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Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, November 27, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, November 27, 2020.

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Long Beach Island Branch Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, November 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, November 28, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, November 28, 2020.

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Long Beach Island Branch Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Saturday, November 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, November 29, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, November 29, 2020.

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Long Beach Island Branch Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Sunday, November 29, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, November 30, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, November 30, 2020.

Brain Games To Go for Adults

Manchester Branch Stop by the Manchester Branch Library and take home a small packet of brain game activities and puzzles to sharpen your mind while having fun! First come first served while supplies last. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, November 30, 2020 – Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Take & Make Jingle Wreaths

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Jingle all the way to the Point Pleasant Boro branch to pick up a Take & Make Jingle Wreath Kit. All craft kit pieces are pre-packaged for individual use. Kits include instructions and extra pieces. A little glue at home is all you'll need. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.  Ages 3+. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Monday, November 30, 2020.

Adult Take & Make Craft: Snowman Pin

Waretown Branch Adults are invited to pick up a simple craft kit from the Waretown Branch to take and do at home. Kits will be available to pick up starting Monday, November 30th at 1:00pm. Available while supplies last. Kits are being provided by the generous support of our Friends of the Waretown Library. Branch Location: Virtual. Waretown Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, November 30, 2020 – Saturday, December 5, 2020.

StoryTime to Go Bundles: Winter Fun!

Waretown Branch Pick up a "Storytime to Go" Book Bundle at the Waretown Branch and enjoy having everything you need to have a fun, story time together at home! Each bundle includes themed books, a list of accompanying songs and rhymes, and a quick craft or activity to complete.  Please note: "Storytime To Go" Bundles are meant to be taken as a set. Each book must be checked out separately prior to taking them home. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, November 30, 2020 – Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Baby Book Bundles To-Go

Stafford Branch Beginning on Monday 11/30, while supplies last, pick up a bundle of Miss Cassie's favorite storytime books for babies and toddlers with a simple craft and a sheet of songs and rhymes. Branch Location: Virtual. Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, November 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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Long Beach Island Branch Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Monday, November 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Take & Make Bookagami: Holiday Tree

Berkeley Branch Create a festive holiday tree out of a discarded book. Stop by the Teen Zone at the Berkeley Branch and pick up our newest Take & Make while supplies last. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take & Make Felt Winter Gnomes

Berkeley Branch Create a warm winter gnome. Stop by the Teen Zone at the Berkeley Branch and pick up our newest Take& Make while supplies last. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Take & Make Mini Macramé Wall Hanging

Berkeley Branch Relax on a cold night and learn the art of Macramé. Stop by the Teen Zone at the Berkeley Branch and pick up our newest Take& Make while supplies last. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Grab & Go Bundles--Celebrating the Season

Manchester Branch Need something new to read? Come visit the Manchester Branch and check-out our adult “Grab and Go” Book Bundles. Bundles are themed materials that have been curated for you to enjoy. December’s theme is 'Tis the Season for Celebrating. Our adult bundles include a variety of fiction and nonfiction books and DVDs. Bundles are a “grab and go” item and are meant to be taken as a set. Each item must be checked out separately. Return bundle items individually or together. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take & Make: Fleece Snowman pillow craft

Plumsted Branch Create a soft cozy pillow just in time for cold weather. Adults are invited to the Plumsted Branch to take this kit home.  All supplies are provided in kit. Kits will be available to pick up starting  Tuesday December 1st at 10am. Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take & Make: Gingerbread House Photo Ornament

Plumsted Branch Decorate a Gingerbread house photo frame. Kids aged 5 and up are invited to the Plumsted Branch to take this kit home.  Kits will be available to pick up starting  Tuesday December 1st at 10am. Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take & Make: Pokemon Shrinky Dinks

Plumsted Branch Tweens and Teens ages 9 - 18 are invited to the Plumsted Branch to take this kit home.  You will need sharpies or colored pencils and an oven or toaster oven, all other supplies are provided in the kit. Kits will be available to pick up starting Tuesday, December 1st at 10am. Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Teens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take & Make: Snowman Tic Tac Toe Craft

Plumsted Branch Decorate a fun Snowman Tic Tac Toe board. Kids aged 5 and up are invited to the Plumsted Branch to take this kit home for some crafting fun.  Kits will be available to pick up starting  Tuesday December 1st at 10am. Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Supernatural Anime & Manga Trivia

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Test your knowledge on a different anime & manga theme every month! This month see how much you know about the supernatural world featured in manga and anime, this includes yokai, oni, and more! Check it out here. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020. For more info visit kahoot.it.

