The exhibition features mixed-media abstract works from Red Bank expressionist painter Dawn DiCicco.  Inspired and guided by musical rhythms, Ms.DiCicco says “Music clearly plays an influential role in my artwork as I lay on texture and depth, color and shape.” This exhibit may be viewed during  August in the Community Room at Main during regular business hours.



"TEMARI: The Elemental Art of Japanese Thread Balls" 

Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 am at the Main Library

Come learn about the amazing art of Temari with Mary Hussey.  Please call Lisa Kelly to register for this program: (732)222-3900 ext. 235


IN WORDS & MUSIC: The Story of Yiddish Theatre

Tuesday, August 26th 7pm  Elberon Branch

Performed by  Dr. Diane Cypkin. This concert lecture is a tribute to the wonderful Yiddish Theatre. Dr. Cypkin tells -through English narration, the story of the Yiddish Theatre and sing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by greats like Avrom Goldfadn, Boris Thomashefsky, Aaron Lebedev, Molly Picon, the Barry Sisters, and more. A Professor of Media, Communication and Visual Arts at Pace university, Dr. Cypkin has appeared in many Yiddish Language musical productions spanning more than two decades.




On Saturday, September 6, the Long Branch Free Public Library

 will welcome members of the deaf community, their hearing friends and family, and any other interested hearing people to the library for a special program.   This program, entitled “A Celebration of Long Branch’s Deaf Community,” will take place in the meeting room on the first floor from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  All interested persons are invited to attend -- whether deaf, hearing,   hard of hearing, Long Branch resident, or nonresident. 

The purpose of the program is to introduce our new collection.  We have purchased approximately 30 titles on subject we believe will be of interest to members of the deaf community. This collection does not yet have a name.  The library would like to name the collection after a prominent member of the deaf community.  Attendees will be invited to nominate someone they feel should be honored in this way, by filling out a nomination form during the program and placing it in the suggestion box.  An election will be held in the weeks following the program.

Sign language interpreters and a CART provider will be available to provide access to the program for all.  Funding for this service is being provided by the New Jersey Division    of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.   After opening remarks and the presentation of the new collection, attendees will be given the opportunity to apply for a library card.  Library cards are free for those with proof of Long Branch residency.  Non-residents may purchase a subscription membership for $20 a year but must still provide proof of their current residence. There will be   a tour of the library, followed by the film “Through Deaf Eyes.”  Sign-language interpreters   will accompany the tour, but CART service cannot be provided during the tour.  A handout describing the library’s various departments will be provided to those who do not sign.  The movie is closed captioned.

Following the movie, there will be a meet and greet.  Refreshments will be provided.  Library cards will be distributed at the beginning of the meet and greet and card holders will be invited to borrow books from the new collection or to place a reserve on any books of interest that are currently checked out to other patrons.  Additional nominations for a name for the collection will also be taken during this time.  Books from the new collection that are not checked out during the program will be on display on the lower level for the remainder of September.



​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)​

Elberon Branch:
Elberon Book Club Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm

"Friends of the LBPL" meet immediately afterward.

Upcoming Selections:

July 2nd:                  "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children " 

                                      by Ransom Riggs

August 6th               "One Book NJ" selection "Killing the Poormaster"

September 3rd:       "Harriet and Isabella" by Patricia O'Brien       

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


Non-Fiction Book Club:
Meets in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library the third Thursday of each month

Upcoming selection:

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


The Non-Fiction Book Club does not meet in July or August.