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Art Exhibit: Ocean County Vo-Tech Student Art

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to host an Art Exhibit by the Ocean County Vo-Tech Students. The exhibit will be held in the McConnell Gallery during the month of June. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

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, June 19, 2019.

Toddler Storytime "Favorite New Books"

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, June 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers - Early Birds

Stafford Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. For children under 2 years of age. Please register for only one session. Thank you! Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0-2 years old. Wednesday, June 19, 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, June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Drop-in Garfield Craft

Plumsted Branch Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers can stop by for a craft. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Pride Month Toddler Time

Island Heights Branch Join us for a fun selection of LGBT themed stories, songs and fingerplays. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. LGBT Pride Month. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 1½ – 3½. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Drop-in Toddler Play

Jackson Branch Hang out and make new friends while the little ones entertain themselves with our toys and activities. No registration required. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1–3. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Messy Art

Lacey Branch Art and craft activities for children ages 3 - 8.  Please register, beginning on June 5th.  Don't forget to "Dress for a Mess" or bring a smock. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Best for ages 3 - 8. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Star Story Time

Little Egg Harbor Branch Stories and crafts. For children 4 and up with parent/caregiver. Registration is required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Storytime "Favorite New Books"

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, June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers

Stafford Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. For children under 2 years of age. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0-2 years old. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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, June 19, 2019, 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, June 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby & Me

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Baby & Me Cuddle up with your baby and share rhymes, stories and music. Ages 6-14mos. w/ caregiver. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-14 mos. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 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, June 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 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, June 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunch & Learn: Juneteenth Jamboree

Jackson Branch Bring a bagged lunch and watch the film, Juneteenth Jamboree: Soldiers, Cowboys and Indians, which explores African-Americans in the frontier west after the Civil War, Black cowboys, Buffalo soldiers and a Black Seminole tribe. Directed and produced by Michael Emery, this film is a production of KLRU-TV. (PG-13) 26 min. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: 18 +. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, June 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Computer for Beginners - Website Navigation

Berkeley Branch Learn some tips and tricks to navigate a website. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Crafternoon

Berkeley Branch Create art inspired by the beauty of space.  Dress to make a mess. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 6 and up. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Digital Newspaper Resources

Lacey Branch Looking for an article? Come see our digital newspaper databases. Learn how to search and retrieve articles from our collection.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adult Coloring

Little Egg Harbor Branch Drop in and rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Marc Black’s History of the 50’s and 60’s through Popular Song

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black for a two-person multimedia show filled with song, storytelling and laughter.  Folks all across the country have raved about his celebration of those memorable and colorful decades. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pt. Pleasant Borough Branch. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Music. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Ralph Ellison: An American Journey

Beachwood Branch Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Inventor's Club

Lakewood Branch If your like to engineer, build, or code than come participate in our activity of the month. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Smoothie Bowls

Barnegat Branch Prepare and eat healthy smoothie bowls. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 8-12. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Make It! Pride Bracelets

Stafford Branch All supplies will be provided. Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

PRIDE Bracelets (Teens Only)

Brick Branch We’re making rainbow beaded bracelets. Ages 12-18.  Please Register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. LGBT Pride Month. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

Paws for Reading

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins June 5th. Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 6 - 12 years. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 -12 years. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beginning Yoga

Toms River Branch Join us for Beginning Yoga, sponsored by Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services. Please bring your own mat. Registration required. Registration begins on May 22, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Walking for Health and Happiness

Toms River Branch Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA) will lead a discussion on safe and fun walking in and around Ocean County. Join a group of like-minded people to talk about walking in all its forms. Walking for fun, adventure, fitness, or simply strolling around town; there’s no wrong way to walk. Please register. Registration begins on May 22, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mouse Basics

Brick Branch First stop for beginners!  Learn how to use the mouse. REG. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Movie Night/Noche de película para toda la familia

Lakewood Branch Watch a “G” or “PG” rated film. 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. Ven a ver una película clasificada “G” o “PG”. 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: Movie. Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las edades. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Make a Robotic Hand /Crea una mano robótica

Lakewood Branch Make a robotic hand out of paper and straws. 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 una mano robótica en papel y popotes. 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. Age Range: 7+/Edades 7+. Wednesday, June 19, 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. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board Meeting)

Long Beach Island Branch Earn community service hours and help plan activities. New members welcome. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Feature Film - Moonlight

Manchester Branch A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (Rated R) 111 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. LGBT Pride Month. Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:51 PM.

Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Teen Maker Night: Key Chains

Toms River Branch Maker your own key chain for Pride Month in the Sparks's Lab. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Anime Night

Berkeley Branch Read and watch anime with your friends. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pokemon Club

Jackson Branch Bring your Pokemon cards and games and share your love with other enthusiasts. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, June 5th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 –12. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Open Our Mind Book Club

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Will be discussing "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Marc Black’s History of the 50’s and 60’s through Popular Song

Brick Branch Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black for a two-person multimedia show filled with song, storytelling and laughter.  Folks all across the country have raved about his celebration of those memorable and colorful decades. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

LEGO® Club/Club de LEGOS®

Lakewood Branch Get to play with LEGOS® and build your imaginations.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. Ven a jugar con LEGOS® y construye tu imaginación. 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. Tweens. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

LGBTQ Book Bingo

Long Beach Island Branch Guess the book title based on the description and then try to get Bingo to win prizes! Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: LGBT Pride Month. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Diversity. LGBT. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Jeopardy

Plumsted Branch Join us for a fun trivia night. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 -17. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Adult Poetry Writers Group

Barnegat Branch Hone your craft with like-minded poets. Published and unpublished poets in any style are welcome. No registration required. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: Ocean County Vo-Tech Student Art

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to host an Art Exhibit by the Ocean County Vo-Tech Students. The exhibit will be held in the McConnell Gallery during the month of June. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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, June 20, 2019.

Friends of the Stafford Library Meetings

Stafford Branch The Friends of the Stafford Library host a meeting every third Thursday of the month from 9:30 am to 12 pm, except for the months of July and August. Join the friends to contribute to a worthy cause. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Knit Wits

Beachwood Branch Enjoy knitting or crocheting? Join us. No registration necessary. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 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, June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

RBdigital

Brick Branch Enjoy popular magazines and audiobooks on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Homeschool Book Discussion

Jackson Branch This month we will be reading Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell. Please register. Registration begins Thursday, June 6th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Homeschool Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 9 – 14. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mobile County Connections

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Visit the library between 10:00am - 2:00pm and explore the resources in the Mobile County Connections Van. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Art Chat

Tuckerton Branch Meet and talk with local artists. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Art. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

First Art

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins June 6th Join us for our monthly toddler art program. Dress for mess. Ages 2-3  Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2-3. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pom-Pom Yarn Aliens

Lacey Branch We'll be crafting some creepy-cute aliens using yarn and a variety of other materials.  For ages 6 - 12.  Please register, beginning on June 6th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Preschool Storytime "Favorite New Books"

Manchester Branch Ages 4-7 Join us for stories, songs, and activities perfect for your preschooler.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 4-7. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 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. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Up to age 5 with caregiver. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Crafts for Adults with Special Challenges

Jackson Branch Join us for a fun craft and movie session!  Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.  Caregivers must remain with the registered adult participant for the duration of the program. Please note that registration is limited.  If you need help registering, please call the Jackson Branch Library at (732) 928-4400, ext. 4. IMPORTANT: Please list each individual who is registering on a separate form with a contact phone number for each. , Caregivers should list his/her name on the form along with the adult participant's name.  For example, John Doe (with caregiver Jane Doe). , Caregivers must remain with the registered adult participant for the duration of the program. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. DIY/Craft/Maker. Movie. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 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, June 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Literature & Lunch

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch A Fine Summer's Day: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery  by Charles Todd New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge’s past—to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 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. Age Range: Ages 10 and up. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Threads Club

Plumsted Branch Join our hand crafters as they sew, weave, knit and crochet. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:30 PM.

Book Chat

Manchester Branch The Manchester branch library will be holding a monthly book chat. Share with others good books that you’ve recently read and pick up suggestions of what to read next. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Poets Corner

Brick Branch This is a new group that meets every third Thursday of each month at 2:30.  We’ll focus on creative poetry projects, explore new ways to write a poem, and have fun. No writing experience is necessary. All adults are welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Paws for Reading

Brick Branch Practice your reading skill sin 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. Family. Age Range: 6 & up. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Berkeley Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of therapy dogs. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Beginner readers and up. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Summer Color by Number/

