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Friday November 1, 2019 -  Saturday November 30, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts HighArts Middle School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

MONMOUTH COUNTY ARTS HIGH & ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WORK ON EXHIBIT: November 1- 30 

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School.  The artwork, including paintings, drawings, and photographs, will be on display at the Hazlet Township Public Library, 251 Middle Road Hazlet, NJ., for the month of November 2019. For more information on the exhibit or the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School programs, contact the Arts & EducationCenter at 732-566-ARTS (2787), email: info@artsandedcenter.org.

    Location: Hazlet
 
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

Please choose One Session Per Week.
**There will be No programs November 5, 11, 27, or 28 due to Holiday Closings.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 11:00 – 11:30 am 
Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytime & Craft – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

NO PROGRAMS NOVEMBER 4 , 5, & 11

Please choose One Session Per Week.
 
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, November 18, 25   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_unicorn.png Ocean Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle, Read Toddler Storytime Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

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

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (with parent/caregiver)

Mondays, November 4, 18, 25, from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25, from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Oceanport Kids! Storytime/Playtime/Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-226-2929   
   

NO registration, NO card needed.

No Programs on November 7 and 28. 
 
Baby Storytime
Ages 6 to 23 months (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 9:30 to 9:50 am 
 
Toddler Storytime (Note New Time)
Ages 2 to 3½ (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:35 am
 
Family Storytime
Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
 
Afterschool Activities
Ages 4 and up
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
    Location: Oceanport
 
objects_typewriter.png 3:15 PM Tweens! NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

It’s officially NaNoWriMo season! You have 30 days to write 50,000 words! Come by for inspiration, comradery, and hot cocoa.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Monday November 4, 2019 -  Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! Storytime Playtime Free Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment

And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian.

Free at Monmouth County Library!

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!

Mondays, November 4, 18, 25  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26  from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

    Location: Howell
 
objects_baby_footprints.png Marlboro Kids! Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Family Storytime, and Preschool Programs

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!  * No programs November 7,11, and 28*

Babies, Books and Bubbles - Ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

Mondays and Wednesdays  from 10:35-11:05 am  and * NEW TIME * 11:15-11:45 am

* New* Family Craft Time-  Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver) Thursdays- 1:30-2:00 pm

November 14- Silly Scarecrows

November 21- Colorful Turkeys

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5  Tuesdays 1:30-2:00 * new time* * No programs November 5*

November 12- Apple Baskets

November 19- Leaf Craft

November 26- Owl Craft

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
Wednesday November 6, 2019 -  Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle,Read: Toddler/ Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_reading.png Colts Neck Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
NOTE: Note the Library is closed November 11th for Veterans Day and 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving 
    Location: Colts Neck
Thursday November 7, 2019 -  Thursday November 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Allentown Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Thursdays , November 7, 14, 21, from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays,  November 7, 14, 21,  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
 
Note: The library will be closed November 11th for Veterans day and  November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving 
    Location: Allentown
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lib_dog_reading.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age/ Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Tuesday November 12, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-291-1956   
   

Support for the Special Role You Play in Your Grandchild’s Life. 

Helping with the kids?  From providing occasional babysitting to raising them as your own, more and more grandparents are actively involved in the day-to-day life of their grandchildren.  Join us at our grandparents support group to learn and share valuable information.

The Atlantic Highlands Library has partnered with the Bayshore Family Success Center, which is part of the Community YMCA.

RSVP is required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.  This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Today at Eastern Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_dog_reading.png 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Card Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Learn the basics of how to make greeting cards using folding and layering techniques, along with crafting tools. 

Create unique designs in this hands-on class that will feature the use of fall colors.

Presented by Alicia Vincelette of Inked Edge Paper Art.

Class size is limited to 12.

Registration is required. Please register online, in-person or call 609-259-7565.

 

 

    Location: Allentown
   
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Swing Vote (2008) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A deadbeat yahoo must recast his ballot to decide the Presidential election. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Starring Dennis Hopper, Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll, and Mare Winningham.

Comedy/ Drama - 2 hours

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Julie and Julia (2009) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

An amateur chef decides to try out every recipe in a cookbook by chef Julia Child and writes about it in a blog. Meanwhile, flashbacks show Child learning about French cuisine while living in Paris. Directed by Nora Ephron. Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci, and Linda Emond. 

Biography/Drama/Romance – 2 hours and 3 minutes

*In Conjunction with the Julia Says, "Bon Appétit!" program on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm.

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Discussion of That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam.

Set amid the social throes of the Reagan era, That Kind of Mother considers complex questions of loyalty and affection: What obligations do people--strangers, friends, colleagues--have to one another? Can love ever transcend the strata of race, class, and entitlement?

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

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

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
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people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Films: All is True (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In the year 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour and 41 minutes 

© Sony Pictures Classics

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday November 13, 2019 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 Census Information Table (lobby) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John C.Wright     john.c.wright@2020Census.gov
   

Information on 2020 Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter on Wednesdays  from 9am til 1pm until Thanksgiving.

Drop by and find out more for yourself.

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World War I Film and Lecture Series (RM 2/3) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Behind the Lines a.k.a Regeneration (1997) (R)

Siegfried Sassoon, real-life war hero and poet, writes an anti-war statement that is read in Parliament. Faced with the choice of either a court-martial or time in a mental hospital as a result, Sassoon chooses the hospital, and is sent to Craiglockhart, a Scottish castle where shell-shocked vets are being treated by Freudian therapist Dr. William Rivers. Sassoon soon befriends a pair of fellow inmates. One is suffering from battlefield trauma and the other is a shy young fan and fellow poet, who has also written anti-war statements. During their stay, the once-zealous Dr. Rivers begins to question his role of mending patients' minds so that they may simply go back to the front lines. (Rotten Tomatoes, 2019). Based on Pat Barker’s novel Regeneration. Directed by Gillies MacKinnon. Starring Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Johnny Lee Miller, and Tanya Allen.

Biography/Drama/History - 1 hour and 36 minutes

©Lionsgate Films, Inc.

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Talk: Murder, They Wrote! Mystery Book Discussion (rm 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

NEW Mystery/Crime Book Discussion Club!

Have you been known to stay up all night to figure out whodunit? Are you a fan of thrillers, chillers, and all things criminal?

Our first book disucssion will feature an author talk with Wallace Stroby, award-winning NJ journalist and author of The Barbed-Wire Kiss, the first book in the Harry Rane series, featuring Monmouth County locations including Asbury Park, Long Branch, and Colts Neck. 

The Murder, They Wrote! Mystery Book Discussion will meet every two months on the 2nd Wednesday of the month that the library is open. 

Next session will be Wednesday, January 8, 2020. We'll be discussing The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. 

Books available at HQ Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Hustle (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

An unlikely female duo of con artists cooperate to beguile and deceive rich men for money. Hilarity ensues as a worldly and sophisticated schemer tries to induct her lowbrow and inexperienced counterpart into the upper leagues of feminine deception. Directed by Chris Addison. Starring Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Douggie McMeekin, Ashley McGurire, Casper Christensen, and Timothy Simons.

Comedy/Crime - 1 hour and 33 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-938-2300 

The Friends of the Howell Library meet the second Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  ?We are looking for new members to join us and to help us raise money to support and improve our township library.  Please join us!

Contact:  fohlinc@gmail.com 

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_handshake.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! World Kindness Day! Schoolage Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Listen to stories of kindness, friends, etc. and make a friendship bracelet.

Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_stage.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Storybook Theater from Page to Stage! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Come join in on the magic of children’s theater! Miss Diana visits from New York City for a special evening of creative interactive story time including music, costumes, and props. Bring your favorite character to life! While the whole family is welcome this program is best suited for ages 4 to 7. Registration required, space is limited!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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nat_chemistry_flask.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Brew A Bouncy Ball! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Concoct your own colorful bouncing ball!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
anim_rabbit.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Eyes of the Wild Animal Program! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come see live animals from around the world and learn fun facts about their behaviors, habitats, survival strategies, and more!

Great for the whole family; recommended ages 6 and up.

Free tickets required. Space is limited. Tickets will be available from October 29 - November 12.

(Please note that any tickets place aside via phone-call will only be held for 48 hours.)

