Monmouth County Public Library Headquarters

MANALAPAN – Books, book discussions, searching books for family history as well as how to sell a book are on tap in January on the Monmouth County Library’s virtual series of programs, most available at no cost or library card in the broad range of programs the county offers both in its headquarters and branches as well as in virtual programs.

Family Tree Building is the library’s program that encourages genealogy searches and is available on the library’s website, or its obituaries and death notices under Ancestry. Com, in addition to the bookshelves in the libraries.

Monmouth County Library card holders are invited to search reams of information both online as well as in any of the library branches.

Further information on searches is available by calling 732-431-7220. Ext 7222.

Visiting the Monmouth County Library at its website at, offers opportunities to contribute to a mystery book discussion on Thursday, Jan. 20 when Jeanmarie Kantor, of the Library’s headquarters staff, will moderate the discussion of “The Boy from the Woods” by Harlan Coben. Registration for this discussion of the New York Times best selling author’s latest work is required by noon on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Registration is available at or @MonCoLibrary.


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Donald Barthelme’s “I Bought a Little City,” a short story, will be the topic of discussion on Thursday. Jan. 27 at 10:30 with Hazlet Branch librarian Mary Patterson moderates the ZOOM presentation. Registration for this discussion closes at noon Jan. 26,and a PDF of the story will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the program.

Author, editor and Librarian Kerri Sullivan will present a program on crafting a book proposal to sell on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. with registration required no later than noon on Monday, Jan. 24.

For further information on these Nd all programs offered by the Monmouth County Library, visit their website at and search the Upcoming Events column. Information is also available at all the library branches.

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