"Peaceful Perspective at the Jersey Shore"

Blurring the lines between photography and painting, the canvas prints of photographer John Hamm capture his love of the Jersey Shore and its simple beauty.  This exhibit may be viewed in the Community Meeting Room during regular library hours.



Performed by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00pm  Elberon Branch

Bring your friends & family for this outdoor performance. Grab your blankets or chairs and your dinner or snacks and relax  while you are entertained by the wonderful actors of the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ.   Appropriate for all ages.



During the month of June and July, a $2 credit will be given for each pair of shoes you bring in! No flip flops, fur lined boots please. * Not applicable toward lost or damaged materials.


GENEALOGY DETECTIVE:Searching the Nooks and Crannies of the County Courthouse

A free genealogy program presented by Shamele Jorden!

Saturday, August 2nd at 11:00am at the Main Library.  Registration required.  Please call Lisa Kelly at (732)222-3900 ext. 235.



Erik Larsen and Robert Fishman

Tuesday, August 12th at 7pm at the Elberon Branch Library


"TALES WELL TOLD: My Summer Vacation"

is comprised of "The Nice People" by H.C. Bunner and "Miss Esther's Guest" by Sarah Orne Jewett and will be performed by actress

Michele La Rue. 

Touted as "Story Hour for Grownups", all are welcome to attend and let an actress and a book spirit you away to the turn of the twentieth century: Small towns and farms pervade the landscape, stars still fill the nighttime sky. A hand-cranked wall phone is a modern miracle, and a thirty-mile wagon ride the adventure of a lifetime. Life is simpler—often harder. But our ancestors’ loves, longings, and laughter are just like ours. And their stories—by authors famous or forgotten—remain enchanting.

With infinite variety of inflection, dialect, and gesture, Michèle creates a full cast of distinctive characters for each remarkable Tale. Each program includes an introduction,  stories  and a talk back.

Wednesday, August 13th at 7pm at the Main Library


"TEMARI: The Elemental Art of Japanese Thread Balls" 

Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 am at the Main Library

Come learn about the amazing art of Temari with Mary Hussey.  Please call Lisa Kelly to register for this program: (732)222-3900 ext. 235


















IN WORDS & MUSIC: The Story of Yiddish Theatre

Tuesday, August 26th 7pm  Elberon Branch

Performed by  Dr. Diane Cypkin. This concert lecture is a tribute to the wonderful Yiddish Theatre. Dr. Cypkin tells -through English narration, the story of the Yiddish Theatre and sing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by greats like Avrom Goldfadn, Boris Thomashefsky, Aaron Lebedev, Molly Picon, the Barry Sisters, and more. A Professor of Media, Communication and Visual Arts at Pace university, Dr. Cypkin has appeared in many Yiddish Language musical productions spanning more than two decades.

​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)​

Elberon Branch:
Elberon Book Club Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm

"Friends of the LBPL" meet immediately afterward.

Upcoming Selections:

July 2nd:                 "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children " 

                                      by Ransom Riggs

August 6th               "One Book NJ" selection "Killing the Poormaster"

September 3rd:      "Harriet and Isabella" by Patricia O'Brien       

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

Recent selections:

April 10th:               "I Celebrate Myself...the Life of Alan Ginsberg"

May 15th:                 "Rez Life:An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life"

June 19th:                "Holy Ghost Girl:A Memoir"

The Non-Fiction Book Club does not meet in July or August.