Lakewood Branch Come color summer 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 por numero! 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. Age Range: 5-12/Edades 5-12. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Cricut Cutters Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join us for some Cricut cutting fun. Bring your Cricut machine & laptop and share ideas, tips, and techniques. All are welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

LGBT Collage

Lakewood Branch Help make a collaborative collage of prominent individuals in LGBT history for Pride Month. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:30 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, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gamer's Corner (20 Somethings)

Toms River Branch Play card, RPG, and board games with other new adults. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Adults. Age Range: 18-29. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Crafty Kids/Niños creativos

Lakewood Branch Clothespin people. 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 gente de pinzas. 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. Age Range: 8-14/Edades 8-14. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

How To Launch a Successful Small Business

Toms River Branch The focus of this presentation is to identify and teach the aspiring entrepreneur the specific skills that are critical to learn prior to the launch of their Business. These include  A Financial Plan, a Marketing Plan and the development of a Business Plan. These skills will save the entrepreneur Time, Money and go a long way in insuring the success of their new Business. Please Register. Registration begins on May 23, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Kids in the Kitchen

Toms River Branch Kids in The Kitchen Ages 6 – 12 Registration Required, Registration Begins June 6, 2019 Put on your Junior Chef hat and join us for a beginner cooking class. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12 years. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Night Crafting for Adults

Brick Branch The craft is a patriotic star. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Mindfulness Meditation: an Introduction

Manchester Branch What is meditation? Learn the benefits, and explore different techniques of meditation. Learn to de-stress, and bring yourself into a conscious state of awareness. Various meditation exercises will be practiced and helpful insights and tips shared. Instructor Shazia Zaman teaches meditation at the Ocean County Library and is an active meditation practitioner. Followed with Q&A. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Family Puzzle Night

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Family Puzzle Night Drop in for a fun family night filled with puzzles. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Family. Age Range: all ages. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Movie night

Barnegat Branch Mary Poppins Return (PG) 130 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Family. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Teen Embroidery

Toms River Branch Visit Sparks's Lab to create a hand embroidery project. Registration required. Ages 12-18. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Type of Event: STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Maker. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Jackson Friends of the Library

Jackson Branch Join the Jackson Friends of the Library for their monthly meeting.  The Friends is an active group that champions the library and organizes projects such as the annual book sale to provide additional resources and fund special purchases. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pride Cupcakes

Lacey Branch Come celebrate your own uniqueness while making rainbow cupcakes! For ages 11-17. REG. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. LGBT Pride Month. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 11-17. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Marvelous Sleuths Book Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. Please pick up a copy at the Little Egg Harbor Branch circulation desk for this book discussion. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Space Race: 1957 – 1975

Little Egg Harbor Branch Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with historian Kevin Woyce. Learn about the other space missions, astronauts, and scientists that made the Space Race a reality. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board Meeting)

Little Egg Harbor Branch Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

DIY Teen: Drawstring Backpacks

Stafford Branch Sew a colorful, lightweight drawstring bag, perfect for a busy summer. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Ocean County Vo-Tech Student Art

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to host an Art Exhibit by the Ocean County Vo-Tech Students. The exhibit will be held in the McConnell Gallery during the month of June. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019.

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, June 21, 2019.

Celebrate Summer DIY Craft

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Celebrate Summer DIY Craft Grab a kit to bring home and create a fun craft. First come, first serve. Ages 4-12. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 4 - 12. Friday, June 21, 2019.

Stitch in Time

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. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Microsoft® Excel Basics

Jackson Branch Learn how to use a spreadsheet to organize and calculate data. Mouse and keyboard skills required. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers

Long Beach Island Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. Ages 0 - 2. Please register children only. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0-2. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mr Potato Head Craft

Toms River Branch Design your own Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. Ages 3 ½-5/ Registration Required; Registration begins on June 7. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2-5. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Space Scavenger Hunt

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us in the children area for a scavenger hunt. All Ages welcome. Registration is required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: All Ages Welcome. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Movers & Shakers

Stafford Branch Stories, music, and movement for children ages 1 ½  - 4 years. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 18 months - 4 years old. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

First Day of Summer Storytime

Upper Shores Branch For ages 1-5. Start the summer season right with a storytime and a craft about all things summer. 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. Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Sensory Storytime

Barnegat Branch Songs and sensory fun. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-5 with parent. Friday, June 21, 2019, 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, June 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

A Universe of Songs Dance Party

Waretown Branch Jessica Carroll will play and sing the space inspired songs you know and love! All ages welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Friday, June 21, 2019, 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: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Friday, June 21, 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, June 21, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friday Afternoon Movie: On Golden Pond

Long Beach Island Branch Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (PG) 109 min. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Games for Adults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Bring a friend and have fun playing the popular tile game Mah Jongg and other games.  All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 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, June 21, 2019, 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:30 PM.

