ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The following events are scheduled for July 2012 at Monmouth County Library System libraries.

 

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS LIBRARY

48 Avenue C, Atlantic Highlands 07716

(732) 291-1956

 

Bach2Rock

4 p.m. Wednesday, July 11

Join Caryn Lin as she demonstrates Bach on the acoustic violin; and rock on the electric violin! Kids will participate by adding sound effects to an on-the-spot recording  For grades 3-5. Please register at library

 

Duct Tape Super Sunflowers

6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12

Personalize your favorite pen by adding an immortal duct tape super sunflower to the top. Teens will decorate their sunflower using the duct tape colors of their choice. 
For teens 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

Chess Club

10 a.m. Saturdays, July 14 and July 28

Learn to play chess with a chess master. Open play is also available.  This program is intended for children and teens.

 

Dream Dolls

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17

Compile your dreams and join us as we create a fabric Dream Art Doll. Please bring any special beads, fabric, buttons, and embellishments that you have at home. Hand sewing experience is a MUST for this program. No sewing lessons given. For teens in 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

 

Clean Ocean Action

3 p.m. Thursday, July 19

Come learn the many different ways pollution can affect the ocean and all the living creatures. For ages 5 and up. Please register at library.

Silk Screen T-Shirts

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24

Design colorful t-shirts. Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to the silk screens, which will then be transferred to your shirts. Bring your own 100 percent cotton T-shirt. For teens in Grade 6 and up. Please register at library.

Evening Book Discussion

7 p.m. Thursday, July 26

 This month's selection: is Lucia, Lucia: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani, set in New York City in the 1950s. 

EVENTS AT OTHER BRANCHES IN YOUR AREA:

EASTERN BRANCH LIBRARY

1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury 07702

1-866-941-8188

 

Career Center Workshop: Library Resources for Job Seekers

10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3

This free workshop presented by the library's career center will cover a variety of sources for job seekers, from business directories and trade journals to online job-boards and social networking.

First Friday for Seniors: Understanding Basic and Special Needs Trusts

11 a.m. Friday, July 6

This program, sponsored by the Financial Literacy Committee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, will provide an overview of how trusts work and how they are commonly set up. It will also discuss how special needs trusts are viewed by government assistance programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group

10 a.m. Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25

This peer-led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search. 

Introduction to Drawing

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11

This class is perfect for beginners. Artists from the Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center will cover the fundamentals of drawing such as: line quality, form, perspective, composition, shading and more. For teens 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

Using Corfacts for Job Searching

10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17

Job seekers: come learn about Corfacts: New Jersey's Premier Online Business-to-Business Directory.  Learn to identify companies in your targeted industries.  Search by SIC and BJB codes, number of employees, annual revenue, and location.  Corfacts is online at the Monmouth County Library website.

Star Tellers Planatarium: Stories in the Sky

4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17

Come view the starry skies that have inspired people from around the world in an inflatable star dome theatre.  Learn the tales behind well-known constellations, as well as less familiar ones from Native American tribes, China, Africa and other cultures. For grades 3 and up. Please register at library.

Jewelry Beading

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17

Make a delightful and fun necklace from seven chain links and beads.  All you need to bring is your imagination. For teens in 6th grade and up. Please register at library.

Dream Dolls

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25

Compile your dreams and join us as we create a fabric Dream Art Doll. Please bring any special beads, fabric, buttons, and embellishments that you have at home. Hand sewing experience is a MUST for this program. No sewing lessons given. For teens in 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

Lights Out!….at the Library

11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26

What can you do when the lights go out? Lots! We’ll read the story Blackout and

make a glow-in-the-dark experiment. For Grades 3 and up. Please register at library

 

Intro to Robotics Workshop

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Monday, July 30
Learn how to make a robot follow your commands. Program a robot to complete a maze competition. Teens must be able to stay the full duration of the program.  
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. For teens grades 6 & up.

HAZLET LIBRARY

251 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730

732-264-7164

 

Dreamcatchers for Teens

6:30 p.m. Monday, July 2

Native Americans of the Great Plains believe the air is filled with both good and bad dreams, and fashioned dreamcatchers to catch the good one. Join us as we construct dreamcatchers to help evoke only the sweetest dreams. For teens 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

 

Basic Chinese 2 Lessons

9:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 7, 14 and 28

Basic Chinese 2 class content will be similar to that which was offered last summer and will be most beneficial to those who took Basic Chinese 1 during June.   Included will be pronunciation practice and an additional 40 sentences and phrases. Space is limited to 25 participants. Please register at library.

Jewelry Beading

6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9

Make a delightful and fun necklace from seven chain links and beads.  All you need to bring is your imagination. For teens in 6th grade and up. Please register at library.

Duct Tape Super Sunflowers

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
Personalize your favorite pen with a super sunflower! Decorate your sunflower using multi-color duct tape. For teens 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

Intro to Robotics Workshop

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 16

Learn how to make a robot follow your commands. Program a robot to complete a maze competition. Teens must be able to stay the full duration of the program.  
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. For teens grades 6 & up.

Yoga for Kids

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17

Join us for a fun yoga event for kids presented by Ms. Ilene!
This program is for children ages 5 - 8. Registration is required as space is limited. Sign up begins Tuesday, July 10.

 

Introduction to Drawing

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18
This class is perfect for beginners. Artists from the Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center will cover the fundamentals of drawing such as: line quality, form, perspective, composition, shading and more. For teens 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

 

Monster Dolls

2 p.m – 8 p.m. Monday, July 23

Create a weird beast with demin! This crafty program is not for the faint of heart and you must be able to independently hand sew. See how you can take denim to a whole other level in this sewing program. 
Bring your dinner to this all day program! Hand sewing experience is required for this program.No sewing lessons given. For teens 6th Grade and up. Please register at library.

Pienata Craft

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24

Children's book author & illustrator David Udovic will read from his book Aunt Matilda's Almost Boring Party, followed by an exciting PIEnata craft - making a pie-shaped piñata that pops open with your own special message or gift surprise!
This program is for children ages 4 and up. Please register at library.

Jedi Academy

3:30 p.m. Friday, July 27

You are invited to learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, presented by veteran entertainer David Engel. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character. For Grades 3 and up. Parents and siblings are welcomed. Tickets available at the door.

 

HOLMDEL LIBRARY

4 Crawford Corners Road, Holmdel 07733

732-946-4118

 

Read to the Dogs

New for the summer!!! Come read to a therapy dog. For grades K-2.

3:30 p.m.Thursday, July 19. Registration begins July 2.

3:30 p.m. Monday, August 13. Registration begins July 30.

 

Bach2Rock

4 p.m. Monday, July 30

Join Caryn Lin as she demonstrates Bach on the acoustic violin; and rock on the electric violin! Kids will participate by adding sound effects to an on- the- spot recording  For grades 3-5. Please register at library