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Thursday January 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of discussions about literature and writing, please click here:

Book Discussions    
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks

Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College.  Uppon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This is Ng’s debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. What will happen to Lydia? What path will she choose or be chosen for her? A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city during the summer of 1973, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed learns the reality of living under a powerful despot when, through his secret love for his beautiful next-door neighbor, he becomes a beacon for the secret police.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This is Ng’s debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. What will happen to Lydia? What path will she choose or be chosen for her? A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_mag 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: Torch Song by John Cheever Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The books that bite and sting us are the great books, by the greatest thinkers and writers of all time.  These are the works that can make you think and question. The Great Books Book Club offers you a way to discover these books.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Still Life with Breadcrumbs : A Novel  by Anna Quindlen


 
Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Anna Quindlen tells the story of Rebecca Winter, a once famous photographer, now 60, who finds herself on the flip side of fame and fortune. She gives up her perfect Manhattan apartment for a paltry upstate cabin, where she soon finds inspiration for new work in unexpected places.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
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Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1866, Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before.  Soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited soley by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A Collection of Short Stories in a Variety of Genres.

Who's  Irish? by Gish Jen

"Who's Irish?" by Gish Jen is a story of an elderly Chinese woman, living in America, trying to help her daughter and her family raise her granddaughter Sophie.  She struggles while watching Sophie grow up in this culture and wishes to discipline her the way a proper Chinese girl is raised.  This brings conflict between the grandmother and her daughter, Sophie's mother.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1866, Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before.  Soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited soley by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1866, Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before.  Soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited soley by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom 

      
Father Time has been banished to a cave for 6,000 years for his brazenness. He is given a chance to redeem himself with a mission to teach two wayward souls the true value of time in this modern fable.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Euphoria by Lily King Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

National best-selling and award-winning author Lily King’s new novel is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in the 1930s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying a tribe on the Sepik River in the Territory of New Guinea with little success. Increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when he encounters the famous and controversial Nell Stone and her wry, mercurial Australian husband Fen. Bankson is enthralled by the magnetic couple whose eager attentions pull him back from the brink of despair. 

Nell and Fen have their own reasons for befriending Bankson. Emotionally and physically raw from studying the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo tribe, the couple is hungry for a new discovery.  But when Bankson leads them to the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and emotional firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control. Ultimately, their groundbreaking work will make history, but not without sacrifice. 

Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is a captivating story of desire, possession and discovery from one of our finest contemporary novelists.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Suddenly the beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Aviator's Wife: A novel by Melanie Benjamin

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight.  Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family.  There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic.  Enthralled by Charles's assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her, but she is wrong.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the Author: Gina Buonaguro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Gina Buonaguro will be back in her home state of New Jersey to discuss her book Ciao Bella. 

Described as "a wistful story about the difficult decisions people must make in both love and war, Ciao Bella is drenched in Italian sunshine.  The authors have penned a sweet, nostalgic story about how good people struggle to do the right thing, even when there are no good choices at all." -- (Historical Novels Review)

Writer Gina Buonaguro, a childhood resident of Monmouth County, is the coauthor (with Janice Kirk of Kingston, Ontario) of three historical novels: The Sidewalk Artist, Ciao Bella, and most recently The Wolves of St. Peter's.  They also write contemporary romantic suspense under the pen name Meadow Taylor.  Gina and Janice are currently working on a novel set in Renaissance Venice.  Gina resides in Toronto, Canada.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Dinner by Herman Koch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Author:  Jonas Jonasson

After a long and eventful life,  Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop.  The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is planned, but Allan has other plans, so he escapes.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel by Nancy Horan

In this fictionalized romantic biography by Nancy Horan (Loving Frank, 2007) it’s 1875 when Fanny Osbourne arrives in Europe with her three children to escape her perpetually unfaithful husband. She soon meets Robert Louis Stevenson and they begin their relationship which includes journeys to Scotland, Switzerland, France, Bournemouth, Colorado, and the South Seas


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Dinner by Herman Koch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America.  But upon settling in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America.  But upon settling in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America.  But upon settling in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

The English Girl: A Novel by Daniel Silva


The British prime minister has received a ransom demand for his captive lover. Pay in seven days, or she dies and the scandal will be revealed to the media. Gabriel Allon, Israeli secret agent, is called on to rescue Madeline Hart.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Little Failure is the all too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on America, as told by a lifelong misfit who finally finds a place for himself in the world through books and words. In 1979, a little boy dragging a ginormous fur hat and an overcoat made from the skin of some Soviet woodland creature steps off the plane at New York’s JFK International Airport and into his new American life. His troubles are just beginning. For the former Igor Shteyngart, coming to the United States from the Soviet Union is like stumbling off a monochromatic cliff and landing in a pool of Technicolor.

Careening between his Soviet home life and his American aspirations, he finds himself living in two contradictory worlds, wishing for a real home in one. He becomes so strange to his parents that his mother stops bickering with his father long enough to coin the phrase failurchka—“little failure”—which she applies to her once-promising son. With affection. Mostly. From the terrors of Hebrew School to a crash course in first love to a return visit to the homeland that is no longer home, Gary Shteyngart has crafted a ruthlessly brave and funny memoir of searching for every kind of love—family, romantic, and of the self.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Harold Fry, a retired sales rep, beleaguered husband and passive observer of his own life, decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. In playwright Joyce's first novel, Harold wins us over with his classic anti-heroism. Setting off on the long journey, he wears the wrong jacket, doesn't have a toothbrush, and leaves his phone at home--in short, he is wholly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings as a husband, father, friend, and this helps him become someone we, and his wife Maureen, respect.

