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Feb 07, 2023

Upcoming Monmouth County Library Highlights

By Lori Draz

Bring some warmth into your winter by attending a wonderful assortment of fun, fresh and free programs, brought to you by the Monmouth County Library.

Now through Tuesday, Feb. 29 at 2 pm

Rhythm and Romance: A Journey of Musical Discovery

Pianist and vocalist Jay Daniels conducts a virtual presentation to answer the question, “What makes certain songs timeless?” This musical journey explores the love songs and back stories of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, and George and Ira Gershwin. 

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm 

An Evening of Reiki

Lauren Kranich MPA, CPC, RYT, CPT and holistic health counselor of Holistic Wellness, leads this virtual look at the natural and holistic healing powers of reiki. Attendees will take part in a grounding meditation, then explore the power of distance reiki through a group Zoom session. All are welcome to this gentle and accessible healing energy practice. Registration for this free Zoom lecture is required.

Thursday, March 2 at 3 pm 

Elevate Your Garden: Raise Your Beds Virtual Program

Join Rutgers Master Gardener Jane Zysk as she delves into the world of raised bed gardening and the dos and don’ts that make your garden successful. Registration is required for this Zoom program.

Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm 

19th Century NJ Women Photographers

Gary Saretzky leads this Zoom lecture. In the 19th century, only 3 percent of the more than 3,000 professional photographers in New Jersey were women. They provided their communities with daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cabinet cards and other types of photographs. See the works of selected women pioneer photographers including Charlotte Prosch, Jessie Carhart, Hannah Flanagin, and the renowned team of Amelia Van Buren and Eva Watson (later Watson-Schütze) whose work was shown at the Universal Exposition of 1900 in Paris. Registration is required for this Zoom program.

Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm

eBay 101-The Basics of Buying and Selling

Author, auctioneer, appraiser and radio personality Mike Ivankovich teaches those who have rarely or never used eBay about buying and selling on the site. Learn the eBay basics including getting started, how to locate treasures and buy on eBay, using eBay to determine the market interest and value, gauging the reputation of sellers and buyers, how to sell on eBay including what it costs, how to list an item, how eBay can be a part-time job and much more. Registration is required for this Zoom program.

Check out these and other programs at The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents Day. The website is open 24/7 to read, renew, request and research.