Upcoming Author Talks and Book Signings

Saturday, November 8th 10:30am-12:00noon Author Gay Norton Edelman will present her book, "The Hungry Ghost:How I Ditched 100 Pounds and Came Fully Alive".

Wednesday, November 12th 7:00pm Author Kevin Fitzpatrick will be here to celebrate Dorothy Parker's induction into the NJ Hall of Fame.  He'll be discussing his book, "Dorothy Parker:Complete Broadway 1919-1923".  The party will continue over at the MIX Lounge in West End after the library program.

Wednesday, November 19th 7:00pm  In a joint program with the Long Branch Historical Society , author Linda Barth will present her book, "A History of Inventing in the Garden State:From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone".  Light refreshments will be served.


Free Job Skills Seminar                                                                              "Power Interviewing-How to Find and Get the Job You Really Want!"

Saturday, October 25th 11:00-1:00pm

Acc laimed career counselor Barry Cohen presents a timely program for job seekers.  The program addresses the seven most difficult interview questions, how to overcome interview "Fear Factor" and avoid interview traps, and how to present yourself as a forceful candidate in the first seven seconds.  The seminar includes a Q & A session and all attendees will receive a handout.  Pre-registration is required.  Please RSVP to Lisa Kelly by October 20th by calling 732-222-3900 ext. 235 or e-mailing lkelly.lbpl@gmail.com 


The October Art Display is entitled "Do You See What I See" and is presented by Photographer Cornelius Williams.   His collection of Monmouth County seascapes may be viewed in the Community Meeting Room during regular library hours.


Movie Mondays @ the Main Library

Excited for the World Series this month?  Enjoy our selection of baseball themed movies during October.  Showtime begins promptly at 6:00pm in our Community Meeting Room.  Bring a snack or dinner to go and enjoy!

October 6th:    Field of Dreams (PG, 1989)

October 20th:  Mr. 3000 (PG, 2004)

October 27th:  Trouble With the Curve (PG-13, 2012)


Local History Display

Our October display continues our spotlight on New Jesrey during its 350 Anniversary Year, with Legends and Lore of NJ.  The display is located outside the Local History Room at the Main Library.  Local history aficionados may call the library or visit our website for a list of additional resources available to the public, including the 1886 Smith Atlas of Long Branch, Long Branch School yearbooks and city directories. 


The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, November 11th for Veterans Day, Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving.  Book and A/V drops will be open for your convenience.

​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

"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


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.

October 30th                  "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand