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mc library hqMANALAPAN, NJ – The S.O.L .E.   Jazz concert  by the Spirit of Life Ensemble will be presented Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at  the Monmouth County Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Dr . , another in the series of  musical and artistic tributes the  Monmouth County Library is offering free of charge during the holiday season.

The program begins at  2 p. m. and no reservations are necessary.

A Family Concert  presented by the NJ State Youth Orchestra will be presented  at the Headquarters Library on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 14,  the Billy Lawler Trio will present its 10th annual Home for the Holidays concert at  the Howell Branch of the C ounty Library. The program is made possible through the Friends of the Howell Library and will begin at 2 p.m.  .


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Charlie’s Band concert, featuring Sandy Sasso as vocalist, will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.  at the Ocean Township branch of the library.

The Bob Kulik Concert, cosponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter, Debbie Lynn, will be presented at the Headquarters Library Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. . The concert will feature an afternoon of both song and stories.

A Flutes Concert will be held at  the Wall Township Branch on Saturday, Dec. 2 1 at 2 p.m.

All programs are free and no advance registration is necessary.

At the same time, and throughout  the month, special art exhibits are open in the libraries, with artwork by members of the Freehold Art Society  featured at the Headquarters Library, Global artistry by  Judith Mugrace featured at the Eastern Branch, and an exhibit by the Manasquan River Group of  Artists will be on display at the Wall Township Branch.

Headquarters Library and all branches will close at  5 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 24  and Tuesday, Dec. 31, and all are closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

For further information on these and all other programs within threw Monmouth County Library system, visit         


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