 
    Location: Wall Township
 
objects_cowboy_hat.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! I Want to Be a Cowboy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for cowboys and cowgirls. Grades K and Up. 

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_books.png 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Special Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Are you a current member of the Friends of the Monmouth County Library?  Would you like to join the Friends?    If so, please come on down to our special Preview Night!   

Friends of the Monmouth County Library (Eastern Branch, Headquarters, Holmdel and West Long Branch) get early admission to the Book Sale on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Come meet fellow Friends and library supporters and do some early shopping. 

If you'd like to join the Friends, come on out to the library!  Single annual membership is $20.  Family membership is $30.  

The Book Sale runs from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day!   Sunday is $1-a-bag day!  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Options Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this presentation, you'll find out about Medicare options and plans for 2020, and learn the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.  

Pat Guadagno is a licensed Insurance Agent in the State of New Jersey.  He is contracted and certified to represent United Health Care, Aetna, Horizon of New Jersey, WellCare, Clover, Humana, CVS and Cigna.  By representing multiple carriers, he is able to help seniors find the most comprehensive suitable and affordable plan to cover their specific needs.  

The Monmouth County Library 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_chef_hat.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Julia Says, “Bon Appétit!” (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Iconic chef, author, and television personality Julia Child brought the joy of French cuisine and culinary techniques into the American living room.

Join us as actress Linda Kenyon brings Julia back to life on our stage with this one-person play, written by Clay Teunis. 

No "reservations" necessary.  Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performer.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM TAB Teen Advisory Board (RM 4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220   
   

The Monmouth County TAB meets monthly to share ideas and help promote library teen services. Meet friends, have a snack, and get involved in your community!

*Applications for TAB are closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be avaliable in April 2020.

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WWII Turning Points: Critical Battles That Enabled the Allies to Go on the Offense Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

A turning point is a point in a war or campaign where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant losses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war, and the opponent assumes the offensive. In WWII there were five key turning point battles, each which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory. This presentation by Paul Zigo will relate what the five critical battles were and their outcomes. 

Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering WWII Era knowledge and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, BrookdaleCommunity College; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 14, 2019 -  Sunday November 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Mark your calendar and come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day. Sunday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 14, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 14, 2019 -  Thursday November 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes

Thursdays, November 14 and 21

Bouncing Bunnies and Curious Cubs Storytime - Ages 18 - 36 months (with parent/caregiver) from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Creativity Corner - Storytime and Art - Ages 3 - 5 years from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 2:00 - 2:30 pm

    Location: Holmdel
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Thursday November 14, 2019 Go To Top
ent_note.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Music of Roy Orbison from the Rave On! Duo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Rock on with Rave On! performing the music and telling the stories of the legendary Roy Orbison! Rave On gives a high-energy performance highlighting a great from rock and roll’s golden era

Space is limited, registration is required

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Yesterday (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.  Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Rendezvous (1935)(NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A Lieutenant must crack a WWI spy ring. Directed by William K. Howard. Starring William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero, and Samuel S. Hinds.

Comedy - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Yesterday (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Reference Staff 732-531-5092

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lilly James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_snowman.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Do You Want to Build a Snowman Out of Fake Snow?! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to stories with snow princesses! Create your own snowman using fake snow made out of baking soda, white conditioner, and glitter. Don’t get frozen out of this activity! Registration required; space is limited.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Leaf Printing: A WILD Jersey Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Learn how and why leaves change color with Debbie Hadley of WILD Jersey. A few crayons and a lot of leaves are all it takes to make a colorful print to celebrate Fall! Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/OceanportKids beginning October 31.

    Location: Oceanport
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Leaf Collage Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make your own unique pattern with leaves!

No registration needed. Grades PreK-3

    Location: Marlboro
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & TV Series Discussion.

This is the space to  share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

We are  reading The Fiery Cross.  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM D-Day June 6, 1944 - The Longest Walk - Amazing Story of the 29th Infantry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Relive the amazing story of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division from D-Day June 6, 1944 to the capture of St. Lo, France, 40 agonizing days later – “The Longest Walk.” The regiment lost one-third of its 3,200 men on Omaha Beach, including more than 350 dead. View photos of the actual invasion, what happened during the course of battle, and color photos of the battlefield today. We will salute the contribution of the Regiment to the Allied victory ultimately achieved on May 8, 1945.

Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WWII era and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Rendezvous (1935)(NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A Lieutenant must crack a WWI spy ring. Directed by William K. Howard. Starring William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero, and Samuel S. Hinds.

Comedy - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday November 15, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day. Sunday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_anime.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Anime Film Festival (Teens) (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to provide a special treat for Anime Fans! Our film festival will feature

Steam boy - PG 13 (2004/  2 Hrs 6 mins.  In 1860's Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly

conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power. Director: Katsuhior Otomo. Starring: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, & Alfred Molina. 

Snacks will be provided, Registration is required.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 16, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day. Sunday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   
To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.
 
Time commitment:
 
English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from September to December. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 
 
The dates for the Fall 2019 session are: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7 and December 14 (8 classes). 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar_electric.png 2:00 PM Extra Innings Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come hear popular songs from the 60’s to today. Extra Innings brings a fresh, eclectic sound to Jersey Shore venues, with a unique collection of material spanning the familiar, the obscure, and the original. Enjoy covers of great artists past and present, as well as original composition. Featuring music by America, The Beatles, Passenger, Head and the Heart, Adele, Coldplay, Lumineers, Bon Jovi, and many more!

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_stage.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace - An American Legacy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

She was a Kennedy. She was an Onassis. She did not define herself by her husbands. Realizing that future generations would need the insights of the past for guidance, her preservation efforts galvanized the rest of the country to protect its historic monuments. Aided by her public profile, her work helped bring about the Historic Preservation Act of 1966: the most far-reaching preservation legislation enacted in the United States. 

Presented by actress and first person interpreter Jill Lawrence. 

This program is funded by the Friends of Howell Library and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_moon_full.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Full Moon Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a quiet, autumnal evening reading spooky stories and enjoying the November moon. All ages welcome.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Sunday November 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day. Sunday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday November 17, 2019 -  Friday December 13, 2019 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png Art Display: Global Artistry by Judith Mugrace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Combining her love of travel with her photography, Judith Mugrace captures the beauty of nature and people around the world.  Enjoy portraits of people from other cultures, animals captured in their habitat, and amazing examples of nature's essence.  

On display in the library meeting room from Sunday, November 17 through Friday, December 13th.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, November 23rd, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday November 17, 2019 Go To Top
ent_violin.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Violinist Deni Bonet in Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Bright Shiny Objects!  

Quirky, melodic, violin-based pop/rocker, Deni Bonet has a stellar resume, having performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., and many others. Deni is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who was an original member of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show “Mountain Stage.”

She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, and the White House. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's."

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

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this concert. 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 18, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set. 

    Location: Headquarters
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elect_computer_desktop.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Using Google SEO and Analytics for Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this workshop, participants will learn all about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), the key to customers finding your website.  Find out how it works and how you can move your small business site from page 25 up to page 1 when a customer does a Google search.  

You'll also learn about Google Analytics, which measures what customers are doing when the click on your site.  How long do they stay? Do they tell their friends? How often do they come back? What products are they looking at?  Learn how to increase customer interest. 

This workshop is designed to be interactive and hands on.  Bring your laptop so the presenter can work with you on your actual small business website to assist you in maximizing its potential.  

Seating is limited; Registration is recommended. 

Presenter James A. Mahlmann is a NetCetra LLC Managing Partner.   His expertise includes web design, programming, internet marketing, social media, email servers, web hosting, virtual private servers and cloud applications, spam filters and online backup.  James also served as founding member of the organization in association with NJBIA (New Jersey Business and Industry), whose mission is to have businesses of all sizes and types bring interns into their environment upon graduation.  

This program is co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open.  Bring your game and join us!

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Scarecrow Magnets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Craft a work of art to hang on the fridge!

No registration needed. Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Movie Dogs with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu, and Allie, a Labrador Retriever. Join us to read film stars stories from Benji to Snoopy.
 

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_steam.png 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! Steam Club: Things that Float Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!

Each month explore one of these topics in our fun filled and messy club! 

