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English Language Classes (ESL)

Lakewood Branch Free English classes.   First class from 9am - 12 pm. Second class from 1pm - 4pm. Please arrive at the beginning of a class to register with the instructor. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting

Lacey Branch The first Saturday of every month, @ 9:30 am.  Come join in - bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and make some new friends while you knit!  All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Holiday Card Photo Shoot

Berkeley Branch Stop in to have your picture taken in front of our green screen, select a background, and leave with an electronic file you can use to order photo cards from your favorite online shop.  Please have an email address to which the file can be sent. Please call the branch to select a time slot. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Gingerbread House Making - Session 1

Plumsted Branch Children can construct and decorate a gingerbread house for the holidays with our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

You Can Build It LEGO®/DUPLO® with Movie: Detective Pikachu

Long Beach Island Branch The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. (PG) 104 min. Ages 3+ with caregiver. Please register children only. Caregivers need not register. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Icon: Movie. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

String of Purls-Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Want to learn to knit and crochet? Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size "I" crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Chess Classes with LEH Chess Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch Introductory chess classes are being offered to children ages 7 and older. Chess players with any experience are invited to attend and assist the new players. Class space is limited. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Film Screening: Yesterday(PG-13)

Upper Shores Branch After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember the Beatles.  Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM.

Maker Travel Series: England

Toms River Branch England-themed green screen photo and craft. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Drop-in. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Gingerbread House Making - Session 2

Plumsted Branch Children can construct and decorate a gingerbread house for the holidays with our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

English Language Classes (ESL)

Lakewood Branch Free English classes on Saturdays.  First class from 9am - 12 pm. Second class from 1pm - 4pm. Please arrive at the beginning of a class to register with the instructor. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Stafford Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Scarves For A Cause

Toms River Branch Learn to knit or crochet while giving back to your community. All ages. Please register. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Canceled: Colonial and Victorian Christmas Customs

Little Egg Harbor Branch Decorations of holly and mistletoe, gingerbread and caroling, these are just a few of the Christmas customs that have been handed down from earlier times. Join Judith Krall-Russo, local tea and food historian, and learn the similarities and differences between a Colonial Christmas and a Victorian Christmas celebration. Discover what foods were prepared and enjoyed as part of the holiday festivities. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Perfume 2 Go

Long Beach Island Branch Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Rhythm N Sound Holiday Concert

Manchester Branch Rhythm 'N Sound will perform songs from the 50s through the 70s, including The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Motown and more. Their high-energy show is sure to get the audience involved. First come, first serve. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Flute/Guitar Holiday Concert

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Marjorie Koharski, flutist, and Keith Calmes, classical guitarist will perform an hour program of holiday music. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pt. Pleasant Borough Branch. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Uncovering the Fascinating World of Mushrooms

Stafford Branch Learn all about mushrooms. Taste and view a variety of mushrooms with enthusiast, Gina Conti.  Please notify staff of food allergies upon registration and prior to the program. Please register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Gentle Yoga & Mindfulness with Jennifer Schwester

Upper Shores Branch Participants should bring a yoga mat with them or can participate in a chair.  All poses will be modified.  Class will run approximately one hour. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Happy Days String Band

Barnegat Branch Come listen to music and strut your stuff with the Happy Days String Band, an authentic Mummers style band.  *This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Barnegat Library*. Please Register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Family. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop in Video Games for Kids

Toms River Branch Play the Nintendo Switch. All Ages. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019.

Computer and eBook Help

Berkeley Branch Please call for an appointment. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019.

Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Winter Decorating Drop-In

Brick Branch Help us decorate the Library by coloring in some winter shapes. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Lacey Branch Stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 19 - 36 months and their caregivers. Registration is required and begins on November 25th for this two-week session being held on December 9th and 16th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Arty Party

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins November 25th Join us for our monthly preschool art program. This month we'll be decorating ornaments.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5, Please register each child individually . Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Music and Movement with Friends

Lacey Branch Join Joan Seele-Goold in this musical program for adults with special challenges and their caregivers.  This program made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation. There are 2 sessions – please register for one session only.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mah Jong Mondays!

