Welcome to our Adult Services Department
Adult Classes

English Classes -   Thurs. @ 6 pm
Computer Classes - on hiatus.  We have many wonderful self-guided tutorials available for those seeking to learn and/or better their computer skills.

 

Bridge Club

 Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm

 

Mah Jong

Wednesdays 11am-1pm

 

Book Clubs 
Nonfiction Book Club - Main Library

Third Thursday of each month 1:30-3:00pm

Upcoming selection:

September 18 :             " Breakfast at Sally's" by Richard LeMieux.

October 30:                     "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

 

ELBERON BOOK CLUB - Elberon Branch Library
First Wednesday  of each month at 6:30pm

Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club. 

Upcoming Selections:

October 1st:             "The Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan

November 5th:         "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

December 3rd:          Friends of the LBPL Annual Holiday Gathering

 

Our Adult Collection is located on the main and lower level. From adult programming to services that include free notary, job search help, internet/computer use, adult classes and more, the Long Branch Free Public Library is an up to date, modern library that values traditional service and superior customer service.

    Main Floor: 
         Popular Fiction, New Non-Fiction and Large Print
         World Languages

         New Movies, Audiobooks & Music

         Meeting Room - (click here for more information)

         Technology & Career Center        

         Local History Room

         Notary Service*

   Lower Level:

         Programs & Events  (click here for more info)

         New Teen Zone!
         Magazines & Newspapers
         Notary Service*

         Fax and Copying Services - fees apply
         12 public internet computers (ages 12+) & 1 typewriter
         Microfilm machine, photocopier and fax machine.​​​​​​​​​​
         (fees may apply, please ask for help at the reference desk)

 

 

*Notary service is provided free of charge, please bring a valid ID and do not sign paperwork to be notarized until you are in the presence of Notary.  You may call

ahead to ensure Notary will be available.

 

 

Reference Librarian Janet Birckhead suggests the following resources:

October's Reference Resource

 

COMIC CON: 40 YEARS OF ARTISTS,  WRITERS, FANS & FRIENDS

Are you a fan of comics and comic books?  Do you love superheroes?  Do you have a passion for popular culture?  Then October is a big month for you!  The New York Comic Con begins October 9.  Whether you plan to attend or not, take a look at Comic Con: 40 Years  of Artists, Writers, Fans & Friends.  Published in 2009, the book covers the history of Comic Con from the 1970s, when it began in San Diego, to the 2000s.  The foreword was written by notable science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury.  There are articles on Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Sergio Aragones, Jim Lee, and other illustrators.  Additional articles cover Comic Book Expo, Comic Con publications, the official T-shirt, and notable guests of each decade.  The appendices discuss a wide variety of comic industry awards. 

The Long Branch Free Public Library has a reference copy of this title.  Reference books have to be read in the library, but we have another copy that can be borrowed, if you have a library card in good standing.  You will find the circulating copy in the Quiet Study Room, where the oversized books are shelved.  Ask the staff member at the Adult Services desk on the lower level to help you locate this book.  Enjoy the trip down memory lane with your favorite artists!

 

September's Reference Resource

 

THE HISPANIC 100

            Hispanics are the largest minority in this country.  Which individuals of Hispanic heritage have had the greatest influence on the culture of the United States?  Take a look at The Hispanic 100: A Ranking of the Latino Men & Women Who Have Most Influenced American Thought              & Culture, our Reference Source of the Month for September, and see whether you agree with       the choices.  The author, Himilce Novas, used three criteria in ranking the 100.  First, those chosen had to be trailblazers.  Secondly, they had to be, as she says, “ ‘legends’ either in their own time or later.”  Finally, their influence had to be far reaching and international in scope.  Although one or two lived in the 18th century, most of the men and women listed lived in  either the 19th or the 20th century.  Since the book was published in 1995, there are no 21st century figures listed.  Honorees include actors and actresses, directors, businessmen, dancers, singers, musicians, fashion designers, sports figures, politicians and government officials,   union organizers, teachers, and writers.  Franciscan missionary, Fr. Junipero Serra, is the only honoree who was both born and died during the eighteenth century. The listing is by rank order.  However, there is an alphabetical index in the back. 

            For more on influential Hispanics, consult Latinos, our September 2013 Reference Source of the Month.  Or ask library staff on the lower level to help you find a biography you can borrow.