Sweet, Sweet Science

Lacey Branch Hands-on science using candy.  For ages 8 - 12.  Please register, beginning on June 7th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 8 - 12. Friday, June 21, 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. Age Range: All ages/Todas las Edades. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Calming Coloring

Manchester Branch Coloring is one of the hottest new trends in stress relief for adults. Spend a relaxing afternoon creating, listening to soothing music and relaxing with like-minded adults at the library. Coloring sheets, pencils, markers and crayons will be supplied free of charge. For even more de-stressing we usually have aroma therapy and a visit from a therapy dog. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LEGO© Club

Plumsted Branch Children ages 3 and up with their caregiver can come play with out LEGOs©. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 and up. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Pride Month Movie: Milk

Waretown Branch Biopic of murdered San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, a human-rights activist and the first openly gay man elected to major public office when he won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977. (R) 128 min. Please register. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fall Prevention

Barnegat Branch One of the greatest risks within the senior population, both physically and financially, relates to a fall event. This guide provides an understanding of the implications of and associated risks for falls in the older adult population. Free Screenings by a registered nurse will be available following the program. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Decorate a T-shirt

Brick Branch You bring the t-shirt and we'll supply the stencils and markers. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chess @ the Library

Barnegat Branch Interested in playing Chess, but don't know how? The Barnegat Library will be hosting chess lessons to those interested in learning an d playing the game. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Friday, June 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Books at the Beach: A Book Club for Kids

Long Beach Island Branch Every month we’ll discuss a book & do fun activities based on the text. Everyone goes home with a book of their own to keep every month! Snacks and juice are served. Best for 5th grade reading levels and up. Homeschooled families are welcome! June’s book will be Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker. Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child. Pick up the book from the Long Beach Island Branch ahead of time so you’ll be ready to discuss Felix Yz with us. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. LGBT Pride Month. Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 5th grade reading levels and up. Icon: Book Discussion. Diversity. LGBT. Friday, June 21, 2019, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Art Exhibit: Ocean County Vo-Tech Student Art

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to host an Art Exhibit by the Ocean County Vo-Tech Students. The exhibit will be held in the McConnell Gallery during the month of June. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Saturday, June 22, 2019.

City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign

Jackson Branch City of Hope is a poster exhibition that covers the history and legacy of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, a grassroots, multiracial movement that drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C. for 43 days between May and June 1968. During this historic campaign, demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City. Based on an exhibit developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this poster set honor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daring vision for economic justice and opportunity for every U.S. citizen. The poster exhibition will be on-view in the library's meeting room during library hours: Monday - Thursday 9-9 and Fridays and Saturdays 9-5. There may be times when the meeting room will be closed for programs and events so please call before your visit to make sure you'll have access to view the exhibit in the library's meeting room. For more information about the NMAAHC museum please visit: … Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

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, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Playtime Fun!

Berkeley Branch Drop-in anytime between 10am - 11:30am to play with our toys and socialize with other kids. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 1 - 4. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

LEGO® Crafts

Island Heights Branch Join us for Lego play and Lego themed games and crafts in this program organized by the Teen Advisory Board. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Family. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

You Can Build It LEGO®/DUPLO® with Movie: The LEGO Movie

Long Beach Island Branch Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure, is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. (PG) 101 min. Ages 3+ with caregiver. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 and up. Icon: Movie. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Saturday Storytime

Upper Shores Branch For ages 1-5. Join us for an early afternoon storytime that will include a mix of stories, music, rhymes and a craft. 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. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM.

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, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 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: Audience: Adults. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Feature Film: Boy Erased

Toms River Branch In honor of LTBTQ/Pride Month join us for a viewing of Boy Erased starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. This film is about a young man who is sent to a gay conversion camp by his staunchly religious parents after a traumatic event leads him to be "outed". Please register. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: LGBT Pride Month. Movie. Audience: Adults. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Saturday Matinee: Mary Queen of Scots

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. (R) 124 min. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Ocean County Vo-Tech Student Art

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to host an Art Exhibit by the Ocean County Vo-Tech Students. The exhibit will be held in the McConnell Gallery during the month of June. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019.