Upper Shores Branch Feel free to come & observe the fascinating game of Mah Jong! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Music and Movement with Friends

Lacey Branch Join Joan Seele-Goold in this musical program for adults with special challenges and their caregivers.  This program made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation There are 2 sessions – please register for one session only.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at the Beach

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your needles and yarn and join our Knitting and Crocheting group. All skill levels welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Bridge

Tuckerton Branch Join us for weekly play Challenges. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 12/2: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG) 104 min. 12/9: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (PG-13) 135 min. 12/16: 47 Meters down (PG-13) 90 min. 12/23: The Holiday (PG) 138 min. 12/30: The Command (PG-13) 117 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Monday Movies: The Lion King

Berkeley Branch Bring lunch or a snack to enjoy while watching the movie.  Register for each movie separately.  Allergens may be present. A young lion returns to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous and fratricidal uncle after spending his childhood in exile under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat.  (PG) 118 min. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Drop-in Polar Bear Craft

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

CANCELLED: MS Word Basics

Jackson Branch Learn how to create and format a document.  Topics will include writing text, changing the size and color of words, printing, and more!  Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Holiday Trimming Centerpieces

Jackson Branch Join Tracy from Whiting Flower Shoppe to create your own holiday flower arrangement. Please bring cutters or scissors to trim flowers. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Relationships and Self-Care

Manchester Branch Learning how to remain healthy, strong and resilient in a world with constant stress and change is a challenge we all face. Come and learn how nurturing relationships can help lead to a healthy and happy life. Sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Branch. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Volunteer Day

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Earn community service hours, help your library, and have fun. For ages 12-18 ONLY. __________________________________________________ Please register each teen individually. All teens must be registered to participate! Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Paper Gift Bows

Upper Shores Branch For tweens and teens. Learn how to make bows out of paper to put on cards and gifts. Please register each tween/teen individually, include the tween/teen’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Icon: Art. Maker. Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Plumsted Branch Adults will learn how to decorate eggs in the traditional Ukrainian style from teacher Jennifer Santa Maria. Please bring an egg carton or container for your egg and a smock or worn shirt. All other supplies will be provided. Class will last approximately 2.5 hours. Ages 18+. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Toms River Branch Gain valuable leadership skills and earn community service hours. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Winter Pom-Pom Creations/Pompones de invierno

Lakewood Branch Make a snowman or reindeer out of pom-poms. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Haz un muñeco de nieve o un reno con pompones. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group Coffee House

Long Beach Island Branch The Adult Writers Group will host a coffee house evening. Refreshments will be served. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Advanced French Club

Manchester Branch Improve your French by coming to the Manchester Branch's advanced French conversation group and French Club. This group will discuss topical events in French and read French texts and participate in other French-oriented activities. Intermediate and advanced speakers welcome. REG. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Happy Holidaze! Ornament Workshop

Manchester Branch Decorate your own ornament just in time for the holidays! Grades 6-12. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Unfinished Craft Night

Tuckerton Branch Bring your project to the Library to finish it up before December gets busy. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Tuckerton Library Association. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Waretown Branch The Teen Advisory Board members play an active role in our library, gain valuable leadership skills, and earn community service hours. New members are always welcome. Ages 12 to 18. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Drop-In Craft: Mini Paper Wreath

Toms River Branch Create a beautiful winter wreath with layers of cut paper. Ages 13+. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Drop-in. Paper Craft. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Light the Candle - Create Birthday Cards for Foster Children

Toms River Branch Registration Required; Registration Begins November 25. Every child deserves to feel special on their birthday, and a birthday card is so simple to make. Join Jordan Lacey, founder of Light the Candle, a non-profit movement that provides free and homemade birthday cards to foster children, to help create a birthday card for a child. Family Program. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Yarn Dolls

Berkeley Branch Knit or crochet with the Yarn Dolls.  Bring along your unfinished projects. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tween Art

Berkeley Branch Make an old fashioned winter decoration.  Ages 10 - 12 only. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Monday Night Crafting For Adults

Brick Branch Join us for a wintery festive craft. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers

Jackson Branch Are you tired of knitting and crocheting alone?  Would you like to learn to knit or crochet?  Join our fun group of hook and needle experts.  If you are new to the craft we will teach you new skills.  Come make new friends, have a few laughs, brush up on an old skill or learn a new one.  Bring your UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  Everybody is welcome.  Patterns are available.  We have recently donated to Your Grandmother's Cupboard, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and MMSC. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Prose & Ink Writer's Group

Jackson Branch Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, the Jackson Writers' Group will help you get your manuscript in shape. All genres welcome. Please bring several print copies of 3-5 pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Walk-in's welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Flipside Concert

Lacey Branch Join us for a fun holiday celebration concert. This program sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Friends Event. Program. Audience: Family. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

English Conversation Group - Monday nights

Lakewood Branch This program is for you if you've learned some English and want to practice speaking it with other English language learners.  Improve your accents, learn new vocabulary and American slang and become familiar with people from other cultures. Come any Monday night and practice with native English speakers and other people from a variety of countries.  We have friendly, informative meetings.  Everyone is welcome!  No registration is necessary. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM.

Glowing Gardens

Stafford Branch Design and build a miniature, glow-in-the-dark winter garden in a jar. Please register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Tweens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cookbook Club

Toms River Branch Do you love cooking and testing out new recipes?  Are you excited by new cookbooks? Join our Cookbook Club.  This club will meet the second Monday of each month. Gluten-Free Baking at Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More by Jeffrey Larsen Naturally Sweet Baking: Healthier Recipes for a Gluten-free Treat by Carolin Strothe & Sebastian Keitel The Cookbook Club works this way: 1. Each participant will need to register and pick a recipe from the chosen cookbooks (or use an online resource that fits the theme.) Current cookbook selection can be found at the Reference Desk. 2. Each participant will email their selection to programs@theoceancountylibrary.org  (Please include Cookbook Club in the subject line) or call 732-349-6200 x. 5101, no later than three days before the club meets. If using an online resource, please email an entire copy of the recipe as well. 3. Make one regular-size recipe from the cookbook. 4. Prepare your recipe at home and bring to… Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Teen Board Game Night

Plumsted Branch Ages 12 – 17. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

DIY Ornaments for Tweens & Teens

Waretown Branch Create your own festive ornament for the holidays! Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift! Ages 9 & up. Please register. Registration begins on Monday, November 18th at 9am. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

English Conversation Group

Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Tea Tuesdays

Berkeley Branch Warm up with a cup of tea and a good book, and delight in life’s simple pleasures. Tea and fixings will be supplied. We encourage you to bring your own mug or thermos. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Storytime

Lacey Branch Stories, songs and rhymes followed by a simple craft.  For ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on November 26th, for this 2-week session being held on December 10th and 17th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Excel® Basics

Lakewood Branch Learn to add and edit data on a spreadsheet. REG. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Winter Storytime

Plumsted Branch A storytime for toddlers ages 18 – 36 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Experience the Polar Express

Beachwood Branch Join us for a live experience of The Polar Express. Hear stories from the conductor, enjoy cookies and cocoa, and sing Christmas carols. Don’t forget to wear your favorite Christmas pajamas. Presented by A Land and Sea Mermaid. If you are unable to attend a program, please call the branch directly at 732-244-4573 to cancel your registration as a courtesy to our staff and other customers. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Craft for Adults with Special Challenges

Berkeley Branch Materials will be supplied. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Dance with Me

Jackson Branch Simple steps and lots of fun.  Free Program. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, November 26th at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Holidays Rock Storytime

Stafford Branch Join us for stories, music, and movement to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa, followed by a wreath craft. Ages 1 ½ - 5. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Tuckerton Branch Stories, rhymes, music and movement for children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregiver.  REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Parachute & Music Celebrate the Season

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Preschool Music and Parachute celebrates the season!  Play along with musical instruments and shake the parachute to sounds of the holidays. Ages 4 - 6. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Waretown Writers Group

Waretown Branch Join other writers of all skill levels to explore your skills in this informal and fun writing session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members always welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Movie for Adults with Special Challenges

Berkeley Branch The movie will be chosen on day of showing. REG. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Homeschool Happenings: Grandparents are the Best

Brick Branch Make something fun to show appreciation of your grandparents. Bring a 5 x 7 picture of yourself with grandparent(s). Ages 5 – 11. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Homeschool Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Winter Storytime

Plumsted Branch A storytime for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Jackson Branch The Afternoon Book Discussion group will not be meeting in December. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tuesday Book Discussion

Stafford Branch 12/10/19 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 1/14/20 - Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian 2/11/20 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 3/10/20 - The Stranger by Harlan Coben 4/14/20 - Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes 5/12/20 - How the Light Gets in by Louise Penny  6/9/20 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles 7/14/20 - In my Brothers Image by Eugene Pogany 8/11/20 - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Intermediate French Club

Manchester Branch Celebrate the last Intermediate French Club with an end of the year fête. Learn celebration vocabulary, play French games, and enjoy some French snacks. Please alert staff of any food allergies. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Holiday Paint Party: Ceramic Snowman

Waretown Branch Paint your own ceramic snowman with the staff from Just Kil'n Time of Waretown. Sponsored by the Friends of the Waretown Library. Please register. Registration begins on Tuesday, November 19th at 9am. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancelled - DIY Holiday Ornaments

Toms River Branch This program has been cancelled. Create ornaments that celebrate the holidays. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Genealogy Club

Brick Branch Searching your family's history? Would you like company and someone to relate with?  Please join us to do some searching and share your successes. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tarot Tuesdays

Lakewood Branch Learn, share, and discuss all things tarot. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tween Tuesdays

Island Heights Branch Registration required. Come hang out with other tweens for gaming or crafting. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Tweens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Tuckerton Branch Gain valuable leadership skills and earn community service hours. Ages 12-18. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Volunteer Session

Toms River Branch Earn community service hours by helping out your library. Ages 12-18 ONLY. Registration is required. Volunteer application is required. If you are new to volunteering at OCL, please bring a guardian signed application with you. Application found here: http://bit.ly/TeenVolunteerAppOCL. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Brick Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 6 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Children can practice their reading skills by reading a story to one of the Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs. All young readers and their families are welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Anime Club

Toms River Branch Join friends, new and old, for manga discussions, anime viewings, and learning about all things Japanese. Come join us every second Tuesday of the month. New members are always welcome! Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Clothespin Reindeer Craft /Manualidad de reno

Lakewood Branch Make a reindeer out of clothespins and popsicle sticks. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Haz un reno con pinzas y palitos. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Meet The Mayor

Lacey Branch Meet the Mayor Night at the Lacey Branch!  Stop in and meet Mayor Timothy McDonald in an informal setting.  No appointment necessary. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm.  Drop in. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Sparks's Lab Open Hours

Toms River Branch Sparks's lab will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment during these hours. Subject to change. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Type: Open Hours. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Knit Wits

Brick Branch We invite you to take some time for yourself. Bring your crochet, knitting or crafting needles and your craft. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Try it Tuesday

Brick Branch Have fun making a winter fleece tied pillow craft. Ages 6 - 12. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Study Break: Switch & Green Screen Shenanigans

Jackson Branch Take a break to play games on our Switch and take selfies at exotic locales with our green screen. Grades 9 – 12. Registration begins November 25th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Cancelled-Gingerbread House Workshop

Upper Shores Branch Cancelled-For ages 8+.  A fun STEAM activity with gingerbread.  Please notify us of any food allergies prior to registering for the program. Cancelled-Please register each person individually, include the person’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Young Artist's Studio

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins November 26th Join us for our monthly art program. Ages 6-12, Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Discussion

Toms River Branch Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

English Conversation Group

Brick Branch Improve your English conversational skills in an enjoyable and casual setting. All are welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM.