Things that Float

Learn about different substances that sink or float, then build your own boat! 

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_note.png 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Live Concert with Peas and Carrots Music Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

 Ages 3 - 5 years, with parents/caregivers

Enjoy lively, interactive, musical entertainment with singing and various instruments. 

Parents are encouraged to join in the fun!

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
anim_rabbit.png 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Winter Pet Care for Your Small Animals Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Presented by the Monmouth County 4-H Club. Come meet them as they tell you about their small pets, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, chickens, and ducks. Get your pets ready for the chilly season. 

Registration required.  Ages 5 and up with an adult.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memoir & Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Do you have a story to tell? Meet with others who enjoy sharing personal experiences, family histories, and fictional writing. The group will feature gentle suggestions to enhance your writing. Facilitator will be Lois Kiely, published memoir writer and retired professor from Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Tuesday November 19, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM New Release Movie: The Intruder (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A couple’s lives are threatened by the obsessed former owner of their newly purchased house. Directed by Deon Taylor. Starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid.

Drama/Mystery – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_turkey.png 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Toddler Stories & Craft: Turkey Time Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

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

Make a silly moving turkey for a Thanksgiving display. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Father Goose (1964) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

During WWII, a beachcomber becomes a host to a Frenchwoman and schoolgirls. Directed by Ralph Nelson. Starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, and Jack Good.

Adventure/Comedy/Romance – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Paramount Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Yesterday (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please take note of date change due to meeting room conflict.

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lilly James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Lion King (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young lion returns to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous and fratricidal uncle, after spending his childhood in exile under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner.

Animation/Adventure/Drama – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays (Reference Desk) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220 x.7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, lap tops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: The Intruder (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A couple’s lives are threatened by the obsessed former owner of their newly purchased house. Directed by Deon Taylor. Starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid.

Drama/Mystery – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
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flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

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

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
Wednesday November 20, 2019 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 Census Information Table (lobby) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John C.Wright     john.c.wright@2020Census.gov
   

Information on 2020 Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter on Wednesdays  from 9am til 1pm until Thanksgiving.

Drop by and find out more for yourself.

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

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

Ages 2 and up with a parent. Registration required.

  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (rm 1) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

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

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

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

"The Conversion of the Jews" by Philip Roth (1958)

After arguing with an elder, a young man questions his faith and discovers the lengths he's willing to go for the things that are important to him

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_sparkler.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Holiday Tags and Cards (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

End of Year get togethers are in the works; why not make a few cute gift tags and holiday cards to share with family and friends! What might you share:  A calming winter scene? Frolicking cardinals? Starry Swirls? 

As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply the creativity and artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge. 

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

Registration opens on Friday, November 1 at 9:00 am. Register online or call HQ Reference Staff: 732-431-7220x7222

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Aladdin (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A street rat pursues the princess of Agrabah with the help of a powerful genie who can grant him three wishes. His primary opponent is a malevolent sorcerer who serves as the city’s grand vizier and the chief advisor to the Sultan. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, and Billy Magnussen.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 8 minutes

(c)Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_talking.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Hello! Hello! 30 Ways to say Hello! Schoolage Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

30 Ways to Say Hello!  Share stories and greetings from around the world and make a surprise craft!

Registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
nat_snowman.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Do You Want to Build a Snowman Out of Fake Snow?! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to stories with snow princesses! Create your own snowman using fake snow made out of baking soda, white conditioner, and glitter. Don’t get frozen out of this activity! Registration required; space is limited.

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

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Grades K & Up

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and READ a favorite story to a canine friend. 

The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_confetti.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Psychedelic Reflections Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

You’ll be seeing colorful patterns after customizing a kaleidoscope!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
holiday_cornucopia.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Food and Feasts, a Historical Presentation by NJ History Alive! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join New Jersey History Alive for a historical Thanksgiving presentation and enjoy a historical treat!

Great for the whole family; recommended for ages 6 and up. 

Free tickets required. Space is limited. Tickets will be available from November 6 – 19.

(Please note that any tickets placed aside via phone-call will only be held for 48 hours.)

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_lightning_bolt.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Walloping Weather Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Investigate why it rains, what causes lightning and even how weather is predicted. Children learn about the effects of the sun and how it plays a role in evaporation. Create your own tornado tube with Mad Science.

    Location: Howell
       
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Options 2020 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Find out about Medicare options and plans for 2020, learn the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, and get all of your questions answered.  Get help on how to find the most comprehensive, suitable and affordable plan to cover your specific needs.  

Presented by Pat Guadagno, a Licensed Insurance Agent in the State of New Jersey, certified to represent United Health Care, Aetna, Horizon of New Jersey, WellCare, Clover, Humana, CVS and Cigna.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM The Trail of Tears and the Great Principles of Justice and Humanity (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

National Native American Heritage Month is dedicated to paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.  

In 1829, the Native American population had dwindled to 125,000 east of the Mississippi River. The Cherokee appealed to the American judicial system and in 1832, the Supreme Court recognized Cherokee sovereignty. However, President Andrew Jackson ignored the ruling and continued his pursuit of forced removal. By 1838, approximately 15,000 Cherokee were "escorted" west.  Tragically, 4,000 of them died on their "Trail of Tears." 

The United States profited greatly from the land taken from the Cherokee. What we lost as a nation, however, is more difficult to assess, because it is measured against the "great principles of justice and humanity."

Craig E. Uplinger is a teacher of American History and the United States Constitution at Marlboro High School.  He is also a James Madison Fellow, Monmouth University's Outstanding Graduate Scholar in History (2015), and a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Historical Honor Society. 

Co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

Free Program. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 21, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_smartphone.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPhone® Basics Class (Session 2 of 2) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Explore how to navigate and get more from your iPhone in this two-part class!

Discover features and built-in apps you can use every day and learn ways to keep your iPhone up to date.  Once you conquer the basics, there's no limit to what you can do with your iPhone!

Register online or by phone 732-431-7220x7222 as space is limited. Please bring your iPhone and all necessary passwords with you to class. 

Registration for each class - and an iPhone - are required

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
lib_book_hand.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick

In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone lives out the stagnant life of an unhappily married jeweler, until the daughter of his estranged brother arrives from America and turns his whole life upside down.

Copies of the book for book discussion use are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent 

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter-- she has asked her to check in on her dad-- Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking roast chicken and apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.”

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference staff   732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_open.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: A Dog's Journey (2019)(PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A dog makes a promise to protect and be there for his owner's granddaughter as she experiences the highs and lows of life

Adventure/Comedy/Drama- 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Anna (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-938-2300

By using her charm, Anna Poliativas becomes one of the best government assassins. Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, and Luke Evans.

Action/Thriller - 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc. 

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Upper World (1934)(NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A railroad tycoon is neglected by his social-climbing wife, and he meets a showgirl with whom he strikes up a reasonably chaste friendship. Directed by Roy Del Ruth.  Starring Warren William, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, Dickie Moore, and Theodore Newton. 

Drama - 1 hour and 13 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

Note: there will be no evening showing of this film

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Cultural Cinema: A Documentary in Honor of Veterans Day - They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Academy Award winner Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage that's more than 100 years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Directed by Peter Jackson.

History/War – 1 hour and 39 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Reference Staff 732-531-5092

Compelling documentary about John Lennon's work as a peace activist and the Nixon administration's attempt to deport him. Directed by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld.  Starring John Lennon, Carl Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, Walter Cronkite, and Tariq Ali.

Documentary/Music - 1 hour and 39 minutes

(c) Lion's Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In a quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone lives out the stagnant life of an unhappily marrried jeweler, until the daughter of his estranged brother arrives from America and turns his whole life upside down. 

    Location: Wall Township
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anim_paw.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! K-9 Demo from the Sheriff's Office Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Come by for a fur-tastic afternoon as Officer Kurt Kroeper from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office brings a K-9 unit for a visit!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_dog.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Monmouth County Sheriff's Office: K9 Demo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come by for a fur-tastic afternoon as Officer Kurt Kroeper from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office brings a K-9 unit for a visit!

 
 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Pinecone Turkey Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Get into the spirit of the season by listening to some Thanksgiving stories! Come put together an adorable turkey with a pine cone, colorful feathers, and construction paper!

