PROGRAMS & EVENTS
October Programs at the
Elberon Branch & Main Library
Adults Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30pm The Elberon Writing Group - join fellow writer's every 2nd Wednesday of the month to share ideas, critiques, and lend some supportive ears.
Kids Wednesday, October 16th, 5:30pm The "I Don't Enjoy Reading" Club; Join Miss Tara for a very unique reading club for ages 8-14.
Kids Wednesday, October 30th, 4:45pm Boo! Just kidding! Miss Tara will be reading hosting Silly Spooky Stories for this story time.
Ninos Miercoles,9 de Octobre, 4-5pm Acompanenos y disfruta de libros, canciones, juegos y mas!
Adults Friday, October 11th, 2pm Expungement Seminar - This seminar will provide valuable information on the expungement process. Participants will receive an overview of the application process, which court records are eligible for expungement and opportunities when your record is eligible for expungement.
Adults Wednesday, October 16th, 10am to 5pm Energy Assistance Day! - Join NJ Natural Gas for its annual Energy Assistance Day and find out which programs you qualify for! NJNG representatives will be on hand to answer questions and pffer personal assistance with the application process. Remember to bring: social security cards for all household members, deed or lease, proof of income for all household members, and recent energy bills.
Kids Saturday, October 19th, 12pm Training Guide Dogs for the Blind - Guide dogs are one of the most familiar working dogs. But how much do we really know about what they do? Join Don McGowan and "Penny" to learn more!
All Ages Saturday, October 20th, 1-4pm Long Branch Day!: Come celebrate the City we all love with fun, family activities, vendors, food trucks, LB student performances, the Giants game and more!
Adults Tuesday, October 22nd, 10:30-11:30am MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT - A representative from Family & Children's Services of Monmouth County will discuss changes in Medicare for 2020. The session will cover supplemental policies, drug plans, and evaluating health insurance needs. Time for questions will follow, and you can schedule a personal counseling session for a later time/day.
All Ages Saturday, October 26th, 5:30-7:30pm Haunted Library - Fall down the rabbit hole and into the NEVER-ENDING TEA PARTY! Come out and try to escape from our Alice in Wonderland themed haunted library. This is a family-friendly event.
Kids Tuesday, October 29th, 4pm Halloween Kids Party! - Wear your costume and enjoy crafts, games, music, and snacks in the Children's Room. You'll have the chance to make a Frankenstein PopDown Puppet during the party (ages 5 and up for the craft).
ONGOING PROGRAMS & EVENTS
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 Cadene Patterson at (732) 222-3900 ext. 2230 or
ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS
The Library and the Veterans Unit from the NJ Dept. of Labor would like to help increase your chances of finding employment and assist you with medical claims. A representative from the Unit will meet with you at the library every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-4:00pm. Please call Victor Alvarado at 732-775-1566 or send an email to to make an appointment.
MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM
The Library is proud to offer an exciting new service! We will be circulating museum passes for popular museums in our area: Intrepid Air & Space Museum in New York City, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, and the Monmouth Museum at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The passes are designed for use by a family and each museum specifies how many people will be admitted on one pass. The passes may be borrowed for two weeks but may not be renewed. Adult patrons reserve on one pass at a time. However, we cannot guarantee that the pass will be available on a certain date. Passes can only be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Passes will only be loaned to adults with a Long Branch Free Public Library card.
For more information, please call Thalia Sweet at 732-222-3900.