SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
ONGOING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with a free program discussing the importance of good financial record keeping.  Presented by Maura Attardi, Director of Education and Community Relations for Money Management International, a non-profit community service organization. 

FRIDAY, April 17th at 11:00am at the Main Library

 

"Vinnie:Bartender to the Mob"

Author Talk and Book Signing

Come hear tales of Pussy Russo and the Gang as seen through the eyes of the bartender who served them at Long Branch's own Surf Lounge. 

Author Rosemary Calabretta will be here discussing and signing her book.  Light refreshments will be served.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th at 7:00pm 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.

"Annie" (PG, 2014)

SATURDAY, APRIL 11th at 2:00pm at the Main Library

 

"Frozen Sing-Along" (G, 2013)

SATURDAY, APRIL 25th at 2:00pm at the Main Library

 

TAX HELP IS BACK!

Tax return preparation will be available again this year at your public library.  Our certified tax volunteers will provide free assistance with filing both paper and electronic tax returns. 

 

Paper filing schedule:

(beginning Feb. 10th)                                                       

Monday: By appointment only                                                               

 Tues./Weds./Thurs.: 12-5    

 Fridays: 2-4                                                                                                              

Saturdays: 12-3

 

Electronic filing schedule:

(beginning Feb. 11th)

Wednesdays.:  12-6

Saturdays: 11-3

 

Please bring: A copy of last year’s return, Social Security numbers for all tax payers and dependents, final brokerage statements if applicable, all W-2 and 1099 forms showing income, the total amount of property tax paid last year and the amount of mortgage interest paid, any tax booklets mailed to your home and any unemployment vouchers. You may also need this additional information: total medical expenses last year, total spent on college tuition, total spent on childcare (the name and Tax ID number of the provider), total alimony, and any charitable donations.

 

**Making photocopies for your records will cost 10 cents per page. The 1040 is a two-sided document; to copy both sides will cost 20 cents.

​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.