SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
ONGOING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The DECEMBER  Art Display at Main is:

 “Tea with Sunflowers” 

November and December's exhibition features paintings by Highlands artist  Stacey Pritchard.  Her current work explores the human gesture, the creative impulse and the concepts of memory, context and time. She works primarily in oils and mixed media materials on wood. Her imaginative pieces use storytelling as a means of investigating the humanity within all of us.  This exhibit may be viewed in the Community Room during regular business hour

 

Family Film Saturday!

The Long Branch Free Public Library is showing Christmas movies which are sure to raise your holiday spirits. Beginning at 11:30am on December 20th, our Holiday Movie Marathon will feature three films that families will enjoy.  "Becoming Santa", "Christmas With the Kranks" and "Arthur Christmas will be the featured films.  All are welcome to come and enjoy!

 

 

The Library will be CLOSED

December 24th and 25th.  Book and A/V drops will be open for your convenience. We wish you all a happy, healthy, warm holiday.

​Mah Jongg every Wednesday at 11-1pm @ Main Library

Bridge-Tuesdays 1-4, Thursdays 6-7:30

​Free Blood Pressure Screenings @ Main Library
      1st MONDAY of every month, 4:00-5:00pm, provided by
      the City Of Long Branch Health Department & the VNA of NJ

​​​​​Non Fiction Book Club @ Main Library
        3rd Thursday of every month, 1:30pm

Learn English Class
        
Basic Class Thursdays 6pm

         All books and resources are free. ​

 Family Film days @ Main. See calendar for schedule 
(elementary school aged children with an adult)​

Tablet Tuesday

          Bring your device to the Technology Center at the Main Library the last Tuesday of each month to learn how to borrow free ebooks and audiobooks through eLibraryNJ.  Your devices should be charged and ready to use but please bring all chargers and cords with you.  You will need your passwords for your Apple and/or Amazon accounts.  If you do not have accounts, we can help you register.


Elberon Branch:
Elberon Book Club Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm
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"Friends of the LBPL" meet immediately afterward.

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

January 7th:              "The Astronaut Wives Club" by Lily Koppel

February 4th:             "The School of Essential Ingredients"

                                            by Erica Bauermeister

March 4th:                    "We Were Liars"  by E. Lockhart

April 1st:                       "My Name is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveria

May 6th                          "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri

 

                                      

Non-Fiction Book Club:
Meets in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library the third Thursday of each month (** unless otherwise indicated).

Upcoming selection:

November 20th:    Inventing a Nation by Gore Vidal

December 11th :    The Myth of Happiness by Sonja Lyubormirsky

January 15th**     Duel With the Devil by Paul Collins

February 19th:       Some of My Best Friends are Black

                                     by Tanner Colby

March 19th:             Out of Order by Sandra Day O'Connor

April 16th:               Q:The Autobiography by Quincy Jones

May 14th**:            My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

June 26th:                Townie:A Memoir by Andre Dubus

July-August the Non-Fiction Book Club does not meet.