An Evening with George Simonovich: Old and Ancient Christmas Tunes

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Experience a Victorian Christmas with ancient and old Christmas tunes and carols, familiar and obscure, performed on classical guitar and cittern. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Are you new to speaking English? Join our group and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Toddler Art

Manchester Branch Ages 1-4 Art time just right for your toddler!  Children are welcome with a caregiver to create with our play-doh, finger paint and more.  Bring your imagination and leave the clean up to us!  Dress to make a mess!  Please notify staff if you have food allergy concerns.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Group

Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects.  New members welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Craft for Adults with Special Challenges

Brick Branch Registration is required as materials are limited. To ensure an accurate count of registrants, please register only those individuals who will be making a craft (caregivers do NOT need to register). If registering more than one participant, please list each person who will be making a craft on a separate online registration form with contact number for each.  If you need help registering, please call the Brick Library at (732) 477-4513. Thank you! Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Alzheimer's New Jersey Family Support Group

Jackson Branch Alzheimer's New Jersey Family Support Groups are always free and open to the community. Support groups provide families and caregivers with the emotional support and education they need to better understand Alzheimer's disease and dementia The group is facilitated by a trained Alzheimer's New Jersey volunteer. Walk-ins are welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Let's Play LEGOS®

Toms River Branch Let's Play LEGOS® Ages 3 1/2 – 5 We supply the LEGOS® you supply the imagination Please register 1 child at a time Registration is Required, Registration Begins November 27, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Happy Teeth

Berkeley Branch Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates of Toms River will share stories and a craft about the importance of good dental hygiene. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Internet Basics

Brick Branch Learn the very basics of how to navigate the Internet. Must have keyboard and mouse skills. REG. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Mother Goose Time

Lacey Branch Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Canceled - Mother Goose Lapsit

Little Egg Harbor Branch Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for children. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Art

Manchester Branch Ages 1-4 Art time just right for your toddler!  Children are welcome with a caregiver to create with our play-doh, finger paint and more.  Bring your imagination and leave the clean up to us!  Dress to make a mess!  Please notify staff if you have food allergy concerns.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Stellar Stars Storytime

Upper Shores Branch For ages 1-5. A storytime and craft all about stars. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Group

Beachwood Branch Talk about current events and other subjects in an informal setting. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM.

Baby & Me

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Baby& Me Cuddle up with your baby and share rhymes, stories and music. Ages 6-14 mos. w/ caregiver. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mah Jong

Tuckerton Branch Bring your current year cards and tiles. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Bridge: All in the Bidding & Tricks!

Upper Shores Branch Interested in Bridge?- feel free to come & join in the card game comprised of bidding, memory & communication. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Winter Craft For Adults

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Sponsored by the Friends of the Point Pleasant Beach Branch. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Homework & Chill

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch After school homework and chill space for teens. Homework supplies, snacks, and other resources will be provided. Ages 11 - 18.​. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Online Shopping

Stafford Branch Learn how to shop online by learning how to: Understand the details of the webpage , Read and use the information in reviews , Protect yourself from common cyber threats , Tactics to help you find good deals Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Volunteer Day

Manchester Branch Earn community service hours by volunteering at the Manchester Library. A teen volunteer application is required. If you are a new volunteer, please bring a guardian signed application with you. Ages 12-18 Only. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Volunteer Day

Brick Branch Earn service hours, help your library and have fun! Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Glass Jar Luminaries

Stafford Branch Create a lovely luminary jar with Mod Podge® and tissue paper. Ages 3-12. REG. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Game Club

Lakewood Branch Join us for an evening of board game fun using the library's collection of tabletop games!  Please register. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM.

Embroidery Workshop

Long Beach Island Branch Jennifer Santa Maria will talk about New Jersey history and its connection to embroidery. She will demonstrate step by step with the materials and how to get started, and show the split stitch, french knot and blanket stitch. All materials will be provided. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Paper Chain Snowman/Muñeco de nieve

Lakewood Branch Make a snowman out of paper chains. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Haz un muñeco de nieve con cadenas de papel. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Video Game Night

Lakewood Branch Open video gaming. We supply large screen TV w/HD, PS3,WiiU, XBOX360, Wii, PS4, XBOXONE. Feel free to use the games we have in stock, check out one from the shelf or bring your own from home. Set up a tournament with your friends!!!! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Feature Film - The Lion King

Manchester Branch A young lion returns to reclaim his throne that was stolen from his father by his treacherous and fratricidal uncle after spending his childhood in exile under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat. (PG) 118 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:58 PM.