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

20 Under 40

Authors from the New Yorker Magazine

July 21

The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris

"The Dinner Party" explores the repetitiveness of domesticity and the restlessness that is often associated with it. It also questions to what point is a friendship, or relationship, worth keeping after one has grown out of it or changed. Are the superficial routines of the dinner party worth it? At what point do we stop pretending?

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss  The Storyteller: a novel  by Jodi Picoult

Baker Sage Singer lives a solitary life toiling through the night, preparing the next day's bread and hiding scars both visible and buried till she strikes up an unlikely friendship with a retired German teacher.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert

Bestseller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement park.  Brennert knows how to draw readers in and keep them in the pages of the book. PALISADES PARK spans over 50 years, and the characters are not immune to the world around them - World War II, the Korean War - as well as smaller scale problems pertaining to family life and work.  Even with all the years in between, the story doesn't falter and the characters feel very genuine.   

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Join us as we discuss popular books that have been made into a film and will be coming to a theater near you!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A New York Times bestseller - with more than one million copies sold-by the author of The Girl You Left Behind.

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose...

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life-steady boyfriend, close family-who has never been farther afield than their tiny village.  She takes a badly needed job work for ex-Master of the universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident.  Will has always lived a huge life-big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel-and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Books are Available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Maid's Version

Author:  Daniel Woodrell

In 1929, Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the maid for a prominent family in Missouri, chases down justice for her younger sister who was one of 42 people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Euphoria  by Lily King

One of the New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of 2014, this story is set in New Guinea and is based on anthropologist Margaret Mead’s relationship with her second and third husbands, R.F. Fortune and Gregory Bateson, although author Lily King tinkers with the names and the outcomes in this atmospheric romantic fiction.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

20 Under 40

Short Story Authors from the New Yorker Magazine

August 18th

Haunting Olivia by Karen Russell

"Haunting Olivia" is the story of two brothers grieving for their lost sister by searching for whatever ghost or essence she may have left behind.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


Cecilia assumes she has a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband to be opened in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense, Birth of Venus brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling an absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss  Bellman & Black   by Diane Setterfield

William visits the grave of his wife and runs into the mysterious Mr. Black with whom he enters into a Faustian bargain saving his daughter and resulting in the development of a funeral emporium.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washinton's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.  The sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A Thousand Acres

Author:  Jane Smiley

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm among his three daughters.  When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will.  This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today our moderator, Mrs. Pinkie Wu, will lead A Discussion on Yan Geling's Novels.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hindi Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today our moderator, Ragini Chaturvedi, will lead A Discussion on Dating & Marriage Tension in Indo-American Homes.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


The Compson family tragedy features some of the most memorable characters in literature. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character's voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: No Ordinary Time: Home Front in World War II, Part I by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.
With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born. 

Due to the number of pages, the Wall Book Club will be reading the first half of this book in September and the second half in October.*
 

    Location: Wall Township
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lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Favours and Pleasures by Noa Yedlin with Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions, books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Middletown, America by Gail Sheehy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

20 Under 40

Short Story Authors from The New Yorker Magazine

September 29th

An Honest Exit by Dinaw Mengestu

The story is told in the first person by a professor of English who father fled Ethiopia for America.  The teacher in the story sees the irony in his teaching English literature and composition to young Americans.  He seems a decent enough teacher but his connection to his students has always been just professional.  Then one day he begins to tell his students the story of how his father left Ethiopia for Sudan and ended up years later in America.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss  Fault In Our Stars  by John Green   

At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV-cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. Her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Sunday October 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Ulyana Solomko lead the discussion on Y.Tomin's Carousels over the City

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions, books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


In 1938, twenty-five-year- old Katey Kontent, armed with a formidable intellect, bracing wit, and cool nerve, embarks on a journey from a secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York City society in search of a brighter future.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: No Ordinary Time: Home Front in World War II, Part II by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.
With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.

*  Due to the number of pages, the Wall Book Club will be reading the first half of this book in September and the second half in October.*
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarian   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Raffaella Weiner leads the discussion on  Italo Calvino's Marcovaldo or Seasons in the City.             .

This book discussion is part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss  First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Widower Sully Harding arrives back in his hometown of Coldwater, MI, just months before the mysterious phone calls start occurring. The calls, from deceased family members or acquaintances, are made to a few select members of this small community.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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Sunday November 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Spanish Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarian   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today's book discussion, The Carpenter's Pencil by Manuel Rivas  is part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 

Kline's latest novel weaves contemporary and historical fiction into a compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin


Eilis Lacey emigrates from southwest Ireland to New York. She attempts to master living and working in a strange land and to quell an acute and threatening loneliness. Initially friendless and of few means, Eilis gradually embraces new freedoms, excels in work and school, and falls in love.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

From New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Tuesday December 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales:An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

The Memory of Running   by Ron McLarty


Smithy Ide is a really nice guy, but he's also an overweight, friendless, womanless, hard-drinking, 43-year-old self-professed loser with a dead-end job.  When Smithy's entire family dies, he embarks on a transcontinental bicycle trip to recover his sister's body and rediscover what it means to live.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday January 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Antony Doerr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a deeply moving novel from an award-winning writer.

    Location: Wall Township
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