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CANCELED - 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, July 7, 2020, 10:00 AM.

Cancelled - Healthy Snacks

Little Egg Harbor Branch Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Blood Pressure Screening

Long Beach Island Branch Free blood pressure screening by the Long Beach Island Health Department. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Waretown Writer's Group

Waretown Branch Join other writers of all skill levels to explore your skills in this informal and fun writing session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members always welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members of all skill levels are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Canceled: Writers Circle

Manchester Branch During our meetings we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship. Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes. Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding a agent. Find out how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELLED: Tech Talk

Stafford Branch Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Odessa Klezmer Band

Brick Branch Odessa, under the direction of Ed Goldberg, brings the happy dance music of the Klezmirim music to mainstream America. The musicians have been playing klezmer for the last 22 years. They played the Gracie Mansion and City Hall, for NYC Mayors, NJ Governor and Secretary of State, and toured Israel. They play a variety of Eastern Europe, German, Russian, Spain, Hungry, Ukraine, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, polka and czardas. Bring the family and enjoy a true Klezmer experience! REG. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 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. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 7:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Evening Book Discussion - Jackson Branch

Jackson Branch A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 8, 2020, 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, July 8, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancelled -- Game Club

Lakewood Branch Join us for an evening of board game fun using the library's collection of tabletop games!  Please register. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 5:30 PM.

Cancelled: Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play with the Switch, Mario Brothers, or Board Games! Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Cancelled - Knit Night

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for knitting night at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - "Ewe" Knit & Crochet

Barnegat Branch Do "ewe" knit or crochet? Bring your own yarn and needles and make some new friends while you knit or crochet at the library. All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cancelled-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, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Adults. Friday, July 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, July 10, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED: NAMI Support Group

Stafford Branch Parents and caregivers of a loved one with mental illness are welcome to this National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) group. If someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you are not alone. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am - 12pm. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - The Shore Memory Cafe

Lacey Branch Early-Stage Memory Cafes provide opportunities for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss, and their care partner(s), to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Paws for Reading

Stafford Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Drop-in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - "EWE" Knit and Crochet

Barnegat Branch Do "ewe" knit or crochet? Bring your own yarn and needles and make some new friends while you knit or crochet at the library. All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Peas & Carrots Band

Brick Branch Join us for the smooth harmonies and guitar playing skills of Lisa "Peas" Withers and Billy "Carrots" Harkowsky. This musical duo will cover hits from the 1950's to today, including oldies, classic rock, and top 40. We promise that your toes will be tappin' and you'll be singin' along! Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED: Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteer

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, July 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Friends of the Island Library Board Meeting

Long Beach Island Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED: English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gentle 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, July 13, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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. No online sign up for this program. Please call the Lacey Branch directly to register for this program. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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. No online sign up for this program. Please call the Lacey Branch directly to register for this program. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 2/3: Downton Abbey (PG) 122 min. 2/10: Rambo: Last Blood (R) 89 min. 2/24: Blinded by the light (PG-13) 115 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River Meeting

Toms River Branch The Friends design and manage fund raising activities to support the library. New members are welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, July 13, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Random Acts of Art (formerly Artist Forum)

Lacey Branch Random Acts of Art (an artist forum) invites all who are interested in the visual arts to join us monthly at the Lacey Branch. Our group currently works together on group art projects to display at local small businesses. We also explore various media through different exercises and prompts, as well as conduct artist talks and demonstrations. Attendees are welcome to bring their own artwork in progress, to share with the group to receive feedback, as we learn from each other. No prior art experience is necessary. All levels are welcome! Our January meeting will be an artist reception for our exhibit Artful Words which is being shown at the Lacey Branch all month long.  Join us and ask us questions about our artwork displayed in this exhibit. Please Note:  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00pm. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 13, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED - 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, July 13, 2020, 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, July 13, 2020, 6:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 14, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELLED - Chair Yoga

Jackson Branch Join Jennifer Klein, dietitian and yoga instructor with the ShopRite of Jackson for simple and relaxing chair yoga practice.  All levels welcome! This program is made possible through the Partnership for a Healthier Ocean County. Important: 1. Register each person separately. When you fill out the online registration form, it only counts for ONE SEAT. 2. Please be aware that your registration holds your space for 5 minutes after the scheduled start of the program. After that time, your spot may be given to a customer who is waiting. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