Teen Holiday Book Bingo

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Try a game of Holiday Bingo for fun with friends or share on social media using the image here! Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Creativebug Digital Class: Make a Crystal Yeti

Sparks's Lab Makerspace Science meets papercraft with this dazzling crystal yeti project. PhD chemist and maker Jamie Hudson teaches you how to use a paper abominable snowman - easily cut on the Cricut (but also can be done with scissors) - as a surface for growing “fur” crystals. While learning about crystallization, nucleation, and super saturation, you'll enjoy crafting a sparkly new friend.  Click on the link provided, enter your library card number, and start creating! When you are finished, take a photo of your creation and share it on Instagram with #SparkssLabAtHome. Branch Location: Virtual. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Tuesday, December 1, 2020. For more info visit www.creativebug.com.

DIY Gingerbread House Contest!

Berkeley Branch ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM Tuesday, December 1st THROUGH Tuesday, December 15th!  At the Berkeley Branch, Rules: - One entry per person. - Maximum size: 12" x 12" x 12" - Construction materials can be anything you like. It does not need to be edible. (e.g. cardboard, graham crackers, wood, and more!), - Pick up you entry form at the Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library! Visit the library to view the creations and VOTE between Wednesday December 16th and Tuesday, December 22nd. ONE VOTE PER PERSON! The entry with the most votes in CHILDREN, TEEN, and ADULT each win a $25 gift card courtesy of the Friends of Berkeley Library! Winners will be announced Wednesday, December 23rd. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Take Home Book Club: You Go First

Long Beach Island Branch Participate in the Long Beach Island Take Home Book Club for tweens. Pick up a copy to borrow of You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly at the Long Beach Island branch including questions about the book and a craft. December’s book will be ­You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly. Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school. Best for 4th grade reading levels and up. Homeschooled families are welcome! Take Home Book Club kits will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Snowman Decorating Contest

Manchester Branch Pick up a snowman template at the children’s desk. Bring your snowman home and decorate it however you want. You can use any supplies you have at home to decorate. You may add to or cut from your template, or make your own from scratch. The only rule is that your snowman needs to be able to be attached to our bulletin board. Bring your snowman back to the library anytime before February 22nd to be displayed. An anonymous panel of librarian judges will crown a Best Snowman on February 26th! Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, February 22, 2021, 8:00 PM.

Take & Make Mini Yarn Hat Ornaments

Manchester Branch Available while supplies last. Each kit makes 2 hats in surprise colors.  Instructions and supplies are included.  The only at-home supply required is a pair of scissors. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Take & Make: Book Angel

Tuckerton Branch Turn a used book into a Guardian Angel by folding pages and decorating. Pick up a bag with the parts of this craft at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Teens. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 7, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Take & Make: Pine (Cone) Tree

Tuckerton Branch Turn  a pine cone into a tiny tree and decorate it with colorful ornaments. Pick up a bag with the parts of this craft at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 7, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Adult Take & Make a Wish Ornaments

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a free DIY Make a Wish Ornament Kit to start a new family tradition this Holiday Season. This take-home craft will be available month-long on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be considerate and take only one kit per adult. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Holiday - All is Calm all is Bright

Long Beach Island Branch Monthly book display in cHQ for December 2020. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – Thursday, December 31, 2020, 1:00 PM.

Adult Take & Play Holiday Brain Games

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a Take & Play "Holiday Brain Game" Puzzle Bundle. This take-home puzzle bundle will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be considerate and take only one kit per adult. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED: 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, December 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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, December 1, 2020, 7:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesday: Decorate a Cupcake

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Take & Make: Origami Sailboats

Upper Shores Branch December 2nd is the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Shores Branch grand opening! Pick up an Origami sailboat craft kit in honor of our special day. First come, first serve, while supplies last. Limit 1 per person. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Family. Tweens. Adults. Teens. Kids. Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesdays: Eclipse

Barnegat Branch Drop in and grab a free craft kit to take home. This week's craft will celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tweens. Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Storytime at Home Book Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a "Storytime at Home" Book Bundle at the Long Beach Island branch. "Storytime at Home" bundles are available for a wide variety of topics.  Each bundle includes both fiction and nonfiction books and a list of songs and rhymes.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set.   Each book must be checked out separately. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Take & Learn Holidays Around the World

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a print bundle of information on Holidays Around the World. What are the other Holiday Cultures and celebrations that happen this time of year? How did they come to be? What is the symbolism for each one?  These questions and more are found here, take one home and have a look today! This information will be available for the month of December. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, December 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Adult Book & Movie Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up an Adult Book and Movie Bundle at the Long Beach Island Branch. Bundles are available for a wide variety of topics and may include fiction and nonfiction books and/or movies on a variety of topics.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set. Each book must be checked out separately and may be returned separately. Check it out! Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Take & Make Friday: Rainbow Fish Hangers

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Take & Make: Paper String Lights

Stafford Branch Children and their families are invited to the Stafford Branch to pick up a Paper String Lights craft kit to take home. Kits will be available starting December 4 at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Friday, December 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Take & Make: Snowman Cork Ornament

Upper Shores Branch For Teens and Adults. First come, first serve, while supplies last. Limit 1 per teen/adult.  Pick up a Take & Make kit with all materials to create your own snowman cork ornament.  You will need a few supplies from home, like paint, markers and glue to complete it. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Icon: Art. Friday, December 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 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. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Friday, December 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Take & Make: Holiday Cards

Island Heights Branch Take & Make:  Holiday Cards. Drop by the library for a craft to take home.  Each craft kit will have the supplies for you to create a holiday card for someone special.  Spread a little happiness! One per child. Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 7, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 7, 2020.

