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Tuesday April 1, 2014 -  Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF You could Win an eReader during our Month Long Celebration of National Library Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

To thank you for your patronage during this month-long Celebrations of Libraries. During this month, all patrons are eligible to complete an entry form for an eReader drawing. 

Participants may only submit one entry form per day for the drawing. Drawing rules and entry forms will be available at each branch. 

We hope you will donate generously to the Monmouth County Food Drive!

Other Library Celebrations events are School Library Month (4/1-30), National D.E.A.R. Day (4/12-Drop Everything and Read), National Library Week (4/13-19), National Library Workers' Day (4/15), Teen Literature Day (4/17), World Book Night (4/23), Preservation Week (4/27-5/3), and on 4/30: Children's Day/Book DayEl día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día). More information on all these events can be found at the American Library Association's website (http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks).

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday April 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wall Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.  Then Bernadette disappears. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents and secret correspondence creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.  Maria Semple's first novel, This One is Mine, was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.
 

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Poets Live! A celebration of National Poetry Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jersey Shore Poets and the Monmouth County Library present Poets Live!  A celebration of National Poetry Month.  Join us for readings by featured poets Christine E. Salvatore and James Arthur.  Additional readings by various members of Jersey Shore Poets will be followed by an Open Mic session.  Sign up to read one or two poems and join in the fun.

 

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

Today's topic for discussion is Indian Food and Its Cultural Impact with Moderator Ragini Chaturvedi.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: How It All Began by Penelope Lively Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant reinvent his life.

 

Copies available at the circulation desk beginning March 18th.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: How It All Began by Penelope Lively Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant reinvent his life.

 

Copies available at the circulation desk beginning March 18th.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read with Styx, Koda and PJ

    Location: Howell
 
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 Round House by Louise Erdrich  

When his mother slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Book Discussion: How It All Began by Penelope Lively Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant reinvent his life.

 

Copies available at the circulation desk beginning March 18th.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday April 24, 2014 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 April 24.

Buddha In The Attic by Julie Otsuka

Buddha In The Attic tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as "picture brides" nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We Are All Outsiders: Novels of Loss, Love and Belonging.

In a small village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa hides in the woods when her father is abducted by Russian forces. Fearing for her life, she flees with their neighbor, Akhmed, to the bombed-out hospital, where Sonja, the one remaining doctor, treats wounded rebels and refugees. Over the course of five dramatic days, Sonja and Akhmed reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal, and forgiveness that unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate.

We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites: A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 264-7164   
   

Tell The Wolves I'm Home By Carol Rifka Brunt

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Presents: Author Talk Guest Speaker: Penelope Marzec Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Romantic Heroine: Big Girls Don't Cry

While many women enjoy an Alpha hero/bad boy in a romance, the heroine is the backbone of the story. Often, the heroine is portrayed as the girl next door, complete with a few flaws just to make her realistic. However, today’s romantic heroines are stronger than ever before and many of them are capable of saving themselves as well as the hero. They take the lead and go where angels fear to tread as doctors, lawyers, investigators, vampire hunters, and more. They no longer need to be sweet and virginal. Are there any taboos left in the romantic genre? And should there be?

Join this published author for a discussion of today’s romance novels and the heroines who define them. You can find her online at: http://www.penelopemarzec.com

Call library to register 732-938-2300

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Approaches to Poetry: A Slam Poetry Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Three local slam poets join forces to offer a workshop, performance and open mic afternoon for high school teens. Students will work with the poets to create a poem, listen to the poets perform samples of their own work, then perform their own.

The featured poets each come to their poetry from different places:

Dogmatic is a visual artist who can be found painting at festivals, shows and poetry readings.  The images produced in his poetry come from a different place than other writers, namely the visual world of which he has been so observant due to his first love, painting.

Josh Ballard is a spoken word artist who has toured the country and broken a car or two along the way.  He hosts Loserslam, New Jersey's longest running Slam Poetry Team, and has participated in the Slam Nationals Event numerous times.

Mark Brunetti is the editor of The Idiom Magazine and views those poetry submissions solely through email.  He believes that the white space a poem on the page is just as critical as the words themselves.

To register for this event, call or stop by the library's Reference Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 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   
   

Noir Short Stories

Fantastic Stories of Liars, Lovers, police and thieves by a diverse range of Authors.