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, June 24, 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, June 24, 2019.

First Day to Spin the Summer Reading Prize wheel!

Jackson Branch Read 5 books and make sure you sign up for our Summer Reading Program! Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0 - 12. Monday, June 24, 2019.

Scavenger Hunt # 2

Plumsted Branch Drop-in and participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: All Ages. Monday, June 24, 2019 – Saturday, June 29, 2019.

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, June 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop-in Fairy Crafts

Plumsted Branch Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers can stop by for a craft. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Space Camp Summer Reading Kick-off Event

Jackson Branch This summer we’re exploring A Universe of Stories. Complete a variety of space-themed activities, mark them off on your launch check-list, and join us on the moon. Please register. Registration begins Monday, June 10th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Off to the Moon Summer Reading Kick Off

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Off to the Moon Summer Reading Kick Off A whimsical trip to the moon and back in the space of one hour.  Walk on the moon, write a message to another planet, watch a real rocket launch and take home a rocket kit. Sponsored by OCL and the Friends of the Pt. Pleasant Borough Branch. Ages 4 and up. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: 4 & up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Healthy Snacks

Lakewood Branch An interactive cooking program demonstrated by a dietician from ShopRite.  For adults with special challenges and their caregivers.  Presented by the Serving Adults with Special Challenges Committee.  REG. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Age Range: 18 and up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mission Summer Reading Sign Up

Long Beach Island Branch Come sign up for summer reading and make space-themed crafts to decorate the library. Drop in. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Adults with Special Challenges

Brick Branch This gentle chair yoga program is designed for the adult with special challenges and their aides or family, and incorporates gentle movement, breathe techniques, and meditation.  Taught by certified yoga instructor Nancy Bonta Voitko.  Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 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, June 24, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Lacey Branch Drop in and find out what the Lacey Library has planned for the summer. Games, activities and Summer Reading sign-ups for all ages. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Age Range: All ages. Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, June 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch 6/3: Green Book (PG-13) 130 min. 6/10: Mary, Queen of Scots (R) 124 min. 6/17: BlacKkKlansman (R) 135 min. 6/24: Instant Family (PG-13) 117 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movies: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Berkeley Branch A hacker is hired by a former NSA agent to steal a computer program. (R) 116 min. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 4:05 PM.

Monday Movie Matinee

Plumsted Branch God Bless the Broken Road (PG) 11 min. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Color. Relax. Repeat.

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Think Coloring is for Kids? Not anymore! Join adult coloring fans and find out why adults are going back to coloring. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Moon Landing Photo Op

Tuckerton Branch Grab your space helmets and join in on the group project to help us create a photo op backdrop of a moon landing. Ages 10 and up. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Teens. Age Range: Ages 10 and up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Basic Computer on a Laptop

Toms River Branch First stop for beginners. Learn the basic functions of a computer using Windows 10 on a laptop. Please register. Registration begins on June 10, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Amazon Alexa/Echo Basics - CANCELED

Brick Branch *CANCELED* Learn how to set up the Echo® basic Alexa® commands, and general tips/tricks. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Space Camp Summer Reading Kick-off Event

Jackson Branch This summer we’re exploring A Universe of Stories. Complete a variety of space-themed activities, mark them off on your launch check-list, and join us on the moon. Please register. Registration begins Monday, June 10th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! And We're Off to the Moon

Little Egg Harbor Branch A whimsical trip to the moon and back in the space of one hour. Walk on the moon, write a message to another planet, watch a real rocket launch and take home a rocket kit.  Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Ages 4 and up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Drop-In Craft

Barnegat Branch Drop-In to our Children's department for a fun take home craft. Ages 5+. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5+. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Toddler Time

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins June 10th. Ages 2 -3 years. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2 - 3 years. Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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. Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

S.A.I.L. Volunteer Orientation

Long Beach Island Branch For teen volunteers in the S.A.I.L. program. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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. Age Range: 10 and up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Lego Club

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your imagination and have fun with our Lego collection. Meets the 3rd Monday of every month.  Walk-ins welcome.  Program sponsored by The Friends of the Point Pleasant Beach Library. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 5 and Up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Serial Read-Aloud: A Wrinkle in Time

Tuckerton Branch When was the last time someone read a book to you?  Ages 9-109 are invited to a serial reading of Madeleine L’engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Discover or rediscover this charming classic from 1962 as the librarian reads you a chapter each week. You can even wear your pjs if you want. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 9 and up. Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Feature Film: Boy Erased

Brick Branch Starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, this film is about a young man who is sent to a gay conversion camp by his staunchly religious parents after a traumatic event leads him to be 'outed'. (R) 115 min. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: LGBT Pride Month. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Island Heights Branch The Friends of the Island Heights Library welcome new members.  Join us! Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Evening Film: On the Basis of Sex

Jackson Branch Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. (PG-13) 120 min. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM.

