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Friday January 1, 2016 -  Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & 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
Monday February 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
Thursday February 11, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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
       
Tuesday February 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V. Stevens   732-431-7220   
   

Drenched in Light by Zora Neale Hurston

The Sounds of the South

Isis is a child who is filled with the joy of life and years for the horizon, while her grandmother urges her to stop dreaming and instead work around the house. Isis has earned the nickname "Isis the joyful" among the neighbors, but her grandmother seeks to restrain the child's exuberance and orders her to sit on the porch like a lady rather than romp with the dogs in the yard.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 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.

 Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_quill 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 Ext7222   
   

Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter—Annawadi’s “most-everything girl”—will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call “the full enjoy.”

But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi.

With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1919, four-year-old Rachel Rabinowitz is placed in the Hebrew Infant Home where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research on the children including Rachel. Now it's 1954, and Rachel is a nurse in the hospice wing of the Old Hebrews Home when elderly Dr. Solomon becomes her patient. Realizing the power she holds over the helpless doctor, Rachel embarks on a dangerous experiment of her own design. Before the night shift ends, Rachel will be forced to choose between forgiveness and revenge.

    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
Saturday February 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM At Heaven's Edge: True Stories of Faith and Rescue by Andrea Jo Rodgers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come meet Andrea Jo Rodgers, veteran EMT and  local author of the book At Heaven’s Edge: True Stories of Faith and Rescue. Ms Rodgers will be presenting a book talk and sharing real-life stories of heroic courage in the face of fear. In times of intense suffering, she has repeatedly witnessed signs of God’s quiet intervention and healing presence. Come and spend the afternoon, as Ms Rodgers shares her story.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday February 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 February 24, 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 Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

A breathtaking story about a young Jewish mother and the horrors of the Holocaust. Vintage International 1990.

    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 All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion  by Fannie Flagg

Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
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Thursday February 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   
   

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis-- a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control. 

    Location: Hazlet
Friday February 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans. -Google Books
 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 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 March 1, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

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 the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

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: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The late life-crisis of reclusive, septuagenarian Aaliya draws out musings on literature, art and philosophy, which are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. Fighting her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster.  A nuanced rendering of one woman’s life in the Middle East and an enduring ode to literature and its power to define who we are.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday March 2, 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 Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacobs

Famous brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives, according to his wife. Under pressure, daughter Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more involved. Amina realizes that to help her father,  she needs to come to terms with her family’s difficult  past.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday March 3, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

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 the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

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
Saturday March 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk: Readings from The Power of Witnessing His Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Tyesha Rice as she shares some of her poems on women journeying in faith. Tyesha, a writer from Aberdeen, NJ, received a BS in Religion from Rutgers University and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. "The Power of Witnessing His Word" is Tyesha's first book, and she looks forward to many more opportunities to honor God through her writings. 

    Location: Hazlet
Monday March 7, 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
Thursday March 10, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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
       
Friday March 11, 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 of A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman.

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 March 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
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Tuesday March 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money – she was the favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora – and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her past for the benefit of friends, neighbors and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V. Stevens   732-431-7220   
   

Barn Burning by William Faulkner

The Sounds of the South

"Barn Burning" is a short story by the American author William Faulkner which first appeared in Harper's in 1939 and has since been widely anthologized. The story deals with class conflicts, the influence of fathers, and vengeance as viewed through the third-person perspective of a young, impressionable child.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday March 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money – she was the favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora – and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her past for the benefit of friends, neighbors and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money – she was the favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora – and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her past for the benefit of friends, neighbors and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 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 Storied Life of A. J. Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

A haunting story of love and survival that introduces an unforgettable literary heroine.
 
Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. 
 
While her mother waits in vain for her husband’s return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, Prayers for the Stolen is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Book Club: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A wise and entertaining novel about a woman who has lived her life on her own terms for seventy-five defiant and determined years, only to find herself suddenly thrust to the center of her family's various catastrophes.

 

    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 March 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
Wednesday March 23, 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 Summer Tragedy by Arna Bontemps

A story set in New Orleans about an elderly couple who make preparations to carry out a solemn decision. 

Originally published in 1933, reprinted in The Old South in 1973.

    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 The Birth of Venus  by Sarah Dunant

Set in 15th-century Florence, this is a novel of mystery, history, politics and passion. Fourteen-year-old Alessandra's love of art and her lively independence lure her into a world of all sorts of taboos. She must make crucial decisions about her life, as Florence itself must choose its future.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday March 24, 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 Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project is an utterly winning screwball comedy about a brilliant, emotionally challenged geneticist who’s determined to find a suitable wife with the help of a carefully designed questionnaire, and the latently unsuitable woman who keeps distracting him from his search. 

    Location: Hazlet
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Monday March 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
Saturday April 2, 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 a discussion on El amante japonés (The Japanese Lover) Por/By Isabel Allende.

