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Art Exhibit: She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that is will host She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting. The Collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery during the month of August. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 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. Monday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2019.

Scavenger Hunt # 10

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, August 19, 2019 – Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Brain Joggers

Jackson Branch Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Shelf Reading Session

Jackson Branch Earn some volunteer time before school starts. As a group, you will help ensure our materials are in order on the shelf (and have snacks). Sign up for one, two, or all six sessions. All participants must have a signed volunteer application on file prior to volunteering. If you’re not sure, please bring a signed volunteer application to your first shelf reading session. Ages 12-18. Registration begins August 5th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Self Defense for Teens

Lakewood Branch ***Parents must sign waiver for teen participation. Everyone can benefit from knowing a little self-defense. In this seminar, we will introduce teens to basic self-defense and Martial Arts techniques and have fun with teamwork and confidence building activities. Led Prairie Rugilo, member of the NJ Martial Arts Hall of Fame & former Muay Thai Champ. Ages 12 to 18. Please Register. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Bridge

Little Egg Harbor Branch Bridge is a fun and challenging game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Come and join us to play. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

It's Hot on Mars! Preschool Storytime

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins August 5th. ​Learn about Mars through stories and a simple craft! Ages 3 1/2- 5 years. ​*Register each child individually*. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2 - 5 years. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Buddies

Brick Branch Need help using your cell phone? Tablet? The Internet? Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute tutorial with a teen volunteer using the device of your choice. Mondays: 10:30am, 11:00am , 11:30am  Call or visit the Reference desk to make your appointment. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Little Ninjas

Jackson Branch Learn ninja moves from USA Karate and Fitness of Jackson. Please register. Registration begins Monday, August 5th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5 – 12. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Simple Sewing: Sock Aliens

Lacey Branch Create a crazy alien using a sock and some simple hand-sewing.  For ages 9 - 12.  Please register, beginning on August 5th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 9 - 12. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Friends Book Discussion Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch This month they will be discussing "The Girl Who Came Home" by Hazel Gaynor. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:45 PM.

CANCELED - Meditation 101

Toms River Branch Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Lacey Book Discussion

Lacey Branch This month's book is "The Forgetting Time" by Sharon Guskin. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Drop-in Craft

Barnegat Branch Stop by the kid's zone to make a craft to take home. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 4+. Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch 1 pm, All Mondays Monday Movies 8/5: Holmes and Watson (PG13) 93 min. 8/12: Replicas (PG13) 107 min. 8/19: Fighting With My Family (PG13) 110 min. 8/26: Captain Marvel (PG13) 124 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movies: Little

Berkeley Branch A ruthless and bullying executive gets magically transformed back into her 13-year old self and must now reclaim her old life. (PG-13) 108 min. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM.

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. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cupcake Decorating (Teens Only)

Brick Branch We're decorating (and eating!) cupcakes. Please Register: 732-477-4513 Ages 12-18 ONLY. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

MS Powerpoint Basics

Jackson Branch Learn the basics of creating an eye-catching and informative presentation.  Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Birdseed Bells

Long Beach Island Branch Debbie Hadley from Wild Jersey will show you how to mix up a special recipe and form birdseed into molds to make a simple but nutritious bird feeder you can hang outdoors. Ages 8 – 17. Please register children only. Caregivers should not register themselves. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 8-17. Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Maker Mondays

Lakewood Branch Get creative with a new project each week! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Book Café

Plumsted Branch Join our Book Café group as they talk about the new up and coming books and authors as well as discuss their past favorites. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code with Arduino

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch This month, learn basic coding principles using an Arduino. For ages 10 - 18. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Homeschool Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Teens. Monday, August 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cancelled-Epic Cardboard Challenge

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED Ages 8+. Build whatever your imagination can create using our Building Maker Kit. CANCELLED-Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. CANCELLED. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8+. Icon: Maker. Monday, August 19, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Birdseed Bells

Long Beach Island Branch Debbie Hadley from Wild Jersey will show you how to mix up a special recipe and form birdseed into molds to make a simple but nutritious bird feeder you can hang outdoors. Adult class. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tween Art Afternoon

