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Friday January 1, 2016 -  Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220   
   

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

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"The Looking Glass" by Anton Chekov – Does a mirror reveal a young woman’s future or her worst fears?

Published 1885

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938 2300   
   

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss End of Your Life Book Club  by Will Schwalbe

The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This program has been moved to Friday, July 29 from 1:-00-3:00pm

State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.

    Location: Hazlet
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   


State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.
 

    Location: Hazlet
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core and force her to make an impossible choice.

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: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Meet Florence Gordon, a blunt, brilliant feminist. At seventy-five, she wants to be left alone to write her memoir and shape her legacy.  But when her family comes to visit, they embroil Florence in their dramas, threatening her coveted solitude.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core and force her to make an impossible choice.

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
Monday August 8, 2016 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 meets 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 August 10, 2016 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   
   

AUTHOR CALL-IN

A Reunion of Ghosts: A Novel
 By Judith Claire Mitchel

A National Jewish Book Award finalist,  three damaged but witty sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—decide it’s time to close the circle of the family curse which stretches back a century to their great-grandfather, a brilliant scientist whose professional triumph became a terrible legacy. A Reunion of Ghosts is the final chapter in the lives of these three women, one that is intertwined with the story of the 20th century itself.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM *Date Change* OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 15, 2016 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 meets 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 August 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   


Crime and Mystery Short Stories

Serum by Jo Nesbo

Dog racing, poker, striptease clubs, alcohol and cocaine: Ken Abbott takes a costly and dissolute life beyond its means. To solve his money problems, he seeks his father on the snake farm. A dangerous cat-and-mouse game begins.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton - The princess holds the key to determine the fate of her lover. Will she be persuaded by love or jealousy?

Published in 1882

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

Iris Lockhart is tending her vintage-clothing shop in London when she receives a startling phone call:  Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital after 60 years. Yet Iris’s grandmother Kitty has always claimed to be an only child. Esme has been labeled harmless, but she’s stranger who will surely bring secrets when she leaves the ward.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Disgrace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Set in post-apartheid South Africa, Disgrace, Nobel Prize Winner, J. M. Coetzee’s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University. Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully; and while age has diminished his attractiveness, he considers himself happy. But when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced.  

Disgrace won the Booker Prize and was named by The Guardian as one of the 100 best novels written in English.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt.  Her new home, while splenderous, is not welcoming.  Johannes is kind however is always locked in his study or at his warehouse office.  Nella is left alone with Johannes sister, Marin, who is sharp-tongued and forbidding.  Her world changes when Johnannes presents her with an extraodinary wedding gift.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM 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  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.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 22, 2016 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 meets 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 August 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss Ship of Brides  by Jojo Moyes

A post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures in 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
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 Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo

Chantel Acevedo's The Distant Marvels is an epic adventure tale, a family saga, a love story, a stunning historical account of armed struggle against oppressors, and a long tender plea for forgiveness.  It is, finally, a life-affirming novel about the kind of love that lasts a lifetime and the very art of storytelling itself. 

    Location: Hazlet
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Monday August 29, 2016 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 meets 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 September 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
           
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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 House at Riverton by Kate Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She observes their comings and goings and is privy to the secrets she will spend "a lifetime pretending to forget." But when a filmmaker working on a movie about the family contacts 98-year-old Grace to fact-check particulars, the memories come swirling back.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM *Date Change* OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
           
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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 September 9, 2016 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   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead a discussion on Ana Min Al-Yahud by Almog Behar.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 10, 2016 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   
   

Moderator Dr. Pen Chiang will lead a discussion on Big Data by Professor Victor Mayer-Schonberger.

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, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 12, 2016 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 meets 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 September 14, 2016 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   
   

   Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A novel
                         By Jackie Copleton 
 

When Amaterasu Takahashi opens the door of her Philadelphia home to a badly scarred man claiming to be her grandson, she doesn’t believe him. Her grandson and her daughter, Yuko, perished nearly 40 years ago during the bombing of Nagasaki. But the man carries with him a collection of sealed private letters that open a Pandora’s Box of family secrets Ama had sworn to leave behind when she fled Japan.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: H is for Hawk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Helen MacDonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s own state of grief after her father’s death.  Together, raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive” (People).

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion:The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. In dialogue with but diametrically opposed to the narratives of the Vietnam War that have preceded it, this novel offers an important and unfamiliar new perspective on the war: that of a conflicted communist sympathizer. 

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s astonishing novel takes us inside the mind of this double agent, a man whose lofty ideals necessitate his betrayal of the people closest to him. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM 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  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.

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday September 19, 2016 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 meets 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 September 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Dead Woman’s Secret by Guy de Maupassant - Is it possible to grieve after a devastating secret is revealed?

Publication date: Circa 1885

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
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   
   

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache#1) by Louise Penney

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal and yet a world away.  Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season...and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author To Speak @ The Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Author, Guy Cash Fleming, will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library to share his book For the LOVE of Sea Glass - A Love Story.  He will be discussing his book as well as displaying the beautiful sea glass jewelry that he created.  All of his jewelry is made with genuine sea glass and Sterling silver.

Registration is Required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Monday September 26, 2016 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 meets 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 September 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

Too Many Crooks by Donald E. Westlake

Too Many Crooks features career criminal John Archibald Dortmunder, whose brillance at planning capers is only surpassed by his abundance of bad luck. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The library meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except for November and December.

Join us as we discuss This Beautiful Life  by Helen Schulman

This is a powerful exploration of the blurring boundaries of privacy and the fragility of self, a tour de force of modern life that will have readers debating their assumptions about family, morality, and the sacrifices and choices we make in the name of love.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Monday October 3, 2016 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 meets 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 October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ove is a lovably miserable neighborhood curmudgeon. After his wife dies and he is forced to retire from his job, Ove decides he's ready to leave the world behind. But every time he tries to off himself, he's interrupted by his neighbors. Ove continuously pushes his demise from one day to the next, and, as time passes, these characters slowly weave themselves into his life, offering him a chance at rebirth.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM *Date Change* OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Arabic Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Mrs. Manal Stephan will lead a discussion on Spirits Rebellious by Gibran Kahlil Gibran

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, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 16, 2016 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   
   

Moderator Mrs. Ulyana Solomko will lead a discussion on Emil Lonneberga by Astrid Lindgren

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, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 17, 2016 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 meets 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 October 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

The Shoeshine Man's Regrets by Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan and Whitney Talbot witness an altercation between a boorish restaurant patron and a shoeshine man.  When it is discovered that the mild mannered shoeshine man is wanted for a murder that occurred 40 years in the past, a friend of Tess's asks her to investigate and the case turns out to be full of surprises.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 19, 2016 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 Wright Brothers

By David  McCullough

In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Harold Fry, recently retired, has his routine upset when one morning he receives a letter from a woman he hasn’t heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessey is in hospice and writing to say goodbye. In yachting shoes and a light coat, Harold is determined to walk the 600 miles to say goodbye to Queenie in person, believing Queenie will live as long as he walks.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: When the Emperor was Devine by Julie Otsuka Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Berkeley, California, 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her house, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family’s possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their homes and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM 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  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.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 24, 2016 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 meets 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 October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss Pearl That Broke Its Shell  by Nadia Hashimi

In Kabul in 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and rarely leave the house, and their only hope lies in the ancient custom of "bacha posh," which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
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   
   

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House.  Arcadia follows this romantic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday.

    Location: Hazlet
Monday October 31, 2016 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 meets 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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Sunday November 6, 2016 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:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Mrs. Raffaella Weiner will lead a discussion on Heart by Edmondo De Amicis 

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, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE CHANGE IN DATE & TIME due to Election Day Holiday!

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
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 meets 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 November 10, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM *Date Change* OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spanish Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

 Moderator Vilma Firce will lead discussion of  El francotirador paciente (The Patient Sniper) Por/By Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Los libros están disponibles en el mostrador de circulación.Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 14, 2016 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 meets 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 November 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

A Really BAD Day by Camilla Lackberg

A heart-rending story about bullying, where Patrik Hedstrom's unintentional interventions saves the day.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday November 16, 2016 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   
   

A Confederacy of Dunces
By John Kennedy Toole

This 1981 Pulitzer Prize winning novel is set in New Orleans with a wild cast of characters including protagonist Ignatius J. Reilly and his mother; Miss Trixie, the octogenarian assistant accountant at Levi Pants; inept, wan Patrolman Mancuso; Darlene, the Bourbon Street stripper with a penchant for poultry; and Jones, in space-age dark glasses. The novel serves as an outlandish but believable tribute to a city defined by its parade of eccentric denizens. The novel is considered a comic masterpiece.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: The Life We Bury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

College student Joe Talbert has to interview and write a biography of a stranger for an English class. He heads to a nearby nursing home where he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same. As Joe writes about Carl’s life, especially Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of Carl as a convict. Slowly, Joe unravels the story of Carl’s conviction.  Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late?

    Location: Howell
 
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   
   

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds-and into the hearts of  families impossible to forget

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1900, a young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas, she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her.

    Location: Wall Township
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Monday November 21, 2016 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 meets 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 November 28, 2016 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 meets 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 December 5, 2016 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 meets 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 December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM *Date Change* OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
Monday December 12, 2016 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 meets 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 December 14, 2016 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   
   

Dietland
By Sarai Walker

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin. Part coming-of-age story, part revenge fantasy, Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: Plainsong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. From unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together – their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Fair Fight by Anna Freeman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Enter the world of female pugilists and their patrons in the late eighteenth century Bristol, Ruth’s future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr. Dryer a rich Bristol merchant and enthusiast of the ring.  He trains Ruth to be a boxer; soon she rules the blood-spattered sawdust at the infamous Hatchet Inn. When Mr. Dryer takes an interest in training her husband Tom, it is Mr. Dryer’s wife who poses a proposition to Ruth.

 

    Location: Wall Township
Monday December 19, 2016 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 meets 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 December 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

Delmonico by Daniel Handler

Delmonico is an artful variation on the "locked-room mystery" that pays homage to Hollywood noir.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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