Dessert and a Movie: Rocketman

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. (R) 121 min. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Canceled - Mantra Meditation with Sound Techniques

Toms River Branch This call and response chanting, sung in melodic scales, is accompanied by traditional folk instruments. Using full concentration, this meditation quiets the mind and invokes higher states of consciousness. Presented by Kalpa. Registration required. Registration begins on November 13, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Art Club

Toms River Branch Come practice new art styles, use new mediums, and get creative. Registration is required. Ages 12-18 only. . Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Icon: Art. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Game Night

Berkeley Branch An evening of playing video games and board games for teens. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poets Group

Brick Branch Share your poems with others.  Beginners and new members always welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Service Project Night

Jackson Branch Do you need or want to do a service project to help others in need?  Join us in making blankets for Project Linus. Free Program. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, November 27th at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Healthy Holidays with Essential Oils

Jackson Branch Choose two essential oil blends to soothe the overwhelmed, turn up the holiday spirit, keep your immune system jolly and bright, or unwind and relax after the holidays. With Lauren Gitlin of Legit Oils. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Video Games/Videojuegos

Lakewood Branch Play video games. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Juega videojuegos. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Bad Art Night

Plumsted Branch Create your absolute worst work of art and share it with your peers. Ages 12 – 17. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Meet the Mayor

Plumsted Branch Schedule an appointment to meet with Mayor Trotta.  Please call 609-758-7888. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

A Christmas Carol Live Performance

Upper Shores Branch The Traveling Literary Theatre presents a professional, live costumed reading of Dickens' classic Christmas ghost story.   Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Library. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Barnegat Branch Hone your craft with like-minded adult writers. Published and unpublished writers in any genre are welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Teen Craft Club

Barnegat Branch Create a holiday Ornament. Snowperson, Hanukkah Reindeer Kwanzza Keepsake and more. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Kanopy

Brick Branch Get to know Kanopy, our newest streaming film service. (Please note: our Kanopy subscription is only available to residential cardholders. If you are a reciprocal borrower from Monmouth or Burlington County, your card will not allow Kanopy access or use). An email account is also required to sign up for this service. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mah Jongg Open Play

Brick Branch Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy.  All play levels welcome.  Bring your current card and set. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED: Armchair Traveling Series: Best American Treks

Jackson Branch Explore the world without leaving the library. This documentary will take you on the most scenic routes in the United States.  Film available through OCL database Access Video on Demand.  REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Homeschool Makers

Jackson Branch Come learn how to make something new in the library’s makerspace! Projects will focus on items to help celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa. Free Program. Please register. Registration begins Thursday, November 28th at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Homeschool Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Internet Basics

Lakewood Branch Find information on the Internet and evaluate websites. REG. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Learn to Dance Like a Rockette

Manchester Branch Learn some of the Rockettes' signature choreography to celebrate the holiday season. No dance experience necessary. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Storytime

Toms River Branch Join us for storytime! Ages 3 1/2 - 5 years. . Registration required: registration begins on November 27st. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Art Club: Handprint Ornaments

Beachwood Branch Design an ornament using your little one’s handprint. Be sure to dress for a mess. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Crafters

Upper Shores Branch Bring your projects in for fun in good company! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Explore, Create, & Play

Long Beach Island Branch This STEAM based program gives families an opportunity to learn together through play. Dress for a mess. Ages 2-6. Please register children only. Caregivers need not register. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Sing-a-Long

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Ages 18 – 36 months please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

"Off the Hook" Knitting and Crocheting Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting? Bring your own yarn and needles and make some new friends while you knit or crochet at the library. All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Fun: Gingerbread!

