby; Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Create Your Avatar (suggested supplies: construction paper, crayons/markers, scissors.glue, hair and accessories template Click here, cereal or cracker box)

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

    Location: ONLINE
Saturday April 17, 2021 Go To Top
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
 
rec_paint_palette.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Celebrate DIA! Diversity in Action with Peacock Surprise(Virtual Program) Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept   732-431-7220 x7226   dromaner@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Enjoy a unique, Virtual, interactive workshop presented by Seema Moondra of Enjoy Explore India! Discover the arts and culture of India through storytelling and design your own piece of peacock artwork! Please have crayons, markers, pencil, and paper ready at home to complete the project.  Grades K and up

Join us on Zoom for this fun- filled event! Advance registration is required beginning April 3. The Zoom link  will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event.

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

    Location: ONLINE
    The registration period has ended.
Sunday April 18, 2021 Go To Top
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
Monday April 19, 2021 Go To Top
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
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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
Monday April 19, 2021 -  Friday April 23, 2021 Go To Top
lib_storybook.png 2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!
 

Monday: When I Grow Up by Julie Chen;Read by the Author (from "Simon Kids" YouTubeChannel)
Craft: Yarn Heart with Miss Laura (suggested supplies: paper plate, scissors, yarn)

Tuesday: Earth Day-Hooray! By by Stuart J Murphy;Read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Globe in a bag (suggested supplies: paper plate, green and blue paint, gallon size zip lock, heart sticker or pink/read construction paper, tan or brown construction paper (or white to color), scissors, glue or tape)

Wednesday: Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess, Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Earth Day Windsock (suggested supplied: cardboard tube, nlue and green construction paper, colored tissue paper, pipe cleaner or yarn, scissors, glue, tape/stapler, hole punch)

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Thursday: Miss Fox's Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli, Read by Miss Steph (featuring ASL)
Craft: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Superhero (suggest supplies: popsicle stick, markers, glue, string, sandwich bag OPTIONAL: googly eyes)

Friday: Perfect Square by Michael Hall, Read by Miss Danya
Craft: Shape Collage colored construction paper, glue, scissors, crayons and markers glitter if needed.

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

    Location: ONLINE
Tuesday April 20, 2021 Go To Top
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_grocery.png 10:30 AM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar - Lighten Up the Fat Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Lighten Up the Fat

When it comes to food and diet, fat gets a bad "wrap." However, it is important to know there are different types of dietary fats and not all fats are bad fats.  Learn more about the importance of fat as part of a balanced and healthful diet, and how to make healthier food choices.

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

 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 discussion. The link will be emailed Monday, April 19th between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon.

    Location: ONLINE
        There are many 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
 
nat_waves.png 6:30 PM A Virtual Author Talk in Celebration of Earth Day Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A Virtual Author Talk in Celebration of Earth Day - The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon Gertner 

The Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association

Co-sponsored by the Monmouth County Library and Moderated by Donna Mansfield, Eastern Branch

Jon Gertner discusses his new book, The Ice at the End of the World, in which he delves into the history, exploration, and investigation of Greenland’s ice sheet and its future in the era of global warming.

Jon Gertner is the author of the bestselling book The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation and a longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine. A journalist and historian whose stories on science, technology and nature have appeared in a variety of national magazines, he is also a lecturer on technology and science history. The Ice at the End of the World details 150 years of exploration and investigation on the Greenland ice sheet, beginning in the 1880s.  The book is, in many respects, a story about the process of scientific discovery, and aims to explain how the work in Greenland, aided by an evolving array of technological tools, has led us to a profound understanding of our current climate crisis.

 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 discussion. The link will be emailed Monday, April 19 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon. This book is available to borrow from your local Library branch.

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 46 spaces available.
Wednesday April 21, 2021 Go To Top
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_open.png 10:30 AM A Novel Idea Book Discussion:Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

After one night's deadly mistake, a man will go to any lengths to save his family and his reputation. Waking Lions is a gripping, suspenseful, and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire.  

