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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 10, 2018.

Art Displays for December at the Berkeley Branch

Berkeley Branch December 1 - 31, 2018 Meeting Room Art: Charlene and Jan Robyn: Water Colors Display Case: Christmas Village: A.J. Ciccone. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Monday, December 10, 2018.

Toddler Time

Lacey Branch Stories, rhymes, music and movement for children ages 19 - 36 with a caregiver.  Please register, beginning on November 19th, for this three-week session being held on December 3rd, 10th, and 17th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 19 - 36 months with caregiver. Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Bridge

Little Egg Harbor Branch Bridge is a fun and challenging game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Come and join us to play. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Create a Wire "Birds Nest and Eggs"

Manchester Branch Although it looks like it came from a very expensive jewelry designer, even a beginner can make this stunning piece which is made from wire and beads found in any craft store. Supplies provided. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Icon: Maker. Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

It's Snowing Storytime

Toms River Branch It’s Snowing Storytime Ages 3 ½ - 5 Listen to stories about snow, sing songs and do a fun craft – paper plate hat Registration Begins; November 26, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2 - 5 years. Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Winter Decorating Drop-In

Brick Branch Drop in and help us make winter decorations for the library. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Children/Families. Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Holiday Story with Guest Author

Little Egg Harbor Branch Listen to author Bernadette Rosetti-Shustak share her books. Registration is required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 10, 2018, 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. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 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 10, 2018, 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. Age Range: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch 12/3: Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) 110 min. 12/10: Mamma Mia 2 (PG-13) 114 min. 12/17: Skyscraper (PG-13) 102 min. 12/31: New Year’s Eve (PG-13) 117 min. Please note there will be NO movie on Monday, December 24. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Threads Club

Plumsted Branch Join our hand crafters as they sew, weave, knit, and crochet as they engage and learn during their monthly projects. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 1:30 PM.

DIY Ornaments Drop-in

Toms River Branch Drop in to create DIY ornaments. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Keeping your Grandkids Safe and Happy While in your Care: Holiday Edition

Manchester Branch 'Tis the season for grandkids and gift-giving. During this program, we will discuss the current trends in child safety in the home, outdoors and on the road. We will also discuss this year's hottest toys and how to select safe, age-appropriate gifts for the grandkids. Presented by Safe Kids Monmouth/Ocean County. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-In Craft

Barnegat Branch Drop in and see Miss Renee in the children's section for a fun craft. Ages 7-12 Newspaper Polar Bear. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 7-12. Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:00 PM.

Basic Mouse/Computer

Toms River Branch First stop for beginners. Learn how to use the mouse, how to single click, double click, click and drag, scroll and highlight text. Registration required. Registration begins on November 26, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pandora Radio

Brick Branch Learn how to sign up for an account, create music stations, and select personalization options. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Job Assistance

Jackson Branch We'll help you complete online job applications, navigate the NJ Career Connections Website, and use resources for writing your resume and searching for jobs. Call for an appointment. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recylced Craft: Ornaments

Lakewood Branch Create DIY seasonal ornaments out of recycled materials. Let your imagination take over! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 10 and up. Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Paws for Reading

Beachwood Branch Practice reading alongside a gentle therapy dog. Ages 5 – 12. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Plumsted Branch Improve your English conversational skills in an enjoyable and casual setting. All are welcome. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Water Bottle Penguin/Pingüino de botella

Lakewood Branch Make a penguin from a water bottle. 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. Crea un pingüino utilizando una botella. 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: Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Italian Cultural Society of LBI

Long Beach Island Branch Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society of LBI. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dessert and a Movie: Hotel Artemis

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. (R) 94 min. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Waretown Branch Celebrate the holidays at our annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Hosted by the Friends of the Waretown Library and featuring songs by the Waretown School choir. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Family. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Boys Club

Toms River Branch Come hang out with the club! Ages: 8-12 Registration required; Registration Begins November 26, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Monday, December 10, 2018, 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 10, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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 10, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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 10, 2018, 6:30 PM.

Mah Jongg

Plumsted Branch Experts and beginners are welcome to join our Mah Jongg group as they play and teach. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:30 PM.