Please register below.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Teddy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

 Ages 3 and up. Let's give a big Oceanport Library welcome to our new therapy dog, Teddy! If you are reading, choose a book from home or the library. If you are not reading, tell Teddy a story or talk about the pictures in a book. Call, stop in, or sign up online http://bit.ly/OceanportKids beginning November 12.

    Location: Oceanport
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Come in and join the fun as you free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Turkey Leaf Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy a seasonal story followed by a turkey craft!

No registration needed. Grades PreK-3

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_group.png 5:30 PM  -  6:45 PM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   
To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.
 
Students will be paired one-on-one with Native - English speaking tutors. These classes are not for beginners but for students who already speak some English and want to practice their skills. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
symbols_open.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dare to be Different Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Back by popular demand!  Learn how to articulate what makes you different & better for your customer. Once you learn to differentiate you'll never have to discount!

Through storytelling, Bill Atkins will provide an engaging, humorous, interactive presentation that will give the small business owner ideas they may have never thought of on how to increase business, grow customer base, and make customers help do your work for you. His talk will leave you laghing and is a 'can't miss'.

Bill Atkins retired early (in 2016) after selling his business. In 1987 he founded Red Bank Limo, a small limousine service in NJ which he grew to be recognized as the leading limousine business in the nation. He was recognized as National Operator of the Year.

Sponsored by Monmouth SCORE/SBA

Seating is limited; registration is recommended.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
people_boy_girl.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Sandwich Generation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Sandwich Generation is people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for both bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents.  Carol Abbaya, aging and elder care expert, further segments this audience into the Traditional Sandwich Generation, the Club Sandwich Generation (older adults in their 50s and 60s wedged between aging parents, adult children and possibly grandchildren) and the Open Faced Sandwich Generation (anyone who is non-professionally involved in elder care).  

Regardless of where you may fall, becoming part of this population can affect your personal time, your relationships, your career development, your financial status and your health and well-being. You can feel overwhelmed, out of control and powerless as you struggle to best help your loved ones. 

Learn what is involved in being part of this generation, and how to feel more empowered and better equipped to deal with whatever the future may hold.  

Sponsored by Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury, and presented by Gary Garland, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Prep for SAT Math (Rm5/4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 x 7222   
   

Take this class and Crunch the Math Section.

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes.

Class dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/15*, 10/31, 11/21, 12/5

*10/15 is a special class to prepare for PSAT class. 

All Free, no card needed.

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT / Math tutor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Cultural Cinema: A Documentary in Honor of Veterans Day - They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Academy Award winner Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage that's more than 100 years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Directed by Peter Jackson.

History/War – 1 hour and 39 minutes

©Warner Bros.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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Friday November 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Career Center Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I - The Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A resume is your primary marketing tool in your job search. It's your brochure, advertisement, and brand: your resume is you on paper! It provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression.

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

To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  Let the Library's Career Center help you in planning, preparing, and succeeding in today’s demanding job market!

Free Program.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_sparkler.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tom Yurasits’ Magic and Illusion Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Prepare to be amazed and amused by magic, music, mind reading, comedy, illusions, and audience participation. Watch Tom and his lovely assistant perform fun and baffling magic and illusion. Come and see a truly spectacular show!

Tom Yurasits is a magician, escape artist, and mentalist who has taken his show around the world. Tom is also a creator, inventor, and builder of magic tricks and illusions. He has invented and built illusions for theme parks across the US, on Euro Disney TV, and on TV magic specials.

This program is free and will be catered toward an adult audience. Doors open at 1:00 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-serve basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 23, 2019 Go To Top
people_babies.png 10:00 AM What Parents Need to Know about Feeding Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

How do the foods you choose affect your child’s teeth, facial development, teeth, sensory, and speech development?

Learn how a young child’s diet can impact facial, dental, and speech development. Presented by Jaimie Brown, Speech Pathologist at Cornerstone Speech, Amy DiPasquale, Occupational Therapist at Cornerstone Speech, and Greg Campi, Othodontist at Orthodontic Wellness Center

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_star_wars.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Star Wars Meet and Greet Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Come meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters from the 501 Legion!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting & Crocheting! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Do what you love!  

All skill levels are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: Global Artistry by Judith Mugrace Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Combining her love of travel with her photography, Judith Mugrace captures the beauty of nature and people around the world.  Enjoy portraits of people from other cultures, animals captured in their habitat, and amazing examples of nature's essence.  

On display in the library meeting room from Sunday, November 17 through Friday, December 13th.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_storybook.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Arabic Book Club Discussion (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a lively discussion on the best selling Arabic Language book, Yacoubian Building By Alaa Al Aswany. It was considered a literary achievement by the New York Times Book Review, which stated: "Alaa Al Aswany has conjured a bewitching political novel of contemporary Cairo that is also an engagé novel about sex, a romantic novel about power and a comic yet sympathetic novel about the vagaries of the human heart." 

This discussion will be held in Arabic. Moderators are Ms. Manal Stephan and Dr. Hashem Sherif.

Books are available at the Headquarters' circulation desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 25, 2019 -  Tuesday January 7, 2020 Go To Top
objects_easel.png The New School of Monmouth County Students Art Display Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Stop in and enjoy artwork made by the students of The New School of Monmouth County. 

At The New School of Monmouth County, art facilitates learn across all domains. This exhibit will feature four displays created by students ages 5-14: The Famous Women Mask and Famous Men Marionette Project, The American Presidents Project, The Construction Disc Tower Project, and The Radial Weaving Project.  The projects serve as examples of how all areas of the curriculum can be tied together, as they incorporate STEM, Fine Arts, History, Language Arts, and Fine Motor Skills. 

    Location: Holmdel
Monday November 25, 2019 Go To Top
food_grocery.png 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Brown Bag Seminar: Holiday Eating Tips (rm 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday season. The feasts and parties that mark the festivities can tax the arteries and strain the waistline. Learn some simple tips on how to maintain your weight during this most wonderful time of the year!

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Presented by Monmouth County Wellness Program Coordinator Beth Helsby, who shares over 25 years of experience in educating and inspiring people to live a healthy life. 

Registration is required: 732-431-7220x7222

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_turkey.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Gobble, Gobble Turkey Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
holiday_turkey.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Gobble, Gobble Turkey Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! STEM: Architecture Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

What can you build? Work to create a masterpiece with foam cubes!

No registration needed. Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Snoods and Wattles: Pinecone Turkeys Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 2

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Mosaic Tiles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Create a coaster with tiles and mosaics for your Thanksgiving table.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_scissors.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cut the Cord: Options to Cable TV (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Tired of paying a lot of money to your cable company and having very little to watch? If thinking about the options to replace your cable package in your home is giving you a headache, or if you just want to see the choices available, we are here to help! This workshop will help you understand available options to make a decision that’s best for you.  

Presented by Arthur Ehrlich and Joel Iserson.

Program is free to attend, however registration is requested. 
    Location: Headquarters
        There are 33 spaces available.
 
people_meeting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets the fourth Monday evening of every month.

TR CHADD NJ is here to help!
We have convenient Parent Support and Adults with ADHD meetings right here in Howell. You are not ALONE!
Please join us and start helping your child by gaining a good working knowledge of what ADHD is and what it isn't, behavioral management, parent training, classroom management, your child's educational rights, social and emotional challenges, co-occurring issues, teen-agers, young adults, resiliency and life transitions. TRI CHADD NJ meetings are FREE!

This is a judgment free & confidential zone. Our members gain knowledge and support through networking with other parents, education from TRI CHADD NJ and the extensive resources we can put you in touch with.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Eva M. O'Malley | Founder and Coordinator Parent Program
Certified Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD Instructor
CHADD National Board of Directors

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 26, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
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elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Home for the Holidays (1995) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A single woman dreads the annual Thanksgiving visit with her loving, but overbearing family. Directed by Jodie Foster. Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, and Dylan McDermott.

