The Four Legal Documents Everyone Should Have: A Free Seminar

While no one likes to think about it, being prepared for illness or worse can prevent heartache and financial distress for your loved ones and heirs in the event you become incapacitated.   Lack of estate planning can lead to lengthy, inconvenient and expensive legal processes which can be avoided with some forethought and planning.  Join Attorney Richard Angelo as he walks us through the most important legal documents each person should have.  For many, "estate planning" means tax shelters and large inheritances.  But planning is also about what happens if you get very sick and can no longer handle your affairs.  Preparing these documents is essential if you want to express your wishes and protect your loved ones.  

FRIDAY, May 15th at 11:00am at the Main Library

Please call Lisa Kelly at (732)222-3900 ext. 235 to register



Free Smart Phone Photography Class

It is said the best camera is always the one you have with you.  Chances are, that's probably your smart phone.  Around the world, people are turning to their smart phones to simply click...from portraits, fauna and flora, interiors or products, photography via the smart phone is the new normal.  While no smart phone tops a real, quality camera photo, there are simple ways to dramatically improve the quality of your smart phone photos.  We will review smartphone shooting techniques and tips to enhavce your images, then we will explore photography apps that will let you edit your images and add filters to get the look you want or add an artistic twist.  Androids and iPhones welcome! 

Space is limited so registration is required.  Please call the library to RSVP or e-mail Lisa Kelly at: lkelly.lbpl@gmail.com by May 25th.

SATURDAY, MAY 30th from 10:30am until 12:00 noon in the Community Room at the Main Library


Family Film Days

Bring snacks and enjoy a film on our big screen with surround-sound!  Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

"Spare Parts" (PG-13, 2015)

SATURDAY, MAY 9th at 2:00pm at the Main Library


"Strange Magic" (PG, 2015)

SATURDAY,  MAY 23rd at 2:00pm at the Main Library


"FRIEND" us!!
Annual Friends of the LBPL Membership Dinner

Wednesday, June 3rd 6:30 pm, Charley’s Ocean Grill,
29 Avenel Boulevard in Long Branch!
You are cordially invited to join the “Friends of the Long Branch Free Public Library” while dining with an ocean view! Dinner is $40.00 and includes choice of entrée, salad, soda, coffee, tea and dessert. A cash bar will be available. The Guest Speaker will be author David Veasey, discussing his book, “Guarding New Jersey’s Shore:Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations”. From Sandy Hook and the Twin Lights of Highlands to the many, many other beacons of the Jersey Shore, lighthouses and life-saving stations are the sentinels of our beloved beaches. Have a delicious dinner, socialize with library patrons, staff and our esteemed Friends and learn more about the amazing and incredibly enduring lights which have guided ships safely home for, in some cases, hundreds of years.
RSVP with payment by May 25th.
For more information call Lisa Kelly at (732) 222-3900 ext. 235




​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, 3:00-4::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

"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.