Los Angeles Noir

The Method by Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch, as usual, operates at a scary level of intensity.  Her story, "The Method," opens with a string of zippy one-liners that out-Chandler Chandler...The Los Feliz setting is evoked without fuss as the story builds to a mind-bobbling climax, like her novel "White Oleander"...

    Location: Headquarters
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Each month the group reads a selection from The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler edited by Daniel Born and Mike Levine, a collection of short stories that, without moralizing, allows readers to peer into the hidden recesses of sinful thought and behavior and use fiction to explore our all too human thirst for good and evil while provoking lively conversation and sober contemplation.

New dates…Make a Note!  The Great Books Book Club now meets the first Friday of each month.  Monthly selection titles are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Monmouth: Weeks On Woollcott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X 7222   
   

Many famous authors were born in Monmouth County: Norman Mailer, poet Robert Pinsky and Edmund Wilson to name a few.  But none were more colorful than Alexander Woollcott, the force at the center of the Algonquin Round Table.  Woollcott was born in the Utopian commune, the North American Phalanx in what is now Colts Neck Township.

Woollcott was known for his vitriolic prose and traded savage and notable quips with fellow Monmouth County-born writer, Dorothy Parker.  On film, he was the inspiration for Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner and as the imperious critic, Waldo Lydecker in the movie, Laura.

Daniel Weeks, an assistant research professor at the Thomas A. Edison Papers, Rutgers University, is currently at work on a book about four Monmouth County writers of the 1920s, including Alexander Woollcott.  Weeks has also published six collections of poetry, the latest of which is Virginia: A Narrative Sequence of Poems (Blast Press, 2009). Weeks earned a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University in 2012.  He also holds an M.A. in history from Monmouth University (1995) and a B.A. in American history from Washington & Lee University (1980).  

This 350th Anniversary of New Jersey event is held during Old Monmouth Weekend.  Be sure to check out Monmouth County's many historical sites during this special weekend.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk: Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood by Leah Vincent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world.
But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving. Afraid, in part, that her behavior would affect the marriage prospects of their other children, they put her on a plane and cut off ties. Cast out in New York City, without a father or husband tethering her to the Orthodox community, Leah was unprepared to navigate the freedoms of secular life.
 
She spent the next few years using her sexuality as a way of attracting the male approval she had been conditioned to seek out as a child, while becoming increasingly unfaithful to the religious dogma of her past. Fast-paced, mesmerizing, and brutally honest, Cut Me Loose tells the story of one woman's harrowing struggle to define herself as an individual. Through Leah's eyes, we confront not only the world of religious fundamentalism, but also the broader issues that face even the most secular young women as they grapple with sexuality and identity.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM First Monday Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This workshop is open to serious writers of all levels working on fiction (short stories, novels, novellas), non-fiction, memoir or personal essays with the goal of getting published. Participants must be familiar with Word document formatting and the mechanics of composition: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

    Location: Ocean Township
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Gathering by Anne Enright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Gathering is a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. 

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 Club: A Reliable Wife Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote 19th-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife.  His ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets in this tale by Robert Goolrick.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM AUTHOR CALL-IN Wednesday Morning Page Turners: Palisades Park by Alan Brennert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

We will speak LIVE with Author Alan Brennert, author of Moloka'l and Honolulu. In his newest book, Palisades Park, Brennert transforms historic events - such as the Great Depression and the Pearl Harbor - into irresistible fiction, set near the iconic northern New Jersey Amusement Park.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book01 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Author Jon Gertner will read from and discuss his latest book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of Innovation.

Bell Laboratories, the Research and Development arm of AT&T, was one of the world's premier research labs.  At one time, nearly 12,000 of their 15,000 colleagues had PhD's.  Thirteen Bell Labs employees went on to win Nobel Prizes.  Communications breakthroughs developed at the Labs include the transistor, the laser, the Unix Operating System, the cellular network and the first fiber-optic cable system.

The Idea Factory focuses on the period from 1920s to the 1980s, before AT&T was broken up by the courts.  Gertner describes how the culture of Bell Labs led to its many innovations. Through his story, Gertner examines such topics as what leads to innovatin, how new ideas begin, and how they can be brought to fruition. 

The Idea Factory is one of the 101 Great Books on New Jersey and this is a 350th Anniversary of New Jersey event.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Gathering by Anne Enright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Gathering is a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. 

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 May 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  "and he loved also Rachel more than Leah..." from Genesis 29:30 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.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 10, 2014 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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
 
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, we will discuss  Scarlet Sails by  A. Grin.