Tween Maker Night: Photo Magnets

Stafford Branch Make magnet tiles out of small photos that you bring from home, or find an image you like online and print it out. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 9 - 14. Monday, December 10, 2018, 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. Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies By Betty Crocker The Cookiepedia By Stacy Adimando Vegan Cookies By Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero  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 the club meeting to share. Disclaimer: Please be advised that the… Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

An Evening with George Simonovich: Old and Ancient Christmas Tunes

Beachwood Branch Experience a Victorian Christmas with ancient and old Christmas tunes and carols, familiar and obscure, performed on classical guitar and cittern. Space is limited. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

A Dancing Nativity

Lacey Branch A dance interpretation of the nativity story featuring ballet, tap and jazz presented by students of Basically Ballet Studio. For families.  Registration begins on November 26th. Please register all attending.  Adults may put an "A" in the age field. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Families. Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM.

Teen Board Game Night

Plumsted Branch Ages 12  - 17. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 - 17. Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM.

All Aboard the Polar Express

Tuckerton Branch Climb aboard for a storytime with the conductor, juggling lessons from the Chef, a sing-along with the crew, and a surprise visitor at the end. Everyone is welcome to wear their favorite holiday pajamas. Sponsored by the Tuckerton Library Association. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: All Ages. Icon: Music. Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 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 11, 2018.

Internet I

Toms River Branch Learn the basics of searching the World Wide Web. Mouse and keyboard skills required. Registration required. Registration begins on November 27, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:00 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. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:00 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 20th, for this three-week session being held on December 4th, 11th and 18th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Excel I

Lakewood Branch Learn to add and edit data on a spreadsheet. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Read, Rock, & Rhyme

Long Beach Island Branch Join us every second and fourth Tuesday for songs, stories, dancing, and rhythm instruments. Musical play, entertaining stories, and repetition help engage young learners while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension. Ages 2-6. Please register children only (not adults). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Homeschool Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2-6. Icon: Music. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Plumsted Branch Ages 18 – 36 months with caregiver.  Please register all children individually. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 18 - 36 Month. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Preschool Storytime

Berkeley Branch Ages 3 - 5 with an adult. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 - 5 with an adult. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pixar Party

Brick Branch Children/Families: Celebrate all things Pixar with Pixar movie-themed activities, crafts and green screen. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Children/Families. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Job Assistance

Jackson Branch We'll help you complete online job applications, navigate the NJ Career Connections Website, and use resources for writing your resume and searching for jobs. Call for an appointment. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Social Services Programs for Seniors, Disabled Adults, and Caregivers

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join social worker Heather Lynn from the Ocean County Board of Social Services as she discusses the programs that are available to aging, and disabled adults and caregivers of Ocean County. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 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. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: aDULT, TEENS. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Storytime

Plumsted Branch Stories, activities, crafts, book checkout. Ages 3 – 5. Please register all children individually. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:30 AM.

Paint a Sunshine Day

Tuckerton Branch Paint to the beat of the music in this fun-filled storytime activity. Ages 2 – 8. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 -- 8. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:30 AM.

Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Jackson Branch A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. The Jackson Library Afternoon Book Discussion Group will be meeting offsite in December. Branch Location: Offsite. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tuesday Book Discussion

Stafford Branch 12/11/18 - Station Eleven by, Emily St. John Mandel 01/08/19 - All the Light We Cannot See by, Anthony Doerr 02/12/19 - America’s First Daughter by, Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie 03/12/19 - Karolina’s Twins by, Ronald H. Balson 04/19/19 - Buddy by, M. H. Herlong 05/14/19 - The Secret Keeper by, Kate Morton 06/11/19 - Still Life With Bread Crumbs by, Anna Quindlen 07/09/19 - Beautiful Mystery by, Louise Penny 08/13/09 - Last Day of Night by, Graham Moore. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Pop Up Movie: A Christmas Carol

Beachwood Branch Come watch this classic story in the library.   96 min runtime (PG). Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:36 PM.

