SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
ONGOING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The JANUARY  Art Display at Main is:

 “WIDE ANGLE” 

January's exhibit in the Community Meeting Room is Long Branch photographer Andrea Dorman Phox's series of stitched panoramas.  These beautiful photographs may be viewed during regular library business hours. 

 

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

with films at the Main Library.  We will present several documentaries, including historical footage of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech.  The program will include the animated family film "Our Friend Martin".

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th beginning at noon.

 

Family Film Day at the LBPL!

Come see the new movie "Book of Life" in the Community Meeting Room SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st at 2:00pm.  All are welcome to see this film (shown on our giant screen).  Bring a snack with you and enjoy!

 

Coming in February...

Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert

Come fly away with Dave DeLuca as he pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th Anniversary of Ol' Blue Eyes' birth.  "A Century of Sinatra" celebrates the man, the music and the great composers, lyricists and musical arrangers who put their indelible stamp on an incredible period in American musical history.  New Jersey native Dave DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer who has been performing for over 30 years.  This concert is free and open to the public!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at 2:00pm at the Main Library

 

Living on a Fixed Income

Are you living on a fixed income?  Learn to “stretch” your income by setting priorities, establishing a budget, and planning and saving.  Presented by Maura Attardi, Director of Education and Community Relations for Money Management International, a nonprofit community service organization. Their goal is to  “improve lives through financial education.”  This program is free and open to the public. 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th @ 11:00am in the Community Room at the Main Library

 

"Finding African-American Roots" Genealogy Class

This program is presented by well-known genealogical writer and lecturer Shamele Jorden, who was a researcher for the PBS television program, "Oprah's Roots:An African-American Life".  This class will get you started with your ancestry research.  Learn where to start, how to gather information, and what resources are out there, with many helpful research tips to guide you on your journey into the past.  Pre-Registration is requested.  Please call the library to RSVP or e-mail Lisa Kelly at lkelly.lbpl@gmail.com  by February 25th. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28th from 11:00am-12:30pm  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, 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

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.