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.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM New Jersey Author Visit: Meet Margie Palatini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Margie Palatini, author and illustrator of such books as Piggy Pie!, Hogg,& Hogg, and Hog, The Three Silly Billies, Bad Boys, The Perfect Pet, and the tween novel Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone, will join us to read stories, share her experience as a children's author/illustrator and sign books. Among her numerous honors, she has been recognized for her work by the American Library Association, the NEA, and the New York Public Library. Space is limited. Registration is required  beginning Monday, May 5 in person or via phone.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday May 15, 2014 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.

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 Le Cirque des Reves appears without warning on the outskirts of cities around the world. Only open at night, it is filled with magic and theater, each tent a sensory experience, manipulated and sustained by two young people locked in a mysterious competition. Morgenstern doesn't miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love set in a turn of the 20th-century circus.

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  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wall Book Club: Telling of Bees by Peggy Hesketh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Octogenarian Albert Honig has always lived a quiet, unassuming life. He’s incredibly attuned to the workings of the beehives he keeps in his sunny Southern California backyard, and their buzzing inhabitants are his closest companions. Although he doesn’t care for most of his neighbors, he has remained on good terms with his next-door neighbors, sisters Claire and Hilda Straussman. Then Albert discovers that the Straussman sisters have been murdered. As the investigation swirls around him, Albert pieces together his memories of Claire and Hilda and finds that he may not have known his neighbors as well as he thought. A story of shared history, secrets of omission, and revisited memories, Telling of Bees is nostalgic and hauntingly poetic.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Set on the beautiful Italian coast while Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming Cleopatra, and also in modern-day Hollywood, Walter enchantingly combines real and imagined characters in a lyrical, funny and heartbreaking tale of love found and given away.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 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   
   

Noir Short Stories - Fantastic Stories of Liars, Lovers, police and thieves by a diverse range of Authors

Brooklyn Noir 2. The Classics

The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft

The Horror at Red Hook is a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft in August of 1925. It was published in Juary of 1927 in Weird Tales 9, number 1.  It is a detective story following a cop, who is assigned to Red Hook and an elderly scholar. http://tinyurl.com/makmqd3

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Set on the beautiful Italian coast while Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming Cleopatra, and also in modern-day Hollywood, Walter enchantingly combines real and imagined characters in a lyrical, funny and heartbreaking tale of love found and given away. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Set on the beautiful Italian coast while Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming Cleopatra, and also in modern-day Hollywood, Walter enchantingly combines real and imagined characters in a lyrical, funny and heartbreaking tale of love found and given away.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We Are All Outsiders: Novels of Loss, Love and Belonging.

As a girl in Indiana, Rosemary felt that she and Fern were not only sisters but also twins, so she was devastated when Fern disappeared. Then her older brother, Lowell, also vanished. As Rosemary ponders the mutability of memories, the similarities and differences between the minds of humans and chimps, and the treatment of research animals, Fowler slowly and dramatically reveals Fern and Lowell’s heartbreaking yet instructive fates. 

We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel  By Rachel Joyce

A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise - and utterly irresistible - storyteller.

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Presents: Author Talk Guest Speaker: Merry Brennan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sure Fire Tips to Improve Your Writing

Feel the sizzle? It’s the pop in your prose, the drama in your dialogue, the sting in your surprise ending. Whether writing a novel, short story, essay or love letter, you want to make your words entice, engage and keep readers turning pages (or screens.) These tried and true techniques will help your take your craft to the next level. You’ll learn how to improve the pull of your opening lines, elevate the impact of your endings and explore several ways to wow with the words in between. 

Merry Brennan is an award-winning journalist, communications consultant, adjunct writing professor and author of the self-published biographical novel, Peace Pilgrim: walking her talk against hate. 

Call library to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Wednesday May 28, 2014 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 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Monday June 2, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM First Monday Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This workshop is open to serious writers of all levels working on fiction (short stories, novels, novellas), non-fiction, memoir or personal essays with the goal of getting published. Participants must be familiar with Word document formatting and the mechanics of composition: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

    Location: Ocean Township
Tuesday June 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Club: Turn of Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Implicated in the murder of her best friend, Jennifer White, a brilliant retired surgeon with dementia, struggles with fractured memories of their complex relationship and wonders if she actually committed the crime.  Written by Alice LaPlante.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners: A Thousand Pardons: a novel by Jonathan Dee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Armsteads, a privileged and loving couple, reach a breaking point when everything they have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly. Pulitzer Prize nominated author Jonathan Dee asks “what do we really want when we ask for forgiveness?”


