MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following activities are scheduled at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown:

Movie Mondays

2:30 p.m. Mondays in September

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

            9/9 – Identity Thief (2013, R; 111 minutes)


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            9/16 – To Rome With Love (2012, R; 112 minutes)

            9/23 – The Great Gatsby (2013, PG-13; 143 minutes)

            9/30 – Anna Karenina (2003, R; 129 minutes)

The Noble Writers

10 a.m. Wednesdays in September

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 September

10 a.m. Thursdays in September

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 [email protected], or visit www.nhnusa.org.

Microsoft Word Discussion Group

7 p.m. Thursday, September 5

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.

Director’s Choice Book Discussion Group

9:30 a.m. Friday, September 6

The Director’s Choice Book Discussion Group will discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz.  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, September 6

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!

Memoirist Linda Kravetz Book Reading & Discussion

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7

Memoirist Linda Kravetz will discuss the art of memoir writing, and will read from her new book Krystal Hut: Stories.

Podcasting Secrets

2 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Explore the basics of sound recording, editing and podcasting. Learn about using portable recorders, microphones, and the sound editing software Audacity. Do you already have a sound recording that you would like use in your podcast? Bring it in and we will help you make it happen! Limited seating. Please register online at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.

September Art Reception

2 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Olympia Hostler creates liquid acrylic paintings that feel like they are transforming before your eyes. This is extraordinary Abstract Expressionism art – it is alive with popping color, bright shine, texture, dimension, and movement. Each viewer “sees” different shapes and images within the paintings – like a treasure hunt – what will you find in the paintings? Mermaids, fish, surfers… At the library’s reception, Olympia will tell you the secret of how she creates these masterpieces. For more information, please visit www.olympiahostler.com.



7 p.m. Monday, September 9

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.



Internet Search Secrets

7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10

Are you ever overwhelmed by all of the information on the internet? Take this workshop and learn how to find what you want online like a pro! We’ll cover how to get the most out of Google and other sources effectively and precisely, making your searches much more successful!



Mystery Book Group

10 a.m. Wednesday, September 11

The Mystery Book Group will discuss various books in the “Ruth Galloway” series of mysteries by Elly Griffiths.  All are welcome.

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


Science Fiction Book and Movie Discussion Group

5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12

The Science Fiction Book and Movie Discussion Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The group views a movie and then discusses a related book. All are welcome.


Microsoft Excel

11 a.m. Wednesday, September 18

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. You can use Excel to perform basic calculations, create charts & graphs, and more. No experience is required – this is a beginner’s class.



Library Board Meeting

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 18

The Middletown Township Public Library’s Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 21, 2013, beginning at 7 p.m.


Fun with Photoshop: Creating New Realities

7 p.m. Thursday, September 19

Walter Johnson will demonstrate how to use various Photoshop tools to manipulate existing graphics into new realities. Space is limited; please register online at mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.



Local Author RL Keller

2 p.m. Saturday, September 21

Local author RL Keller reads from his book There Are No McDonalds in Heaven.



PC Roundtable

12 noon Tuesday, September 24

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.



eBook Support Group

11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25

Get the most out of your Nook, Kindle, or other eReader! In this workshop, we will cover the library’s free ebook and audiobook lending program.  There will be plenty of time for questions, so bring your devices and let the enjoyment begin.


Your Rights on the Road

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 25

Traffic tickets, DUI’s, and other motor vehicle violations are costly and frustrating. This introduction to citizens’ rights on the road covers common traffic offenses and what to expect in municipal court.  Presented by an attorney from Colby & Associates LLC.



Teen Makeup and Skin Care Tips

11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25

Presented by Grace Sepe Caputi of Salon La De DA of Middletown. Ms. Caputi was the makeup artist for the Tiffany & Co. grand opening and Breast Cancer Ball in Red Bank. She was featured in NJ Bride 2008/2009 and gave expert make-up advice to soon-to-be brides. Ms. Caputi has been a make-up artist for more than 20 years and began her career as an educator for MAC and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in Toronto. Space is very limited; please register at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.


Facebook Secrets

11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25

Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. In this workshop, you will learn all about Facebook, create a free account (optional), manage your privacy, and post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to continue making friends and using Facebook on your own. Please register at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.


Writing Workshop: Turning Your Stories into Art

2 p.m. Sunday, September 29

Suzanne Parker, professor of English at Brookdale Community College, will guide you to strengthen and improve your writing.  Please register at www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700 x320.

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