Take & Make: Constellation Ornaments

Lakewood Branch Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Monday, December 7, 2020 – Friday, December 18, 2020.

Take & Make for Adults: 5 Minute Winter Tree Lanterns

Manchester Branch Would you like to make your home look more festive for the season but you don't have the time or money to spend on decorating? Although  these lighted paper cone "trees" turn out elegant and are sure to impress your holiday guests, they are inexpensive and easy to create. Register to receive one of these free craft kits sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Branch Library. In addition to the materials supplied in the kit, you will need your own scissors, pencil, and tape or glue to complete the project. Kits will be available to pick up at the Manchester Branch on Monday, 12/7 and Tuesday, 12/8. Please, only one kit per household. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 7, 2020 – Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Take & Make for Adults: Macramé Keychain

Manchester Branch Stop by the Manchester Branch Library and take a craft kit home with you to make a macramé keychain. Learn two basic macramé techniques (square knot and half double hitch knot). All supplies are included as well as step-by-step instructions. Available while supplies last. *This craft is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Branch*. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 7, 2020 – Saturday, December 12, 2020.

December YA Author Highlight: Neal Shusterman

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Each month learn about a YA author and their novels available digitally and physically at the Ocean County Library. This month check out Neal Shusterman's books featuring dystopia, death, and blended fantasy. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Monday, December 7, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Monday, December 7, 2020.

Hanukkah Sufganiyot

Stafford Branch You'll learn how to make sufganiyot, a type of doughnut, while learning about Hanukkah. Check back later on in December for the link! Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Teens. Monday, December 7, 2020 – Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Kids Take & Make Craft: Craft Stick Snowman

Waretown Branch Kids are invited to pick up a simple craft kit from the Waretown Branch to take and do at home. Kits will be available to pick up starting Monday, December 7th at 1:00pm. Available while supplies last. Recommended for ages 5 to 9. Kits are being provided by the generous support of our Friends of the Waretown Library. Branch Location: Virtual. Waretown Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 7, 2020 – Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Take & Make Craft: Cozy Cocoa

Toms River Branch Warm up and be cozy with a fun take home craft.  Children and their families are invited to the Toms River Branch to pick up a "cozy cocoa" craft kit to take home, make, and enjoy. Kits will be available starting December 7th at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Take & Make Monday: Snowflake Ornaments

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a Take & Make Snowflake Ornament craft kit at the Long Beach Island Branch. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Storytime to Go Bundles: Winter

Manchester Branch Storytime To-Go Stop by the Manchester Branch to pick up a Storytime To-Go! Take home a bundle of books with rhymes and a craft. You will need glue or tape and something to color with with to complete the craft. Bundles must be taken as set and each item will be checked out separately. December's theme will be  "Winter Storytime." Available while supplies last. Pick up will be December 7-14, anytime the library is open: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 14, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Family Fun Night: Cooking with Fall Fruits & Vegetables

Waretown Branch Join a SNAP-Ed Virtual Cooking Class for the entire family to learn to cook a healthy, kid-friendly meal. Register here with your email to receive the recipe ahead of time so you can cook along. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Family. Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Teen Take & Make: 3D Hot Cocoa Ornament

Brick Branch Pick up a Take & Make 3D Hot Cocoa Ornament craft kit at the Brick Branch. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Tagline Match Game

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Are you an avid YA reader? See if you can match the novel with its book cover tagline! Check it out here! Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Teens. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020. For more info visit kahoot.it.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Take & Make: Charming Elf

Tuckerton Branch Make a friendly elf to hang on your doorknob this season. Pick up a bag with the parts of this craft at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 14, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Take & Make: You Can't Catch Me! Gingerbread person

Tuckerton Branch Decorate a cork gingerbread person and use the magnet to proudly display it. Pick up a bag with the parts of this craft at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 14, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Nutrition Labels

Lakewood Branch Presented by NJ SNAP-Ed In this virtual program, you will learn how to: Identify the information available on the nutrition facts label. , List the benefits of being able to evaluate the nutrient content on the nutrition facts label. , Make healthy food choices based on the ability to read the nutrition facts label. , On the day of the event, click on this link to join the program. Branch Location: Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Adult Take & Play Holiday Brain Games

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a Take & Play "Holiday Brain Game" Puzzle Bundle. This take-home puzzle bundle will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be considerate and take only one kit per adult. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Storytime

Barnegat Branch Join us for a virtual storytime experience for all ages. Please register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit meet.jerseyconnect.net.