"Child Break" - Prevent Substance Abuse

Toms River Branch The Child Break  is a 30 minute multi-media virtual program that you can view in the comfort of your home. Summer is here, school is out and Covid 19 has caused high anxiety in our children and teens. Our kids are seeking ways to cope with this unusual stress. This free program will help you direct your child away from poor decisions and empower them with positive choices and coping skills. Parents and grandparents are STILL the strongest influence in their children’s lives! This is a free  presentation that informs, encourages and empowers parents, grandparents, educators, coaches and any adult caregiver regarding effective communication with children and teens about the misuse and abuse of using alcohol and other drugs as coping devices. Presented by and in collaboration with the  Partnership for a Drug- Free New Jersey, this webinar is based on New Jersey specific research, so it is specifically designed for our communities.  To register please click here.​ THIS FREE PROGRAM ADDRESSES: *Vaping Trends… Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Professional Development for Educators. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Jackson Branch The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members of all skill levels are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED: Tuesday Book Discussion

Stafford Branch 12/10/19 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 1/14/20 - Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian 2/11/20 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 3/10/20 - The Stranger by Harlan Coben 4/14/20 - Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes 5/12/20 - How the Light Gets in by Louise Penny  6/9/20 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles 7/14/20 - In my Brothers Image by Eugene Pogany 8/11/20 - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cancelled - Teen Anime Club

Toms River Branch Join friends, new and old, for manga discussions, anime viewings, and learning about all things Japanese. Come join us every second Tuesday of the month. New members are always welcome! Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Teens. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

CANCELED - Meet the Mayor

Lacey Branch Meet the Mayor Night at the Lacey Branch! No appointment necessary. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm.  Drop in. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Knit Wits

Brick Branch We invite you to take some time for yourself. Bring your crochet, knitting or crafting needles and your craft. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, July 14, 2020, 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 15, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Open Our Mind Book Club

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Cancelled: Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play with the Switch, Mario Brothers, or Board Games! Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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, July 15, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, July 16, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELLED: 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. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Canceled: 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, July 16, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Poets Corner

Brick Branch Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cancelled-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, July 16, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELLED - 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, July 16, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Cancelled - Marvelous Sleuths

Little Egg Harbor Branch The Oracle by Clive Cussler Please pick up a copy at the Little Egg Harbor Branch circulation desk. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Adult Writer's Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting. EVERY 1st and 3rd THURSDAY OF MONTH. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED Flower Arranging Workshop Taught by A Blossom Shop Forist

Berkeley Branch Learn to use the blossoms of your garden to artfully decorate your home in this hands on workshop. All participants will make and take home their own flower arrangement. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Adults. Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, July 17, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

*CANCELED*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: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELLED: String of Purls-Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Want to learn to knit and crochet? Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size "I" crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELLED: Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Friends Book Discussion Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Will be discussing "Tumbledown Manor" By Helen Brown. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM.

CANCELLED: English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED - RCE Ocean County Master Gardeners Diagnostic Clinic

Stafford Branch RCE Ocean County Master Gardeners Diagnostic Clinic The Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Ocean County Master Gardener team will be available to answer any questions you may have. Bring in your dying or diseased cuttings for diagnosis and remedies. The Master Gardeners will be at the library throughout the summer so be sure to check our calendar for these dates and times. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Lacey Book Discussion

Lacey Branch This month's book is "Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening" by Manal Sharif. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 2/3: Downton Abbey (PG) 122 min. 2/10: Rambo: Last Blood (R) 89 min. 2/24: Blinded by the light (PG-13) 115 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, July 20, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 20, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED - 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, July 20, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED - 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, July 20, 2020, 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, July 20, 2020, 6:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 21, 2020, 10:00 AM.

Waretown Writer's Group

Waretown Branch Join other writers of all skill levels to explore your skills in this informal and fun writing session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members always welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members of all skill levels are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Monthly Friends Meeting

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Stop by to meet the Friends and learn what they do for our library. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

CANCELED - Friends of the Island Library Book Sale

Long Beach Island Branch Get six books for $1 and help the Friends of the Island Library continue to provide great programs and support. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Family. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Canceled: Writers Circle

Manchester Branch During our meetings we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship. Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes. Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding a agent. Find out how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Book Discussion

Barnegat Branch New members always welcomed. Copies are available for pick up at the branch. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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, July 21, 2020, 7:00 PM.