Adult Craft: Yarn Hat Ornaments

Berkeley Branch A – 12/11, 2 pm, Tuesday Make tiny winter hats for ornaments.  Please bring an empty toilet paper roll. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Computers 101

Jackson Branch This class will provide an overview of the mouse, keyboard, files and folders, saving documents, and other concepts for new computer users. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Drop-in Tech Hours

Lakewood Branch Have a computer question? Need help with a resume? Meet with one of our staff members, no appointment required. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Android and Overdrive

Manchester Branch Do you have a new android tablet or an android smartphone? Overdrive has close to 13,000 free eBooks and audiobook titles to choose from. Learn about the App, how to download, read and return items. Please bring your OCL library card and your device. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Android Help

Brick Branch Bring your Android device and your questions. Let’s see if we can find the answers. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Drop-In Building

Toms River Branch Drop in and create original works of art or design contraptions with our specialty building toys. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: All ages. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Building. Drop-in. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tween Tuesdays

Island Heights Branch Come hang out with other tweens for gaming or crafting. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 10 - 12. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Holiday Craft Hodge Podge

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Have your pick of our craft supplies and help clean out the library. Perfect time to make gifts to give for the holiday season. Ages 6-12 only. Please Register: 732-295-1555. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

MIT App Inventor

Toms River Branch Learn to build your own app using MIT's App Inventor. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Cranberry Hootycreeks

Lacey Branch These beautiful cookies in a jar make great gifts for the holidays! Ages 11-18 Please Register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 11-17. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Audience: Kids. Age Range: All young readers and their families welcome. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:30 PM – 6:00 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. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Meet The Mayor

Lacey Branch Meet the Mayor Night at the Library!  Come and chat with Mayor Nicholas Juliano in an informal setting.  Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

TAB- Teen Advisory Board

Lakewood Branch Make new friends , have fun and earn community service hours volunteering! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM.

Knit Wits

Brick Branch We invite you to take some time for yourself. Bring your crochet, knitting or crafting needles and your craft. REG. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

GiftLab: Unicorn Bark

Jackson Branch If you have a lot of people on your gift list, the holidays can get expensive. Sign up for our free GiftLabs and you will make two items – one to keep & one to give, or use both for gifts.  Satisfy your sweet tooth and make a magical treat for yourself and for a friend. Ages 12 – 16. Registration begins November 26th. Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 – 16. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - Mural Club/Club de Mural

Lakewood Branch Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-14/Edades 6-14. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Movie Night: Polar Express

Little Egg Harbor Branch A doubting 8 year old boy is whisked to the North Pole on  a magical train for a meeting with Santa.  Registration is required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All Ages Welcome. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board Meeting)

Upper Shores Branch Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and get involved with your library!  You can earn volunteer/community services hours while helping with library programs, projects and much more. Open to teens ages 12-18—new members are always welcome! Please register each tween/teen individually with complete first name, last name and age.  Please enter email (optional) only once for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 12-18. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM.

Young Artist's Studio

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins November 27th Join us for our monthly art program. This month we'll be making a holiday to display in the Children's Department. Ages 6-12 years old. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6-12 years old. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Attack on Pearl Harbor: December 7th 1941

Brick Branch Was America made vulnerable by critical judgement errors of the military and its national leaders?  Or did motivations by our European allies to have America represented in the war result in this devastating attack?  Join us to find out.  Presented by Paul Zigo, military historian, author and Director of the World War II Era Studies Institute. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

SCORE Presents: House Flipping

Lacey Branch Learn the basics of buying a home at the right price and selling it at a profit with business entrepreneur Don Schafer.  In partnership with SCORE of Ocean County. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Jobs/Careers. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Aboard the Polar Express

Manchester Branch Family Program Join us for a storytime with the conductor, juggling lessons with the chef, sing-a-long with the crew, and a surprise visitor at the end! Everyone is welcome to wear their favorite holiday pajamas. Sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Library. Please register as space is limited. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Age Range: Family Program. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Discussion

Toms River Branch Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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 11, 2018, 7:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Little Egg Harbor Branch Come and join our group and practice speaking English. Work on your accent and vocabulary. New members welcome. No registration required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 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: Concert. Audience: Adults. Family. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Author Visit - Frank Andruili

Barnegat Branch Meet Frank Andriuli, author of The People Factory. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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 12, 2018.

