Monmouth County Library

My Account/Search Only | Renew/Search Only

Font Size


  •     cutmeloose

    Author Talk: Leah Vincent
    Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
    Sunday, May 4 at 2 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan 

  •     cangoods

    Donate to the
    Monmouth County Food Drive

    all through April and

    Register to win a Sony eReader!

  •       idiom

    Poetry Slam Workshop for Teens
    Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 3 PM
    Ocean Township Library
    Call library at 732-531-5092 to register

  •         nickfamily

    Documentary: Nicky's Family
    Monday, April 28 at 2 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day

  •   billbrown 

    Bill Brown and Retro Smooth in Concert
    Saturday, April 26 at 2 PM
    Howell Township Library

  • album

    Preservation Day
    Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    Call 732-431-7220 x7222 for more information

  •       familytree

    How to Trace Your Family Tree
    by the Howell Heritage Society
    Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 PM
    Howell Township Library

    Call Library at 732-938-2300 to register

Readers' Corner


Resources for readers

Career Information Center


Upcoming Events

eBooks and Audio Books

libraryonthego Library on the Go! eBooks and audio books.
  Help getting started.
logoEhost EBSCO eBooks.
   New to EBSCO eBooks? Learn more.



Turn the page on hunger! Win an eReader at the Monmouth County Library

E-mail Print PDF

Library Commission contributes to Food DriveTime is running out to turn the page on hunger in April! Help fill the pantry shelves at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by donating food items at Monmouth County Library branches -- and participate in a free drawing to win an eReader.

The food drive will end at the close of business on Wednesday, April 30. Donations are accepted at all 13 Library branches during regular Library hours.

More than 600 library patrons have already entered the free drawing for the eReader. The Library plans to hold drawing for a total of 15 Sony eReaders, which are compatible with the Monmouth County Library's own Library on the Go! collection of eBooks. Drawings for the eReaders will be held at each Library branch in May.

Anyone can enter the free drawing – even if you cannot contribute to the food drive. Enter as many times as you would like, but you must do so on different days. Participants may only submit one entry form per day for the drawing.

The Monmouth County Library is proud to be once again a part of Monmouth County's 2014 Food Drive to benefit the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. In 2013, the FoodBank distributed 8.5 million pounds of food items to approximately 260 emergency feeding programs within Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Those feeding programs reach more than 127,000 individuals in Monmouth and Ocean Counties – including 51,000 children, and 14,000 under the age of 5, according to FoodBank statistics. Eastern Branch Food Drive

"The Monmouth County Library has long been an active supporter of local food drives as a way of honoring National Library Week, which falls during April," said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. "Our Library patrons have always been unfailingly generous in answering the call to help the less fortunate, and we look forward to another successful food drive to aid the FoodBank."

"It is hoped that everyone who comes into the Library during the month of April will donate something to the county Food Drive to enable the FoodBank to provide much needed assistance to our neighbors in need," said Renee B. Swartz, chair of the Monmouth County Library Commission. "As another aspect of the Library's responding to the needs of the community, the Library Commission will sponsor drawings for 15 eReaders, one at each branch and two at Headquarters and Eastern Branch at the completion of the food drive. Our promotion of eReaders will help our patrons become more familiar with the highly popular technology of eBooks."


Cut Me Loose: Author Talk by Leah Vincent at Library Headquarters

E-mail Print PDF

leahvincentCome to Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan on Sunday, May 4 for a compelling discussion by author Leah Vincent.

Vincent will speak about her gripping memoir Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood. The talk will begin at 2 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan 07726.

Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world.

But the tradition-bound future Vincent envisioned for herself was cut short when, at 16, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Vincent's parents were unforgiving. Afraid, in part, that her behavior would affect the marriage prospects of their other children, they put her on a plane and cut off ties.

Cast out in New York City, without a father or husband tethering her to the Orthodox community, Vincent was unprepared to navigate the freedoms of secular life. She spent the next few years using her sexuality as a way of attracting the male approval she had been conditioned to seek out as a child, while becoming increasingly unfaithful to the religious dogma of her past.


Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Library

E-mail Print PDF

nickysfamilyIn honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a special screening of the documentary Nicky's Family will be held on Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Library Headquarters at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan.

This documentary tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.

Winton, now 104 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, 50 years later, hadn't found a suitcase in the attic full of documents and transport plans.

Producers Matej Minac and PatrikPass set out to show the unique phenomenon that has emerged from Winton's story, how his courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good.

Nicky's Family has earned rave reviews from audiences and critics around the world, winning over 30 awards - including 14 audience awards from the U.S.

US Citizenship Course at Library Headquarters begins in April

E-mail Print PDF

flagDo you want to become a United States citizen? Get help to prepare for the U.S. citizenship test at a free program sponsored by the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan this spring!

Library Headquarters will hold an 11-week program to help those who wish to take the citizenship test. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning on April 1. Registration will run throughout March.

The schedule will be as follows: April 1, 8, 22 and 29; May 6, 13, 20 and 27 and June 3, 10 and 17.

You must register for this program, either by phone, in person at the library, or online. To register by phone, please call 732-431-7220, x7222. To register in person, come to the reference desk at Library Headquarters, located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.

To register online, click here.


Page 1 of 4

Who's Online

We have 49 guests online
Front Page News Front Page News

MCL Connect


We Are a Federal Documents Depository Library

Federal Documnets Depository