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Friday June 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: The House with the Mezzanine by Anton Chekhov Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Each month the group reads a selection from The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler edited by Daniel Born and Mike Levine, a collection of short stories that, without moralizing, allows readers to peer into the hidden recesses of sinful thought and behavior and use fiction to explore our all too human thirst for good and evil while provoking lively conversation and sober contemplation.

New dates…Make a Note!  The Great Books Book Club now meets the first Friday of each month.  Monthly selection titles are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 14, 2014 -  Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Wall Library Summer Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD’s, music CD’s, games, puzzles and more.

(Beginning Monday, June 23 through Saturday, June 28 is our $1 Bag Sale.)  Check it out!

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 14, 2014 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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A page-turning story about Rose Baker, a young woman in Prohibition-era New York, who works in the police department, typing up confessions.  When a new typist, the glamorous Odalie, joins the staff, dowdy Rose in enthralled and falls under Odalie’s spell, with murderous results. 

 

 

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

-Noir Short Stories

Fantastic Stories of Liars, Lovers, police & thieves.

Boston Noir.  The Oriental Hair Poets by Don Lee

Get lost in the winding streets of Boston as we revisit another Boston noir short story.  This story by Don lee is about an unpublished writer, a desolately lonely drunk and Asian-Bostonian culture on the most threadbare of noir  plots.http;//tinyurl.com/pe9spwe.

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday June 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A page-turning story about Rose Baker, a young woman in Prohibition-era New York, who works in the police department, typing up confessions.  When a new typist, the glamorous Odalie, joins the staff, dowdy Rose in enthralled and falls under Odalie’s spell, with murderous results. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A page-turning story about Rose Baker, a young woman in Prohibition-era New York, who works in the police department, typing up confessions.  When a new typist, the glamorous Odalie, joins the staff, dowdy Rose in enthralled and falls under Odalie’s spell, with murderous results. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 19, 2014 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.

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

This is the biography of World War II prisoner of war survivor Louis Zamperini. A track athlete at the 1936 Munich Olympics, Zamperini became a B-24 crewman in the U.S. Army Air Force. When his plane went down in the Pacific in 1943, he spent 47 days in a life raft, then was picked up by a Japanese ship and survived starvation and torture in labor camps. Eventually repatriated, he had a spiritual rebirth and returned to Japan to promote forgiveness and healing. Hillenbrand's triumph is that in telling Louie's story she tells the stories of thousands whose suffering has been mostly forgotten. She restores to our collective memory this tale of heroism, cruelty, life, death, joy, suffering, remorselessness, and redemption.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Harvest by Jim Crace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We Are All Outsiders: Novels of Loss, Love and Belonging.

On the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English village awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspicion. In the minds of the wary villagers a mere coincidence of events appears to be unlikely, with violent confrontation looming as the unavoidable outcome. 

We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wall Book Club: Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Pete Dizinoff, a skilled and successful New Jersey internist, has a loving and devoted wife, a network of close friends, an impressive house, and, most of all, a son, Alec, now nineteen, on whom he has pinned all his hopes. But Pete hadn’t expected his best friend’s troubled daughter to set her sights on his boy. When Alec falls under her spell, Pete sets out to derail the romance, never foreseeing the devastating consequences. In a riveting story of suburban tragedy, Lauren Grodstein charts a father’s fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday June 25, 2014 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 When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his parents vanish. Sent to live in England, he grows up to become a renowned detective. Twenty years later, he returns to Shanghai, to solve the mystery of his parents’ disappearances.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Workshops focus on three important skills every writer should acquire:

  1. The ability to provide useful feedback for others
  2. The ability to seek (and accept) feedback
  3. The ability to distinguish between useful and not so useful feedback.

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. Critique workshops will take place on the 4th Saturday of February, June and October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Wednesday July 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners: Wild by Cheryl Strayed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 In the wake of her mother’s death, and a failed marriage, author Cheryl Strayed takes readers along as she hikes more than 1,000 miles on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Monday July 7, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM First Monday Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This workshop is open to serious writers of all levels working on fiction (short stories, novels, novellas), non-fiction, memoir or personal essays with the goal of getting published. Participants must be familiar with Word document formatting and the mechanics of composition: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday July 12, 2014 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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Tuesday July 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Dear Life by Alice Munro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

This collection of stories, set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Wednesday July 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Dear Life by Alice Munro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

This collection of stories set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Dear Life by Alice Munro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

This collection of stories set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday July 17, 2014 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.