Toddler Storytime "Winter"

Manchester Branch Ages 1-4 Story time just right for your toddler!  Children are welcome with a caregiver to listen to short stories, sing nursery rhymes and play with friends.  Program is followed by open play time and bubbles.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-4. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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 12, 2018, 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 12, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Alzheimer's New Jersey Family Support Group

Jackson Branch Alzheimer's New Jersey Family Support Group provide families and caregivers with the emotional support and education they need to better understand Alzheimer's disease and dementia. A trained facilitator is on hand on each meeting. Walk-in's welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Microsoft Word 2

Jackson Branch Learn how to insert page numbers, headers and footers, tables, text boxes, clip art, and other features into your document.  Participants must have some experience using Microsoft Word. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Arty Party

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins November 28th Join us for our monthly preschool art program. Dress for mess. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Boogie Babies: Santa Shimmy

Jackson Branch Come do the Santa Shimmy, Elf Boogie, Reindeer Dance, and Snowman Shuffle as we read and dance along to Christianne Jones’ Holiday Jingle series. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, November 28th at 9am.   . Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1 – 3. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mother Goose TIme

Lacey Branch Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.  Please register, beginning on November 28th,for this two-week session being held on December 12th and 19th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM.

Toddler Storytime "Winter"

Manchester Branch Ages 1-4 Story time just right for your toddler!  Children are welcome with a caregiver to listen to short stories, sing nursery rhymes and play with friends.  Program is followed by open play time and bubbles.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-4. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time With Miss Mary Ann

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us for storytime with Miss Mary Ann.  Ages 3-5 years.  Registration is required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-5 yrs. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Brain Games

Brick Branch Come and exercise your brain by playing fun word games! Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Job Assistance

Jackson Branch We'll help you complete online job applications, navigate the NJ Career Connections Website, and use resources for writing your resume and searching for jobs. Call for an appointment. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Cookie Decorating

Barnegat Branch Come decorate cookies with us. We will provide the cookies and the toppings; you provide the creativity! Children need to be in attendance with a caregiver. Ages 2-12. Call the branch with any allergies.  Please Register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Family. Age Range: 2-12. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mah Jongg at the Library 12:30-4 pm

Little Egg Harbor Branch Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bridge: All in the Bidding & Tricks!

Upper Shores Branch Interested in Bridge?- feel free to come & join in the game comprised of bidding, memory & communication. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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 12, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cookie Decorating

Barnegat Branch Come decorate cookies with us. We will provide the cookies and the toppings; you provide the creativity! Children need to be in attendance with a caregiver. Ages 2-12.  Call the branch with any allergies. Please Register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 2-12. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: ADULT. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Teen Movie Afternoon: The Santa Clause

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch A divorced adman inadvertently becomes the real St. Nick when he puts on the Santa suit of the guy who fell off of his roof. (PG) 97 min. Ages 12-18. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Movie. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afterschool STEAM

Long Beach Island Branch Join us for creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen social, mental, and fine motor development. Dress for a mess. Ages 6 – 10. Please register children only (no adults). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Homeschool Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 - 10. Icon: Art. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Movie Time: Enjoy the Show!

Upper Shores Branch Tully (R) 4 pm OR 7 pm Director Jason Reitman combines humor and raw honesty in this unique take on modern parenthood & postpartum depression.  Charlize Theron offers a top-notch performance. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:00 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. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

GiftLab: Tie Dye Beaded Jewelry

Jackson Branch If you have a lot of people on your gift list, the holidays can get expensive. Sign up for our free GiftLabs and you will make two items – one to keep & one to give, or use both for gifts. Create tie dye inspired beads using polymer clay. Then use your beads to make earrings, a necklace, or bracelet. Registration begins November 26th. Ages 12 – 18. Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 – 18. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Soda Bottle Penquins

Lakewood Branch Create a winter DIY craft. Cute penguins made from upcylced soda bottles. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 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: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM.

