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Atlantic Highlands Library Friends sponsor a Community Read
The Community Read books will be Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain. Accompanying this selection is a young adult version: Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog. The books will be available at the Atlantic Highlands Library as of July 15th. In September, there will be discussion groups at the library.
The adult discussion groups will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10 AM and Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 PM. On Friday, Sept. 13 at 3:15 PM there will be a young reader's discussion. There will also be a reception for all participants from 3 to 5 PM on Friday, Sept. 13.
The Friends of the Library hope everyone will join them in promoting reading, community, and libraries. They encourage students, book club members, friends, and family to check out these books and come together in September for some thought provoking discussions.
U.S. Citizenship program offered at Library Headquarters this fall
Do you want to become a United States citizen? Get help to prepare for the citizenship test at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan this fall, as the Library launches its first citizenship course.
Library Headquarters will hold a 12-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. The schedule will be as follows: September 10, 17 and 24; October 1, 8, 22 and 29; November 12 and 19; and December 3, 10, and 17.
You must register for this program, either by phone, in person at the library, or online. Space is limited. Registration ends August 31, but may close earlier if the class fills up.
To register by phone, please call 732-431-7220, x7222. To register in person, come to the reference desk at Library Headquarters, located at
To register online, go to the Library webpage and click on the link contained in the calendar of events under the dates of the courses.
The program is open to adults 18 years and older with permanent residency status (green card holders), and will be taught by retired educators and an attorney. The test will not be administered as part of the class. The test for
English conversation classes continue in September
A new round of English conversation classes will continue in September at Library Headquarters in Manalapan and the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury.
Read on for the schedule of classes:
Oceanport branch reopened July 1 after Superstorm Sandy repairs
The Oceanport branch of the Monmouth County Library reopened on Monday, July 1, eight months after sustaining extensive flood damage during Superstorm Sandy.
"The Monmouth County Library Commission is pleased that the Oceanport branch will be back up and running after suffering such a devastating blow last October in Superstorm Sandy," said Renee B. Swartz, chair of the Library Commission. "We know the library plays a vital part in the Oceanport community and residents have missed their library terribly."
Library patrons can check out books and DVDS and pick up their holds at the refurbished library. Children's story times will also resume the week of July 1.
The branch will begin its usual hours on July 1. The library is open 1 to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In addition it is open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new branch manager will be Katie Kenny.
"The Board of Freeholders would like to thank the officials of Oceanport for their tireless efforts to help put the Oceanport branch back together physically, and also thank the residents of Oceanport for their patience in waiting to get their library back." said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Library. "We are glad that this reminder of Sandy's devastation in the area has finally been rectified."
For more photos of the re-opening, visit the Library's Facebook page!
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