DVD Discussion Group

Barnegat Branch Watch the DVD at home and then join the group for a spirited discussion. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 22, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancelled -- Game Club

Lakewood Branch Join us for an evening of board game fun using the library's collection of tabletop games!  Please register. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Canceled: Meditation with Tibetan Metal Singing Bowls

Manchester Branch Tibetan Singing Bowls are an ancient form of sound healing. Learn about the health benefits of meditation and the history of Tibetan singing bowls. Relax and unwind while playing a singing bowl. Bring a yoga mat or cushion and wear comfortable clothing. Sponsored by Friends of the Manchester Branch. Presented by Shelly Botwinick, MA in Holistic Health, B.S. Music Education, energy medicine practitioner, specializing in sound healing and adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Cancelled: Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play with the Switch, Mario Brothers, or Board Games! Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Cancelled - Knit Night

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for knitting night at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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, July 22, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - Good Readers Book Discussion Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch ​An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - "Ewe" Knit & Crochet

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cancelled-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, July 23, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Adults. Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, July 24, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - "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. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - S. Hunter Gray

Brick Branch S. Hunter Gray is a singer-songwriter, poet, and storyteller who’s appeared throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. His poems explore the edges of psychology, love, and life. His stories deal with the cracks in reality and his songs are what happens when blues, pop, country, folk, and jazz have a head on collision. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELLED: Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteer

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, July 27, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED: English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 27, 2020, 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, July 27, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 2/3: Downton Abbey (PG) 122 min. 2/10: Rambo: Last Blood (R) 89 min. 2/24: Blinded by the light (PG-13) 115 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, July 27, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Canceled - Teen Art Club

Toms River Branch Do you love art? Come to Art Club! Bring your own sketchbooks and projects or use materials provided. Registration is required. Ages 12-18 only. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Icon: Art. Monday, July 27, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 27, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED - 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, July 27, 2020, 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, July 27, 2020, 6:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 28, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELLED: Genealogy Drop-In Hours

Stafford Branch Stop by our computer lab to work on your genealogical research with the help of our staff. Last Tuesday of every month. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Cancelled: Book Discussion: The Life We Bury

Lakewood Branch College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels… Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members of all skill levels are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED Summer History Series: NJ Shipwreck History

Berkeley Branch Explore the sunken history of the Cecilia B. Dunlap shipwreck, and its discovery off the NJ Coast by the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc. Presented by InfoAge. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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, July 28, 2020, 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 29, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancelled: Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play with the Switch, Mario Brothers, or Board Games! Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - 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: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, July 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cancelled-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, July 30, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Canceled: 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: Adults. Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, July 31, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - 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, July 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Paws for Reading

Barnegat Branch Practice reading alongside gentle, beautiful therapy dogs. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Friday, July 31, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting

Lacey Branch The first Saturday of every month, @ 9:30 am.  Come join in - bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and make some new friends while you knit!  All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Saturday, August 1, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

String of Purls-Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Want to learn to knit and crochet? Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size "I" crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, August 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

AAUW Discussion Group

Stafford Branch 10/7/19 - America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray 11/4/19 - How the Light Gets in by Louise Penny 12/2/19 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 1/6/20 - The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood 2/3/20 - Girl waits with gun by Amy Stewart 3/2/20 - The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore 4/6/20 - The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 2/3: Downton Abbey (PG) 122 min. 2/10: Rambo: Last Blood (R) 89 min. 2/24: Blinded by the light (PG-13) 115 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELLED - RCE Ocean County Master Gardeners Diagnostic Clinic

Stafford Branch The Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Ocean County Master Gardener team will be available to answer any questions you may have. Bring in your dying or diseased cuttings for diagnosis and remedies. The Master Gardeners will be at the library throughout the summer so be sure to check our calendar for these dates and times. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, August 3, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELLED 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, August 3, 2020, 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, August 3, 2020, 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, August 3, 2020, 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, August 3, 2020, 6:30 PM.

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, August 4, 2020, 10:00 AM.

