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ONGOING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Adult Stretch Yoga is on hiatus for summer!

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 N​​​​​

Learn English Class
         Schedule will be announced soon...

         All books and resources are free. ​

Family Film days @ Main. See calendar for schedule 
         (elementary school aged children with an adult)​

Tablet Tuesday - last Tuesday of every month

Bring your device to the Technology Center at the Main Library 
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 Book Club:
Elberon Book Club Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm
.

"Friends of the LBPL" group meets immediately afterward.

 

January 6th       Me Before You by Jojo Moyes              Elberon

 

February 3rd    Terminal City by Linda Fairstein          Main

March 2nd         The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott     Elberon

April 6th             The Paris Wife by Paula McLain         Main

May 4th               The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton        Elberon

June 1st              Annual Friends of the Library Program

July 6th                The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith MAIN

August 3rd         A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of

                                  Robert "Believe it or Not!" Ripley   ELBERON

September 7th  The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes at MAIN

October 5th        The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin at MAIN

November 2nd   Some Luck by Jane Smiley at MAIN

December 7th    ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERING
                          

Non-Fiction Book Club:
Meets in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise indicated).

No meetings of the Non-Fiction Book Club are held in July and August.

 

 

 

Happy Summer!  Happy Reading!

Children’s Room Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party will be held Tuesday, July 5th at 4:00!  Crafts, games, stories and more.  All are welcome to kick off summer reading at  this free program! 

HOMEBOUND LIBRARY SERVICES

The library is now offering a homebound service which brings reading materials right to the doors of home-bound Long Branch residents. Library staff will deliver books to those who are homebound due to an illness or disablity. Patrons will choose their own titles or have staff choose for them using a reader profile. For more information and to find out how to sign up for this service please call or email Librarian Kate Angelo at (732) 222-3900 ext. 2270 or kangelo.lbpl@gmail.com

 

Summer Food Service Program for Children!

Kids under 18 will be able to get lunch (free!)  at the Long Branch Public Library this summer!  The Library will be offering a Summer Food Service Program for children beginning June 27th and ending August 26th. The food for this program is provided by the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. Lunches will be distributed Monday-Friday from noon until 2pm and all children are eligible. Please call Nekesha Marshall at (732)222-3900 ext. 2310 with any questions! 

The Joy of Journaling with Kimberly Leatherdale

Learn-and-practice the benefits of keeping a journal with this free program.  See what taking time for self-reflection can do for you.  Join us as we move through exercises and information led by Kim Leatherdale, a counselor and relationship expert.

Monday, August 8th, 7PM Main Library

Barbershop Program

If you or anyone you know has a connection with Long Branch Barbershops, don't miss a great presentation from some of our local barbers!  Barbershops are community social hubs and gathering places as well as styling stations!  The LBPL is proud to partner with local barbershops for our "Fade to Books" program, which encourages reading by placing children's and young adult books in local barbershops and incorporating incentives such as free haircuts earned by reading a certain amount! 

This program will be moderated by Schidell "Born" Reilly.

Monday, August 15th, 7PM Main Library

Stephanie Evanovich 

Don't miss a visit with Stephanie Evanovich!  This witty, funny best-selling author of "Big Girl Panties", "The Sweet Spot" and "The Total Package" will give a talk and reading and have a Q&A with audience members!  

Saturday, August 20th at 2PM, Main Library

 

Summer Reading Lists

 

We have summer reading books for students of all ages!  You may come in to the library to choose your summer reading titles OR call us (with your library card number) to place titles on hold OR place holds yourself online and let us contact you when your book is ready for pick-up!  Children 10 and under may get their library cards from the Children’s Room with a parent/guardian present.  Children 11 and older may get a library card on their own as long as they bring proof of age/residency with either a school ID or correspondence from their school with their name and address on it. 

100 Things - Monthly Centennial Collection

Each month the library collects items for various organizations. This month we will be collecting lip balms for "EAGLES UP!", an organization which provides items for soldiers serving overseas.   There is a collection box near the circulation desk of the Main Library.

CENTENNIAL COOKBOOK

If you have a food memory connected to Long Branch and would like to share is to it may be included in our Centennial Cookbook, please email Tara Sullivan at tsullivan.lbpl@gmail.com We're especially interested in all food/restaurant/recipe associations people have with Long Branch. Whether it is a dish served by a long-gone business or a food you've just discovered in town, let us know!