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Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Down River – John Hart

A small North Carolina town is torn apart when a power company wants to buy up all the farmland on the river; some residents cling to their bucolic way of life, while others see only dollar signs. Adam Chase's family has owned the largest parcel in the area for centuries, and his father has no desire to sell. But tempers flare, and soon a young woman is severely beaten, a body is found on the Chase farm, and Adam is the chief suspect. Newly arrived after five years away, Adam is the town pariah. His stepmother had accused him of murdering a family friend, and while the court acquitted him, his family and friends did not. While time has softened some, others seem ready to unleash their stored-up anger.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

Ordinary Lives

Someone is a fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity.  Marie’s first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents’ deaths; the births and lives of Marie’s children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today.


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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Wall Book Club: Rules of Civility: a Novel by Amor Towles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

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: Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers - one blind, the other damaged by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion.  Yet even though they want only to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

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
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart

Frequently collapsing the distinction between comedy and tragedy, author Gary Shteyngart traces his family history from Stalinist Russia to assimilation in America. Along the way through the asthma and panic attacks, alcoholism and psychoanalysis that preceded his literary breakthrough, Shteyngart reveals that the richest, most complex character the he has written  may well be himself.
 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

The Forgotten Garden    by Kate Morton


A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She is adopted by the dock master and his wife. On her twenty-first birthday she sets out on a journey to trace her true history.  

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. Alas, her husband Fletcher, a self-employed high-end cabinetmaker, now spurns the “toxic” dishes that he’d savored through their courtship, and devotes hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me.

Rich with Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about issues both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much sacrifice we'll make to save single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.
 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: You Talk Book Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Come share a book you feel everyone must read!  We'll print a brochure of favorites to distribute to all of our readers.

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

"And Then What Happened?"

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

"The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman's "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" is a revenge tale featuring a dwarf who shows up at the door of a man who supposedly knows the way to a mythic cave on an equally fabulous Scottish Island where a person can find whatever he desires in exchange for something valuable, perhaps part of his soul. Both the dwarf and his guide have ulterior motives.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: You Talk Book Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Come share a book you feel everyone must read!  We'll print a brochure of favorites to distribute to all of our readers.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: You Talk Book Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Come share a book you feel everyone must read!  We'll print a brochure of favorites to distribute to all of our readers.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites-A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

"Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce, age eleven, is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison.  In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion.  A dead bird is on the doorstep. a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.

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

Join us as we discuss Rebecca  by Daphne du Maurier 
 
The young heroine and her dashing husband return to his country estate after their honeymoon, but the unsettling memory of the first Mrs.de Winter, still lingers within. 

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

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

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

Registration is requested for this program by calling the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

Copies of the book are available in the library.

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
 

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


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

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

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

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

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

 

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

"And Then What Happened?"

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

"The Rich Brother" by Tobias Wolff

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother  by James McBride

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

Copies of the book are available in the library.

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

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

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

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

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

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

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

 

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

"And Then What Happened?"

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

"Weights and Measures" by Jodi Picoult

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Home Front by Kristen Hannah   


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss The Husband's Secret  by Lianne Moriarty

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Song of Shank by Jeffrey Renard Allen
 

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

 

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

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

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

Join us as we discuss Me Before You  by Jojo Moyes

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

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

 

 

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

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

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss Palisades Park by Alan Brennert  

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

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

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

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

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

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom 

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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

Join us as we discuss Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

The English Girl: A Novel by Daniel Silva


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

Join us as we discuss  Bellman & Black   by Diane Setterfield

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

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

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Join us as we discuss  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 

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

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

The Memory of Running   by Ron McLarty


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

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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