MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township Public Library has scheduled the following activities at the main library located at 55 New Monmouth Road. For more information call 732-671-3700 x320.



AARP—Tax Help through Tax Season

Mondays–9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesdays–9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays–9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please bring last years’ (2009) Federal and State forms, as well as ALL documents pertaining to   2010—statements reflecting income in all forms, medical and dental expense records, property tax statements, etc.  NJ forms have been printed and are for sale at the Reference Desk.  Booklets may be checked out, and specific forms on demand may be printed for 20 cents per page.

Art Exhibit

Nantucket Wild by Rebecca Harper

Oil Paintings and Ink Drawings


Monday, February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day

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

Upgrading from QuickBooks 2008 (or earlier) to 2011

Track your Balance Sheet by Class

View customer summaries with the Customer Snapshot

Quickly locate any account, report, or invoice
Complete transactions faster with customer or vendor balance and transaction history
Stay on top of your receivables with the Collections Center

Invoice multiple customers with Batch Invoicing

Tuesday, February 15

10:00 a.m.  PC Maintenance

Learn how to keep your computer working at optimum level. 

12:30 p.m.

Knit with Joan

Informal knitting circle—newcomers are always welcome

1:00 p.m.  Scrabble Club with Renee Cohen

Play this challenging word game with the library’s Scrabble Club—new members always welcome

4:30 p.m.  Microsoft Word Intermediate Level

Lear to use intermediate and advanced Word tools

Free One-on-One Computer Training with Paul and David

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only

Call 732-671-371-6700 x320

Wednesday, February 16

6:45 p.m.  Excel Workshop

Brookdale Computer Users Group

Led by Fred Kagel and Ruth Lewart


Counseling for current and prospective small business owners offered by retired business owners and managers

Wednesday evenings by appointment

Thursday, February 17

11:00 a.m.  Tech Talks with Elizabeth Thompson

Flickr—learn how to post pictures on this photo sharing web site, create groups, and more

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Documentary Film—Millennium: the Story

The phenomenon of author Stieg Larsson and his “Millennium Trilogy” are explored in this compelling new documentary that has never been shown in the U.S.


Free One-on-One Computer Training with Paul and David

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.   Call 732-671-371-6700 x320





Wednesday, February 16

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Tween Adventures (Grades 3-6 only)


You Wouldn’t Want To…”

Explore a different topic each month with guidance from youth services librarians.  Materials related to the topic will be available for check out.  Register at the Children’s Services Desk.

7:15 – 8:00 p.m.

Reading Buddies

One-on-one mentoring to improve reading skills—teens partnering with beginning readers in Grades 1-3. Registration required. In the Children’s Department

Thursday, February 17

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Steal Bingo

Saturday, February 19

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Manga Club

Sunday, February 20

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Free performance by talented teens and tweens—all are welcome

Community Room




Registration is required for all Children’s programs.

Monday, February 14

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Valentine Fun

Terrific 2’s and 3’s


Tuesday, February 15

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Mother Goose

0-23 months

Wednesday, February 16

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Tween Adventures (Grades 3 – 6)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Reading Buddies

Grade 1-3

Thursday, February 17

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. & 4:20 – 4:50 p.m.

Anansi & the Talking Melon

Fantastic 4’s and 5’s (Dress for mess)

Friday, February 18

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Frosty Flicks

“Nanny McPhee Returns”

Chase away the chills with this hilarious family film.  Nanny McPhee returns to help a harried young mother teach the woman’s children, and their two spoiled cousins, five new lessons. Ages 5 and up.  Rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.

Special Displays in the Children’s Department for February feature winter, Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, President’s Day and February birthdays:  author/illustrator Anne Rockwell, February 8th and author/Illustrator Norman Bridwell, February 15th.  If you are looking for books in any of these genres you may find them in the display area.

In the Display Case

“Small Wonders” by Edward Cortazzo

Unique creations made from tree brush and enhanced with recycled items.

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