MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following programs will be held at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road in Middletown during the week of Oct. 10 -15, 2010.


Sunday, October 10

“Food For Fines”

Amnesty for Overdue Fines


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Sunday is last day for the library’s second annual “Food for Fines” drive to benefit the Project Paul Food Pantry.  Non-perishable food will be accepted at the library on October 8, 9, and 10.  For every 2 items of food donated receive a voucher for a $5 fine reduction, 4 items deduct $10, etc.  Please, no Costco-sized portions.  Vouchers may be used for overdue items only and are good through October 15.


Monday, October 11

7:00 p.m.
SAT vs. ACT Workshop.
During this one-hour workshop, parents and students can learn how to score higher on admissions tests using key Kaplan strategies.  The workshop is designed to allow students to see which test is best for them. For high school juniors and seniors. Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700.

Location: Computer Lab

7:00 p.m.  QuickBooks Class with John Corbett, CPA

Attendees receive instruction on how to use QuickBooks accounting software and the accounting theory behind each transactions entry.  The class is conducted by volunteer teacher John Corbett, a Certified Public Accountant in NJ and NY, who provides instruction on how to use the program and also explains the accounting theory behind each transaction’s entry. All are welcome to attend.  Location:  Community Room

Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700.


Tuesday, October 12

12:30 p.m.  Knit with Joan

Learn to knit and join other needle-crafters in this social knitting and needle work group.  Location:  Community Room


1:00 p.m.  Scrabble Club

Join Renee Cohen and her lively group in a challenging and fun game of Scrabble.

Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700 x325

Location:  Community Room


Wednesday, October 13

10:00 a.m. Mystery Book Discussion Group led by Renee Cohen

“Blind Justice” by Bruce Alexander.  Readers who love a good mystery are invited to join the group in a discussion of books in this genre, share titles and favorite series too!  Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Location:  Community Room

3:45 p.m. Relaxation Skills for Children with Dr. Pauline Nelson

At this hour-long workshop, parents and children will learn and practice relaxation skills together using meditation, deep breathing, yoga poses, and progressive muscle relaxation.  Led by clinical psychologist Pauline Nelson.  For children in Grades K-3.  Please bring a towel or mat. Location:  Community Room

Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700.

7:30 p.m. Music for a Wednesday Evening Concert

Pianist Vladislav Kovalsky, Artistic and Executive Director of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, will open the series with a program of contemporary composers.

Location:  Community Room


11:00 a.m. Tech Talks with Megan

LinkedIn This site is designed for career networking.  Learn to use it to boost your job search.  Location:  Computer lab


Thursday, October 14

Science Fiction Book and Movie Discussion Group

10:00 a.m. “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”

Dr.  Miles Bennell returns to his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors.  The 1956 classic thriller stars Kevin McCarthy.

Location:  Community Room

Friday, October 15

2:30 p.m. Spooky Stories

Join us for a prelude to Halloween with a spooky movie for adults every Friday in October. Enjoy popcorn and refreshments.
Location: Community Room

Coming Attractions!

Sunday, October 31, 2:30 p.m.

Anniversary Concert with the Eric Mintel Quartet

Hear the EMQ perform “The Great American Songbook” playing the jazz classics of the 30s, 40s, and 50s by such composers as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Count Basie, Jerome Kern as well as Mintel’s own compositions.  “As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel and the EMQ, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom.”—Dave Brubeck.

Location:  Community Room

Register at the Reference Desk or call 732-671-3700.

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