Blood Pressure Screening

Long Beach Island Branch Free blood pressure screening by the Long Beach Island Health Department. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Waretown Writer's Group

Waretown Branch Join other writers of all skill levels to explore your skills in this informal and fun writing session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members always welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members of all skill levels are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Writers Circle

Manchester Branch During our meetings we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship. Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes. Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding a agent. Find out how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Talk

Stafford Branch Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

PFAS: The Forever Chemical

Berkeley Branch This class of toxic chemical is found in everything from fast food wrappers to nonstick pans to some tap water. Known as the forever chemical, it has been found in the bodies of 98 percent of Americans. Learn about this class of chemical and how you can limit your exposure. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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, August 4, 2020, 7:00 PM.

Evening Book Discussion - Jackson Branch

Jackson Branch And The Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Burr Street Book Cafe

Barnegat Branch A – 2/4, 7 pm, Tuesday Burr Street Books A monthly book café. Enjoy coffee and dessert while discussing the book of your choice with other avid readers. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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, August 5, 2020, 10:00 AM.

English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Brain Games

Stafford Branch Adults participate in a range of mental exercises designed to keep their minds sharp. Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Paws for Reading

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Practice reading alongside gentle, beautiful therapy dogs. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Cancelled: Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play with the Switch, Mario Brothers, or Board Games! Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Poets Group

Brick Branch Talk about and write poems.  New members always welcome.  Meets the first Wednesday of each month. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Knit Night

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for knitting night at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Cancelled: Teen Anime Club

Barnegat Branch Vote on a movie to watch and discuss it. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Mah Jong Mavens & Masters

Lacey Branch Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong?  Do you already know?  Either way, come join us! Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, August 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Poets Studio

Long Beach Island Branch Whether you are an accomplished poet or a new one, wish to write or to hone a poem, our monthly workshop will inspire you. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 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. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, August 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Toms River Branch Join fellow adults to explore the realm of board games and video games. Play card, RPG, and board games in a friendly and welcoming setting. Meets 1st Thursday every month. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Open Mic Night

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join Dennis "The Heavy Metal Poet" Townsend for Open Mic Night. Acoustic musicians and spoken word artists are welcome. Performance list sign ups begin at 6pm. Performances start at 6:30pm. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Writer's Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch ​Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting. EVERY 1st and 3rd THURSDAY OF MONTH. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 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: Adults. Friday, August 7, 2020, 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, August 7, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 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, August 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

First Friday Book Discussion

Brick Branch Join in the discussion with this group that meets on the first Friday of each month at the Brick Branch. Pick up a copy of the current book at the circulation desk. Camino Island by John Grisham. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Friday, August 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

NAMI Support Group

Stafford Branch Parents and caregivers of a loved one with mental illness are welcome to this National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) group. If someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you are not alone. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am - 12pm. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Shore Memory Cafe

Lacey Branch Early-Stage Memory Cafes provide opportunities for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss, and their care partner(s), to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Paws for Reading

Stafford Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Drop-in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - "EWE" Knit and Crochet

Barnegat Branch Do "ewe" knit or crochet? Bring your own yarn and needles and make some new friends while you knit or crochet at the library. All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteer

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, August 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Friends of the Island Library Board Meeting

Long Beach Island Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gentle 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, August 10, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 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. No online sign up for this program. Please call the Lacey Branch directly to register for this program. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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. No online sign up for this program. Please call the Lacey Branch directly to register for this program. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 2/3: Downton Abbey (PG) 122 min. 2/10: Rambo: Last Blood (R) 89 min. 2/24: Blinded by the light (PG-13) 115 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, August 10, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Random Acts of Art (formerly Artist Forum)

Lacey Branch Random Acts of Art (an artist forum) invites all who are interested in the visual arts to join us monthly at the Lacey Branch. Our group currently works together on group art projects to display at local small businesses. We also explore various media through different exercises and prompts, as well as conduct artist talks and demonstrations. Attendees are welcome to bring their own artwork in progress, to share with the group to receive feedback, as we learn from each other. No prior art experience is necessary. All levels are welcome! Our January meeting will be an artist reception for our exhibit Artful Words which is being shown at the Lacey Branch all month long.  Join us and ask us questions about our artwork displayed in this exhibit. Please Note:  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00pm. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELLED 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, August 10, 2020, 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, August 10, 2020, 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, August 10, 2020, 6:30 PM.

Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River Meeting

Toms River Branch The Friends design and manage fund raising activities to support the library. New members are welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.