Comedy/Drama/Romance – 1 hour and 43 minutes

©Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners – racecar driver Denny Swift, his wife Eve, and daughter Zoe – navigate life with a refreshing perspective on friendship, family, and unconditional love. Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour and 49 minutes

©20th Century Fox

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

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

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Films: Angel of Mine (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Lizzie meets a married couple whose child looks exactly like her deceased daughter. Firmly believing the child is her own, Lizzie does everything in her power to spend time with her. As tensions escalate, heavily guarded secrets start to unravel. Directed by Kim Farrant. Starring Noomi Rapace, Rebecca Bower, and Luke Evans.

Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 1 hour and 38 minutes 

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
objects_crayon.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 Census Information Table (lobby) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John C.Wright     john.c.wright@2020Census.gov
   

Information on 2020 Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter on Wednesdays  from 9am til 1pm until Thanksgiving.

Drop by and find out more for yourself.

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Goodbye Girl (1977) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

An arrogant actor sublets an apartment, unbeknownst to the occupant, a divorced mother who’s just been dumped by her boyfriend in this Best Picture nominee. Directed by Herbert Ross. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, and Barabar Rhoades.

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 51 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_turkey.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Pinecone Turkey Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Get into the spirit of the season by listening to some Thanksgiving stories! Come put together an adorable turkey with a pine cone, colorful feathers, and construction paper!

Please register below.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_cornucopia.png 4:15 PM Kids! LEGO® Stories Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read thankful stories and enjoy an afternoon of LEGO® creativity.

Grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
Thursday November 28, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Thanksgiving - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Friday November 29, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Thanksgiving - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Saturday November 30, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday December 1, 2019 -  Saturday December 28, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png Manasquan River Group of Artists Exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On Exhibit through December

Manasquan River Group of Artists has original paintings, oil, watercolors, and pastels on display at the Wall Library. 

Art Reception November 9th from  2:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday December 1, 2019 -  Tuesday December 31, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel
Sunday December 1, 2019 Go To Top
ent_tuba.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Navesink Brass in Concert: A Multicultural Holiday Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Navesink Brass Quintet has planned a special multicultural concert for 2019, including selections celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa. The ensemble will perform pieces ranging from "Feliz Navidad" with a special Latin flair, to "Umoja: The First Day of Kwanzaa" by Valerie Coleman, to "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J.S. Bach for those with a more classical outlook.  

The Navesink Brass is a professional brass quintet comfortable with all styles of music from the Renaissance to Jazz and Rock. Formed in 1992 in Red Bank, NJ, the ensemble took the name of the local river flowing through Monmouth County. The NBQ rehearses regularly, has a graceful blend, and maintains superlative musical standards. All performers are virtuosos on their instruments.

Members include: Thomas Bender - Trumpet; Donald Swinchoski - Trumpet; Nancy Shalvatis - Horn; Daniel Carver - Trombone; and Paul J. Eschelbach - Tuba. 

Come on out for a special occasion. After all, this is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday December 2, 2019 -  Wednesday December 18, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Colts Neck Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18, from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18, from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
NOTE: Note the Library is closed Wednesday December 25th for Christmas. There will be no regular children's programing from December 23rd - 31st
    Location: Colts Neck
Monday December 2, 2019 -  Thursday December 19, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian. Free at Monmouth County Library! NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years Mondays, December 2, 9, 16 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!  Mondays, December 2, 9, 16  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years   Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17  from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages  Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

    Location: Howell
 
objects_baby_footprints.png Marlboro Kids! Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Family Storytime, and Preschool Programs

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed! 

Babies, Books and Bubbles - Ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver  Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver            Mondays and Wednesdays  from 10:35-11:05 am  and * NEW TIME * 11:15-11:45 am

* New* Family Craft Time-  Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver) Thursdays- 1:30-2:00 pm

December 5- Snowflakes                       December 12-  Bubble Wrap painting                        December19- Mittens

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5  Tuesdays 1:30-2:00 * new time*

October 3- Penguins                October 10- Snowflakes                         October 17- Mittens

 

    Location: Marlboro
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Monday December 2, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Breakthrough (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, Breakthrough is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Directed by Roxann Dawson. Starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 56 minutes

©20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Make a Tote Bag Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a fun bag for yourself or fro someone special!

No registration needed. Grades K-5

 
objects_candle.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Holiday Candle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make a centerpiece for your Holiday table using candles and holiday decorations you may have around the house.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Breakthrough (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, Breakthrough is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Directed by Roxann Dawson. Starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 56 minutes

©20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to care for her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond arranged marriage. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.

Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Shobha Rao's Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: The Command (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Based on a real story, the film recounts the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster. The film tells the story of the Russian nuclear submarine as it's sinking to the bottom of the Barents Sea and the sailors fight to survive it. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Peter Simonischek.

Action/Drama/History – 1 hour and 57 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Kitchen (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

In 1978, three Hell’s Kitchen housewives’ mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp axe to grind, the ladies take the mafia’s matters into their own hands – proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition… literally. Directed by Andrea Berloff. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. 

Crime/Drama/Action/Adventure – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Discussion of The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai.

A novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy. In 1985, a popular and charismatic man named Nico Marcus has recently died of AIDS. His family, except for his smart and spirited younger sister Fiona, prefers to let the cause of his demise go unmentioned. Thirty years later, Fiona, now in her fifties, searches Paris for her lost daughter Claire, who may have left both a man and a religious cult, and who has no desire to be found.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220 x.7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, lap tops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: After the Wedding (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor appears, requiring Isabel to travel from India to New York. The city she deliberately hasn’t returned to in over two decades. Once in New York, Isabel meets the orphanage’s possible benefactor, Theresa Young, a multi-millionaire media mogul accustomed to getting what she wants. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson, 21-year-old daughter Grace, and eight-year-old twins Theo and Otto, Theresa’s life couldn’t appear to be more perfect and different from Isabel’s. But appearances are only skin deep and the two women have more in common than meets the eye. While Isabel thinks she’ll immediately be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans, insisting Isabel attend Grace’s wedding at the family’s estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women. Directed by Bart Freundlich. Starring Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, and Abby Quinn. 

Drama – 1 hour and 52 minutes

(c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday December 4, 2019 -  Wednesday December 18, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle/Read Toddler/ Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Wednesday December 4, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_candy_cane.png 4:15 AM  -  5:00 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime

    Location: Howell
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people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

After a car accident leaves him with memory loss and reduced language capabilities, Virgil works with a motley group of characters to find his place in a dying town. Quirky and full of heart, Virgil Wander is a quintessentially American story of the Midwest.

 

Limited number of books avilable at the circulation desk

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Yesterday (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle.  Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

©Universal Pictures

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_pilates.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Calm and Go Yoga: Winter Session! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies and it’s easy to learn! Join in as a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance teaches kids and their parents how to have flexible upbeat fun. This program is ideal for 3-6 year olds but kids up to 9 years old are encouraged to attend. Registration required. Space is limited so please register!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
symbols_open.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Exit Planning for Small Business Owners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this workshop, along with the seven steps in the exit planning process, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Liquidation and Liquidation over time
  • Keeping your business in the family
  • Selling your business to managers and/or employees
  • Selling the business on the open market
  • Selling to another business
  • The IPO (Initial Public Offering)

Presenter Ian Kansky helps entrepreneurs and small business owners plan for the most important day of their business: the day that they exit.  Working with business owners, he helps them develop strategies to exit their business when they want, sell to whom they want, for the most money, and pay the least taxes.  Mr. Kansky is a Certified Exit Planner (CExP™) who began his career on Wall Street, became a business owner entrepreneur, and is now using his experiences to educate clients in making smart financial decisions.

Co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth County. 

Space is limited; Registration is recommended.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 45 spaces available.
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_yin_yang.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

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

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

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

Fall dates are: Wednesdays, December 4 and December 18 at 7:00 pm

Free admission

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 5, 2019 -  Thursday December 19, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Allentown Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Thursdays , December 5, 12, 19, from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays,  December 5,12, 19, from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
 
Note: The library will be closed December 25. There are no regular children's programing from December 23rd -31st  
    Location: Allentown
 
lib_dog_reading.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age/Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Thursday December 5, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday December 5, 2019 -  Thursday December 19, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes

Thursdays, December 5, 12 and 19

Bouncing Bunnies and Curious Cubs Storytime - Ages 18 - 36 months (with parent/caregiver) from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Creativity Corner - Storytime and Art - Ages 3 - 5 years from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 2:00 - 2:30 pm

    Location: Holmdel
Thursday December 5, 2019 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fort Monmouth Invention Warned of Pearl Harbor Attack Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Some Monmouth County residents realize that much of the Army's early work with radar occurred right within the County, at Fort Monmouth.  Fewer, however, know that that radar equipment successfully detected the incoming Japanese planes at Pearl Harbor.  Those planes, as Helen Phillips, then Museum Director and Signal Corps Historian recalled in 1967, "catapulted the United States into World War II in a cascade of fire and broken ships.  Never since the Revolution had America been so close to ignominious military defeat.  Never had our sovereignty been so jeopardized."  