Moderated by Beth Miller, Eastern Branch

The books are real; the discussion is virtual. Place the selection on hold; pick up in person or use the Library's door-side service. Remember to check the Library website for current service hours. Limited eBook availability via monmouth.overdrive.com

Book Discussions will be conducted on Cisco Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon on 4/20. 

    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
 
people_meeting.png 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting at 6:45pm on the First and Third  Wednesdays of each month. 

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE
       
Thursday April 22, 2021 Go To Top
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_books.png 10:30 AM Short and Sweet: A Virtual Short Story Discussion: I Stand Here Ironing Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

"I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen 

A mother examines her own life while reflecting on the years of parental challenges she faced with her daughter.
A PDF of the story will be emailed after registration.
 
Moderated by Mary Patterson, Hazlet Branch
 
Sessions will be conducted on Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive an emailed PDF of the Story and 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 noon on 4/21. 
    Location: ONLINE
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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 22, 2021 -  Sunday April 25, 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
Thursday April 22, 2021 Go To Top
nat_earth.png 6:30 PM 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

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring 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.

 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 program. The link will be emailed Wednesday, April 21 between 3pm and 4pm, after registration closes at noon.

 

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 35 spaces available.
Friday April 23, 2021 Go To Top
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_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
Saturday April 24, 2021 Go To Top
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
Sunday April 25, 2021 Go To Top
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
Monday April 26, 2021 Go To Top
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_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
Tuesday April 27, 2021 Go To Top
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 38 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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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 52 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021 Go To Top
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
Thursday April 29, 2021 Go To Top
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
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 44 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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Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021 Go To Top
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
Sunday May 2, 2021 Go To Top
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM The Other Jewish Songwriters: Virtual Lecture-In-Song Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Commemorating  May is Jewish-American Heritage Month Presented by Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller 

Premieres on the Library website Sunday, May 2 at 2pm and will be available to view through Monday, May 31 (registration not needed) 

The Other Jewish Songwriters is a musical and anecdotal tribute in American Popular Song that specifically focuses on several lesser-known, outstanding, prolific, and distinguished Jewish  songwriters and personalities - Arthur Schwartz, Burton Lane, and Sammy Fain.

Musical entertainer and storyteller Fred Miller regales, in his customary fashion, the lives, careers and, most significantly, the enduring songs of these three great musical artists.

This performance concludes with a sing-along tribute to Al Jolson, perhaps the era's single most brazenly visible symbol of Jewish ascendancy in modern American life.  He, like his songwriting colleagues, brightened and beautified the world in ways, over time, that seems only to increase exponentially in value.

Program is free of charge and registration not needed. Internet access is required to attend. Please find the link here. 

This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited

 

 

    Location: ONLINE
Tuesday May 4, 2021 Go To Top
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:

  • May 4 – Valuing Cultural and Generational Diversity
  • May 18 –  Medication and the Older Adult
  • June 1 –  Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Older Adults
  • June 15 – 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 15 spaces available.
 
nat_moon_phase.png 2:00 PM A Novel Idea: The Moonlight School Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A SPECIAL TIME FOR A SPECIAL AUTHOR VISIT 

Author Suzanne Woods Fisher will join the discussion about her book: The Moonlight School.

Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write. Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this novel brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously.

Moderated by Stephanie Laurino, 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 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 discussion. Registration closes on 5/3 at noon; access link to the program will be emailed by 4pm on that date. 

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 13 spaces available.
Wednesday May 5, 2021 Go To Top
nat_rainbow.png 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting at 6:45pm on the First and Third  Wednesdays of each month. 

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE
       
Thursday May 6, 2021 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
nat_plant_trees.png 7:00 PM Master Gardener Virtual Helpline with Diane Larson Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Master Gardener Virtual Helpline 

Gardening Questions Answered

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

Please email all questions by May 5  to Ms. Larson via MonCoLibrary2021@gmail.com 

Ms. Larson has over 20 years experience with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County as the county horticulturist and Rutgers Master Gardener coordinator.