RESCHEDULED Dessert & a Movie: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: 6/24 In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. (NR) 91 min. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: LGBT Pride Month. Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: LGBT. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Backyard Stargazing: an Introduction

Stafford Branch Come learn all the basics you need to explore the Universe right from your own backyard. Please register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: Adults and Teens. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

FREE PG-13 Movie: On the Basis of Sex©Focus

Tuckerton Branch This true story is about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. (PG-13) 120 min. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Oracle and Tarot Club

Toms River Branch Are you ready to sharpen your oracle skills? Learn, practice, and meet like-minded friends. Try our new card spreads, get help interpreting cards, and practice card readings in this inclusive environment. The club is open to beginners through experts. All decks welcome. Note: Please bring your decks with you. For entertainment purposes only. Registration required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Rainbow Friendship Bracelets

Toms River Branch Make a friendship bracelet. Ages 8-12. Registration Required; Registration begins on June 10. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party Featuring: Eyes of the Wild

Berkeley Branch Come see a variety of live animals and celebrate the beginning of our Summer Reading Program.  Ages 5 and up with adult.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Ages 5 and up with an adult. Monday, June 24, 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, June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Beginner & Novice Chess Lessons

Jackson Branch Learn how to play chess from a veteran teacher. Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library.  Please register. Registration begins Monday, June 10th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 9 –14. Monday, June 24, 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, June 24, 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, June 24, 2019, 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, June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM.

Pete Wagula in Concert

Waretown Branch Pete Wagula, a local guitar teacher and performer, will perform a concert of some of his favorite hits. Please register. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Toms River Multigenerational Orchestra

Toms River Branch This local group brings together musicians of all ages and skill levels who put on dynamic and engaging concerts. The orchestra will play a selection of favorite classics as well as original compositions. This is the orchestra’s sixth performance at the library. Please register. Registration begins on May 20, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: Ocean County Vo-Tech Student Art

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to host an Art Exhibit by the Ocean County Vo-Tech Students. The exhibit will be held in the McConnell Gallery during the month of June. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

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, June 25, 2019.

JC with the Summer Sunshine Band featuring Jessica Carroll at Bayview Park

Long Beach Island Branch Join Jessica Carroll at Bayview Park in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island for an exciting musical performance where Jessica brings the songs and you bring the beats and moves. The back-up band will design their own instruments and then use them to rock out. This is an outside/drop in event at Bayview Park in Brant Beach, LBI. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Long Beach Island Library. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Kids. Family. Icon: Music. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 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, June 25, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Sidewalk Chalk

Stafford Branch Drop in and decorate our sidewalk. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: All ages. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

4th of July Storytime

Toms River Branch Fourth of July Storytime Please register each child separately. Ages 3 ½ - 5 Join us for stories, songs and a fun craft Let’s Celebrate America’s Birthday Registration Required, Registration Begins June 11, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2 - 5 years. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler & Preschool Storytime

Beachwood Branch Enjoy a storytime and craft with our librarian. Ages 2 - 5. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2-5. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pre-school Mad Scientists

Island Heights Branch Join us as we conduct an experiment using household items. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Little Ninjas

Jackson Branch Learn ninja moves from USA Karate and Fitness of Jackson. Please register. Registration begins Tuesday, June 11th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5 –12. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch Meeting

Little Egg Harbor Branch New members are always welcome. Join us and support your local library. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Healthy Snacks

Berkeley Branch An interactive cooking program demonstrated by a dietician from ShopRite. For adults with special needs and their caregivers. Presented by the Serving Adults with Special Challenges Workgroup. REG. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Age Range: 18 & up. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Brunch at the Library

Brick Branch We'll read stories, make a craft and enjoy some brunch-time treats. Some foods may contain allergens. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 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. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party for Adults with Special Challenges