Stafford Branch Use markers, paint, and fabric scraps to create a multi-media work of art. Dress for a mess. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 9 - 13. Monday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 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. Monday, August 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Upcycled CD Coasters with Cricut

Toms River Branch Spice up your summer and home with a fun craft. Create coasters using upcycled CD's. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Registration begins on August 5, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Fun Craft

Brick Branch Join us for a simple craft for children of all ages. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

MS Word Basics

Brick Branch Learn basic word processing skills to create and format a document. REG. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Reach for the Stars with Buzz Lightyear

Plumsted Branch Join Buzz Lightyear for a fun kid-friendly astronomy lesson. Children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 and up. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Dessert and a Movie: Captain Marvel

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. (PG-13) 123 min. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free PG-13 Movie: Captain Marvel© Marvel Studio

Tuckerton Branch A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yielder. (PG-13) 100 min. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Island Beach - A Sonnet in the Sands

Toms River Branch Hundreds of shipwrecks, land pirates, daring life-saving rescues, seaweed industries and top-secret missile tests all happened right here in “our backyard” on Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic shores of Island Beach. Notable visitors like Babe Ruth and John d. Rockefeller are also part of Island Beach’s unassuming past. Join us as Author Gordon Hesse, presents his national award-winning book ‘Island Beach – Sonnet in the Sands’ through actual film footage, photographs, and historical images. Followed with Q&A, book purchase and signing. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Monday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2019, 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 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Magic Workshop

Jackson Branch Learn the secrets and fool your friends and family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please register. Registration begins Monday, August 5th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7 – 12. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 19, 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, August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM.

Self Defense for Teens

Stafford Branch ***Parents must sign waiver for teen participation. Everyone can benefit from knowing a little self-defense. In this seminar, we will introduce teens to basic self-defense and Martial Arts techniques and have fun with teamwork and confidence building activities. Led Prairie Rugilo, member of the NJ Martial Arts Hall of Fame & former Muay Thai Champ. Ages 12 to 18. Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Game Night

Island Heights Branch Join us for card, boards and video games that the whole family can enjoy. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Retro Gaming Tournament

Island Heights Branch Compete against all of the Ocean County libraries for the high score in Galaga®. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Finding Family

Long Beach Island Branch Sandy Lanman’s story about her search for lost family tells how a little information led her to some big discoveries through her using the techniques of an investigative journalist rather than a genealogist. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Upcycled CD Coasters with Cricut

Toms River Branch Spice up your summer and home with a fun craft. Create coasters using upcycled CD's. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Registration begins on August 5, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that is will host She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting. The Collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery during the month of August. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 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. Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

How does your garden grow?

Long Beach Island Branch Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Ocean County Master Gardeners’ team will be available from to answer any lawn, tree, or plant questions you may have. Bring in dying or diseased cuttings and insect pests  for diagnosis, identification, and recommendations. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 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. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Read & Weed

Stafford Branch Join us at the Stafford Community Garden at Manahawkin Lake for stories, songs, and garden crafts and activities. This program is in partnership with the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean. Best for children ages 3-12. Drop-in. *In the case of inclement weather, contact the Stafford Branch Library at 609-597-3381 for more information. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 12. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Book-in-a-Bag Drop-In

Toms River Branch Toms River Elementary School Students This program is intended for Toms River Elementary School Students in order to complete their Book-in-a-Bag assignment for school. During the drop-in ,students will have access to basic craft supplies to create items for their assignment, based on one of the books they read during the summer. Registration is NOT Required, This is a Drop In Program. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Toms River Elementary School Students. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Universe of Sea Creatures for Toddler

Brick Branch Join us for sea animal adventures, books & activities. Ages 1-2. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-2. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mermaid Storytime

Jackson Branch A special storytime and craft with a mermaid. Please register. Registration begins Tuesday, August 6th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: All ages. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Explorers: The Night World