The Master Gardeners are dedicated to educating the citizens of Monmouth County by offering exciting and informative horticultural presentations. 

The discussion 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 conversation.  The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon on May 5, 2021. 

    Location: ONLINE
       
Sunday May 9, 2021 Go To Top
ent_conductor.png 2:00 PM Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

"Symphony of Hope" The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert 

 Premieres on   Library Website  on Sunday, May 9 at 2pm &

will be available through Monday, May 31 (no registration needed) 

Happy Mother's Day! The NJSYO's Symphonic Youth Orchestra presents a free program of classics by Dukas, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bizet, and Dvorak.  Their dedicated students and faculty have persevered during this difficult time by meeting online each week for rehearsals, and by preparing video recordings which have been combined by their audio/visual team to create virtual performances.  Their program includes instantly recognizable classics like Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" and Les toreadors from Bizet's Carmen; the bubbly excitement of Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D major; and lesser-known gems by Dukas and Dvorak performed by our talented woodwind, brass, and percussion students.  

We remain hopeful for a return to live performances in the very near future; but in the meantime, let the artistry and talent of the NJSYO's students, shared in this virtual format, brighten your day

Beginning May 9, 2pm, please visit the Library Website  to enjoy this concert through Memorial Day (no registration necessary).

Recording of this program without written agreement with the presenter,  in any manner is strictly prohibited; this performance is protected by copyright law.

    Location: ONLINE
Monday May 10, 2021 -  Sunday May 30, 2021 Go To Top
symbols_letters.png Kids! Learn American Sign Language with Miss Steph Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220x7226   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn American Sign Language with Miss Steph! Join the fun learning the ASL alphabet, signs about our family and friends, and animal signs in a 3 week mini series!

Week of May 10th: Learn, sign, and sing the alphabet in ASL!

Week of May 17th: Learn signs about your family and friends to share with your family and friends!

Week of May 24th: PURR-fect sign language by learning animal signs!

Check out Monmouth County Library's Kids page to watch the recording on demand!

    Location: ONLINE
Tuesday May 11, 2021 Go To Top
nat_oak_leaf.png 10:30 AM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar - Benefits of Cooking with Herbs Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Healthy Cooking with Herbs 

If you are trying to cut back on sodium but not the flavor, or want to spice up an everyday dish, explort cooking with herbs. This presentation will discuss common kitchen herbs, how to use and store them as well as some of the health benefits associated with these herbs.

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

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the seminar. Registration closes on May 10 at noon; access link will be emailed same day before 4pm. 

Recording of this program without written agreement with the presenter,  in any manner is strictly prohibited; this performance is protected by copyright law.

 
    Location: ONLINE
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 12, 2021 Go To Top
nat_waves.png 10:30 AM The Navesink Twin Lights: A Virtual Exploration Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Navesink Twin Lights: A Virtual Exploration 

Live Presentation by Nicholas Wood, Resource Interpretive Specialist-Historic Resources, Twin LIghts Historic Site, Division of Parks & Forestry. 

Join Twin Lights Historian Nicholas Wood for a virtual exploration of the history of the lighthouse along with other notable historical events on and around the Navesink Highlands.

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 discussion.

Registration will close at noon on May 11; an  access link will be emailed between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

Recording of this program without written agreement with the presenter,  in any manner is strictly prohibited; this performance is protected by copyright law.

 
    Location: ONLINE
        There are many spaces available.
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Thursday May 13, 2021 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 10:30 AM The Reel Movie Discussion: A Virtual Program - The King's Speech (2010) (R) Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming   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 Wednesday, May 13 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon. This film can also be viewed through select streaming platforms.

The King’s Speech (2010) (R) – This four-time Oscar-Winning film is the story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sir Derek Jacobi.