Waretown Branch Enjoy stories, crafts, and activities all about gingerbread! Please register. Registration begins on Thursday, November 21st at 9am. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Healthy Holidays

Plumsted Branch Join Devon Smith from Devon's Kitchen for homemade Chai Latte and a demo-style class about "healthing up" your holidays. Learn how to make Pomegranate Bark and a gorgeous Harvest Salad with Cilantro Ginger Dressing that will be the stars at your next holiday gathering. Please call the branch with any food allergies. Ages 18 and up. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Mah Jong Mavens & Masters

Lacey Branch Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong?  Do you already know?  Either way, come join us! Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tea and a Movie: Cold Pursuit

Lakewood Branch In this action thriller, Liam Neeson plays a family man who goes to great lengths to avenge the murder of his son. (R). Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

An Afternoon of Mah Jongg

Berkeley Branch For Mah Jongg Mavens: If you have your own set, please bring it along. Registration required only for first visit. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

"Ewe" Knit & Crochet

Barnegat Branch Do "ewe" knit or crochet? Bring your own yarn and needles and make some new friends while you knit or crochet at the library. All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Chicks with Sticks - Knitting and Crocheting Group

Manchester Branch Are you passionate about knitting or crocheting? From beginner to expert, bring your yarn, needles, hooks and crurrent projects. Make friends while sharing ideas and patterns. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Toddler Storytime & Craft: Winter Friends

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Toddler Storytime & Craft: Winter Friends Come join us for stories, songs and a cool craft about our winter friends. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Great American Standards

Upper Shores Branch The talented Gary Evans will entertain us at the piano.   Requests welcome! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Icon: Music. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Afternoon Film: Amazing Grace

Jackson Branch According to Washington Post “the Aretha Franklin concert documentary ‘Amazing Grace’ is nothing short of a miracle.” Aretha Franklin performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace." In attendance are Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones as well as members of Franklin's family and the local congregation and community who worship alongside her. Directed by Sydney Pollack. (G) 87 min. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Winter Color by Number/Colorea por numero

Lakewood Branch Color winter coloring pages.  Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Colorea paginas para colorear de invierno. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Canceled - Paws for Reading

Little Egg Harbor Branch Practice reading alongside a gentle, beautiful therapy dog. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Manga and Anime Club

Lakewood Branch All things relating to Manga and Anime. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Sparks's Lab Junior Maker Club

Toms River Branch Get creative in Sparks's Lab. This is a monthly Sparks's Lab program for children. Registration is required. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Type: MakerSpace Program. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Knitting Meetup

Toms River Branch Like to knit?  Like to talk?  Pack up your yarn and knitting needles and join the Jersey Shore Ewes for an informal meetup group.  The group meets on the 1st floor, outside the Green Room. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

DIY Ornaments

Brick Branch We're making various types of ornaments for the holidays! Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Tales Family Storytime

Lacey Branch Stories, rhymes and songs followed by a simple craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 and up.  Feel free to wear your coziest pajamas! Please register, beginning on November 27th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Paper Roll Penguins/Pingüinos

Lakewood Branch Simple penguin craft. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Manualidad de pingüinos. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Cocoa Loco

Manchester Branch Learn about a favorite winter drink: hot chocolate! Then, make your own unique hot chocolate mix to take home. Tweens Ages 9-13. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Broadway Bound Dance Centre Presents: The Nutcracker

Toms River Branch Registration Required; Registration Begins November 27. The Broadway Bound Dance Centre PreProfessional Company proudly presents The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker is a classical ballet that is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It tells the story of a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve. The beautiful Tchaikovsky music sets the scene for this classic Balanchine Ballet. Dancers whisk you away to the Land of Sweets and introduce you to the Sugar Plum Fairy. Ages 3 and up. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Battle of the Bulge: America's Greatest Battle

Brick Branch Seventy-five years ago, Hitler launched his final counter-offensive in Europe.  Join historian Paul Zigo, the Director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, for a riveting discussion of the battle that Winston Churchill called the "greatest American Battle in the War.". Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Superhero Yourself Drop-In Craft

Jackson Branch Use our supplies to create a portrait of yourself as a superhero with masks, capes and your favorite super-power. Free Program. Please register. Registration begins Thursday, November 28th at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Holiday 3-D Printing

