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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    
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ocean Township in Literature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

"The Dream Lady of Wanalasset:  Ocean Township in Margaret Widdemer's Why Not? (1915)"

Though she considered herself a poet -- and shared the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1919 with Carl Sandburg, Margaret Widdemer (1884-1978) wrote more than 30 novels.  She counted among her friends other writers such as Ezra Pound, F.Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Thornton Wilder and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Having grown up in Asbury Park, the local area figures in some of Widdemer's work.

Stanley S. Blair, Ph.D., an associate professor of English at Monmouth University, will summarize Widdemer's novel Why Not?, most of which is set in "Wanalasset," a fictionalized version of Wanamassa as it was a century ago.  He also will discuss the novel's film adaptation and suggest their broader implications.  The inspiration for creative writing can be found in the commonplace if we're willing to elevate it to the level of imagination.

Registration is requested for this program by calling the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Postponed until Feb 9th 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 February 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

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: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

After a near-fatal auto accident leaves him in a coma, Mark Schulter is nurtured back to health by his sister. When he wakes, Mark believes she is a near-identical imposter.  Mark is diagnosed with rare Capgras Syndrome, a doubling delusion, and the story unfolds into a gripping mystery.  Winner of the 2006 National Book Award.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

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
Sunday February 8, 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 leads the discussion on V. Gubarev's The Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

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 will be available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 9, 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 February 11, 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   
   

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
 

A story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a page-turner and a sensitive family portrait. It examines the difference  between cultures and illuminates the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle to understand one another.


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday February 14, 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
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Don is a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics who has decided it's time he found a wife, so he designs the Wife Project.  Rosie fits his qualifications and is also beguiling, fiery and intelligent.

 

    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   
   

"And Then What Happened?"

This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genres

"The Rich Brother" by Tobias Wolff

This is the story of two brothers, their sibling rivalry and their contrast in everything including worldly success and failure.  

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Don is a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics who has decided it's time he found a wife, so he designs the Wife Project.  Rosie fits his qualifications and is also beguiling, fiery and intelligent.

 

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

Don is a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics who has decided it's time he found a wife, so he designs the Wife Project.  Rosie fits his qualifications and is also beguiling, fiery and intelligent.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 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.

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter


It's 1962, and Dee Moray, an American starlet, has just fled the tumultuous Roman set of Cleopatra to hole up in a dilapidated hotel in an obscure Italian seaside village. Pasquale Tursi, the young proprietor of the Hotel Adequate View, is instantly smitten.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Submission by Amy Waldman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reimagining 9/11 and its aftermath, Amy Waldman's provocative novel begins with a resonant scene: a jury gathers in Manhattan to choose a memorial for the victims of a devastating Islamic terrorist attack. After tense deliberations, they select the Garden, which features trees both living and made from salvaged steel. Then the jury discovers that the anonymous architect who created the winning design is an American Muslim.

The revelation triggers both fury and ambivalence throughout New York, making the designer the staunchly independent Mohammed "Mo" Khan a symbol of beliefs that seem foreign to him. His most visible defender is Claire Harwell, the only member of the selection committee who lost a loved one in the attack. Cool and eloquent, Claire grows increasingly frustrated by Mo as he stubbornly refuses to answer concerns about the origins or meaning of his design

As the emotional rhetoric escalates, The Submission becomes a mesmerizing meditation on the human experience. 

Copies of Submission will be available at the Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Terrorist by John Updike Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The terrorist is 18-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three. Devoted to Allah and to the Qur’an as expounded by the imam of his neighborhood mosque, Ahmad feels his faith threatened by the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in the slumping New Jersey factory town of New Prospect.  Now driving a truck for a local Lebanese furniture store Ahmad thinks he has discovered God’s purpose for him. But to quote the Qur’an: Of those who plot, God is the best.

NEW TIME FOR 2015:  3:00 PM  (ORIGINALLY 7:00 PM)

    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
Monday February 23, 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 February 25, 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 Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother  by James McBride

McBride describes growing up interracial from the perspective of the son of an African American father and white mother.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday February 26, 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   
   

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to view a painting he has kept secret for decades in Susan Vreeland's powerful historical novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue.  The professor swears it's a Vermeer -- but why exactly has he kept it hidden so long? The reasons unfold in a gripping sequence of stories that trace ownership of the work back to Amsterdam during World War II and still further to the moment of the painting's inception.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 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 March 2, 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 March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Pete Dizinoff has spent his whole life working toward an adulthood that would be, by all measures, judged successful. And in nearly every way, he's accomplished just that.  This book tells the story of his fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
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Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Red Bank Writers Group Presents: Self vs. Traditional Publishing, with local author talk and signing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Red Bank Writers Group is holding a symposium featuring W. Thomas Leonard, Jayne Kelly, Christopher R. Whalen and Wendy K. Williamson.  Join them for a talk about publishing and their journeys, followed by a Q&A and signing.  

Mr. Leonard is a Vietnam veteran who uses his experiences from the war, combined with life, for his breakout novel entitled Napalm's Embrace.  

Jayne Kelly is presenting a collaborative memoir entitled Beyond the Eight Foot World, about an ordinary man who, through a horrific accident, is thrown into an extraordinary existence.

Christopher R. Whalen is a successful businessman, author and single father of three who shares his parenting philosophy and tips in Foxhole Father: The Field Guide for Fathers.  He has already helped many behind the lines, in the foxhole, too. 

Wendy K. Williamson is the founder of the Red Bank Writers Group and best-selling author of two books including Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder (posthillpress.com).  She currently writes for The Huffington Post, and BPHope.com and has written for BP Magazine and The Two River Times. Find her at wendykwilliamson.com.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday March 9, 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 March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

BOOK AND A MOVIE
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story  by John Berendt
 

 John Berendt's  account of a shooting on May 2, 1981 at one of Savannah’s grandest mansions reads like a novel yet it is a work of nonfiction.  Berendt skillfully interweaves a first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case into a modern classic.
  The 1997 movie adaptation of the book starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack will be shown after the books discussion.

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  “Their New Dreams”  (Chalomoteihem Hachadshim) by Haim Be’er  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 will be available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday March 14, 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
Monday March 16, 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 March 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in a new, deeper dimension while evaluating second chances at love, career and self-understanding.

 

    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   
   

"And Then What Happened?"

This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genres

"Weights and Measures" by Jodi Picoult

This story is a study in grief, and follows a couple as they try to cop in the days and weeks following their seven-year old daughter's death.  It is the sharp observations of small things which underline their loss and makes this story so poignant, and anyone who has experienced a tragic loss of this kind will recognize the feelings experienced by the characters.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in a new, deeper dimension while evaluating second chances at love, career and self-understanding.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in a new, deeper dimension while evaluating second chances at love, career and self-understanding.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday March 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.

Home Front by Kristin Hannah   


Michael and Jolene have to face the pressures of everyday life as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Jolene, a National Guard helicopter pilot, is unexpectedly deployed and leaves Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Horned Man by James Lasdun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Horned Man opens with a man losing his place in a book, then deepens into a dark and terrifying tale of a man losing his place in the world.  As Lawrence Miller an English expatriate and professor of gender studies tells the story of what appears to be an elaborate conspiracy to frame him for a series of brutal killings, we descend into a world of subtly deceptive appearances where persecutor and victim continually shift roles, where paranoia assumes an air of calm rationality, and where enlightenment itself casts a darkness in which the most nightmarish acts occur. As the novel races to its shocking conclusion, we follow Miller as he traverses the streets of Manhattan and the decaying suburbs beyond, in terrified pursuit of his pursuers. Written with sinuous grace and intellectual acuity, The Horned Man is an extraordinary, unforgettable first novel by an acclaimed writer and poet of unusual power. 

The Horned Man eerily pre-figures Give Me Everything You Have, Lasdun's memoir about his experience with a graduate student, an event that happened several years after he published The Horned Man.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

With his signature wit, charm, and limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted.  As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture.  Bryson makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

NEW TIME FOR 2015:  3:00 PM  (ORIGINALLY 7:00 PM)

    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 March 22, 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:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  "Del amor y otros demonios" (Of Love and Other Demons) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez with Moderator Fidela San Miguel. 

This 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 will be available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday March 23, 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 March 25, 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 Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty

Moriarty puts three women in an impossible situation and doesn't cut them any slack in this page turner.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday March 26, 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   
   

Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan

Attonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement.  Brillant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, England and class, the novel is at its center a profound and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness and the difficulty of absolution.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple 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 March 30, 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
Monday April 6, 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 April 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement: reading novels, watching old movies and swimming naked in his pond.  His routines are disrupted, however, when he lets a locally beloved preschool take over his barn.  A captivating tale about the loyalties, rivalries, and secrets of a very particular family.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday April 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   
   

Song of Shank by Jeffrey Renard Allen
 

Author Jeffery Renard Allen blends history and fantastical invention to bring to life Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom, a man who deeply changes all who meet him.

 

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday April 11, 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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Monday April 13, 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
Thursday April 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.

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat


Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. On the night of Claire's seventh birthday, she disappears.

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 Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples, Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.   When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, 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 aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

NEW TIME FOR 2015:  3:00 PM  (ORIGINALLY 7:00 PM)

    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
Monday April 20, 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 April 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 Me Before You  by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common. This romantic heartbreaker asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday April 23, 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   
   

White Queen (The Cousin's War #1) by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy King, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty.  With The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestseller classic series from this beloved author.

    Location: Hazlet
Sunday April 26, 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 Joanne Bisagna Villafane leads the discussion on  Corrado Augias' Secrets of New York             .

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
Monday April 27, 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
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck 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
Sunday May 3, 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  A. Rybakov's The Dirk

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
Monday May 4, 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
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Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

As a child, Rosemary Cooke never stopped talking: as a young woman, she lives in the silence of intentional forgetting.  Her adored older brother is a fugitive, her mother is a shell of her former self, her father is now a distant, brooding man. And Fern, Rosemary's beloved sister, suffers a fate the family, in all their innocence, could never have imagined.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 6, 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   
   

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Cristina Henríquez’s powerful novel takes place in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, home to nine families who arrived in the United States from various South and Central American countries. In alternating chapters, these men and women share stories of how their adopted country has left its mark on them, for better and worse.

 

 

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday May 9, 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
 
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, Moderator Mr. Sin-Kie Tjho will lead the discussion on Why are Jewish People Outstanding byTeshima, Yuro. 

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
 
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, Moderator Ragini Chaturvedi will lead the discussion on Is Hindi Dying Out?

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
Monday May 11, 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
Monday May 18, 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
Thursday May 21, 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.

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


This family saga spans six generations as they journey across continents from Afghanistan to the USA. Hosseini explores the ways families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us.

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
Friday May 22, 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  Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons...Genesis 37:3-5  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 will be available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 27, 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 Palisades Park by Alan Brennert  

A story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park; growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
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
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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 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
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
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
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_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 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
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_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 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
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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
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_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 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
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_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
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
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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_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
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, Moderator Fidela San Miguel will lead the discussion on The Carpenter's Pencil by Manuel Rivas.             .

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 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_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
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
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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
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