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 April 4, 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 April 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

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: Mumbai Mornings by P.A. Chawla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Centering mostly on conversations between Saya and her mother, relatives long relegated to memory reappear through her mother’s stories.  Saya comes to realize that no life is ordinary. This tale casts an unsparing eye on the frailties and foibles of fathers and daughters, sons and lovers. This is a book about ambitious men and women striving for beauty and longing for redemption.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday April 6, 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   
   

Orphan #8 by Kim  van Alkemade
 

Inspired by true events, this historical novel tells the story of a woman who must choose between revenge or mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday April 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

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
Saturday April 9, 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   
   

 

Moderators Dr. Sing Lin, Mr. Ea-Jan Shee & Dr. Mark Yu lead a discussion on What you should know about life among Americans by Wang, Dinghe.

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 April 10, 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   
   

 

Moderatore Joanne Bisagna Villafañe will lead a discussion on L'amica geniale (My Brilliant Friend) di (by) Elena Ferrante

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 April 11, 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
Thursday April 14, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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 April 18, 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 April 19, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Call Me Home by Megan Kruse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

This is the story of a family with three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at nineteen to start a new life with a man she barely knows and her two children, Jackson and Lydia, who are rocked by their parents’ abusive relationship. At its heart, this is a novel about family, our choices and how we come to live with them, and what it means to be queer in the rural West and the changing idea of home.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday April 20, 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 Furnished Room by O. Henry 

Set in New York City, this is a melodramatic tale of a young man searching for a lost love. Published in 1904.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Call Me Home by Megan Kruse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

This is the story of a family with three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at nineteen to start a new life with a man she barely knows and her two children, Jackson and Lydia, who are rocked by their parents’ abusive relationship. At its heart, this is a novel about family, our choices and how we come to live with them, and what it means to be queer in the rural West and the changing idea of home.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Call Me Home by Megan Kruse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

This is the story of a family with three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at nineteen to start a new life with a man she barely knows and her two children, Jackson and Lydia, who are rocked by their parents’ abusive relationship. At its heart, this is a novel about family, our choices and how we come to live with them, and what it means to be queer in the rural West and the changing idea of home.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday April 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 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 Painter  by Peter Heller

After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him.  Now he lives a quiet life...until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and a brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open.  Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim is left with no choice but to return to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he'll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.

Copies of the book are avilable at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
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 April 25, 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 April 27, 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.

Please join us as we discuss  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet   by Jamie Ford

Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Friday April 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers is the story of an adolescent girl who triumphs over loneliness and gains maturity through an identity that she creates for herself in her mind. It is with this guise that twelve year old Frankie Adams begins to feel confident about herself and life. -Essay Alliance

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 2, 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 May 3, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Armed with a class assignment to interview a stranger and write a biography, college student Joe Talbert meets Carl Iverson at the local nursing home.  Carl has been medically paroled to the home, after spending 30 years in prison for rape and murder. Joe cannot reconcile Carl’s valor in Vietnam with the despicable acts of the convict and throws himself into uncovering the truth.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Monday May 9, 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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Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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 May 16, 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 May 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris to be an artist would be easy and she is beginning to doubt herself. But she is introduced to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris to be an artist would be easy and she is beginning to doubt herself. But she is introduced to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris to be an artist would be easy and she is beginning to doubt herself. But she is introduced to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 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. 

Behind the Beautiful Flowers  by Katherine Boo

Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to propser, Annawadians are filled with hope.  Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees a fortune beyond counting in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away.  But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
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
Saturday May 21, 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  The Road  by Naguib Mahfouz.

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
Sunday May 22, 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: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Ulyana Solomko leads us in a disuccussion on Tale of Chipollino by Gianni Rodari

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 May 23, 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 May 25, 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 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window  by Jonas Jonasson

Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers, and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant, and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday May 26, 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   
   

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Once We Were Brothers is the compelling tale of two boys and a family that struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. It is also the story of a young lawyer weho must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self-doubts. 

Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years all on course to collide in a fast-paced legal thriller. 

    Location: Hazlet
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Friday May 27, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julie Alvarez

Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. - Goodreads

    Location: Headquarters
 
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 Bridegroom of Blood by Hazaz, Haim.

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
Wednesday June 1, 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 Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner’s masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, tells the story of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature in a unique narrative style. This book is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Monday June 6, 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 June 7, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Feed America

Recounts the experience of John Miller, one of the country’s foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten the American honeybee population – and the nation’s agribusiness – forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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 June 13, 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
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 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 Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs                   

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University. 

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Monday June 20, 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 June 22, 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 Faith Club  by Ranya Idliby

Traces how three American women of different faiths worked together to understand one another while identifying the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and openly discussing the issues that divided them.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday June 23, 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   
   

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill 

Kidnapped from Africa as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned their freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice of the new colony prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people.

    Location: Hazlet
Monday June 27, 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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Wednesday July 27, 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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