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Nov 08, 2017

Colts Neck Library Programs

All programs are free and open to the public.


Book Discussion: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Monday, November 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

In Kate Quinn’s national bestselling historical novel, two women, a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947, are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. When a young American barges in, uttering a name Eve hasn’t heard in decades, they launch on a mission to find the truth…no matter where it leads.

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.

Afternoon at the Movies: Emma (PG) (1996)

Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the library will screen “Emma,” the story of a woman who makes it her goal to fix the lives of all her friends while ignoring her own problems. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, and Alan Cumming. 121 minutes.

Estate Planning Workshop

Thursday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will discuss wills, living wills, power of attorney, trust and asset protection, along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. He has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He served as an assistant Essex County prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). He was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize and was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Municipal Court Practice Committee. He is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning. Registration is not needed for this event.

College Planning Workshop

Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will educate high school students and their families about topics such as how to maximize your potential for financial aid and lower your out-of-pocket costs, why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process, and how SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars. Reserve by calling (732) 224-1496.

Getting Out of Debt Faster

Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Manoj Mahir from Primerica Financial Services will show you how a debt-stacking program can help you get your bills under control, and save you money on interest.

FOR CHILDREN (Story Time Sessions)

Library Babies – Ages 2 and under with parent/caregiver. Siblings welcome.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Family Storytime – Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Siblings welcome.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Afterschool November Special Children’s Events

Registration required for programs in person, by phone, or online at

LEGO ® Club – All ages

Wednesday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Hear a LEGO ® story and make your own LEGO® creation.

Show the Veterans You Care! 

November 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Make a patriotic necklace and a red, white, and blue windsock.

Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog – All ages

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

Be Thankful!

Wednesday, November 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Create a collage and colorful turkey the day before Thanksgiving.

Holiday Fun! – All ages

Wednesday, November 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Help the gingerbread boy make a festive poinsettia fan.

The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 7 for Election Day; Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, for Veterans Day; and Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for Thanksgiving.

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The Colts Neck Library is located at 1 Winthrop Drive in Colts Neck. Call (732) 431-5656.