Lacey Branch We'll be sharing the book The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein and working on a variety of activities based on the story. For ages 3 - 6 with a caregiver.  Please register, beginning on August 6th. Please note:  Please notify staff in advance of any food allergies. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 6 with a caregiver. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Play and Learn With Magna-Tiles®

Upper Shores Branch For ages 2-5. Build whatever your imagination can create using our Building Maker Kit. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 2-5. Icon: Maker. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Barnegat Branch Music, movement, and Station learning. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 18- 36 months. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Butterfly Storytime

Long Beach Island Branch Butterfly stories and a craft. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Icon: Art. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

OCL Players Present: Not Yet Narwhal

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch When Kelp gets carried away by a strong current, he encounters mysterious, sparkling creatures who leave him wondering if maybe…just maybe…he isn’t a narwhal at all.  This puppet show is based on Jessie Sima’s Not Quite Narwhal. Ages 2 and up. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: 2 & up. Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Take Me to your Reader

Tuckerton Branch Enjoy stories and songs about aliens, with a craft to follow.  Ages 2-6. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 -- 6. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 11:30 AM.

LEH Book Discussion

Little Egg Harbor Branch One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood 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. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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, August 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gentle Chair Yoga

Brick Branch A gentle yoga practice for adults with limited mobility. Taught by Nancy Bonta Voitko, certified yoga instructor. Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Don't Float

Lacey Branch The U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting their "Kids Don't Float" program, which highlights the importance of lifejackets for infants and children, plus information on where to obtain loaner lifejackets from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Friends 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: Friends Event. Audience: Family. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Writer's 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 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Digital Photo Education Series

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Blending Fun with Amy: Healthy Ice Cream Edition!

Tuckerton Branch A fun, healthy and educational program using fresh ingredients and a blender! BLENDING demo, taste testing, guessing games, take home recipes and more! This program may contain potential food allergen. Inquire for details. Sponsored by the Tuckerton Library Association. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 10 -- 18. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM.

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, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sparks's Lab Junior Engineer Challenge

Toms River Branch Engineering challenges that will put your design skills to the test. Ages 8-12. Registration is required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Icon: Maker. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Whimsical Wind Chimes

Toms River Branch Come join us as we create whimsical wind chimes from upcycled items. Register for one date only. Registration required. Registration begins on August 6, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Computers 101

Brick Branch This class is for brand new computer users. Mouse skills required. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Lava Lamps

Jackson Branch Make Groovy homemade lava lamps. Pleases register. Registration begins Tuesday, August 6th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 9 – 12. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Island Beach – A Sonnet in the Sands

Plumsted Branch Hundreds of shipwrecks, land pirates, daring life-saving rescues, seaweed industries and top-secret missile tests all happened right here in “our backyard” on Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic shores of Island Beach. Notable visitors like Babe Ruth and John d. Rockefeller are also part of Island Beach’s unassuming past. Join us as Author Gordon Hesse, presents his national award-winning book ‘Island Beach – Sonnet in the Sands’ through actual film footage, photographs, and historical images. Followed with Q&A, book purchase and signing. This program was made possible by a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Robots Rock

Stafford Branch Play with robots. Ages 7-12. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 7 -12 years old. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

ACT Practice Test

Jackson Branch Worried about how will you score on the ACT? Find out by taking a free practice test with Princeton Review. Take the test in the library, and the Princeton Review will send a detailed score report that analyzes your strengths and weaknesses, and gives you an action plan for improvement.  Grades 10 – 12. Registration begins August 5th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Grades 10-12. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Shelf Reading Session

Jackson Branch Earn some volunteer time before school starts. As a group, you will help ensure our materials are in order on the shelf (and have snacks). Sign up for one, two, or all six sessions. All participants must have a signed volunteer application on file prior to volunteering. If you’re not sure, please bring a signed volunteer application to your first shelf reading session. Ages 12-18. Registration begins August 5th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Roll With It: Tabletop Roleplaying Games for Teens

Toms River Branch Play with your friends in this continuous role playing adventure that meets once a month. New players always welcome! Limited Space be sure to register. Registration begins August 1st. . Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18; Teens Only. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Movie Night

Lacey Branch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) 110 min. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Families. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM.