Could anything have stopped this infamous attack and our subsequent entry into the War?  As Dr. Harold Zahl explains in his book Radar Spelled Backwards, the SCR-2708 radar "gave 52 minutes of unheeded warning as the Japanese approached Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December, 1941."  So what did the chain of command in Hawaii do with that information?  Join us to find out. 

 

Melissa Ziobro is the Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University.  Her service to the University includes administration of the Monmouth Memories Oral History Program and the Department's social media and newsletter.  She serves as the campus coordinator for the National History Day program, and the faculty advisor for the History and Anthropology Club.  Melissa currently serves as the President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region and as the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University. 

She worked as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, from 2004-2011. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, the Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners - racecar driver Denny Swift, his wife Eve, and daughter Zoe - navigate life with a refreshing perspective on friendship, family and unconditional love.  Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried.

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young man with Down syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way. Directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson. Starring Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen.

Adventure/Comedy/Drama- 1 hour and 37 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM Battle of Guadalcanal, August 1942 Presented by Paul Zigo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Guadalcanal, a Japanese occupied island in the Solomon Island chain in the South Pacific was invaded by a major US Marine force on August 7, 1942. The bloody and protracted struggle for this steamy, malaria-ridden, rain-sodden island lasted for nearly 6 months, resulting in over 6,000 casualties to include 1,752 battle deaths. The battle was the first real test of land strength between Japan and the USA. Seven major naval battles were also fought around the island. Guadalcanal is now seen as a major turning point in the Pacific War from which Japan never recovered. Come and hear why the battle was so vicious and why it had to be won.

Paul Zigo is the founder and director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WWII era and the war's impact on history. Mr. Zigo was a Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

A young man with Down Syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way.  Directed by Michael Schwartz & Tyler Nilson. Starring Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen.

Adventure/Comedy/Drama – 1 hour and 27 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Get Carter (1971) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A ruthless hood suspects his brother's supposedly accidental death was no accident, and sniffs out the trail of lies and deceit with bloody consequences.  Directed by Mike Hodges.  Starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Eckland, John Osborne, and Tony Beckley. 

Crime/Thriller - 1 hour and 51 minutes

©Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_moon_stars.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Guide to the Stars Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us as we learn about constellations and the planets with local High Technology High School student, Reed Snedecker. All ages welcome for the presentation and surprise craft! 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO® Challenge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

All Ages.

Registration requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Craft: Make Your Own Gift Wrap Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun coloring  and decorating special gift wrapping paper!

No registration needed.

    Location: Marlboro
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z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Prep for SAT Math (Rm5/4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 x 7222   
   

Take this class and Crunch the Math Section.

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes.

Class dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/15*, 10/31, 11/21, 12/5

*10/15 is a special class to prepare for PSAT class. 

All Free, no card needed.

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT / Math tutor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm7_) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Get Carter (1971) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A ruthless hood suspects his brother's supposedly accidental death was no accident, and sniffs out the trail of lies and deceit with bloody consequences.  Directed by Mike Hodges.  Starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Eckland, John Osborne, and Tony Beckley. 

Crime/Thriller - 1 hour and 51 minutes

©Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to care for her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond arranged marriage. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.

Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Shobha Rao's Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday December 6, 2019 Go To Top
objects_money_coins_paper.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Don't Get Scammed! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Consumer scam artists are more active than ever. Senior citizens -- individuals aged 60 and over -- are targeted more frequently by financial fraud and scams than any other age group. Today's seniors are prime targets of fraudsters for several reasons, starting with their financial assets.  Members of their generation are most likely to have a substantial 'nest egg,' own their own homes, or have excellent credit.  

Learn about the various scam and fraud schemes currently active in New Jersey including IRS, Lottery, and grandparents phone scams; Identity Theft, email, and text scams; as well as door-to-door scams.  

Presenter Melanie Hazim is from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing the refreshments for First Fridays.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Castoffs meet every Friday, except for the fourth Friday of the month.

Please note that this month, the group will meet December 27, not December 20.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 7, 2019 -  Saturday December 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

($1.00 a bag begins Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21, 2019)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday December 7, 2019 Go To Top
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   
To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.
 
Time commitment:
 
English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from September to December. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 
 
The dates for the Fall 2019 session are: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7 and December 14 (8 classes). 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_tree.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Christmas Memory presented by The Ocean Players Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

"A Christmas Memory" is a short, largely autobiographical story by Truman Capote, that was originally published in Mademoiselle Magazine in December 1956. The story takes place in the 1930's during a time in which Capote was living with distant relatives in rural Alabama and focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season, but also poignantly touches on loneliness and loss. It is now considered a holiday classic and has been broadcasted, recorded, filmed, and staged multiple times in award winning productions. Join us as The Ocean Players present a reading of "A Christmas Memory."

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday December 8, 2019 Go To Top
nat_snowflake.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Happy Holidays Concert: Tim McLoone and The Shirleys with the Atlantic Coast Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with the Atlantic Coast Band will be at the Library Headquarters to celebrate the community’s holiday spirit. Join us for this fun and festive concert.

Happy Holidays from the Library Staff and Commission and the Friends of the Monmouth County Library!

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

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday December 9, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM World War I Film and Lecture Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Very Long Engagement (2004) (R)

A French woman looks for her fiancé after World War I in this moving drama. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Starring Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfield, and Clovis Cornillac.

Drama/Mystery/Romance – 2 hours and 13 minutes

©Warner Bros.

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Snowflake Decorating Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a winter story and make a beautiful snowflake magnet!

No registration needed for Grades K-3

 
anim_bear.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do you See? by Bill Martin featuring Penny, a Shih Tzu Yorkie mix, as she performs tricks in character from this wonderful children's classic. All ages welcome!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday December 10, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-291-1956   
   

Support for the Special Role You Play in Your Grandchild’s Life. 

Helping with the kids?  From providing occasional babysitting to raising them as your own, more and more grandparents are actively involved in the day-to-day life of their grandchildren.  Join us at our grandparents support group to learn and share valuable information.

The Atlantic Highlands Library has partnered with the Bayshore Family Success Center, which is part of the Community YMCA.

RSVP is required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.  This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Today at Headquarters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
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rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Yesterday (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom.  Directed By Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music – 1 hour and 56 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young man with Down syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way. Directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. Starring Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, and Dakota Johnson.

Adventure/Comedy/Drama – 1 hour and 37 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_open.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The How, What, and Why of Using Video in your Small Business Marketing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This workshop will introduce you to the how, what, and why of using video in your small business marketing.

How: Hands-on instructions on how to set up a YouTube channel and cross-promote on other social channels.

What: What type of video is best for your business?

Why: Learn the statistics related to using video vs. just content or pictures in your marketing.

Presented by Suzanne Stingo.  Suzanne Stingo's firm SMS Social Media Strategies helps individuals, corporate employees, and organizations with LinkedIn and social media training, coaching, profile optimization, and business page creation on all social media platforms.  

Co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth.  

Space is limited; registration is recommended. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 44 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

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

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
Wednesday December 11, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_meeting.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Anyone with interest in the Howell Library is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Friends of Howell Library, held the second Wednesday of the month.

Information about the Friends and an application form are available in the library.

    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Lion King (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A young lion returns to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous and fratricidal uncle after spending his childhood in exile under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat. Directed by Jon Favreau.  Starring Donald Glover, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, John Kani, Alfre Woodard, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Animation/Adventure/Drama - 1 hour and 58 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_candy_cane.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Santa Clause is Coming to Colts Neck! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a winter tale and visit Santa Clause. Be sure to tell him your holiday wishes and make a festive craft!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_christmas_bells.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

LEGO® Holiday Stories! Enjoy an afternoon of reading stories and LEGO® creativity!

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After the Epiloge: A Thriller Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A Winter Haunting (2002) By Dan Simmons

A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation...Provided by the publisher.

 
 
    Location: Hazlet
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM TAB Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220   
   

The Monmouth County TAB meets monthly to share ideas and help promote library teen services. Meet friends, have a snack, and get involved in your community!

*Applications for TAB are closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be avaliable in April 2020.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, September 11 through December 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 12, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pilates.png 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Calm and Go Yoga: Winter Session! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies and it’s easy to learn! Join in as a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance teaches kids and their parents how to have flexible upbeat fun. This program is ideal for 3-6 year olds but kids up to 9 years old are encouraged to attend. Registration required. Space is limited so please register!

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A young man with Down syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way. Directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen.

Adventure/Comedy/Drama  - 1 hour and 37 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Farewell (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Chinese-American family keeps their grandmother's terminal lung cancer diagnosis from her. They collectively orchestrate a fake wedding celebration in China to allow each family member to covertly come to terms with their impending grief. Directed by Lulu Wang. Starring Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, and X Mayo.

Comedy/Drama- 1 hour and 40 minutes

(c) A24 Films

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_santa_hat.png 2:00 PM Armchair Art Tours presents From Saint to Santa Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

From an early age, Dr. Michael Norris discovered how powerful the influence of art can be. He earned a BA in Classics from U.C. San Diego, and an MA in Classics and Ph.D. in Art History at U.C. Santa Barbara.  With over 20 years of teaching at the Cloisters Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other global lecture destinations, Michael "tries to find the story in the artwork" and shares his appreciation with interested audiences.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_violin.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Fiddle in America: A History and Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

How often do you get to hear music and then have a high-energy conversation about its role in historical traditions, its cultural influence, and its style and technique?  

Until the early 20th century, the fiddle was the centerpiece of American folk music and folk culture.  In this interactive presentation, Matthew Backes explores the origins and history of American fiddle music -- covering a range of styles and modes of expression -- and raises along the way big questions about musical tradition and music making.

Matthew Backes is passionate about stringed instruments; he started playing at 15 years old.  When he's not fiddling, singing, or picking mandolin or guitar, Backes teaches American Studies at Rutgers University.  A historian that holds a Ph.D. in American History, Backes combines his passion for fiddling with his fascination with historical studies as often as he can.  He also perfoms regularly with his bluegrass band, The Magnolia Street String Band.  

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH).  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Marrianne AND Leonard: Words of Love (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   
   

Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016. Directed by Nick Broomfield. Starring Leonard Cohen Marianne Ihlen, and Judy Collins.

Documentary/Biography/Music -  1 hour and 37 minutes

(c) Lion's Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie: Silkwood (1983) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A dramatization of the life of Karen Silkwood, a worker at an Oklahoma plutonium plant who became contaminated by radiation and who had been pushing for better safety conditions when she died under mysterious circumstances in a 1974 car crash.  Directed by Mike Nichols.  Starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, and Craig T. Nelson. 

Biography/Drama - 2 hours and 11 minutes

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_tree.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Holiday Slime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Come make a [contained] mess with colorful, sparkly slime just in time for the holidays.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_snowman.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hot Chocolate Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Come and listen to some stories about keeping warm and create a beautiful cup of hot chocolate with construction paper, cotton balls, and of course stickers!

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Come in and join the fun as you free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Event: Use your Imagination.. Build a Snowman Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a snowman with marshmallows, pretzles, and frosting! 

* please alert us of any allergies your child may have* no registration needed Grades PreK-5

 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & TV Series Discussion.

This is the space to  share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

We are  reading The Fiery Cross.  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Silkwood (1983) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A dramatization of the life of Karen Silkwood, a worker at an Oklahoma plutonium plant who became contaminated by radiation and who had been pushing for better safety conditions when she died under mysterious circumstances in a 1974 car crash. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, and Craig T. Nelson. 

Biography/Drama - 2 hours and 11 minutes

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 13, 2019 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Castoffs meet every Friday, except for the fourth Friday of the month.

Please note that this month, the group will meet December 27, not December 20.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 14, 2019 Go To Top
objects_notepad.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-395-2300   
   
The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.
    Location: Howell
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   
To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732-291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.
 
Time commitment:
 
English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from September to December. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 
 
The dates for the Fall 2019 session are: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7 and December 14 (8 classes). 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting & Crocheting! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Do what you love!  

All skill levels are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_christmas_bells.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 10th Annual Home for the Holidays Concert with The Billy Lawlor Trio Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This concert has become a tradition for so many in our community. Billy Lawlor, a keyboardist, vocalist and entertainer, has been a mainstay on the Jersey Shore music scene since the ‘70s as the leader of the Billy Lawlor Band.  Joining Billy for this performance will be Gary Mazzaroppi on upright bass and Tommy Labella on saxophone, rounding out the smooth jazz tones in these wonderful renditions of our holiday favorites.

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

    Location: Howell
 
objects_paper_plane.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Origami is the art of paper folding, which may be simple or quite complex.

We invite experienced paperfolders to drop by this monthly meeting of like minded artists and learn from each other!

Meetings are generally on the second Saturday of each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full.png 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Kids! Full Moon Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us for a quiet wintery evening, reading festive stories and enjoying the full moon. All ages welcome.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Sunday December 15, 2019 Go To Top
ent_conductor.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The S.O.L.E Jazz Concert: Spirit of Life Ensemble Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

Ceaselessly traveling the globe, the Spirit of Life Ensemble shares their proud motto and music with delighted audiences, offering Latin Grooves, as well as African and Eastern Sounds, thanks to an impressive line-up.

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 16, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A to Z Dog Breeds with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu, and Allie, a Labrador Retriever. Join us to read about Affenpinscher breeds to Yorkshire Terrier breeds.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memoir & Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Do you have a story to tell? Meet with others who enjoy sharing personal experiences, family histories, and fictional writing. The group will feature gentle suggestions to enhance your writing. Facilitator will be Lois Kiely, published memoir writer and retired professor from Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday December 17, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion The Woman Who Smashed Codes by James Fagone Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220x7222   
   

History Book Club  In Memory of John Wolt

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies   By James Fagone

The incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo,  Elizebeth  Smith and William Friedman, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it  to solve puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II.

No Registration required.  Limited amount of books  available at the Headquarters Circulation Desk

Moderator:  James  Nosuchinsky

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Angel Has Fallen (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Secret Service agent is accused of being complicit in an assassination attempt on the President. He struggles to evade his colleagues and the FBI while attempting to uncover the identity of the real perpetrators. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Action/Thriller – 2 hours and 1 minute

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Breakthrough (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, Breakthrough is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Directed by Roxann Dawson. Starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 56 minutes

©20th Century Fox

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Rocketman (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please take note of date change due to meeting room conflict. 

This biopic focuses on Elton John's early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his enduring partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, and his romantic relationships.  Directed by Dexter Fletcher.  Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Gemma Jones.

Biography/Drama/Music - 2 hours and 1 minute  

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Blinded By the Light (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means of escape. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “The Boss,” Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s songs. Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family, and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit, based on the memoir Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Monzoor. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Viveik Kalra, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Kit Reeve. 

Comedy/Drama/Music – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©New Line Cinema

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220 x.7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, lap tops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM New Release Movie: Angel Has Fallen (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Secret Service agent is accused of being complicit in an assassination attempt on the President. He struggles to evade his colleagues and the FBI while attempting to uncover the identity of the real perpetrators. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Action/Thriller – 2 hours and 1 minute

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Blinded By the Light (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “The Boss”, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s songs. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice. Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family, and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Viveik Kalra, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Kit Reeve. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Viveik Kalra, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Kit Reeve.

Comedy/Drama/Music – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©New Line Cinema

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.

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

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday December 18, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories.

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

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

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

"Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessan Boyle (1982)

Three "dangerous" boys find more danger than they bargained for at the local teen hangout

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Christmas in Connecticut (1945) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A housekeeping-magazine columnist, as part of a promotional stunt welcomes a returning war hero into her country estate, the only problem is she’s a klutz in the kitchen.  Directed by Peter Godfrey. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, and S.Z. Sakall.

