« Week of May 15, 2011 »
Start: 05/15/2011 2:30 am

All are welcome to come and experience Count Basie's Rock It! teen musicians and singers perform. These talented young artists perform the third Sunday of each month from 2:30-4:30 in our community room. Their skills are nurtured and honed by Juillard music school graduate Bruce Gallipani. It's an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon while supporting aspiring artists! This will be the last Rock It! regular program until September 18th, when it resumes. There will be smaller gatherings over the summer, dates yet to be determined. light refreshments. 


Start: 05/16/2011 4:00 am
End: 05/16/2011 4:45 am


Four consecutive Mondays 4:00-4:45pm

May 2,9,16,23rd 

One-on-one mentoring to improve reading skills.Teens partnering with beginning readers Grades 1-3.

Register your child at the Children's Services Desk beginning Monday, April 18th.

Start: 05/16/2011 7:00 pm
End: 05/16/2011 8:00 pm

Tween Special: Could You Survive?

Presented by NJ Search & Rescue

Mon. May 16th - 7-8pm -        Grades 3 & Up

Have you ever wondered what you would do if forced to survive in the wilderness? NJ Search & Rescue will be here to teach us wilderness survival—we’ll learn what to do until rescue. Whether you are a veteran camper or prefer to commune with nature via the Discovery Channel, you’re sure to learn something new about wilderness adventure. 

Interested teens & adults are welcome to attend, but please no children below third grade. A parent must remain in the building if children are in third or fourth grade.


Start: 05/16/2011 7:00 pm
End: 05/16/2011 8:30 pm

Learn to create, print and save a document, insert clipart and wordart. Moday, May 16, 2011 7pm

Start: 05/17/2011 10:30 am
End: 05/17/2011 11:00 am


Terrific 2's and 3's  Tuesday, May 17th     10:30-11:00AM   

Ages 2-3 with an adult in the Community Room  

Registration is required for all Children's Programs. Please go to the Children's Help desk to register.

Start: 05/17/2011 12:30 pm
End: 05/17/2011 2:30 pm

Social Knitting Group
Every Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn to knit, share projects and expertise. You are invited to join an informal knitting circle led by volunteer and expert knitter Joan Corby. This group meets every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.

Location: Community Room

Start: 05/17/2011 1:00 pm
End: 05/17/2011 3:00 pm

Scrabble Club
Every Tuesday
1PM – 3PM

Join the library's Scrabble Club, led by Renee Cohen. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy this fun social club. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you.

Location: Community Room

Start: 05/17/2011 4:30 pm
End: 05/17/2011 6:00 pm

Learn how to keep your personal information safe online. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:30pm.

*This class is eligible for teacher professional development credits.

Start: 05/17/2011 7:00 pm
End: 05/17/2011 8:00 pm

Conversational English Class
Every Tuesday
7PM – 8PM

Conversational English Classes – held every Tuesday from 7-8pm. For adults 18+ for whom English is not their native language. Facilitated by trained and certified LVMC volunteers.

Location: Group Study Room

Start: 05/18/2011 3:45 am
End: 05/18/2011 5:15 am

"ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS - Feathers, Beaks, & Claws"
Wed., May 18th      3:45-5:15pm   Grades K-6 

Animal Adaptations…Why does a Zebra have stripes? We’ll investigate these types of questions and more in our hands-on program.  Weather permitting, we’ll explore outdoors.  

Pre-registration & a signed permission slip is required and begins Monday, May 9th; 3rd-6th graders. Grades K-2 may come provided they are accompanied by a parent. Presented by Poricy Park.

A signed permission slip is required.

Start: 05/18/2011 10:00 am
End: 05/18/2011 10:45 am

Special Playtime for Babies

Wednesday, May 18th 10-10:45am

Ages 0-23 months in the Community Room

Socialization is an important skill for everyone.   Babies can interact and play as parents and caregivers exchange tips and advice.   Come make new friends!

Sign up is required for all Children's Programs.   Stop at the Children's Services Desk for more details.