Toms River Branch Why stress over expensive holiday gifts and decorations? Come into Sparks’s Lab and select one of three fun and festive 3D models for gift giving! See the fascinating process of 3D Printing and assemble pre-made models for the Holidays! Registration required. Registration begins November 27, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Winter Reads

Brick Branch Learn about OCL’s Adult Winter Reading Program and resources for finding your next fireside book. Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Lacey Branch Gain valuable leadership skills and earn community service hours. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Canceled-Teen Slime Workshop

Little Egg Harbor Branch Which recipe makes the best slime? Register for this program to try out different slime recipes and find out! Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Happy Holidaze: Reindeer Hot Chocolate Workshop

Manchester Branch Drop in to design a delicious and dashing reindeer themed hot chocolate mix. Grades 6th-12th, Ages 11-18. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Audio Ear Muffs

Stafford Branch Make your own wired ear muff headphones, great for yourself or a gift. All materials will be provided. Please register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Basically Ballet Presents Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Barnegat Branch Nutcracker in a Nutshell Basically Ballet performs this famous ballet shortened for younger audiences. All ages. REG. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019.

Chess Club

Manchester Branch Every Friday, in the library’s Community Corner, chess-lovers of all levels are invited to play in a relaxed, uncompetitive atmosphere. Meet people who share your love of the game, and teach the skills to new players. No registration required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chess boards. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mah Jongg

Stafford Branch Play Mah Jongg at the library. Please bring the current year game card, and game sets. Mah Jongg originated in China and has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. Many people are realizing the intellectual challenge it poses, and are drawn to the beauty and excitement of the game itself. Experience is helpful. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Book Discussion

Berkeley Branch The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Quilting Bee

Manchester Branch Beginners and skilled quilters come to our meetings and work on both individual and group projects, sharing ideas, techniques and patterns while making new friends. Note that quilting "classes" are held during the first meeting of the month. The secong meeting is usually reserved for independent projects. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Holiday Movies

Barnegat Branch Holiday Film Fridays 12/6: It’s a Wonderful Life (PG) 130 min. 12/13: A Christmas Story (PG) 94 min. 12/20: The Holly and the Ivy (NR) 81 min. 12/27: Eight Crazy Nights (PG) 76 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sparks's Lab Open Hours

Toms River Branch Sparks's lab will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment during these hours. Subject to change. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Type: Open Hours. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lunchtime Film: Elf

Lacey Branch Lunchtime Film: Elf (PG) 97 min. Drop in. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Friday Afternoon Movie: Red Joan

Long Beach Island Branch *Note time change* Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (Skyfall, Quantum Of Solace) stars in this shocking true story of a woman accused of high crimes against her government. Red Joan vividly brings to life the conflicts — between patriotism and idealism, love and duty, courage and betrayal — of a woman who spent a lifetime being underestimated while quietly changing the course of history. (R) 101 minutes. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Friday Films in the Atrium

Toms River Branch Come and enjoy an afternoon movie. This week's film is: Will be listed soon, please check back. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Friday Fun/ Viernes de diversión

Lakewood Branch Family fun craft. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Viernes de divertidas manualidades para la familia. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teen Holiday Movie: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town. (PG) 105 min. Ages 10-18. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Icon: Movie. Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Hanukkah Celebration: Potato Latkes

Lakewood Branch Prepare to celebrate and learn about Hanukkah while making traditional potato latkes. Please contact the branch regarding food allergies at 732- 363- 1435. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Nintendo® Switch Gaming Club

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Play Super Smash Bros. Mario Kart 8 and other Nintendo® Switch games. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Book Discussion: America's Daughter by Maria Nhambu

Upper Shores Branch The Dancing Soul Trilogy continues with this 2nd installment when the author arrives in America with her adoptive mother.  Raised by German missionary nuns in an orphanage for mixed-race children in Tanzania, Nhambu's story of determination continues to emphasize the power of education. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Drop In Holiday Cards

Island Heights Branch Create a special card for your holiday. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO ® Club

Plumsted Branch Children ages 3 and up with their caregiver can come play with our LEGOS ®. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.