COLTS NECK LIBRARY EVENTS
Book Discussion: “The Submission” by Amy Waldman September 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. September 5, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. “The Submission” opens with a Manhattan jury’s charge to choose a memorial for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Through a blind admissions process, the jury is torn between two design finalists, but eventually, decides on the Garden, a four-square geometric design with a pavilion. When the jury learns that the plan they selected was drafted by a young Muslim American architect, Mohammad Khan, they know that their selection will unleash a firestorm of controversy and they are proven right. In the conflicted response of the jury and the public, Amy Waldman’s acclaimed
debut novel asks hard questions about the American values of tolerance, diversity, and community. “The Submission” looks at the intersection of art, religion, and politics; at class, family, grief, and healing.
This book discussion will be moderated by Colts Neck Librarian Stephanie Laurino. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend; however, registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.
Afternoon at the Movies: “The Big Wedding” (2013) (R) 89 minutes
September 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 3, 10, 17, and 24 for Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This cost-free program’s peer-led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons reentering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part-time or volunteer work are invited to attend. This program is held in the large meeting room downstairs.
College Planning Workshop
September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Did you know…The average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college? Only 37% of college students graduate in four years? Two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt? Come join us as College Funding Associates presents tips on how to maximize your financial aid, lower your out-of-pocket costs, fill out the FAFSA, and more. This workshop is designed for high school students and their families. Please call the library at (732) 431-5656 to register for this program.
No Storytime on September 2
Library Babies – Ages 2 and under (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Terrific Twos And Threes – Ages 2 – 3½ (with parent/caregiver) Siblings welcome!
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Preschool Story and Art Program – Ages 3½ – 5
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Please sign up in person or by phone
Family Afternoon Movies at the Library – All ages
September 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy back-to-school stories in the Colts Neck Library meeting room.Happy Grandparents Day – All ages
September 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8! Make time to stop by and share some quality time with your grandparent, make a special craft, and share some stories.
Dog-gone! Scavenger Hunt – All ages
September 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Come to a fun and interactive Dog-gone Scavenger Hunt. Help us hide objects around the library and then watch the canines from NACSW Dogs show off their nose scent skills to find what we’ve hidden!
Read to a Therapy Dog at the Library! – Ages K and up
September 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. In keeping with the Monmouth County Library’s Paws-itively Animals theme, the Colts Neck Library will sponsor a “Cat in the Hat” contest throughout September. Take a photo of your kitty wearing a hat – be creative! Then drop the photo off at the Colts Neck Library, beginning Tuesday, September 3. The library will be closed on September 2 in observance of Labor Day.
Colts Neck Library
1 Winthrop Drive • Colts Neck, NJ 07722 • (732) 431-5656
(ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)