English Language Classes (ESL) Tues & Thurs nights - LAKEWOOD

Lakewood Branch Learn English on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the summer.  Please register with the instructor, Ms. Starks, at the beginning of a class. Call 732-363-1435, ext. 2100 for more information. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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, August 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Lego Club

Manchester Branch Ages 4-7 Bring your imagination and build something great with our Lego collection!  Bring a friend or make new one. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 4-7. Tuesday, August 20, 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. Icon: Diversity. Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Meet the Mayor!

Little Egg Harbor Branch Meet the Mayor! Please drop-in to join Barbara Jo Crea, Little Egg Harbor Township Mayor. No registration necessary. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that is will host She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting. The Collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery during the month of August. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 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. Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Wigglers & Walkers - Session One

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: Under 2 years old. Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Grade 6 & 7 Volunteer Day

Brick Branch Earn service hours, help your library and have fun! Must be entering 6th or 7th grade only! Please register, limited space. 732-477-4513. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Entering grades 6 or 7. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mr. Scott the Music Man

Manchester Branch Family Program Mr. Scott 'The Music Man' delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience for children and their families. His multi-faceted show is guided by his improvisational spirit and features his own brand of zany physical theatrics, coupled with his dynamic original music and comical lyrics. His fans come to his concerts wearing multi colored, rainbow tie-dye which is Mr. Scott's signature attire from head to toe. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Family. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Arty Party

Toms River Branch Registration Required; begins August 7th Join us for our monthly preschool art program.  Please register each child individually, Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wilderness Survival for Teens

Berkeley Branch Learn different wilderness survival techniques presented by Cattus Island. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

OCL Puppet Show Players Present: Not Quite Narwhal

Island Heights Branch Present: Not Quite Narwhal When Kelp gets carried away by a strong current, he encounters mysterious, sparkling creatures who leave him wondering if maybe…just maybe…he isn’t a narwhal at all.  This puppet show is based on Jessie Sima’s Not Quite Narwhal. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and older. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Zoom-Zoom-Zoom to the Moon

Jackson 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. Registration begins Wednesday, August 7th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: All ages. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Makers Club: Paper Sparrows

Lacey Branch We'll be making small standing bird sculptures.  For ages 6 - 12.  Please register, beginning on August 7th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Story Time With Miss Mary Ann

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us for storytime with Miss Mary Ann.  Ages 3-5 years.  Registration is required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-5 yrs. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers - Session Two

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: Under 2 years old. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Keva Plank Building

Upper Shores Branch For ages 5+. Build whatever your imagination can create using our Building Maker Kit. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 5+. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Group

Beachwood Branch Stop in and talk about current events and other subjects in an informal setting. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Shelf Reading Session

Jackson Branch Earn some volunteer time before school starts. As a group, you will help ensure our materials are in order on the shelf (and have snacks). Sign up for one, two, or all six sessions. All participants must have a signed volunteer application on file prior to volunteering. If you’re not sure, please bring a signed volunteer application to your first shelf reading session. Ages 12-18. Registration begins August 5th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Learn and practice your English skills in an informal setting.   No registration required to attend this program. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 1:00 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, August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Long Beach Island Branch Join historian Jim Segrave-Daly for a lively discussion of Ulysses S. Grant; from his humble beginnings as a trainer of Union military recruits in 1861 to becoming the most acclaimed Union general by the end of the Civil War, thanks in large part to his mastery of army movements & logistics, as well as his shared visions of a post-war union with Abraham Lincoln. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Canceled**Charmed by Coffee**CANCELED

Manchester Branch Learn some interesting facts about one of America's favorite beverages while sampling various flavors courtesy of the presenters, Jersey Charm Gourmet Coffee in Lanoka Harbor. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tabletop Gaming Club

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn to play new, innovative board and card games. Drop-in. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mr. Scott the Music Man

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Mr. Scott the Music Man Come enjoy music, movement & motivation with Mr. Scott. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pt. Pleasant Borough Branch. All ages. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: all ages. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Reading Landing Party

Tuckerton Branch You made it! Wind down the summer reading fun with a party to celebrate your accomplishments. All ages. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All Ages. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Computers 102

Brick Branch This class is a continuation of the skills you learned in Computers 101. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Inventor's Club

Lakewood Branch If you like to engineer, build, or code then come participate in our activity of the month. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Volcano Slime/Slime Volcánica

Lakewood Branch Make bubbling, oozing volcano red slime to play with. 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 slime volcánica. 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: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom & We're off to the Moon!

Barnegat 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. REG. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tween Cooking: Unicorn Cream Puffs

Lacey Branch We'll make cream puffs that are not only delicious but fabulous to look at! For ages 11-18. Please Register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 11-18. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Make It! Zentangle Seashells

Stafford Branch Learn to draw in the Zentangle style and decorate a seashell. All supplies will be provided. Please register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cupcake Decorating

Plumsted Branch Children and Tweens ages 6 – 12 can come show off their cupcake decorating skills. *Please call branch with any food allergies. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Paws for Reading

Toms River Branch 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, August 21, 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 August 7, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mr. Scott: The Music Man

Brick Branch Enjoy an energetic and interactive concert experience for children and their families. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Celebrate Greek Cuisine

Jackson Branch Join Jennifer Klein, Registered Dietitian with the Perlmutter Family ShopRites for a taste of Greek cuisine.  PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: • Register each person separately. When you fill out the online registration form, it only counts for ONE SEAT. • 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. • Please notify staff of food allergies upon registration and prior to the program. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 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. Audience: Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las edades. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Feature Film - Welcome to Marwen

Manchester Branch Mark works through his trauma by building a miniature world and expressing himself through art. Soon after, he finds the confidence he needs to do the right thing and to trust himself and the people around him. (PG-13) 120 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Drop-In Pokémon Club

Jackson Branch Bring your Pokémon cards and games and share your love with other enthusiasts. No registration required. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 – 12. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 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. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Self Defense for Teens

Long Beach Island Branch ***Parents must sign waiver for teen participation. Everyone can benefit from knowing a little self-defense. In this seminar, we will introduce teens to basic self-defense and Martial Arts techniques and have fun with teamwork and confidence building activities. Led Prairie Rugilo, member of the NJ Martial Arts Hall of Fame & former Muay Thai Champ. Ages 12 to 18. Please Register. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Open Our Mind Book Club

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch This month will be discussing "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

The History of Lavallette

Upper Shores Branch Join local historian and photographer Denise Wirth for a fun & informative presentation about our very own town, Lavallette, City by the Sea. Please register online or by phone. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that is will host She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting. The Collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery during the month of August. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 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, August 22, 2019.

Lacey Library Children's Summer Reading Raffles

Lacey Branch LAST DAY TO ENTER READING RAFFLES for Lacey Library Summer Reading participants who are registered in the Children' program. Please ask staff for more information. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, August 22, 2019.

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, August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Homeschool Book Discussion

Jackson Branch Read either The Last Last-day-of-Summer (recommended Ages 9-14) by Lamar Giles or Summer Reading is Killing Me (recommended Ages 7-10) by Jon Scieszka.  Ages 8-14.  REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Homeschool Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Shelf Reading Session

Jackson Branch Earn some volunteer time before school starts. As a group, you will help ensure our materials are in order on the shelf (and have snacks). Sign up for one, two, or all six sessions. All participants must have a signed volunteer application on file prior to volunteering. If you’re not sure, please bring a signed volunteer application to your first shelf reading session. Ages 12-18. Registration begins August 5th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Teens. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

*CANCELLED* Beginner Ballet for Adults

Manchester Branch Perfect for the ballet beginner. Experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines both ballet and exercise specifically for adults. Learn the basic ballet positions and how to achieve correct posture, muscle usage, balance and grace all while having fun. Please wear socks (if you do not own ballet slippers) and wear comfortable clothing. No experience necessary. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Book Discussion -The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

