MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Public Library has scheduled the following activities for February 2014 at the library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ.

 

February 2014 – New Events for Adults and Teens

PowerPoint

2 p.m. Saturday, February 1

Want to impress your boss or teacher with a great presentation? Learn how to create slides with text and pictures, as well as other special techniques to make your next presentation a hit. Also, dig into master slides and customize your masterpiece. Please register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.

 

Snapchat

11 a.m. Wednesday, February 5

Send photos and videos to your friends, viewable for up to 10 seconds, after which they will be permanently deleted. Learn about this new way to share your life, on your terms. Please register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.

 

February Art Reception: Ricasso: The Art of Rick Tierney

2 p.m. Saturday, February 8

The Middletown Township Public Library will host a reception in honor of its February art exhibit, Ricasso: The Art of Rick Tierney, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information, please visit www.ajdillonart.com.

Online Safety & Privacy

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 11

Play it safe on the Internet. Learn how to create strong passwords, understand online privacy issues, and discover safer ways to engage in online shopping.

Local Author Daniel Helm Discusses Waterline

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 12

Local author Daniel Helm discusses the state of education in America, providing insight into how administrators, teachers, unions, parents and cultural icons help and hurt the only important goal in education: preparing young people for success in life.


Fun Friday: Valentine Cupcake Art for Adults

2:30 p.m. Friday, February 14

Make some delicious Valentine cupcake art! Wilton Cake Decorating Instructor Nancy Pechinski from Michael's of Holmdel will lead the instruction. Registration is required to ensure we have supplies for all. Please register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

 

Local Teen Author Julie Milillo

2 p.m. Saturday, February 15

Author Julie Milillo is back to discuss book 2 of her Immortal Sin trilogy. She'll speak and answer questions about book two, Immortal Descent, and her other work. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Please register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

Family & Friends CPR

2 p.m. Sunday, February 16

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Patrons ages 12 and up may sign up. Space is limited; please register at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320..

Monsters University

12 p.m. Monday, February 17

Teens, tweens, kids and their parents are invited to come and see this funny prequel to Monsters, Inc. Light refreshments will be served for viewers to enjoy while watching the movie. No registration required.

 

Organize Your Computer

11 a.m. Thursday, February 20

Overwhelmed by information? Swamped by digital photos? Discover how to find anything on your computer within 15 seconds. Determine the best organizational system, and let the computer's smarts work for you. Registration required; register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3710 ext. 320.

Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey: Don't be a Victim!

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 26

Protect yourself against fraud, waste, and abuse. Learn how the Affordable Care Act affects you. With Charles Clarkson, Esq.

 

Apples to Apples

7 p.m. Thursday, February 27

Teens and tweens are welcome to come to the teen zone to play this fun word game of hilarious comparisons. No registration required.

Fun Friday: Card Games

2:30 p.m. Friday, February 28

All adults are welcome to join us for an activity session that may include crafting, gaming or a lifelong learning opportunity. This session we'll be playing poker (using chips, not money) and other card games. Registration requested, but all are welcome. Register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

 

February 2014 – Recurring Events for Adults and Teens

American Sign Language

1 p.m. Sundays in February

Teens Sarah and Phoebe teach American Sign Language in the group study room on Sundays. No registration required for this ongoing program.

 

Movie Mondays

2:30 p.m. Mondays in February

The Middletown Township Public Library will show the following recent films as part of its Movie Mondays series:

            2/3 – Oblivion (2013; PG-13; 124 minutes)

            2/10 –Girl Most Likely (2012; PG-13; 103 minutes)

            2/17 – The Family (2013; R; 111 minutes)

            2/24 –Man of Steel (2013; PG-13; 143 minutes)

Conversational Spanish

7 p.m. Mondays in February

Come and learn to speak the beautiful Spanish language in an informal, conversational setting. Please register online at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.

 

The Noble Writers

10 a.m. Wednesdays in February

The Noble Writers is a writing group for women. They meet every Wednesday morning in the New Jersey History Room. This group is self-led. All are welcome to join; no registration is required.

