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    Raconteur Radio Presents: War of the Worlds
    Wednesday, November 5 at 7 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    Sponsored by the Arts Horizons Creative Spirits program

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    The Nick Rolfe Quartet
    Sunday, November 2 at 2 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    Celebrate November is Jazz Month!

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    Violin Concert with Joel DeWitt
    Saturday, November 1 at 2 PM
    Ocean Township Library

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    Piano Concert with Teresa Ngo
    Saturday, November 1 at 2 PM
    Howell Township Library
     

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    Sunday, November 2

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    Reock and Roll Revue:
    Classic Rock Concert
    Sunday, November 9 at 2 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

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Monmouth County Library honored for The Big Read

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Freeholder recognition for Big Read award

 

The Monmouth County Library's 2013 program, The Big Read, was recognized by the New Jersey State Library with an award for multicultural programming.

The Monmouth County Library was one of three New Jersey libraries honored with this award "for conducting outstanding multicultural programs to engage cultural and ethnic communities in meaningful and effective partnerships" according to New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute. The award was announced during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on June 4.

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

The book that Chhange selected for The Big Read discussion was A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, which takes place in the segregated South and is the tale of a man who is incarcerated and executed for a crime that he did not commit.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:26 Read more...

Congratulations to our Sony eReader winners!

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ereader winners

Hundreds of Monmouth County Library patrons entered the free drawing for the Sony eReaders during April, part of the Library's promotion for the county-wide Food Drive. Winners were drawn at random from entries at all Library Branches.

The eReaders are compatible with the Monmouth County Library's own Library on the Go! collection of eBooks.

The Monmouth County Library Commission took time to congratulate two of the eReader winners – Babs Halitsky of Marlboro and Gilda Meier of Manalapan. Other winners are shown below – click on the Library's Facebook page for more information.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:46

Oceanport Library reopens at new location

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newoportThe Oceanport branch of the Monmouth County Library has officially opened at its new location in the Oceanport Community Center at 8 Iroquois Avenue, off Port-au-Peck Avenue.

Doors opened for the first time at the new location on Thursday, February 27. Stop by and check out our cozy library!

Hours at the Oceanport Library's new location will be:

Mondays: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Children's Storytimes will be held as usual on Thursdays:

Baby Storytime (for ages 6 months to 23 months) at 9:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime (ages 2 to 3/12 years) at 10 a.m.
Family Storytime (for all ages) at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Call the library at 732-229-2626 for more information.

More photos at our Facebook page – click here!

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:54

Peter T. Doyle, Donald W. Burden appointed to Library Commission

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Peter Doyle swearing iinThe Monmouth County Library Commission welcomed its newest member, Peter T. Doyle of Atlantic Highlands. Doyle was sworn into a five-year term as Library Commissioner during the Commission's January 2014 meeting.

The Commission also welcomed back Library Commissioner and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden, who was re-appointed to a five-year term after serving an unexpired term for the Commission in 2013.

The Commission also voted to reappoint Renee B. Swartz as Commission Chair.

Doyle is currently a member of the Atlantic Highlands Borough Council, where he has served since 2006. He works as a Corporate Analyst for Moody's Corporation.

He is a 1984 graduate of West Point and was Captain in the United States Army, serving from 1984-1993. He was an Infantry Company Commander at Fort Ord, CA and Republic of Korea.

burdenBurden was elected to the Shrewsbury Council in 2003, and then elected Mayor of Shrewsbury in 2010. He is a graduate of GettysburgCollege in Pennsylvania, and currently a member of the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees.

His professional career spanned more than 47 years of employment with the McGraw Hill Companies, where he worked as an editor, publisher and marketer for college textbooks. He was Director of Marketing Services for McGraw-Hill Higher Education in New York City before his retirement.

Both terms with the Library Commission run through 2018.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:56

Monmouth County Library welcomes Interim Director Judith Tolchin

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Judith Tolchin and Renee SwartzWith the retirement of long-time Monmouth County Library Director Kenneth Sheinbaum on December 31, the Monmouth County Library Commission has announced the appointment of Judith Tolchin as Interim Director.

Tolchin, who has 22 years of service at the Monmouth County Library, previously held the position of Branch Manager/Chief Librarian at Library Headquarters in Manalapan, where she was responsible for the operation of Headquarters, which is the largest public library building in the state.

The Library also has had a change of leadership at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury, with the retirement in December of Janet Kranis, who had been Chief Librarian at Eastern Branch since 1986.

Principal Librarian Kim Avagliano, who worked in administration at Library Headquarters in Manalapan, is the new Chief Librarian at Eastern Branch. Avagliano has been with the Library System since 1991.

"The Library Commission is delighted to welcome Ms. Tolchin and Ms. Avagliano to their new positions of leadership," said Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz. "Under their direction, the Commission is confident the Monmouth County Library System will continue to move forward with its superlative library services and programs to best serve the residents of Monmouth County."

Kim Avagliano with Commission

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:31 Read more...

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