Beachwood Branch New members are welcome to this monthly book discussion group. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Unbelievable Magic and Illusion Show

Long Beach Island Branch I See Magic presents an interactive display of comedy, magic, mind-reading, music, lights, illusions and more. Things will float, audience members will perform magic, but more importantly the entertainment that will be provided is not only fun, but engaging and interactive with the audience! For this program, please register children and caregivers. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Icon: Music. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Not-So-Secret Life of Honeybees

Toms River Branch Find out what all the buzz is about in a honeybee hive. All ages welcome! Discover the social lives of these valuable pollinators, and their process of making honey. “Bee” informed. This talk will include live bees in a contained observation hive and a flavored honey tasting. A special presentation by Angela Juffey of the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association. Please register. Registration begins on July 25, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

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, August 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Toddler Sing-a-Long

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Ages 18 – 36 months please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 18 – 36 months. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sleeping Well for Good Health

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join Certified Clinical Sleep Health Educator, Kathleen Feeney, as she explains the relationship between sleep and good health. You'll learn how to get the best sleep so that you can stay in shape and feel well-rested. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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, August 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 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, August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

"Ewe" Knit & Crochet

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Grade 6 & 7 Volunteer Day

Brick Branch Earn service hours, help your library and have fun! Must be entering 6th or 7th grade only! Please register, limited space. 732-477-4513. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Entering grades 6 or 7. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Heroes of Hesiod: A Dungeons and Dragons® Adventure

Toms River Branch Learn to play dungeons and dragons and begin your own adventure with friends. Registration required; Registration begins August 8. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

MS Word 2

Jackson Branch Learn how to insert page numbers, headers and footers, tables, text boxes, pictures, and other features into your document.  Participants must have some experience using Microsoft Word.  REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Anime and Manga Club: In Space

Lakewood Branch Enjoy watching space-themed anime and completing celestial crafts. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Chicks with Sticks - Knitting and Crocheting Group

Manchester Branch Are you passionate about knitting or crocheting? From beginner to expert, bring your yarn, needles, hooks and crurrent projects. Make friends while sharing ideas and patterns. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Animal Adaptations

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch With shells, bones, furs, wings and feathers on display, an Ocean County Park naturalist will discuss how various animal groups are related to each other. Ages 6 – 12. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 – 12. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Magna-tiles with Lights /Magna-tiles Con Luces

Lakewood Branch Create magna-tiles structures and make them light up. 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 estructuras luminosas con magna-tiles. 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: 5-12/Edades 5-12. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tiny Nebula Jars

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Create your own tiny nebula jar charm or keychain and take a piece of the universe with you wherever you go. Ages 12 – 18.  Registration is required! Register each teen individually please! Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Maker. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Unbelievable Magic and Illusion Show

Stafford Branch I See Magic presents an interactive display of comedy, magic, mind-reading, music, lights, illusions and more. Things will float, audience members will perform magic, but more importantly the entertainment that will be provided is not only fun, but engaging and interactive with the audience. All ages. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: All ages. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Crescent Moon Button Collage

Upper Shores Branch For ages 8+. Use our bountiful bag of buttons to create your own button moon. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8+. Icon: Art. Maker. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Lacey Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For beginning readers. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

English Language Classes (ESL)

Lakewood Branch Learn English on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the summer.  Please register with the instructor, Ms. Starks, at the beginning of a class. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Glowing Space Dough/Masa Luminosa

Lakewood Branch Build with pre-made “space dough". Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Crea una masa luminosa. 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: 5+/Edades 5+. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Night Crafting for Adults

Brick Branch The craft is a friendship bracelet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

End of Summer Party Zoom Balloons

Jackson Branch Balloon art, games, magic and dancing. Registration begins Thursday, August 8th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: All ages. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Middle School Book Talks

Little Egg Harbor Branch Please register to give your book talk. This is part of the assignment given to middle school students from Pinelands Regional School District. Students will be required to sign in so they receive assignment credit. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Middle School. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Doug Wonder Unbelievable Magic and Illusion Show