Winter Trees/Arboles de invierno

Lakewood Branch Create a winter scene using tape and paint. 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. Crea una escena de invierno usando cinta y pintura. 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: Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Creature Feature Escape Room

Toms River Branch Solve the clues to these puzzles to banish the ancient evil within. The winning theme is . . . The Jersey Devil. Registration Required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 - 18. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Effective Communication Strategies

Lacey Branch Learn how to decode verbal & behavioral messages from individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer's. Get tips on how to communicate better and other helpful resources for you or your loved ones. In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Feature Film - Skyscraper

Manchester Branch A former FBI agent must rescue his family when the world's tallest building catches on fire. (PG-13) 102 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:42 PM.

CANCELLED - Citizenship Adult Preparation Program

Plumsted Branch This course provides the free, 15 week citizenship education classes for adult students at the beginning and intermediate citizenship level. All civics subjects that are required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be taught:  US History, US Geography, US Government.  All classes are 2 hours. Course runs from October through January. Call 609-758-7888. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Drop-In Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play Wii® WiiU® XBox360® card games and board games. Drop in, ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 - 18. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Drop-In Craft: Paper Ornaments

Toms River Branch Create your own festive ornament. While supplies last. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: 13+. Makerspace Filters: Drop-in. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Get Your Knit On: Knit Night

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for a knitting night at the library, for beginners and fanatics looking for inspiration and camaraderie. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Meditation 101

Toms River Branch Learn the basics of meditation or get a refresher in this beginner level class. Yoga mats not necessary. Registration required. Registration begins on November 28, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Holiday Opera Recital with Christa Dalmazio

Brick Branch Graduate of Manhattan School of Music, coloratura soprano Christa Dalmazio will perform classical and popular holiday selections, such as Handel’s ‘Rejoice Greatly,’ Bach-Gounod’s ‘Ave Maria,’ and Adam’s ‘Oh Holy Night’ for your enjoyment. Ms Dalmazio has performed solo roles at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, St. Michael’s Church, and the Liederkranz Foundation in New York City, and at Notre Dame de Montreal and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, in Canada and recently starred as Maria in West Side Story at the Count Basie Theater. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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: Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Trolls Holiday Movie

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch When Queen Poppy finds out that the Bergens do not have holidays, she enlists help from Branch and the Snack Pack. Together they help bring the holidays to the Bergens. 26 min.  Ages 2+ Please Register: 732-295-1555. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2+. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:30 PM – Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00 AM.

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 13, 2018.

Baby and Me

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins November 29th. 0 - 12 months. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0 -12 months. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Open Play Mah Jongg

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: Audience: Teens. Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Internet Basics

Brick Branch Learn the very basics of how to navigate the Internet. Mouse and keyboard skills required. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Armchair Traveling Series: Ultimate Australia ( Globe Trekker )

Jackson Branch Explore the world without leaving the library!  This documentary will take you through Australia.  Film available through the OCL database Access Video on Demand.  Please register. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

This Just In Storytime

Manchester Branch Ages 2-6 Come hear our favorite new picture books in the play area. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2-6. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bundle Up for Storytime

Upper Shores Branch For ages 1- 5.  In the winter, we wear hats, scarves, mittens and boots.  Let’s warm up with stories and songs about winter clothes. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 1-5. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:30 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 13, 2018, 10:30 AM.

Southern Regional Chorus Holiday Concert

Long Beach Island Branch Get your holiday spirit on with the Southern Regional High School Chorus led by Carolyn Placa, SRHS Choral Director and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Director. They will perform seasonal favorites, and will lead a sing-along finale.  Please register.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. Refreshments will be served starting at 11 am with the performance beginning at 11:30 am. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Family. Icon: Music. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 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. Age Range: Ages 18 – 36 months. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby and Me

Tuckerton Branch Interactive stories, songs, and movement for our littlest customers. Ages up to 15 months. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages up to 15 months. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:30 AM.