 

Neighbors helping Neighbors

7 p.m. Wednesdays in February

10 a.m. Thursdays in February

Neighbors helping Neighbors is for anyone in career transition, unemployed, underemployed, and recent college graduates in business, non-profit and education fields. All are welcome.

Fostering a pay-it-forward and accountability meeting model, it is for anyone re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.nhnusa.org.

Conversational English

7 p.m. Thursdays in February

An informal setting for persons for whom English is not their primary language. The goal is to become comfortable with English by interacting with others. For more information, contact Brigitta Graf at (732) 758-8050.

 

Maker Session for Teens

3 p.m. Thursday, February 6

Maker session will serve as an idea lab and creation space for teens to explore their creativity and cultivate their imaginations in interactive, hands-on ways. In this way, teens are participating in the maker culture as well as in STEM activities. Students from High Tech will lead the activities, incorporating STEM. Registration appreciated but not required. Register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, x320.

 

20somethings Book Club

7 p.m. Thursday, February 6

20somethings Book Club will discuss The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides. 20Somethings, for adults aged 20-29, meets the first Thursday night of the month. Please register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.

 

Microsoft Word Discussion Group

7 p.m. Thursday, February 6

Learn about the popular word processing software from Microsoft with facilitator Chris Ching. No registration necessary. This group meets on the first Thursday of every month.

First Friday Book Discussion Group

9:30 a.m. Friday, February 7

The Book Discussion Group will discuss War Brides, by Helen Bryan. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m., and discussion will start at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

To reserve your copy of this month’s selection, go to www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

 

Teen Art Club

4 p.m. Friday, February 7

4 p.m. Friday, February 21

Local teen Caroline runs this popular art club program. It meets in the library’s Teen Zone. Many forms of art are explored; please bring a drawing pad and pencil. All teens are welcome!

 

Conversational French

9 a.m. Saturday, February 8

Come and learn to speak the beautiful French language in an informal, conversational setting. All are welcome; no registration necessary.

 

QuickBooks

7 p.m. Monday, February 10

Join the Brookdale Computer Users Group and accountant John Corbett for a workshop on the ins and outs of QuickBooks. Bring questions and learn how to use this popular and powerful accounting software. This group meets on the second Monday of every month.

 

Mystery Book Group

10 a.m. Wednesday, February 12

The Mystery Book Group will discuss books in the Martha’s Vineyard series, by Philip Craig. All are welcome.

To reserve your copy of this month’s selections, go to www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

 

Sci-Fi Book and Movie Discussion Group

5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13

The Science Fiction Book and Movie Discussion Group will view Children of Men (2006, R; 109 minutes) and discuss The Children of Men, by P.D. James. All are welcome.

To reserve your copy of this month’s selections, go to www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 ext. 320.

 

Teen Manga Club

3:30 p.m. Friday, February 14

3:30 p.m. Friday, February 28

The Teen Manga Club, for ages 12-18, will meet in the community room for an anime screening and discussion. Register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, x320.

 

4H Robotics Club

11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15

Under the guidance of parent Gladys Rios and other parents, the 4-H Robotics Club meets the third Saturday of each month. 4-H asks that all attendees either commit to 4-H or consider becoming a member. Questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cookbook Club

7 p.m. Monday, February 17

Open to anyone who enjoys cookbooks and cooking.

 

Library Board Meeting

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 19

The Middletown Township Public Library's Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, February 15, 2013, beginning at 7 p.m.

 

PC Round Table

12 p.m. Tuesday, February 25

The Brookdale Computer Users Group Workshop holds its monthly PC Roundtable. Discuss your computer problems with the experts! This is a group discussion for intermediate and advanced users; no instruction is provided.

 

Fun Friday: Adult Activity Sessions

2:30 p.m. Friday, February 28

All adults are invited to come and play games! Come out and have some fun and maybe you'll win a prize! Please register but all are welcome. All are welcome to attend, but registration is appreciated. Register online at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, x320.