Lacey Branch Join us as we celebrate summer reading with crafts, games, and prizes. Please note: Program is for Adults with Special Challenges and their caregivers.  Please register.   This program was made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Book Discussion: Karolina's Twins written by Ronald Babson

Lakewood Branch Lena and Karolina were childhood friends in Nazi-occupied Poland. Now an adult and living a comfortable life in Chicago, Lena must keep her promise made long ago. This tale of love, survival and resilience and the unbreakable bond between girlhood friends will have consequences into the future and beyond. Copies of the book are available at the Information desk. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Art

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Toddler Art Create awesome art for the fridge door. Dress for mess. Ages 2-4. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2 - 4. Tuesday, June 25, 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. Please register. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ocean of Fun

Tuckerton Branch Swim on in for some underwater stories about the beach and the ocean and stay for a fun craft. Ages 2--6. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 -- 6. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:30 AM.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Barnegat Branch Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff party! We will be celebrating "A Universe of Stories," with snacks, games and art. We will be signing up participants for our summer reading program, and demonstrating our new software. Ages 5+  REG. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Age Range: 5+. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Al are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Let The Sun Shine Drop-In

Toms River Branch Learn how to create a quilled sun. To complete project you must arrive by 3 pm. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Planetary "Shrinky Dinks"

Lacey Branch Design you own planet and shrink it to make a key ring or necklace. For ages 6 - 12.  Please register, beginning on June 11th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Intermediate French Club: Imperfect Tense

Manchester Branch Improve your French by coming to our French Club, geared towards intermediate students. In this class, we will learn how to conjugate verbs in the imperfect tense. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Digital Photo Education Series

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please Register. This program is offered in partnership with the Point Pleasant Beach Arts Committee.  For more information, and to see other events offered by the committee, please visit: www.pointbeacharts.com. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Pride Month Film Screening

Upper Shores Branch 2 pm OR 6:30 pm Boy Erased (R) Based on a memoir the drama follows a boy of Fundamentalist Baptist parents who force him to take part in a gay conversion therapy program.  Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: LGBT Pride Month. Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: LGBT. Movie. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:00 PM.

RESCHEDULED- Balloon Animal Workshop

Jackson Branch Learn how to make balloon animals and the ever popular balloon sword in this hands-on workshop.  RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 9TH AT 2:30 PM.  Please register by going to the new scheduled date. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7–12. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Summer Art Activities for Teens with Special Challenges

Lacey Branch Presented by Linda Higley. Mandala Drawing. Pencil and fine point markers with be combined to create a colorful symmetrical and geometric design, using organic and geometric shapes.  For teens with special challenges ages 12 - 18 and their siblings.  Please register, beginning on June 11th. This art series made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: For teens with special challenges ages 12 - 18 and their siblings. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 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. Age Range: All Ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Type: Open Hours. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Rainbow Reads

Toms River Branch Join us for this new summer program talk books, movies, TV, and more featuring LGBTQ topics! Hear about the latest book titles featuring LGBTQ+ characters and topics. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Let The Sun Shine Drop-In

Toms River Branch Learn how to create a quilled sun. To complete project you must arrive by 7 pm. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Mixed Media Cherry Blossom /Media Mixta flor de cerezo

Lakewood Branch Create a mixed media art project. 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 proyecto con media mixta. 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. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pickin' at Point

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your acoustic instrument and a song to share at this drop-in acoustic jam session. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: Teens and Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ready for Summer Party

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins June 11th Join us for a fun party! Please alert staff of food allergies before the program date. Ages 8-12, Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 8-12. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

How to Grow Your Business Through the Use of Social Media

Brick Branch Learn about how social media can help you grow your business.  Discussion  includes the basics of social media with an emphasis on Facebook and covers how to set up a  business page, how to develop content, and how and when to post.  Participants will learn about social media marketing, the keys to success, where to start, and how social media marketing produces a return on investment (ROI).  This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Space STEM

Manchester Branch Ages 6-12 Come to the library to try out our fun STEM experiments with a space theme.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Beginning Genealogy

Little Egg Harbor Branch Please join Dawn Heyson for this informative presentation on Beginning Genealogy. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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, June 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Book Discussion

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch The Perfume Collector  by Kathleen Tessaro An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d’Orsey, a perfumer’s muse in the 1920s. As Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 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. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.