How to Launch a Successful Small Business

Brick Branch Back by popular demand. Save time, money, and ensure success in your new business by learning how to develop a business plan, as well as create financial and marketing plans. Presented by Glenn Harris in partnership with Ocean County SCORE. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 13, 2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tea and a Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Lakewood Branch This documentary goes behind the scenes of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, a beloved children's television program that was on the air for 30 years. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:05 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 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

“Soldiers Without Guns:” Women Defense Workers In WWII

Beachwood Branch This unique presentation by historical interpreter, Stacy Flora Roth features a character monologue, a display of period artifacts and ephemera, a discussion of women’s participation on the home front, and an invitation to the audience to share memories, memorabilia, and personal and family stories of the Second World War. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cookie Recipe Swap

Waretown Branch Swap recipes with other bakers just in time for the holiday season. Please bring copies of your favorite recipe and any tips and tricks you have for making it. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: ADULT. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adult Craft

Barnegat Branch Join us for an afternoon of crafting Pin Cushion Mason Jars. Please register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Afternoon Film: Tully

Jackson Branch Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does -- forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend. Rated (R) 95 min. This is a free program. Registration for this event will open on: Monday, November 12th at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:30 PM.

Google©Exploration

Stafford Branch Google is not only a search engine, it has many products that allow you to store files, photos securely and access them from any device, such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google+, Google Photos, etc.  Through these products, you can open, edit or share your files and photos from anywhere or any device. REG. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tween Board Game Afternoon

Plumsted Branch Play your favorite board game in our meeting room. Ages 8 - 12. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8 - 12. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM.

Job Assistance

Jackson Branch We'll help you complete online job applications, navigate the NJ Career Connections Website, and use resources for writing your resume and searching for jobs. Call for an appointment. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft

Little Egg Harbor Branch Play Minecraft and talk about the game with other players. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 9 - 14. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Manga/Anime Club

Lakewood Branch Enjoy all things related to Manga/Anime. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30 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. Age Range: 8-12. Type: MakerSpace Program. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 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: Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Handprint Penguins/Pingüinos de huella

Lakewood Branch Make a pair of penguins by tracing your hand. 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. Crea un par de pingüinos siguiendo tu mano. 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: Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5-12/Edades 5-12. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Movie Night: The Polar Express

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole aboard the Polar Express. Hot chocolate and dessert will be served. Rated G. 1hr 40mins. All ages. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Family. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Interactive Teen Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Little Egg Harbor Branch Wave flags and yell callbacks at the screen! Popcorn & props provided. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Grades 7-12. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:15 PM – 8:45 PM.

Declutter! 3 Top Tips for a Clutter-Free New Year

Toms River Branch Take a break from the holidays and come enjoy a decluttering comedy show. Learn Jamie Novak's three top tips to ensure a clutter-free New Year. Books will be available for purchase. Registration required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Family Movie Night

Barnegat Branch Come join us for Family Movie Night. This month we are showing Peter Rabbit (PG).  Bring your snacks and popcorn! Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Family. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

A Dancing Nativity

Berkeley Branch A dance interpretation of the nativity story featuring ballet, tap and jazz presented by students of Basically Ballet Studio. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Family Program. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Resources for Readers

Brick Branch Explore websites and databases for book lovers. Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

4H Yoga for Kids

Jackson Branch 4-H Yoga for Kids is a fun way to stay active indoors, learn new ways to stretch, and have fun. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one. If not, one will be provided. Run in collaboration with Ocean County 4-H. Please Register. Registration begins Thursday, November 29th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 5 – 12. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)

Lacey Branch Join this active group and help us plan and implement library programs while having fun and earning community service hours. Ages 13-18. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 13-18. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Woodrow Wilson and America's First Attempt at Establishing a New World Order

Manchester Branch America's first effort at establishing a new world order on behalf of a troubled world was the vision President Woodrow Wilson put forth at the Versailles Peace Conference in the Spring of 1919. Historians view this as a failed effort because the U.S. did not join the League of Nations after World War I. This presentation will contend that Wilson did succeed in fostering a new world in Europe, despite World War II and the Cold War. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 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 14, 2018.

Take & Makes

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Grab a kit to bring home and create a fun craft. First come, first serve. Ages 12-18. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Maker. Friday, December 14, 2018.

