Monmouth County Library

Monmouth County Library

MANALAPAN – While entrance to libraries within the Monmouth County Library system is still restricted, the Library continues to go virtual in a variety of fields of education, recreation and entertainment, fulfilling its mission to make all of its services available its members and in many cases, nonmembers alike.

The Library is also celebrating September is Library Card Sign-up Month and making the services of the library easily accessible. For further information on how to become a member of the Monmouth County Library, visit

All virtual programs are offered on Webex and Zoom, and registration for all programs is on Eventkeeper.  Interested persons who visit Eventkeeper will receive e-mailed information on how to join each of the discussion groups.

For book discussions, ”In heritance: A memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love” by Dani Shapiro, will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m.   The program will be moderated by Stephanie Laurino from Library Headquarters.

For music lovers, Tim McLoone will offer a virtual concert on Thursday, Sept. 17. Fur further information on this popular musician and his band and more information on the Sept. 17 program, visit

Movies, which are available on Access Video on Demand with a Monmouth County Library library card, include “Patient Killer” and “At your Own Risk.” Library members are invited to screen the movies at home, then join the discussions. Kristen Harvey at library Headquarters will moderate the discussion on “Patient Killer,” on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. and Lynne Myerson will moderate  discussion on “At Your Own Risk” on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

Access Video on Demand for library card holders is available at  login.aspx?2=9&wID-17440&b=1

Other virtual programs offered by the Monmouth County Library include movie discussions on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. with mystery themed films the topics for September and October sessions.

A Virtual ART Show aimed specifically for the interest of teenagers, between the ages of 12 and 18, invites members to create their own artwork in any medium, art, poetry, video, music or sculpture, to be showcased on the library’s digital display. Designs should be submitted as a JPEG file and forwarded to [email protected] with the subject line Teen Art Show.

Deadline for this Show is Oct. 15, and all entries become the property of the Monmouth County Library for reproduction and distributions as well as shared on the library’s website and social media. For further information this program, visit [email protected]

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