Biography/Drama/History – 1 hour and 58 minutes

Moderated by Kristen Harvey, Library HQ

©Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
elect_camera.png 7:00 PM From Resilience to Celebration: A Pictorial Journey Inside San Francisco's Chinatown Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Commemorating Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month 

From Resilience to Celebration: An In-Depth, Virtual Pictorial Journey Inside San Francisco's Beloved Chinatown 

Photographs by Dick Evans, text by Kathy Chin Leong

Moderated by Gregory Yen

Newly-released photo documentary book, San Francisco's Chinatown, brings history, culture, tourism, and traditions to life with never-before-seen  images.  In this dynamic slideshow with commentary, project originator and photographer Dick Evans and New York Times freelance writer Kathy Chin Leong shed light on a community that has proven to be resilient against all odds.

For two years, Evans scoured the streets taking breathtaking photos, making friendships with merchants and non-profit leaders along the way. This is his third book on San Francisco neighborhoods. A second generation ABC (American-born Chinese) and native of San Francisco, Leong partnered with Evans and conducted more than 100 interviews. She often used her elementary Toishan dialect to connect with residents who were, at first, hesitant to talk. 

Dick Evans is a San Francisco-based photographer with an interest in documenting the colorful and rapidly changing neighborhoods of the city. Born into a ranching family in Eugene, Oregon, he graduated as an engineer from Oregon State University and subsequently obtained a master’s degree in management from Stanford. He has spent his fifty-year career in the global metals sector, living in five countries and multiple locations in Africa, Europe, and North America. It was during these travels that he developed an appreciation for the diversity and richness of different cultures both global and local, and an interest in documentary photography

Kathy Chin Leong, a lifetime career journalist, covers travel, technology, business, art, architecture, and anything that piques her interest. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Books, Sunset Magazine, and other nationally-recognized publications. Growing up in a bi-cultural environment, Chinese at home and American at school, she is typical of many ABCs who struggled with identity issues, eventually learning to embrace their Chinese heritage. While she has travelled the globe to the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, she has rediscovered her Chinatown roots through collaboration on this book that has been the journey of a lifetime

Gregory Yen is Asian-American, a pharmacist, and a lawyer, based in New Jersey. He is highly interested in the Asian-American experience and preserving Asian-American history. As a father to two sons, he knows one of the best ways important history (such as that captured in San Francisco's Chinatown) may be passed onto the next generation would be through discussions and literature like this. 

To borrow or place a hold on a Monmouth County Library copy of San Francisco's Chinatown, please click   HERE: 

Participants are encouraged to pull up a computer, pour a cup of jasmine tea, and cut a slice of mooncake while enjoying this one-hour romp, celebrating San Francisco's Chinatown past, present, future.

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the seminar. Registration closes at noon on the day prior to the program (5/12) after which  registration link will be emailed by  4:00 pm. 

Recording of this program without written agreement with the presenter, in any manner is strictly prohibited; this performance is protected by copyright law.

 
    Location: ONLINE
        There are 94 spaces available.
Saturday May 15, 2021 Go To Top
anim_penguin.png 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Penguin Pointers with Jenkinson's Aquarium Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220x7227   dromaner@monmouthcoutnylib.org
   

Enjoy a unique experience and learn all about African Penguins!

Join us on Zoom for an interactive, LIVE look at these endangered animals. Discover what they eat, how they live and what they do to survive!

Advance registration is required beginning May 1: the Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event.

    Location: ONLINE
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 17, 2021 Go To Top
lib_storybook.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Virtual Book Review Crew Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming      Mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Do you have a passion for reading? Do you want to share your thoughts on your most recently read book?  Join the Virtual Teen Book Review Club!  There is no assigned reading, just bring a book you've read and let's talk about it.
 
