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Commemorating the War of 1812 a success!
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Shakespeare and Greek myths this summer at Library Headquarters!
The Monmouth County Library continues its summer classic theater programs as the Next Stage Ensemble returns to perform Ovid's Metamophoses in July and Shakespeare's Henry V in August.
Next Stage Ensemble, a division of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Summer Professional Training Program, was created to nurture the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. This year marks the 51st anniversary season of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan, will host both performances, which are free and open to the public..
On Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., the Ensemble will tackle Greek myths in Ovid's Metamorphoses, from Ted Hughes's Tales of Ovid.
How did the world begin? Why does a voice echo back to you when you shout in a canyon? Why do you see your reflection in still water? Does someone control your destiny? In Ovid's Metamorphoses, the myths of Ancient Greece come vividly to life with a collection of tales of gods and mortals, romance and revenge, hope and rebirth.
Read on for the August program information!
Summer Reading Clubs are open!
Summer reading clubs at the Monmouth County Library are for all ages and for the whole family! Clubs will begin on June 1 and run through August 10. Meet your goal and earn a cool prize! Library branches will also hold special summer programs for all ages.
All Library Summer Reading Clubs will be online beginning June 1. On that date you will be able to register and begin to log in your reading. Watch this webpage for new announcements! You can register here!
For school-age children, the goal is to log 480 minutes (8 hours) of reading. Children who are not yet reading independently can join the Read-To-Me-Club, and listen to 20 books. For teens, the goal is 800 pages. For adults, the goal is four books. Reach the goal – and receive a prize from your library branch!
Each participant registers online with the branch library of their choice or a parent can create a family registration which gives them control of their children's accounts. Prizes can be picked up at the branch where you registered.
Special kickoff and ending celebrations for summer reading participants will be held at most Library branches. For information on children's programming, please visit our Children's Page.
Why do you like the Monmouth County Library?
Or have you found the best-ever quiet nook to study and read?
Whatever it is, the staff at the Monmouth County Library would like to hear about it: Come take our brief survey!
You can click on our website and enter your comments online (click on the "Please tell us..." slide at the top of the page.)
Or, the next time you're at the Library, ask at either the Circulation Desk or the Children's Desk for one of the survey forms, fill it out and turn it in.
We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a line!
I Pic My Plate contest sponsored by The New Jersey Center for the Book
ENTER THE I PIC MY PLATE PHOTO CONTEST!!
The New Jersey Center for the Book announces the I PIC MY PLATE KIDS
PHOTO CONTEST !! Just for kids 18 years and under!
ENTER TO WIN $250 BY TELLING US WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE !
It's easy and fun!!! JUST snap a PIC of a favorite healthy snack or meal you’ve made, been served or selected from a lunch line at school, and send it in to us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or to
The winning entry will receive a $250 Amazon gift card. Other prizes include cool sneakers and other gift cards! (Entries cannot include pictures of people or of brands.)
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Hurry and Submit! All entries must be received by July 15, 2013.
For more details check out www.ipicmyplate.com and tell us what's healthy on your plate!
A few more details:
Kids can enter multiple times. All entries will be judged on a series of criteria, ranging from most diversified to most colorful, healthiest, most creative, by a panel of judges:
Jody Adams (award-winning James Beard Chef)
Michael Peck (Head of Nutrition Services for the Boston Public Schools)
Sally Sampson (Founder of Chop/Chop Magazine)
Dana Roberts (nutritionist)
You must be 18 years of age or younger and a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbiato participate.
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