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Holiday Happenings at the Monmouth County Library

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holidaynoteGet in the holiday spirit at the Monmouth County Library! All through the month of December there will be concerts and family-friendly programs sure to please all ages.

Join us at Library Headquarters in Manalapan on Sunday, December 21 at 2 PM for a very special Holiday Concert Performance by Tim McLoone and The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band. Come listen to their inimitable take on the holiday classics.

Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symmmes Drive, Manalapan 07726. Call the library at 732-431-7220, x7222 for more information.

Be sure to catch these other family friendly holiday events:

Tower Bell Choir
11 AM Saturday, December 6
Hazlet Township Library, 251 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730
Kick off the holiday season with a delightful performance by the Tower Bell Choir of The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank. For the whole family.

The Warm Hearted Country Christmas Concert
2 PM Saturday, December 6
Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township 07719
The Warm Hearted Country Carolers will be performing a free concert of Christmas  music in addition to some of their Classic Country selections. Be sure to come out and ring in the holiday season! For the whole family.

The Mrs. Claus Holiday Performance!
4:15 PM Wednesday, December 10
Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township 07719
Join Kitty Jones of Kit's Interactive Theatre as she portrays Mr. Claus and share Yuletide cheer by participating in stories, songs and dance! For the whole family. Please pick up your free tickets at the Children's Desk beginning December 1.

The Nutcracker
11 AM Saturday, December 13
Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726
A Nutcracker Musical Adventure presented by Touch the Music, for ages 4 & up, including parents/caregivers. Enjoy hearing the story and music from Tchaikovsky's famous holiday ballet,then experiment with playing REAL, child-sized, orchestral instruments heard on the musical track. Tickets are required for children and adults; free tickets are available at the
Children's Desk starting Thursday, November 20.

Billy Lawlor Trio Holiday Jazz Concertbillylawlor
2 PM Saturday, December 13
Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell 07731
Howell Library Presents:the 5th Annual Home for the Holidays Concert with the Billy Lawlor Trio, with Billy Lawlor - Piano & Vocals;Tommy LaBella – Saxophone; and Gary Mazzaroppi-Bass. Join us for the jazz trio's wonderful renditions of your holiday favorites to put you in the mood to celebrate!

Radio Style Live Performance: Miracle on 34th Street
7 PM. Thursday, December 18
Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck 07722
2 PM Saturday, December 20
Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury 07702
Join us as Nine Theatricals presents a radio style live performance of the heartwarming classic Miracle on 34th Street. This story is about a charming old man who works at the Macy's department store during the holiday season and truly believes that he is Santa Claus. The Nine Theatricals troupe will not only entertain you in 1940's radio style but also be dressed in period fashion and throw in some singing.

The Festive Flutes Holiday Concert
1 PM Saturday, December 20
Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township 07719
There will be music in the air as The Festive Flutes perform a medley of holiday favorites for their annual stop at Wall Library. So relax from the holiday hustle & bustle and enjoy the group known as "the flute ensemble of the Jersey Shore" as they perform classical, traditional and modern favorites in the main library area.

The Big Read Multi-Faith Panel Discussion on Women's Role in Religion, Inspired by "In the Time of the Butterflies"

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intimebutterfliesJoin us at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters on Monday, December 8 at 7 PM for a Big Read event: a multi-faith panel discussion on Women's Role in Religion, Inspired by In the Time of the Butterflies.

In the Time of the Butterflies is author Julia Alvarez's fictional account of the Mirabal sisters, four sisters from the Dominican Republic. Three of the sisters were assassinated on November 22, 1960 by forces associated with the dictator Rafael Trujillo.

The panel discussion is sponsored by The Monmouth County Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought, and will address the issues of violence against women and political dissent inspired by the lives and deaths of the Mirabal sisters.

Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726. Call the library at 732-431-7220 x7222 for more information.

The Monmouth County Library is proud to partner with The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College for The Big Read program.

The Big Read, an initiative designed to restore reading to the center of American culture and to encourage community-wide reading and discussion, is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Chhange has selected In the Time of the Butterflies and Before We Were Free, both by Julia Alvarez, for the 2014 Big Read program.

World War I Film Series at Library Headquarters

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joynoelThe World War I Centennial Commemorative Film Series continues at Library Headquarters on Thursday, December 4 at 2 PM.

Come view Joyeux Noel, a classic World War I film about Christmas Eve in 1914. As the Germans faced the British and the French in battle, a spontaneous cease-fire happened for one night, as all of the troops came together for one night of peace.

The Great War Centennial: 1914-1920 World War I Film Series is a Commemorative Film and Lecture Series presented by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel, who are members of the Center for World War II and Conflict Resolution at Brookdale Community College. Stay tuned for more great films as the Library marks the 100th anniversary of World War I.

Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726. Call 732-431-7220, x7222 for more information.

Computer Skills for Job Hunters at Eastern Branch

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laptopThe Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury will offer a week-long series of classes designed to help job hunters acquire computer skills.

The Eastern Branch Library is located at 1001 Route 35 in Shrewsbury, 07702. Call 1-866-941-8188 for more information. These free classes will be held at 2 PM on the following days:

Computer Skills for Job Hunters:
Introduction to the Career Information Center @ MCL
Monday, November 17
Participants will learn how to navigate the computer resources at the Career Information Center at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch. Take advantage of tutorials ranging from mouse skills & keyboarding to Microsoft Word.

Email Essentials
Tuesday, November 18
When appyling for a job online you must have and know how to use email. This class is for people who already have an email account. Participants will learn how to attach resumes to email messages .If you do not have an email account, please call library at 1-866-941-8188 to schedule a one-on-one email registration session.

Writing a Resume with Microsoft Word 2010
Wednesday, November 19
Learn to construct a resume in Microsoft Word 2010. Please bring a rough draft of your resume and a USB flash drive to save your work.

Introduction to Job Searching with
Thursday, November 20 has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising
network, Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies.

How to Fill Out an Online Job Application
Friday, November 21
Avoid frustration and common mistakes, and learn how to complete online job applications quickly and correctly using these handy tips and helpful guidelines.

The Way They Were: A salute to the men and women of WWII at Library Headquarters

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wecandoitJoin us at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters on Sunday, November 16 at 2 PM for a special celebration of the role played by New Jersey's men and women during World War II.

Learn about the war effort at Camp Evans, where the military tested new weapons, and the women who worked there during the war in The Way They Were: NJ Men and Women Fighting World War II Their Way.The afternoon will close with a special tribute to Frank Sinatra and the music of the WWII era.

Monmouth County was the WWII home of radar, the invention that saved democracy. Men and women of all races helped win the Radar War by innovating and engineering the equipment needed to defeat the mighty armies, navies and air forces of the Axis Powers.

Fred Carl, founder and COO of the Information Age Learning Center (InfoAge) at Camp Evans will speak about the history of radar.

Prof. Susan Douglass of Monmouth University will talk about her collection of the oral histories of the women who worked at Camp Evans.

Zach Alexander and Trio will perform the music that was the soundtrack on NJ's men and women during World War II. Zach is one of the finest interpreters of the music of Frank Sinatra, and has appeared as a featured performer on the historic Count Basie Theatre Stage with the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra for the Sinatra Tribute Gala.zach

Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan 07726. For more information on this program please call the Library at 732-431-7220, x7222.


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