Manchester Branch Family Program I See Magic presents an interactive display of comedy, magic, mind-reading, music, lights, illusions and more. Things will float, audience members will perform magic, but more importantly the entertainment that will be provided is not only fun, but engaging and interactive with the audience. Please register each person attending separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Family. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Movie Night: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Family Movie Night: Ralph Breaks the Internet Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Rated PG. 1 hr 52 mins. All ages. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: all ages. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Raconteur Radio: Forbidden Planet

Toms River Branch Join us for a live radio performance of Forbidden Planet by Raconteur Radio. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River. Please register. Registration begins on July 25, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Mocktails and Other Fun Beverages

Berkeley Branch Learn to make mocktails and other fun beverages to serve at your next barbecue or Labor Day party. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, August 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that is will host She Who Sews Bountifully by Donna Schlichting. The Collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery during the month of August. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 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, August 23, 2019.

Friends Big Book Sale

Long Beach Island Branch Friends of the Island Library Big 2 Day Book Sale in the Meeting Room. Drop in any time during the sale for big bargains on great reads. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Family. Friday, August 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Summer Craft for Adults with Special Challenges

Lakewood Branch Make a summer themed craft. For Adults with Special Challenges and their caregivers. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sewing Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join Kathleen Delaney for this beginner’s hands-on program to learn how to embroider, make some projects, and learn how to use a sewing machine. Ages 9 and up. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

All Together Storytime

Stafford Branch Stories and songs for the whole family; geared toward children ages 0-5.  Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0 - 5 years old. Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Drop-In Craft: Craft Buffet

Upper Shores Branch Drop-In Craft: Craft Buffet Open to children of all ages; younger children may need a caregiver’s help to complete a craft. Drop-In is from 10:30 am-11:30 am. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Open to children of all ages; younger children may need a caregiver’s help to complete a craft. Icon: Art. Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Vorpols & Ozobots

Barnegat Branch Teach Robots how to Dance. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 8 - 12. Friday, August 23, 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, August 23, 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, August 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friends of the Waretown Library Book Sale

Waretown Branch Friends of the Waretown Library Book Sale. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Friday, August 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Ice Cream Sundae Party

Lacey Branch End of summer activities for Lacey Branch Summer Readers, including an Ice Cream Sundae bar, crafts and the prize "book shop."  Stop in anytime between 1 and 3 pm. Raffle winners will be announced. Please note:  This program is only for children who participated in and read at least 5 books in the "A Universe of Stories" summer program at the LACEY BRANCH. Please register, beginning August 9th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, August 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Quilting Bee

Manchester Branch Beginners and skilled quilters come to our meetings and work on both individual and group projects, sharing ideas, techniques and patterns while making new friends. Note that quilting "classes" are held during the first meeting of the month. The secong meeting is usually reserved for independent projects. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 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, August 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

End of Summer Reading Carnival

Toms River Branch Registration Required; Registration begins August 9 Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with carnival games, snacks, and prizes. Registration Required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family Program. Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

One Nation, Underground

Berkeley Branch The early 1960s was a tense time during the Cold War. This program explores the "shelter craze" of the period through original artifacts. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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, August 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cloverdale Farm County Park Presents “The Nature of a Cranberry Bog”

Barnegat Branch Cloverdale Farm County Park Presents… A lecturer from Cloverdale Farm County Park will talk about the nature of Ocean County’s cranberry bogs. REG. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Whimsical Wind Chimes

Toms River Branch Come join us as we create whimsical wind chimes from upcycled items. Register for one date only. Registration required. Registration begins on August 9, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mindfulness Meditation: On Anger

Jackson Branch Anger is one of the oldest and most primitive of emotions that can cause unnecessary suffering. In this practice you will learn to tap into the experience of anger with compassion, and learn to approach it in a healthier way. Open to novice and experienced practitioners. Comfortable clothes required.  This is a free program. Registration opens on July 20th at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, August 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM.