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Friday April 30, 2021 -  Sunday May 2, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Friday: That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems; read by Miss Danya

Craft: Colorful Bird  Suggested supplies: colored construction paper, glue, scissors, crayons and markers, feathers

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month-Curated Media List  
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Celebrate and share  the rich literature heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans during #AAPI Heritage Month. 

Please link HERE for  the list of curated print and visual media

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     Curated information sources forThe Other Jewish Songwriters program  
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Find curated information sources for additional information on The Other Jewish Songwriters program HERE. 

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     Curated media selections to encourage discussions on Race, Racism and Race Relations  
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Librarian curated print and visual media sources to encourage conversations on Race, Racism and Race Relations

may be found HERE.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     English as a Second Language Virtual Classes  
    Contact: Literacy NJ Monmouth   732 702 1895   jeven@literacynj.org
   

Do you Want to Speak English? Learn  the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community. 

Free English as a Second Language virtual classes or one-on-one tutoring will be offered through Literacy NJ Monmouth throughout the year. 

Open to adults 18 years and older. Please contact Program Director Jhanna Even at 732 702 1895 or at jeven@literacynj.org

*Available to Monmouth County residents only

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     Teen Book Review Society (TBR) - Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Teen Books  
    Contact: MCL Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Age: Must be between grades 7-12 

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

Hours Given: 1 hour per book 

Limit of books per month -  4

Length:  Min 100 Words, Max 300 Words

Specific Information:

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

Submission: Submit your review using our Google Form here.

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Wednesday September 1, 2021
     Public Notice and Disclaimer  
    Contact: Monmouth County Library      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

The library shares information, represents all views, and adheres to the fundamental values of the American Library Association: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion.

To view some programs, you may be directed to use a link and you will leave the Monmouth County Library's virtual jurisdiction. The link you select may be located on another website. The linked site contains information that has been created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of the Library.  We do not endorse, approve, certify, or control any linked websites, their sponsors, or any of their policies, activities, products, or services. We do not assume responsibility for the acuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information contained therein. 

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests sequences to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

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

Series changes throughout the month and  may be found HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday May 2, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   2:00 PM  -  3:10 PM The Other Jewish Songwriters: Virtual Lecture-In-Song  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Commemorating  May is Jewish-American Heritage Month 

Lecture-in-Song Presented by Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller 

Premieres on the Library website Sunday, May 2 at 2pm (registration not needed) 

The Other Jewish Songwriters is a musical and anecdotal tribute in American Popular Song that specifically focuses on several lesser-known, outstanding, prolific, and distinguished Jewish  songwriters and personalities. Musical entertainer and storyteller Fred Miller shares, in his customary fashion, the lives, careers and the enduring songs of these three great musical artists.

Program is free of charge and registration not needed. Internet access is required to attend. 

The Library shares information, represents all views, and adhers to the fundamental values of the American Library Association: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion.

We ask that if you choose to watch, please refer to the following resource page on the four featured songwriters and form your  own opinion.

https://monmouthcountylib.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Other-Jewish-Songwriters-6.pdf

Historically, the impact of an individual's actions, which may have been culturally accepted at the time, may be viewed differently today. 

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

 

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 3, 2021 -  Monday May 31, 2021
     A Day in the Life of a Quaranteen - Submit an article for Volunteer Hours!  
    Contact: Teen Programming     mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Age: Must be between grades 7-12

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

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

Limit of two submissions per person. 

Submission: Please submit your article through this Google Form

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 3, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 3, 2021 -  Friday May 7, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm . Here are suggested Read-Alongs from our Children's Librarians.
 
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Monday: Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson

Dr. Seuss's Spring things
Curious about spring by Cynthia Platt
Spring in the woods by Sue Tarsky
Spring for Sophie by Yael Weber

Tuesday: Are You My Mother by PD Eastman

Superhero Mom by Timothy Knapman 
Mom and Me, Me and Mom by Miguel Tanco 
Llama Llama Mother's Day Present by Anna Dewdney 
Mama's Pajamas by Mara Van Fleet 
Happy Mother's Day by Fran Manushkin 

Wednesday: I Love You Mommy by Beatrix Potter'
I Love Mom by Joanna Walsh 
Mama's Pajamas by Mara Van Fleet 
Merbaby's Lullaby by Jane Yolen Katie's 
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch 

Thursday: One Hug by Katrina Moore
I need a Hug by Aaron Blaney
The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin
A Hug is to Hold me by Lisa Wheeler
Hug me, please! by Przyemyslaw Wechterowicz

Friday: I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman
Twinkle, Twinkle, I Love You by Steve Metzger
I'll Never Let You Go by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
When You Were Born by Emma Dodd 

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 3, 2021 -  Friday May 7, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Monday: Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson; read by Miss Danya
Craft: Frog Craft Suggested supplies: green red and white paper glue popsicle stick markers, crayons, tape

Tuesday: Are You My Mother by PD Eastman; read by Miss Katy
Craft: Spring Flower. Suggested supplies: Construction paper or foam invarious colors, craft stick, pom pom, glue, scissors, drayons or marker

Wednesday: I Love You Mommy by Beatrix Potter'; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: handprint flowers (suggested supplies: bright color construction paper, green construction paper, glue, pencil

Thursday: One Hug Katrina Moore; read by the author                     (from Harper Kids Youtube)
Craft: a Flower for Mom, Grandma or someone special with Miss Katy Suggested supplies:  recycled cardboard, construction paper or white paper to color, scissors, markers/crayons, a pencil and glue

Friday: I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman;  read by  Miss Steph
Craft: Mama Bear Card. Suggested supplies: construction paper (brown, black, white), scissors, glue

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

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday May 4, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM WISE Wellness Initiative for Senior Education  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education

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

Co-sponsored with the Monmouth County Library

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

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

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

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

  • May 4 – Valuing Cultural and Generational Diversity
  • May 18 –  Medication and the Older Adult
  • June 1 –  Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Older Adults
  • June 15 – An Enhanced Quality of Life

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

 

    Location: ONLINE
   2:00 PM A Novel Idea: The Moonlight School  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A SPECIAL TIME FOR A SPECIAL AUTHOR VISIT 

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

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

Moderated by Stephanie Laurino, HQ

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

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

Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. Registration closes on 5/3 at noon; access link to the program will be emailed by 4pm on that date. 

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

Tuesday: Are You My Mother by PD Eastman; read by Miss Katy

Craft: Spring Flower. Suggested supplies: Construction paper or foam invarious colors, craft stick, pom pom, glue, scissors, drayons or marker

Wednesday: I Love You Mommy by Beatrix Potter'; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: handprint flowers (suggested supplies: bright color construction paper, green construction paper, glue, pencil

Thursday: One Hug Katrina Moore; read by the author                     (from Harper Kids Youtube)
Craft: a Flower for Mom, Grandma or someone special with Miss Katy Suggested supplies:  recycled cardboard, construction paper or white paper to color, scissors, markers/crayons, a pencil and glue

Friday: I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman;  read by  Miss Steph
Craft: Mama Bear Card. Suggested supplies: construction paper (brown, black, white), scissors, glue

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday May 5, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

Wednesday: I Love You Mommy by Beatrix Potter'; read by Miss Jodi

Craft: handprint flowers (suggested supplies: bright color construction paper, green construction paper, glue, pencil

Thursday: One Hug Katrina Moore; read by the author                     (from Harper Kids Youtube)
Craft: a Flower for Mom, Grandma or someone special with Miss Katy Suggested supplies:  recycled cardboard, construction paper or white paper to color, scissors, markers/crayons, a pencil and glue

Friday: I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman;  read by  Miss Steph
Craft: Mama Bear Card. Suggested supplies: construction paper (brown, black, white), scissors, glue

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

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

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

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

Thursday May 6, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

Thursday: One Hug Katrina Moore; read by the author                     (from Harper Kids Youtube)

Craft: a Flower for Mom, Grandma or someone special with Miss Katy Suggested supplies:  recycled cardboard, construction paper or white paper to color, scissors, markers/crayons, a pencil and glue

Friday: I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman;  read by  Miss Steph
Craft: Mama Bear Card. Suggested supplies: construction paper (brown, black, white), scissors, glue

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Master Gardener Virtual Helpline 

Gardening Questions Answered

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

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

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

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

The discussion will be conducted on Cisco Webex and is free of charge.  Registration and internet access are required to attend.  Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the conversation.  The link will be emailed the day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon on May 5, 2021. 

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 7, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 7, 2021 -  Sunday May 9, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

from Friday thru Mother's Day

 I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman;  read by  Miss Steph

Craft: Mama Bear Card. Suggested supplies: construction paper (brown, black, white), scissors, glue

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

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 7, 2021
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 8, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday May 9, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   2:00 PM Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 10, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available VIA  Library Website   or this link through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 10, 2021 -  Sunday May 30, 2021
     Kids! Learn American Sign Language with Miss Steph  
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220x7226   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 10, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 10, 2021 -  Friday May 14, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Monday: G is for One Gzonk! Read-Aloud with Author Tony DiTerlizzi (Simon Kids YouTube)
Craft: Letters and Numbers Tree (suggested supplies: brown, black and colored construction paper, scissors, glue)

Tuesday: Carrot Soup by John Segal; read by Miss Danya
Craft: Carrot Soup (suggest supplies: any colored paper, orange paper, crayons. glue)

Wednesday: In My Life by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Read by Miss Katy
Craft: “Shine Like a Lighthouse" (suggested supplies: red, white, blue and black paper, crayons or markers, glue, scissors, template)

Thursday: Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton; read by Miss Steph
Craft: Sleepy Sheep (suggested supplies: for Paper Bag Sheep Puppet: brown paper bag
construction paper (white, pink), glue , scissors, markers or crayons)

Friday: Nesting by Henry Cole; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Bird's Nest (suggested supplies: Nest: brown construction paper, bright color construction paper, packing twine or tan construction paper, glue, scissors, nature scraps:weeds,leaves,cut/dry grass, twigs, dead flowers (optional)

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 10, 2021
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday May 11, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar - Benefits of Cooking with Herbs  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Healthy Cooking with Herbs 

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday: Carrot Soup by John Segal; read by Miss Danya

Craft: Carrot Soup (suggest supplies: any colored paper, orange paper, crayons. glue)

Wednesday: In My Life by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Read by Miss Katy
Craft: “Shine Like a Lighthouse" (suggested supplies: red, white, blue and black paper, crayons or markers, glue, scissors, template)

Thursday: Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton; read by Miss Steph
Craft: Sleepy Sheep (suggested supplies: for Paper Bag Sheep Puppet: brown paper bag
construction paper (white, pink), glue , scissors, markers or crayons)

Friday: Nesting by Henry Cole; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Bird's Nest (suggested supplies: Nest: brown construction paper, bright color construction paper, packing twine or tan construction paper, glue, scissors, nature scraps:weeds,leaves,cut/dry grass, twigs, dead flowers (optional)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday May 12, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM The Navesink Twin Lights: A Virtual Exploration  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Navesink Twin Lights: A Virtual Exploration 

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

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

This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion.

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

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

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

Wednesday: In My Life by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Read by Miss Katy

Craft: “Shine Like a Lighthouse" (suggested supplies: red, white, blue and black paper, crayons or markers, glue, scissors, template)

Thursday: Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton; read by Miss Steph
Craft: Sleepy Sheep (suggested supplies: for Paper Bag Sheep Puppet: brown paper bag
construction paper (white, pink), glue , scissors, markers or crayons)

Friday: Nesting by Henry Cole; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Bird's Nest (suggested supplies: Nest: brown construction paper, bright color construction paper, packing twine or tan construction paper, glue, scissors, nature scraps:weeds,leaves,cut/dry grass, twigs, dead flowers (optional)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Thursday May 13, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM The Reel Movie Discussion: A Virtual Program - The King's Speech (2010) (R)  
    Contact: Programming   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

This session will be conducted on Cisco Webex and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed Wednesday, May 13 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon. This film can also be viewed through select streaming platforms.

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

Biography/Drama/History – 1 hour and 58 minutes

Moderated by Kristen Harvey, Library HQ

©Anchor Bay Entertainment

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

Thursday: Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton; read by Miss Steph

Craft: Sleepy Sheep (suggested supplies: for Paper Bag Sheep Puppet: brown paper bag
construction paper (white, pink), glue , scissors, markers or crayons)

Friday: Nesting by Henry Cole; read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Bird's Nest (suggested supplies: Nest: brown construction paper, bright color construction paper, packing twine or tan construction paper, glue, scissors, nature scraps:weeds,leaves,cut/dry grass, twigs, dead flowers (optional)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM From Resilience to Celebration: A Pictorial Journey Inside San Francisco's Chinatown  
    Contact: Programming   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

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

Photographs by Dick Evans, text by Kathy Chin Leong

Moderated by Gregory Yen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 14, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 14, 2021 -  Sunday May 16, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Friday: Nesting by Henry Cole; read by Miss Jodi

Craft: Bird's Nest (suggested supplies: Nest: brown construction paper, bright color construction paper, packing twine or tan construction paper, glue, scissors, nature scraps:weeds,leaves,cut/dry grass, twigs, dead flowers (optional)

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

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 14, 2021
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 15, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Penguin Pointers with Jenkinson's Aquarium  
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220x7227   dromaner@monmouthcoutnylib.org
   

Enjoy a unique experience and learn all about African Penguins!

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale  
    Contact: Friends of the Library    732-431-5656   
   

This is not a virtual event!

Colts Neck Friends of the Library Mini Outdoor Book Sale Located Outside of the Library- 1 Winthrop Dr, Colts Neck, NJ

10AM-2PM Saturday, May 15- Rain Date   10AM-2PM  Sunday, May 16  10AM-2PM   Saturday, May 22- Rain Date 10AM-2PM  Sunday, May 23  

Bag O'Books $5  Fill a provided bag or bring your own bag have it approved by the cashier

COVID protocols will be followed- Masks Required 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Endless Possibilities Through Reading Sculpture Dedication and Commemoration of the Reading Garden  
    Contact: Reference Staff    866-941-8188   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A Ceremony dedicating "Endless Possibilities Through Reading" Sculpture  and the Commemoration of the Reading Garden  will be held-in person-at Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury NJ.

This will not be a virtual event. Seating is  limited. Social Distancing protocols will be followed. 

The beautiful art piece, created by sculptor Franco Minervini, was installed at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library in Shrewsbury, NJ. 

The sculpture was created from Indiana limestone and has been placed in the new garden. It depicts a book surrounded by a circle showing the endless possibilities libraries offer.

The sculpture was made possible through a bequest from the late Charles Raffetto, as directed by the Monmouth County Library Commission members. 

Much thanks to the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners, and the Library Commissioners for their generous and tireless efforts to have this statue installed for the beatification of the Reading Community. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday May 16, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 17, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
     Do You Want to Become a United States Citizen? Free Virtual Citizenship Classes  
    Contact: Programming    732 702 1895   
   
Join Free Virtual Citizenship Classes Co-Sponsored by the Monmouth County Library, Catholic Charities and Literacy NJ Monmouth

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

U.S. Citizenship is a 12-week class that prepares its participants for the citizenship test. Students will learn U.S. history, civics, and vocabulary; and will have the chance to practice for their interview.

Students will also meet with an immigration attorney who can help with the N-400 application. Please use email and phone number  below to sign up for classes which will be held:

  • Thursdays, July 8 through September 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • To register, contact Jhanna Even at 732-702-1895 or jeven@literacynj.org 

 

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 17, 2021 -  Friday May 21, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Monday: Kamala and Maya's Big Idea  by Meena Harris; Read by the Author (from HarperKids YouTube)
Craft: Flower Garden with Miss Danya (Suggested supplies: construction paper, glue, scissors, markers/crayons, glitter (optional)) 

Tuesday: Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson; Read by Miss Danya
Craft: Paper Plate Bear (suggested supplies: paper plate, brown, pink, black paper, crayons and markers glue)

Wednesday: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert;  Read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Yarn Flower Garden (suggested supplies: blue or gray construction paper, bright colored yard, crayon/marker/chalk, scissors, school glue)

Thursday: Hat Tricks by Satoshi Kitamura; Read by Miss Steph
Craft: Magic Trick Bunny (suggested supplies: construction paper (white, black), scissors, glue)

Friday:  Click, Clack Surprise! By Doreen Cronin;  Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Party Hat (suggested supplies: construction paper (any colors), crayon or markers, curly ribbon, rubber bands or yarn, hole punch scissors, tape/staples)

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 17, 2021
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Tuesday May 18, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM WISE Wellness Initiative for Senior Education  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education

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

Co-sponsored with the Monmouth County Library

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

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

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

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

  • May 18 – Medication and the Older Adult
  • June 1 – Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Older Adults
  • June 15 –  An Enhanced Quality of Life

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

 

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Tuesday: Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson; Read by Miss Danya

Craft: Paper Plate Bear (suggested supplies: paper plate, brown, pink, black paper, crayons and markers glue)

Wedensday: Plant a Rainbow by Lois Elbert;  Read by Miss Jodi
Craft: Yarn Flower Garden (suggested supplies: blue or gray construction paper, bright colored yard, crayon/marker/chalk, scissors, school glue)

Thursday: Hat Tricks by Satoshi Kitamura; Read by Miss Steph
Craft: Magic Trick Bunny (suggested supplies: construction paper (white, black), scissors, glue)

Friday:  Click, Clack Surprise! By Doreen Cronin;  Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Party Hat (suggested supplies: construction paper (any colors), crayon or markers, curly ribbon, rubber bands or yarn, hole punch scissors, tape/staples)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM Revisiting the Founding Fathers: Gouverneur Morris  
    Contact: Programming   732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

 

 
    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Emerging Writers Virtual Workshop for Teens  
    Contact: Teen Programming      mclteen@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Presented by Professor Abigail Maguire

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

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday May 19, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM Party Hearty in the Middle Ages Virtual Art History with Michael Norris  
    Contact: Programming    732 431 7220ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

 

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Wedensday: Plant a Rainbow by Lois Elbert;  Read by Miss Jodi

Craft: Yarn Flower Garden (suggested supplies: blue or gray construction paper, bright colored yard, crayon/marker/chalk, scissors, school glue)

Thursday: Hat Tricks by Satoshi Kitamura; Read by Miss Steph
Craft: Magic Trick Bunny (suggested supplies: construction paper (white, black), scissors, glue)

Friday:  Click, Clack Surprise! By Doreen Cronin;  Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Party Hat (suggested supplies: construction paper (any colors), crayon or markers, curly ribbon, rubber bands or yarn, hole punch scissors, tape/staples)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

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

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

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

Any questions?  Please email mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

 

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Thursday May 20, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM Virtual Book Discussion: The Splendid and the Vile  
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Virtual Book Discussion: Who Tells Your Story?

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen

Moderated by Jeanmarie Kantor, HQ

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

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

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

    Location: ONLINE
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Thursday: Hat Tricks by Satoshi Kitamura; Read by Miss Steph

Craft: Magic Trick Bunny (suggested supplies: construction paper (white, black), scissors, glue)

Friday:  Click, Clack Surprise! By Doreen Cronin;  Read by Miss Katy
Craft: Party Hat (suggested supplies: construction paper (any colors), crayon or markers, curly ribbon, rubber bands or yarn, hole punch scissors, tape/staples)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM Historically Speaking, A Virtual Lecture Series  
    Contact: Programming Dept     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Historically Speaking, A Virtual Lecture Series 

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

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

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

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

 

This series of programs is virtual, presented via Zoom, and is free of charge.  Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed the business day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon on 5/19/21. 

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother- Daughter Book Club!  
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220x7226   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library. All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 21, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 21, 2021 -  Sunday May 23, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Friday:  Click, Clack Surprise! By Doreen Cronin;  Read by Miss Katy

Craft: Party Hat (suggested supplies: construction paper (any colors), crayon or markers, curly ribbon, rubber bands or yarn, hole punch scissors, tape/staples)

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

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 21, 2021
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 22, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Colts Neck Friends of the Library Mini Outdoor Book Sale

Located Outside of the Library- 1 Winthrop Dr, Colts Neck, NJ

Saturday, May 22- Rain Date Sunday, May 23  10AM-2PM

Fill a provided bag or bring your own bag have it approved by the cashier

COVID protocols will be followed- Masks Required 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday May 23, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 24, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 24, 2021 -  Friday May 28, 2021
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!

Monday: Peter Rabbit  by Beatrix Potter brought to you by Miss Lauren and Miss Mary
Craft: Cow Jumped Over the Moon with Miss Mary (Supplies: paper plate or large circle paper, Strip of paper (sturdy craft works best) a cow cutout (drawn or printed), crayons, paper brad clip or other means to loosely attach, glue, and hole punch (optional).

Tuesday: Lucy Lady Bug by Sharon King-Chai, read by Miss Steph
Craft: Lucky Ladybug (suggested supplies: red & black construction paper, pipe cleaners, google eyes (or white paper), black marker or crayon, scissors, glue )

Wednesday: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems, read by Miss Danya
Craft: Paper Plate Dinosaur (suggested supplies: paper plate, construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons/markers)

Thursday: Biscuit Flies a Kite by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, read by Miss Jodi

Craft: Hand Kite (suggested supplies: 8x10 card stock (or white paper & card board), scissors, crayons/markers, tissue paper or streamers in red, white, & blue or colors of choice)

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy
Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 24, 2021
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Tuesday May 25, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar - Reading Food Labels  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers Virtual Wellness Seminar – Reading Food Labels 

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

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

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

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

Craft: Lucky Ladybug (suggested supplies: red & black construction paper, pipe cleaners, google eyes (or white paper), black marker or crayon, scissors, glue )

Wednesday: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems, read by Miss Danya
Craft: Paper Plate Dinosaur (suggested supplies: paper plate, construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons/markers)

Thursday: Biscuit Flies a Kite by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, read by Miss Jodi

Craft: Hand Kite (suggested supplies: 8x10 card stock (or white paper & card board), scissors, crayons/markers, tissue paper or streamers in red, white, & blue or colors of choice)

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy
Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Wednesday May 26, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM Novel Idea Book Discussion: Dear Edward  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Novel Idea: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Moderated by Rebecca Gokberk,  HQ

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

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

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

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

Craft: Paper Plate Dinosaur (suggested supplies: paper plate, construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons/markers)

Thursday: Biscuit Flies a Kite by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, read by Miss Jodi

Craft: Hand Kite (suggested supplies: 8x10 card stock (or white paper & card board), scissors, crayons/markers, tissue paper or streamers in red, white, & blue or colors of choice)

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy
Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE
   6:30 PM What's It Worth: Virtual Appraisal Program  
    Contact: Programming Staff    732 431 7220 ext7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Presented by Appraiser Michael Ivankovich

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

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

Note: Appraisal slots are FULL. Unlimited viewing is still available. Register below to view the program.

Appraisal Instructions:

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

There is no limit on the number of regsitrants to watch the program only. 

The session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. Registration closes on May 25th at noon. Access link will be emailed later that day.

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

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

 

    Location: ONLINE

Thursday May 27, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   10:30 AM Short and Sweet: A Virtual Short Story Discussion: Rope  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Tension between a husband and wife escalates when a coil of rope and forgotten coffee reveal hidden frustrations.
The story will be emailed after registration.
 
Moderated by Mary Patterson
 
Short Story Discussions will be conducted on Cisco Webex and are free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive an emailed PDF of the Story and information on how to access the conversation.
The access link to the program will be emailed the business day before the program between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at 12 noon on May 26. 
    Location: ONLINE
   2:00 PM Kids! Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children  
    Contact: Children's Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   
Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2pm 
This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While our in person story times are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes. Suggested supplies for crafts are listed below.
Weekdays, a NEW Storytime Link opens, offering stories, new crafts and some special programs! Everything is available on the Library's YouTube channel: @MonCoLibrary
There is always a story & craft posted for your family to enjoy   https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryStoryCraftTime  is the direct link.   
Subscribe to our eNewsletter, and You Tube Channel (MonmouthCountyLibrary)  for notifications of all our special events!
 
Thursday: Biscuit Flies a Kite by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, read by Miss Jodi

Craft: Hand Kite (suggested supplies: 8x10 card stock (or white paper & card board), scissors, crayons/markers, tissue paper or streamers in red, white, & blue or colors of choice)

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy
Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Friday May 28, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy

Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Saturday May 29, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy

Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Sunday May 30, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy

Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

Monday May 31, 2021
     Symphony of Hope: The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra Virtual Concert  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

 Available on Library Website   through Monday, May 31   (no registration needed) 

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

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

 All Library programs and concerts are protected by copyright law; recording in any manner is strictly prohibited.Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

    Location: ONLINE
     Memorial Day: Website Open; Buildings Closed  
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All Monmouth County buildings are closed.

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Daytime Yoga for Wellness on Library's Website 9am-5pm (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Energize with Yoga all day!  Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Yoga suggests movements to help invigorate, focus and activate brain and body.

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

Sessions change throughout the week  HERE   and/or on the Library's Website weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

Friday: Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, read by Miss Katy

Craft: Patriotic Parade Stick (suggested supplies: red, white and/or blue paper, curly ribbon, crayons/markers (optional), stickers (optional), scissors, glue and/or tape)

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

    Location: ONLINE
   5:00 PM Virtual Evening Yoga to De-Stress and Relax (no registration needed)  
    Contact: Programming      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Yoga to De-Stress and Relax Series  includes Breathing, Stretching and Movement 

Unwind, improve flexibility, and relax your mind with Yoga. Master Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound suggests three sequences to help de-stress your body and your mind. 

Series will continue each evening beginning at 5pm and will free-cycle throughout the month. 

Link to  the evening session here: Yoga  You may also access the sessions via  the Library's Website. 

 

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

Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Permission to present a program in library facilities or library website is not endorsement by the library.

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

    Location: ONLINE

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