Open to grades 7-12.  The club will meet on a bimonthly schedule. Sessions will be conducted on Zoom.
Registration and internet access are required to attend. Registration closes on 5/14 at noon; links sent later that day. Register below and you will be emailed information about how to join the discussion.
    Location: ONLINE
       
Tuesday May 18, 2021 Go To Top
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:

  • May 18 – Medication and the Older Adult
  • June 1 – Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Older Adults
  • June 15 –  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 many spaces available.
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM Revisiting the Founding Fathers: Gouverneur Morris Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming   732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Revisiting the Founding Fathers: Gouverneur Morris, the Forgotten Founding Father

Presented by Jennifer W. Reiss; Moderated by Donna Mansfield, Eastern Branch 

Gouverneur Morris is one of our Founding Fathers, a signer of the Articles of Confederation, and the US Constitution, author of the Preamble to the Constitution, envoy to France during the French Revolution, and a Senator from New York.  Morris was one of the most outspoken critics of slavery among the Founding Fathers and also argued for the right of people to practice their chosen religion without interference.  Morris was also disabled.  His left leg was amputated after a carriage accident and he was severely burned on his right side.

Our Speaker, Jennifer W. Reiss, is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Pennsylvania, with specific interests in early modern medicine and disability, and women and gender.  Her project, currently titled “Pity That So Fine a Man Should Have Lost His Leg:" Gouverneur Morris and the Nuances of Physical Disability in Early America, attempts to understand how Morris, the early American statesman and diplomat, negotiated his multiple physical impairments alongside class and gender expectations in the early Republic. Reiss has a BA from Penn, a Master’s in History from Cambridge University, and JD from Harvard University.  She practiced law for several years before she decided to return to Penn's graduate school to study  American History.

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a four-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register on the Library website’s Upcoming Events to receive emailed information on how to access the seminar. Registration closes at noon on the day prior to the program (5/17) whereupon access link will be emailed by  4:00 pm. 

Recording of this program without written agreement with the presenter,  in any manner is strictly prohibited; this performance is protected by copyright law.

 
    Location: ONLINE
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
objects_pencil.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Emerging Writers Virtual Workshop for Teens Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming      mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Presented by Professor Abigail Maguire

This workshop is designed for teens with a story to tell! Together, we will practice the techniques that writers and poets use to craft their stories, personal narratives and poems. You will have the ability to generate your own creative works, while getting feedback from their fellow workshop partners in a relaxed and judgement-free setting.

Session will be presented on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required.Register below for links to be emailed to you.  Registration closes on May 17 at noon; links will be emailed later that day. 

    Location: ONLINE
       
Wednesday May 19, 2021 Go To Top
holiday_confetti.png 10:30 AM Party Hearty in the Middle Ages Virtual Art History with Michael Norris Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Despite the Middle Ages being occasionally referred to as the Dark Ages, people in that era often enjoyed good times, especially at the table. Through art and archaeology, learn about medieval foods and their preparation-including a recipe for roast unicorn!--in late-medieval feasts, as well as the rules and ceremonies under which these sumptuous foods were presented and the types of entertainment guests might enjoy. Works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Met's Cloisters Museum will highlight this talk. 

Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and PhD in Art History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world.

 

This program is free and will be presented on Zoom. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. Registration will close on Tuesday May 18 at noon; the  access link will be emailed that day about 4:00pm.

This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited. 

 
 
    Location: ONLINE
        There are many spaces available.
 
people_meeting.png 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting at 6:45pm on the First and Third  Wednesdays of each month. 

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE
       
Thursday May 20, 2021 Go To Top
flags_greatbritain.png 10:30 AM Virtual Book Discussion: The Splendid and the Vile Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Virtual Book Discussion: Who Tells Your Story?

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen

Moderated by Jeanmarie Kantor, HQ

In The Splendid and the Vile, best-selling author Erik Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family. The Splendid and the Vile takes readers back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
ent_microphone.png 7:00 PM Historically Speaking, A Virtual Lecture Series Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Historically Speaking, A Virtual Lecture Series 

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

Gary Saretzky presents 19th Century New Jersey Photographer: Gustavus Pach

The most successful 19th century photographer in Long Branch was Gustavus Pach (1845-1904), one of several brothers in the Pach Brothers, a prominent firm with more than a dozen branch studios in the Northeast U.S. Gustavus Pach began photographing in Long Branch from a mobile wagon in 1866 and opened a gallery there the following year. He is highly regarded for hundreds of scenic stereo views of Monmouth County. Pach also made thousands of fine portraits,and many of the glass negatives are at the Monmouth County Historical Association. This lecture provides a history of the Pach Brothers with an emphasis on the life and work of Gustavus Pach.

