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    Summer Reading Club

    Registration closes on August 9

    Click here to register

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    Next Stage Ensemble presents:
    The Libation Bearers
    Thursday, August 7 at 7 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan 


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    Click here for the free
    MonCo Library app!

    Take the Library with you wherever you roam!

  • oport

    The Borough of Oceanport celebrates
    Oceanport Library Relocation
    Monday, August 4 at 6 PM
    Oceanport Library
    Join us at 8 Iroquois Avenue for refreshments


  • bizstartup

    How to Start a Business the Right Way
    Monday, August 4 at 6:30 PM
    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury 

    Presented by Monmouth County SCORE

  • butterfly

    Butterflies in the Garden
    with Master Gardener Patrice McCoy
    Friday, August 8 at 2 PM
    Howell Township Library

  • impressionist

    The Road To and Through Impressionism
    with author Fred Dixon
    Wednesday, August 13 at 4 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan


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Try the new Monmouth County Library mobile app!

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Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam with the Library’s free app! The MonCo Library app is now available for download.

Need to renew that book? With the new app, you can do it from your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away!

Log on to and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple IOS, Android, Windows phone and Amazon Kindle with tablet.

Read on for more information!


Computer Skills for Job Hunters at Eastern Branch

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Due to the success of its Computer Skills for Job Hunters program in July, the Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury will repeat the series of 10 classes beginning August 4.

These classes are designed to introduce job hunters to computer skills and online job search resources. Each class begins at 2:30 PM and runs for one hour. The programs are free, but registration is required.

The Eastern Branch Library is located at 1001 Route 35 in Shrewsbury 07702. Please call 1-866-941-8188 to register for the classes. Register for any one class or for all 10, according to your needs.

Read on for the class schedule:


Next Stage Ensemble returns to Library Headquarters

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libationThe Next Stage Ensemble players return to Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan in August to tackle a classic Greek tragedy on Thursday, August 7 at 7 PM.

The Libation Bearers is the second in a trilogy written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus, concerning the return of the Greek King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, his murder, and the revenge exacted by his children, Orestes and Electra.

This free performance will be held at Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726. 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.

For more information, please call the Library at 732-431-7220 x7222.


Last week for Summer Reading Clubs!

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This is the last week to register for the Summer Reading Clubs at the Monmouth County Library! Registration for all Summer Reading Clubs will close on August 9.

This year, Summer Reading Clubs took on a science theme: Fizz Boom Read! for Children; Spark a Reaction for Teens, and Literary Elements for Adults. Check out the great family-themed end-of-summer programs in August on the Library's calendar of events. Click here to access calendar, or use the drop down menu bar at the top of this page -- just click on Programs/News and then click on Calendar of Events..

The Summer Reading Clubs are online and on-the-go! Click on  to register for Summer Reading and log your reading. On your mobile device, you can go to:

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