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".

Thursday, November 13th 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".   A series of guest readers will present some of Parker's comic poetry, critical reviews, correspondence and quotable commentary.  This program is brought to us by the LB Arts Council.  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.



The NOVEMBER and DECEMBER  Art Display at Main

 “Tea with Sunflowers” 

November and December's exhibition features paintings by Highlands artist  Stacey Pritchard.  Her current work explores the human gesture, the creative impulse and the concepts of memory, context and time. She works primarily in oils and mixed media materials on wood. Her imaginative pieces use storytelling as a means of investigating the humanity within all of us.  This exhibit may be viewed in the Community Room during regular business hours


Family Film Days @ the Main Library

All films begin at 2:00pm

November 8th:      Maleficent (PG, 2014)

November 22nd:  "Celebrate Thanksgiving" with various films

November 29th:     Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Christmas

                                    (PG-13, 2013)


The Library will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving.  Book and A/V drops will be open for your convenience. We wish you all a happy, healthy, warm holiday.

​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:

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.