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    Library Headquarters and all Branches
    will be closed Thursday, November 27
    and Friday, November 28

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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    T'ai Chi Chih
    with Instructor Daniel Pienciak
    Wednesday, December 3 at 7 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan


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    Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Quartet
    Sunday, November 30 at 2 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    Celebrate November is Jazz Month!

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    World War I Centennial Film Series

    Thursday, December 4 at 2 PM

    Library Headquarters, Manalapan



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    Everyone's Life is a Story
    Friday, December 5 at 11 AM
    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury

    A First Friday for Seniors program!

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    Multi-Faith Panel Discussion:

    Role of Women in Religion

    Monday, December 8 at 7 PM

    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    With Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought 


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November is Jazz Month!

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Celebrate more than 40 years of Jazz at the Monmouth County Library in November!

Library Commission Chair Renee Swartz invites all of Monmouth County, young and old, to celebrate this eclectic art form through the contrasting styles of the featured musical groups, during November is Jazz Month. These free concerts are held at Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726.ree concerts will be offered this month.

Be sure to catch these concerts:hperson

Houston Person Quartet
2 PM Sunday, November 23
The Father of Acid Jazz turns 80 this month! Celebrate Houston Person's birthday with him...Live! Grooving a growling tenor sax, Houston is truly a stylemaker. A veteran of more than 75 albums as a player, bandleader and longtime partner of Etta James, he continues to teach and reach - through Jazz - into every musical genre.



Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Quartet
2 PM Sunday, November 30
This Grammy-nominated, Rio-born trumpet and flugelhorn player has been on the US jazz scene since 1970, and has played with everyone from Mario Bauza and Herbie Mann to Tito Puente and McCoy Tyner. Today, Roditi will share his original warm and lyrical compositions with us, some found on his recent release, Simpatico.

For more information please call 732-431-7220


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 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.

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