Silent Wife by A.S.A.Harrison

Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

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  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wall Book Club: House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

It seems like mutual good luck for Abigail Taylor and Dara MacLeod when they meet at university and, despite their differences, become fast friends. Years later they remain inseparable: Abigail, the actress, allegedly immune to romance, and Dara, a therapist, throwing herself into relationships with frightening intensity.  Now both believe they've found "true love."  But luck seems to run out when Dara moves into Abigail's downstairs apartment.  Suddenly both their friendship and their relationships are in peril, for tragedy is waiting to strike the house on Fortune Street.  Told through four ingeniously interlocking narratives, Margot Livesey's The House on Fortune Street is a provocative tale of lives shaped equally by chance and choice.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday July 23, 2014 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 Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen 

In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Monday August 4, 2014 Go To Top
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM First Monday Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This workshop is open to serious writers of all levels working on fiction (short stories, novels, novellas), non-fiction, memoir or personal essays with the goal of getting published. Participants must be familiar with Word document formatting and the mechanics of composition: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners: We Need New Names: a novel by NoViolet Bulawayo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this semiautobiographical novel by NoViolet Bulawayo tells the story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Ten-year old Darling lives in a world of before and afters: In Zimbabwe before homes were destroyed, schools closed and before the fathers leave for jobs abroad.  And after Darling escapes to an aunt in America, a land of abundance, but finds that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday August 9, 2014 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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Tuesday August 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

When Pandora’s overweight brother Edison comes to stay, his eating habits and outsize personality lead husband Fletcher to issue and ultimatum: choose between your brother and me. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday August 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

When Pandora’s overweight brother Edison comes to stay, his eating habits and outsize personality lead husband Fletcher to issue and ultimatum: choose between your brother and me. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

When Pandora’s overweight brother Edison comes to stay, his eating habits and outsize personality lead husband Fletcher to issue and ultimatum: choose between your brother and me. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday August 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 27, 2014 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 Shack by William Paul Young

Four years after his daughter is abducted and evidence of her murder is found in an abandoned shack, Mackenzie Allen Philips returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 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 Love on the Shore by Michal Govrin 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.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 6, 2014 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, we will discuss Li dai Huzu wangchao zhi minzu zhengce by Liu, Xueyao.  Our moderator will be Mrs. Susan Yeh.

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.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 13, 2014 -  Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Wall Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD’s, music CD’s, games, puzzles and more.

(Beginning Monday, September 22 through Saturday, September 27 is our $1 Bag Sale.)  Check it out!

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday September 13, 2014 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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Wednesday September 17, 2014 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 Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman 

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Short Stories in Italian edited by Nick Roberts. Our moderator will be Guido Guazzoni.

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.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 11, 2014 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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hindi Language Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today's discussion topic:  Is Hindi Dying Out?  Our moderator will be Ragini Chaturvedi.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday October 19, 2014 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, we will discuss  Son of the Regiment by  V. Kataev.

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.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 22, 2014 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 Rules Of Civility by Amor Towles

Twenty-five-year- old Katey Kontent, armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, embarks on a journey from a secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Workshops focus on three important skills every writer should acquire:

  1. The ability to provide useful feedback for others
  2. The ability to seek (and accept) feedback
  3. The ability to distinguish between useful and not so useful feedback.

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. Critique workshops will take place on the 4th Saturday of February, June and October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Sunday November 2, 2014 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:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  Spring with a Broken Corner by Mario Benedetti with Moderator Fidelia San Miguel.

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.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday November 19, 2014 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 Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo 

This book jolts the reader's consciousness with the opposing realities of poverty and wealth in a searing visit to the Annawaldi settlement, a flimflam slum in the city of Mumbai, India, perched along the modern highway leading to the airport and almost within a stone's throw of new, luxurious hotels.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday December 6, 2014 -  Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Wall Library Holiday Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD’s, music CD’s, games, puzzles and more.

(Beginning Monday, December 15 through Saturday, December 20 is our $1 Bag Sale.)  Check it out!

    Location: Wall Township
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
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