Classic/Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 41 minutes

© Warner Bros. 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
objects_wizard_hat.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Harry Potter Party! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Even if you haven't received your Hogwarts letter this year, come for a cozy celebration of the world of Harry Potter anyway! Drinks, snacks and wizarding decor will be present.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Snowy Day Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to the Keats’ classic Snowy Day and create a beautiful winter scene out of a little white paint, a little construction paper, a few cotton balls and a whole lot of creativity! 

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

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Grades K & Up

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and READ a favorite story to a canine friend. 

The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

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

Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm featuring Pippin, a Cairn Terrier. Follow Pippin as she acts through this timely classic.

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

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

Open and free for all to attend.

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_yin_yang.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T’ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

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

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

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

Free admission

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 19, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_dance_music.png 10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Kids! Kids Music Round Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fun-filled free music and dance class for children with their special adult

Best for ages birth-5 years old

No Registration Required!

    Location: Allentown
 
lib_book_hand.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Door Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Door by Magda Szabo

Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate,  impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no  one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's  housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming  indispensible to her.  And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought  success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

Copies of the book for book discussion use are available at the circulation desk.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
flags_usa.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 1944: Greatest American Battle Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler’s final counter offensive in northwest Europe, was launched on December 16, 1944.  Aimed at splitting the Allied armies in half and capturing the key port of Antwerp, the offensive surprised the Allies and caused an immediate command crisis.  The presentation will cover how the crisis was overcome, how the offensive was thwarted and why the battle was called by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill the “greatest American battle” of the war.

Paul is an author, military historian, and founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute.

Space is limited. Register in person, on-line or by phone

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Christmas Eve (1947) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Three adopted sons attempt to help their wealthy foster mother save her estate at Christmas after she has been accused of being mentally incompetent. Directed by Edwin L. Marin. Starring George Brent, George Raft, Randolph Scott, Ann Harding, and Joan Blondell.

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 30 minutes

(c)Paramount Pictures

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Gloria (1980) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A narcissistic ex-gang moll must become a small boy's protector when the mob is in hot pursuit of the kid and his incriminating diary.  Gena Rowlands earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in this drama directed by her husband John Cassavetes.  Directed by John Cassavetes.  Starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, and Lupe Guarnica.

Crime/Drama/Thriller - 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Blinded by the Light (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “The Boss”, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s songs. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice. Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family, and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Viveik Kalra, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Kit Reeve. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Viveik Kalra, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Kit Reeve.

Comedy/Drama/Music – 1 hour and 58 minutes

@New Line Cinema

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Cultural Cinema: The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Insightful documentary charting the extensive production of MGM’s classic romantic story set around the Civil War starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Directed by David Hinton. Starring Chrisopher Plummer.

A Documentary to Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind – 2 hours and 4 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_santa_hat.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Santa Claus is Coming to... The Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Make St. Nick and his good friend, Mr. Peter Donoghue, feel welcome by celebrating his annual storytime with us at the library! No preschool storytime— join us as Santa reads us a story!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Snowy Day Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-6475   
   

Listen to the Keats’ classic Snowy Day and create a beautiful winter scene out of a little white paint, a little construction paper, a few cotton balls and a whole lot of creativity! 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Gloria (1980) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A narcissistic ex-gang moll must become a small boy's protector when the mob is in hot pursuit of the kid and his incriminating diary.  Gena Rowlands earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in this drama directed by her husband John Cassavetes.  Directed by John Cassavetes.  Starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, and Lupe Guarnica.

Crime/Drama/Thriller - 2 hours and 2 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM Cultural Cinema: The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Insightful documentary charting the extensive production of MGM’s classic romantic story set around the Civil War starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Directed by David Hinton. Starring Chrisopher Plummer.

A Documentary to Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind – 2 hours and 4 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday December 20, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Bob Kulik Concert: An Afternoon of Songs and Stories Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Bob’s career has spanned more than five decades, during which he shared the stage with some of the most celebrated artists of our time: Lou Rawls, Jerry Vale, Robert Goulet, Little Anthony, B.J. Thomas, The Duprees, and many more! His musical journey includes more than 30 years performing as a member of the ‘60s pop group The Happenings from which he retired in 2018. He now performs as a solo artist throughout the tristate area. In June 2019, Bob was inducted into the East Coast Music Hall of Fame.

Doors open at 1:00 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers.

This concert is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday December 21, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM Festive Flutes Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Festive Flutes will be making their annual stop at the Wall Library for a medley of holiday favorites. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy an afternoon of classical, traditional, and modern favorites in the main area of the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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Monday December 23, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_hanukkah.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Menorah Lighting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as Rabbi Dovid Harrison leads us in our annual Menorah lighting. He and his family from Congregation Beth Shalom will also provide doughnuts, latkes, and dreidels for all children!

The Eastern Branch Library would like to thank the Rabbi and the people of Congregation Beth Shalom for their generosity.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_gingerbread_man.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie: Krampus (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young boy loses faith in Christmas and accidentally summons the malevolent holiday demon Krampus to his home, where the creature wreaks havoc on his dysfunctional family. Directed by Michael Dougherty. Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and David Koechner.

Comedy/Drama/Fantasy- 1 hour and 38 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday December 24, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_christmas_bells.png Library closes 5pm Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Love Actually (2003) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A romantic comedy centered around several London couples during Christmastime. Directed by Richard Curtis. Starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightley, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, and Alan Rickman.

Comedy/Drama/Romance – 2 hours and 15 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday December 25, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_christmas_bells.png Christmas Holiday - Library closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Merry Christmas to all Celebrating from Library Commission and Staff! 

    Location: All Branches
Thursday December 26, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Love Actually (2003) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Romantic comedy centering on several London couples during Christmastime.  Directed by Richard Curtis. Starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightley, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Martine McCutchen, and Rowan Atkinson.

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Great Gatsby (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of lossening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her phillandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves, and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams, and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton.

Drama/Romance - 2 hours and 23 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Good Boys (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

After Max gets invited to a kissing party, he enlists the help of Thor and Lucas, two of his closest friends, to help him uncover the mystery of kissing.  After making one bad descision after another, they are thrust into an unexpected adventure.  Directed by Gene Stupnitsky. Starring Molly Gordon, Jacob Tremblay, Retta, Will Forte, and Lil Rel Howery.

Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour and 30 minutes

© Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday December 27, 2019 Go To Top
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Castoffs Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Castoffs meet every Friday, except for the fourth Friday of the month.

Please note that this month, the group will meet December 27, not December 20.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on Petrov v grippe I vokrug nego by author Alexey Salnikov.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday December 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting & Crocheting! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Do what you love!  

All skill levels are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. 

    Location: Hazlet
Monday December 30, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners - racecar driver Denny Swift, his wife Eve, and daughter Zoe - navigate life with a refreshing perspective on friendship, family, and unconditional love.  Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried.

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners - racecar driver Denny Swift, his wife Eve, and daughter Zoe - navigate life with a refreshing perspective on friendship, family and unconditional love.  Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried.

Comedy/Drama/Romance - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

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

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

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

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Tuesday December 31, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 2:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Movie: New Year's Eve (2011) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Comedy/Drama that follows various couples and singles as they roam NYC on New Year’s Eve. Directed by Garry Marshall. Starring Halle Barry, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, and Zac Efron.

Comedy/Drama/Romance – 1 hour and 53 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: New Year's Eve (2011) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A comedy-drama following various couples and singles as they roam NYC on New Year's Eve. Directed by Garry Marshall. Starring Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, and Robert De Niro.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 53 minutes

©Warner Bros.  

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_confetti.png 5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Happy 2020 from Library Commission and Staff! 

    Location: All Branches
Wednesday January 1, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png Happy New Year! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Thursday January 2, 2020 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 4, 2020 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 7, 2020 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn To Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class meets every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am- lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm- open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
Wednesday January 8, 2020 Go To Top
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A young man with Down syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way. Directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen.

Adventure/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 37 minutes 

© Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After the Epiloge: A Thriller Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info