Start: 05/18/2011 6:00 pm
End: 05/18/2011 8:00 pm

Wednesday May 18, 2011
6 - 8pm

People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease. Meridian physicians will discuss this connection and what you can do to maintain heart health. We will have Meridian Health staff members here to do free health screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI) from 6-7pm, followed by a lecture on Diabetes and Heart Disease from 7-8pm.

Location: Community Room

Start: 05/18/2011 6:30 pm
End: 05/18/2011 8:45 pm

BCUG Workshop: Excel
6:30PM - 9PM

Brookdale Computer Users Group Workshop on Excel. It is led by Fred Kagel and Ruth Lewart and meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

Location: Computer Lab

Start: 05/19/2011 4:00 am
End: 05/19/2011 4:30 am

Act It Out


Thursday, May 19th  4-4:30pm

Ages 4-8 in the Community Room.

Registration is required for all Children's Programs. Please go to the Children's Help desk to register. 

Start: 05/19/2011 7:00 pm
End: 05/19/2011 7:45 pm


Four consecutive Thursdays 7:00-7:45pm  

May 5,12,19,26th 

One-on-one mentoring to improve reading skills.

Teens partnering with beginning readers Grades 1-3.

Register your child at the Children's Services Desk beginning Monday, April 18th.

Start: 05/20/2011 10:00 am
End: 05/20/2011 11:00 am


Friday, May 20th  10-11AM

Ages 0-23 months with an adult in the Community Room.

Registration is required for all Children's Programs. Please go to the Children's Help desk to register.

Start: 05/20/2011 10:30 am
End: 05/20/2011 11:00 am

Friday, May 6, 13, 20, & 27   10:30am

 Storytime@the Library Branches

 Hen reading to her chicksPlease note that all Branch storytimes will be held on Friday mornings. Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver. Early literacy fun is not limited to the Main Library. The Bayshore, Lincroft and Navesink Branches each hold a weekly storytime featuring picture books and a craft. Branch storytimes are an opportunity to join your neighbors in sharing the joy of reading.

Bayshore Library 180 Main St., Port Monmouth, NJ  Tel: 732-787-1568
Lincroft Library 722 Newman Springs Rd.,Lincroft,NJ Tel: 732-747-1140
Navesink Library 149 Monmouth Ave., Navesink, NJ Tel:732-291-1120

Start: 05/20/2011 11:59 pm


 For more information please visit the Library Scholarship page

            The Board of Trustees of the Middletown Township Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of the Conover-Wihtol Scholarship for no less than $500 for graduate study in Library Science.

            The Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Edith B. Conover and Karl F. Wihtol, both long-time residents of Middletown Township and dedicated friends to the Library.

            First consideration for eligibility will be given to residents of Middletown Township, but in the absence of qualified applicants from the Township, New Jersey residents will be considered.

            Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree or be in the final semester of undergraduate studies.  The applicant will also be expected to provide evidence of acceptance for graduate work at an ALA accredited school of Library Science.

            Additional information and application forms are available at the Reference Desk at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, New Jersey 07748, or by calling 732 671-3700 ext. 311. Completed application forms must be postmarked no later than May 20, 2011.

Start: 05/21/2011 2:30 am

This new anime/manga club has had a slow start but we are looking to add more members and have lots of activities. This group will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 2:30-3:30 in the teen zone. A local manga author, Rebecca Buffin, who has recently published several books will do a presentation at one of the June meetings. There will be prizes and signed posters from her book(s). There will be anime movie sessions and window painting sessions also planned. Interested teens and tweens can e-mail teen librarian Ellie Strbo at The manga Bleach will be discussed at the May 21st meeting.

Start: 05/21/2011 1:00 pm
End: 05/21/2011 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 21, 2011
1 - 3pm

In the Gallery in May, we have Expressive Impressions, an exhibit featuring work by Cecilia Swatton, Norma Wokas and Leonia Mroczkowski. The exhibit runs from May 5 through June 3. The exhibit features an eclectic collection of artwork to enchant lovers of traditional, representational art and to delight lovers of non-representational abstracts. The color-rich artworks in this exhibit express three unique impressions of the outer world, which we see, as well as the inner world, which we feel.

Location: Community Room

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