Friday, March 15, 2013
The Monmouth County Library's Children's Book Fair will be held on Saturday, March 16.
If you want your child to dive into reading and become more excited about books, be sure to take them to a place that will be making reading as fun as the circus! The Monmouth County Library is holding their 2013 Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, March 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan Township and this year their theme is “Carnival of Books”. Watch a dog perform circus tricks, a one man circus juggle and perform magic, and learn to walk a tightrope! Oh, and there will also be some books, movies, and raffle prizes. Author and illustrator Fiona Robinson will also be on hand reading from her award-winning book What Animals Really Like. Readings will be held at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 on Saturday. Her…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Call your library branch for specific opening times.
The Monmouth County Library branch system is operating from a delayed opening this morning as townships work to remove snow from roads and parking lots. County residents are asked to call township library branches for exact opening times, snow removal will vary by town. Find branch locations and contact information at the Monmouth County Library System website.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The romance will be in the air this weekend at Monmouth County Library Headquarters!
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Thursday, February 7
The Monmouth County Library is holding a romantic Valentine's concert this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Acclaimed singers Shannon Hunt and Ivan Woods and pianist Diane Goldsmith will play musical pieces by Mozart, Purcell, Donizetti, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Fats Waller and Stephen Sondheim. The combination of vocals and piano will explore the many forms of love including friendship, religious, romantic, and love of America. Songs, opera, and musical theater will all be played. Monmouth County Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan Township.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Tax help services available at the Wall Township Library, Library Headquarters in Manalapan and the Eastern Branch.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
EagleMania will be performing at the Monmouth County Library on Sunday, Jan. 27.
EagleMania, a six-piece Eagles Tribute Band, will be rocking the Monmouth County Library on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. EagleMania is made up of accomplished musicians Frank Marino, John Gaechter, Ken Darcy, Steve French, Russ Wolgast, and Jon Weiswasser. They work hard at replicating the music, sounds, and harmonies of The Eagles, an American rock band that was one of the most popular and well-revered bands of the 1970s. If you are a fan of the Eagles come out and hear EagleMania. They will be performing such hits such as Take it Easy, One of These Nights, Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, and Life in the Fast Lane. The Monmouth County Library is located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan Township.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
All Monmouth County Library System card holders are now able to download audiobooks and eBooks for free.
Monmouth County Library card holders can now download eBooks and audiobooks for free. The Monmouth County Library launched Library on the Go! in 2012, a reference of audiobooks and eBooks for card holders to peruse titles for download. As long as you have a valid Monmouth County Library card, you can check out and download digital media whenever you want at http://monmouth.lib.overdrive.com. Library on the Go! is not open to those patrons who pay to borrow books if they live outside of a municipality that is not covered by the Monmouth County Library System. eBooks also are available for download through the Monmouth County Library’s EBSCO eBooks, which was formerly known as NetLibrary. There are almost 25,000 book titles, including …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Jam out to jazz this weekend at the Monmouth County Library and Howell Township Library.
The Monmouth County Library System is hosting two jazz concerts this weekend - one of which has some holiday flare! The Billy Lawlor Jazz Trio is holding a “Home for the Holidays” Concert at the Howell Township Library on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. This is the third time the Billy Lawlor Jazz Trio will be performing a holiday concert for the Monmouth County Library System. The trio, made up of Billy Lawlor on piano, Tommy LaBella on saxophone, and Gary Mazzoroppi on bass, will perform traditional holiday songs with a jazzy twist! Lawlor studied at the Berklee College of Muisc in Boston along side Bruce Hornsby. He was also Count Basie's substitute and an arranger and pianist for Billie Holiday, according to the biography on his website. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Non-profit Blankie Depot is looking for newly made blankets and collecting donations at the Monmouth County Library.
Blankie Depot, a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is looking to give back to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The company aims to provide homemade blankets to the children of New Jersey who suffer from illness or trauma. At the moment, Blankie Depot is looking to collect large quilts, knitted or crochet hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, children's quilts, fleece blankets, sewn pillow cases, afghans and flannel robes. A collection bin is currently located at the Monmouth County Library (near the DVD room) in Manalapan Township from now until January 31, 2013. Blankie Depot requests that all donations be newly made, machine washable, and cleaned before being donated. Can't make it to the Monmouth County Library? Directly send…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Economic impact round-table planned at eastern branch of county library in Shrewsbury
Monday, December 3, 2012
Business owners affected by superstorm Sandy are invited to an economic impact round-table discussion sponsored by county freeholders Monday night. Merchants are asked to RSVP at Susan.Folta@co.monmouth.nj.us to attend the 6 p.m. session at the eastern branch of the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. “The roundtable is being held to ensure that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) hears directly about what our local businesses have experienced and to move the economic recovery forward,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “I strongly encourage business leaders who are focused on the rebuilding of our local economy to attend.” A county release explains that the federal Department of Commerce, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Mayan scholar discusses the idea that the world will end this December at the Monmouth County Library on Saturday, Dec. 1.
According to the Mayan calendar, the world will come to an end this December. Do you think that is true, or do you think it is just another normal calendar year? Mayan scholar Joanne Baron will be discussing this belief at Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan Township on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. She will talk about how the idea of the world ending in 2012 has grown in popularity over the years, how the idea spread, and also discuss what the Mayan Calendar actually says about the subject. Baron, who is currenty a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, has excavated with the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the site of La Corona in Guatemala. Currently, Baron is writing her dissertation on Classic …