Gary D. Saretzky, archivist, educator, and photographer, worked as an archivist for more than fifty years at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Educational Testing Service, and the Monmouth County Archives. Saretzky taught the history of photography at Mercer County Community College, 1977-2012, and served as coordinator of the Public History Internship Program for the Rutgers University History Department, 1994-2016. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews on the history of photography, photographic conservation, and other topics, including “Nineteenth-Century New Jersey Photographers,” in the journal, New Jersey History, Fall/Winter 2004.

 

This series of programs is virtual, presented via 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 discussion. The link will be emailed the business day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon on 5/19/21. 

 

    Location: ONLINE
        There are many spaces available.
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lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother- Daughter Book Club! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220x7226   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us on Zoom for our first virtual Mother- Daughter Book Club with a quirky children's title When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad. Here we will discuss children's works inspired by themes of mother- daughter relationships. All are welcome to join our discussions, regardless of gender or parent!

Advance registration required beginning May 6: the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event.

    Location: ONLINE
    Registration will begin on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday May 25, 2021 Go To Top
food_soup.png 10:30 AM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar - Reading Food Labels Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Reading Food Labels 

If you have every wondered what the numbers and information on packaged goods mean and how these hlep you to make healthier food choices, join us for this discussion on how to read food labels. Learn why reading labels is important and what they can tell you about the foods you eat.

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

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the seminar. Registration closes on Monday, May 24 at noon; access link will be emailed same day before 4pm. 

    Location: ONLINE
        There are 300 spaces available.
Wednesday May 26, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM Novel Idea Book Discussion: Dear Edward Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Novel Idea: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Moderated by Rebecca Gokberk,  HQ

Ann Napolitano explores tragedy and loss in this coming-of-age story, about a boy named Edward who is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed everyone on board, including his family. The novel, told in two timelines, tells the stories of ill-fated passengers  and  of Edward, the survivor,  as he navigates through his new reality.

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 

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

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
objects_treasure_chest.png 6:30 PM What's It Worth: Virtual Appraisal Program Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Ask Mike the Appraiser: What's It Worth? LIVE Antiques Road Show   

Presented by Appraiser Michael Ivankovich

Author, auctioneer, appraiser and radio show host Mike Ivankovich will reveal what your antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are worth today.

Mike has been involved in the antiques and collectibles business for over 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer, a published author of more than 20 books and eBooks, as well as numerous articles and columns for most major national trade papers. He is the host of the radio show "What's It Worth?" as Mike The Appraiser. 

Note: Appraisal slots are limited. Unlimited viewing available.

Appraisal Instructions:

  • Registration will open Monday, May 3 at 9 am. The first 30 confirmed registrants should receive an appraisal of ONE item.  
  • Registration does not guarantee a virtual appraisal.  All appraisals are at the discretion of the appraiser/moderator, as time permits.
  • Confirmed registrants should have one back up item available. This second item is only in case if the primary item cannot be viewed correctly by the appraiser.
  • Time limits the number of appraisal registrant slots available; however, the registration list for viewing-only participants is unlimited.
  • Monmouth County Library Staff are not eligible to submit items for appraisal.  
  • Order of appraisals will be at the moderator's discretion. 
  • Since the object of appraisal cannot be in person, multiple answers regarding the item markings, condition, etc. may be required.
  • Because of possible distortion, we ask that all virtual backgrounds be turned off during the program.

There is no limit on the number of people who register to watch the program only 

The 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 discussion. Registration closes on May 25th at noon. Access link will be emailed later that day.

Recording of this program without written agreement with the presenter,  in any manner is strictly prohibited; this performance is protected by copyright law.