CANCELLED: Using Libby to Get Library Books Onto Your iPad

Jackson Branch Learn how to use your iPad to download library books.  Libby is the new app for eLibraryNJ.  If you like OverDrive, you should try Libby! Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Drop-In Kwanzaa Craft

Manchester Branch Family Program Craft will take place in the children’s area.  Enjoy crafts geared for little ones with some help from a caregiver. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Family Program. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Napkin Folding Workshop

Manchester Branch Learn how to create elegant and classic napkin folds to make your holiday table stand out at your next dinner party. Napkins will be provided. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Waddler Time

Toms River Branch Waddler Time Interactive stories, songs and more for you and your little one. 12 – 23 months Registration Required, Registration Begins November 30, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 12 - 23 months. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Berkeley Branch Stories, rhymes, songs and dance. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 12 - 36 months. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Candy Cane Parade

Brick Branch Ages 2 - 5: Celebrate the holidays with candy cane crafts, snacks and a candy cane parade around the library. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2-5. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Music Together with Adriana

Plumsted Branch See the joy music brings to the faces of children in a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and development.  Play music, sing songs, and join in musical activity. Please register all children individually. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Up to Age 5 with Caregiver. Icon: Music. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM.

Twos & Threes

Stafford Branch Stories, music, and movement for children ages 2-3. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: ages 2-3. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

Barnegat Branch Join Miss Renée around the campfire for songs, stories and a craft. Our theme this week is camping, and we will be serving hot chocolate with a marshmallow snowman. Contact the branch with allergies. Ages 3-5. Please register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-5. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Job Assistance

Jackson Branch We'll help you complete online job applications, navigate the NJ Career Connections Website, and use resources for writing your resume and searching for jobs. Call for an appointment. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Lakewood Branch Color beautiful designs and patterns while listening to soothing music. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Humor through Music With Pete Grigis

Little Egg Harbor Branch Celebrate life through humor and music. Pianist Pete Grigis' interactive set combines keyboard and comedy. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Icon: Music. Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Friday, December 14, 2018, 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 14, 2018, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Book Discussion

Berkeley Branch This month’s copies  are available at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunchtime Film: A Christmas Story

Lacey Branch Nostalgic charmer about a boy craving a BB gun for Christmas, though everyone around him is opposed to the idea.   (PG)   98 min.  Watch it on our big screen. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cancelled: Gourmet Grills in Riginas Cuccina

Little Egg Harbor Branch Experience a live demonstration and taste the results of combining Rustic Italian cooking with a colorful palette of ingredients which are delicious for the palate. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Friday Afternoon Movie: Mamma Mia!

Long Beach Island Branch The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. (PG-13) 110 min. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Diversity. Movie. Friday, December 14, 2018, 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 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Games for adults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Bring a friend and have fun playing a variety of board games. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Friday Foreign Films

Barnegat Branch 12/7: La Rafle (NR) 126 min. 12/14: Ida (PG-13) 83 min. 12/21: Like Water for Chocolate (R) 114 min. 12/28: 3 Idiotas (PG-13) 106 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

OC Purls

Upper Shores Branch Knitting group;  bring your own materials. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:30 PM.

Living with Arthritis & Joint Pain

Toms River Branch Many people live with arthritis and chronic joint pain, making it very difficult to perform everyday activities.  Join us as Dr. Erik Larsen, DO, and Nolan Horowitz, PT, Ivy Rehabilitation, offers ways to effectively manage this pain. Registration required. Registration begins on November 16, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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: Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las Edades. Friday, December 14, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Basic Typing

Toms River Branch Learn basic typing techniques to help improve your accuracy and speed. Registration required. Registration begins on November 30, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, December 14, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dungeons and Dragons

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn how to play this role-playing game of storytelling and adventure.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Teens. Friday, December 14, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Beaded Kwanzaa Bracelets

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Celebrate Kwanzaa by making a festive beaded bracelet. Ages 6 - 12. Please register each child individually: 732-295-1555. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 - 12. Friday, December 14, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.