    Location: ONLINE
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday May 27, 2021 Go To Top
lib_books.png 10:30 AM Short and Sweet: A Virtual Short Story Discussion: Rope Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

"Rope" by Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) 

Tension between a husband and wife escalates when a coil of rope and forgotten coffee reveal hidden frustrations.
The story will be emailed after registration.
 
Moderated by Mary Patterson
 
Short Story Discussions will be conducted on Cisco Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive an emailed PDF of the Story and information on how to access the conversation.
The access link to the program will be emailed the business day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon on May 26. 
    Location: ONLINE
        There are 22 spaces available.
Monday May 31, 2021 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Closed: Memorial Day Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All Monmouth County buildings are closed.

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday June 1, 2021 -  Wednesday June 30, 2021 Go To Top
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 June 1, 2021 Go To Top
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:

  • June 1 – Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Older Adults
  • June 15 –  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 many spaces available.
Wednesday June 2, 2021 Go To Top
nat_rainbow.png 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting at 6:45pm on the First and Third  Wednesdays of each month. 

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE
       
Thursday June 3, 2021 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
       
 
nat_flower.png 3:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardener Presents Virtual Program: Irresistible Irises Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming    732-7220 x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Irresistible Irises presented virtually  by Jane Zysk of the Rutgers Master Gardener of Monmouth County   

Jane Zysk, Rutgers Master Gardener, will present an enlightening discussion on irises including the best planting sites, planting techniques and maintenance.

The Master Gardeners are dedicated to educating the citizens of Monmouth County by offering exciting and informative horticultural presentations.

This discussion 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 conversation.  Registration closes on June 2 at noon; the access link will be emailed later that day by 4pm 

    Location: ONLINE
       
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Tuesday June 8, 2021 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Primary Election Day Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Headquarters
 
food_beer.png 10:30 AM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar: Rethink Your Drink Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Rethink Your Drink: Hidden Sugars 

Many of today’s calories are consumed in the form of beverages.  Learn about the different ways added and natural sugars show up in what we consume and their effects on health.  Explore helpful tips for getting the most health benefit from your beverage, including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. 

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

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the seminar. Registration closes on DATE at noon; access link will be emailed same day before 4pm. 

    Location: ONLINE
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 15, 2021 Go To Top
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:

  • 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 19 spaces available.
Wednesday June 16, 2021 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost and Found Virtual Bereavement Group Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.    732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us for a Virtual Bereavement Group meeting at 6:45pm on the First and Third  Wednesdays of each month. 

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

Public Notice and Disclaimer: While taking part in any virtual program you may be using a third party website link. By clicking on the third party website link, you will leave the Monmouth County Library's website and enter a website not operated by us. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact through our Library services.
For more information on Monmouth County's Social Media Policy, please follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?Id=1836#SocialMediaPolicy 
For more information on the Library's Policy on Internet Use, please follow this link: https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/internet.pdf
    Location: ONLINE
       
Thursday June 17, 2021 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits! Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
       
Thursday July 1, 2021 -  Saturday July 31, 2021 Go To Top
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
Sunday July 4, 2021 Go To Top
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    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Monday July 5, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Independence Day, Observed - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Sunday August 1, 2021 -  Tuesday August 31, 2021 Go To Top
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
Monday September 6, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Labor Day - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Saturday September 11, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM Day of Remembrance Concert Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Navasink Brass presents a Day of Remembrance Concert  for the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday October 11, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Columbus Day - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday November 2, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Election Day - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches
Thursday November 11, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Veterans Day - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Thursday November 25, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Thanksgiving Day - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches
Friday November 26, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Day After Thanksgiving - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches
Friday December 24, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png Christmas Day, Observed - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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    Location: All Branches
Saturday December 25, 2021 Go To Top
holiday_christmas_bells.png Christmas - Library Closed Download Event Info Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Merry Christmas to all Celebrating from Library Commission and Staff! 

Virtual Library is open 24/7!  On www.MonmouthCountyLib.org 

 

    Location: All Branches
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