Knit Wits

Brick Branch We invite you to take some time for yourself. Bring your crochet, knitting or crafting needles and your craft. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tuesday, December 8, 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, December 8, 2020, 7:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesday: Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesdays: Snowman

Barnegat Branch Drop in and grab a free craft kit to take home. For this week's craft we will make our very own snowman. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Storytime to Go Bundles

Toms River Branch Stop by the Toms River Branch Children's Department for a bundle of picture books to check out perfect for story time at home with your family! The bundles will be available on a first come first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Craft for Adults with Special Challenges

Brick Branch Registration is required as materials are limited. To ensure an accurate count of registrants, please register only those individuals who will be making a craft (caregivers do NOT need to register). If registering more than one participant, please list each person who will be making a craft on a separate online registration form with contact number for each.  If you need help registering, please call the Brick Library at (732) 477-4513. Thank you! Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM.

Take & Make: Paper Penguin craft kit for children

Little Egg Harbor Branch Pick up a Take & Make Paper Penguin craft kit for children at the Little Egg Harbor Branch. Kits will be available starting December 9  at 10 am at the Little Egg Harbor Branch. This take home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Storytime at Home Book Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a "Storytime at Home" Book Bundle at the Long Beach Island branch. "Storytime at Home" bundles are available for a wide variety of topics.  Each bundle includes both fiction and nonfiction books and a list of songs and rhymes.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set.   Each book must be checked out separately. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Teen Take & Make: Hand Stitched Zipper Pouches

Stafford Branch Make a small zipper pouch utilizing hand sewing techniques. Teens and tweens are invited to the Stafford Branch to pick up a paint kit starting at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 9. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.   To complete the craft you will need scissors at home.   If you have any questions, call 609-597-3381 or email cnieddu@theoceancounty library.org. Thanks! Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 10:00 AM.

Coping With the Holidays

Toms River Branch Title: Coping With the Holidays, An inclusive and informative presentation created by The Samaritan Center for Grief Support to help you and those you care about cope with the holidays following the loss of a loved one. The presentation focuses on meaning making, coping, communication, and compassion for self and others, suggestions for self-care, and holiday-related concerns due to COVID-19. The program will be followed by a Live Q/A session with Samaritan Bereavement Program Supervisor, Joan Ordille, DSW, LCSW. A link to join the presentation will be provided via email to those registered the day before the program.  Attendees will also receive as an email attachment  a "Coping With the Holidays Care Kit Worksheet"  from the presenter. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Adult Take & Learn Holidays Around the World

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a print bundle of information on Holidays Around the World. What are the other Holiday Cultures and celebrations that happen this time of year? How did they come to be? What is the symbolism for each one?  These questions and more are found here, take one home and have a look today! This information will be available for the month of December. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Paint Chip Holiday Cards

Stafford Branch Pick up your Paint Chip Holiday Card kit at the Stafford Branch Circulation Desk. Craft kits are one per customer at a first come, first serve basis. Glue and scissors will be needed to complete craft at home. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Family. Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Kwanzaa Ornament

Toms River Branch Hand-sew an ornament made of African print fabric to give or to enjoy yourself. This take home craft will be available at the Toms River branch on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Virtual. Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Book & Movie Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up an Adult Book and Movie Bundle at the Long Beach Island Branch. Bundles are available for a wide variety of topics and may include fiction and nonfiction books and/or movies on a variety of topics.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set. Each book must be checked out separately and may be returned separately. Check it out! Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 11, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 11, 2020.

Take & Make Friday: CD Spinners

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 11, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Take & Make Snow Globe or Ornament

Toms River Branch Create a Christmas Snow Globe OR Round Sequin Ornament to brighten the holiday season! Children ages 6-11 are invited to the Toms River Branch to pick up a Christmas Snow Globe OR Round Sequin Ornament craft kit. Kits will be available starting December 12 at 10 am. This take home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Take & Make - Let's Get Dressed for Winter Craft

Toms River Branch Take & Make Let's Get Dressed For Winter Craft Ages 3 -8 years Visit the Toms River Branch Library, Youth Services Department on Monday, December 14, 2020 starting at 10:00am to check out some awesome books about winter and get a paper winter themed craft kit to take home.  All you need is tape or glue, something to color with and scissors. Limited quantities, available on display while supplies last. First Come, First Served. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 14, 2020.

Take and Make: Winter Wreath

Berkeley Branch Materials and instructions will be provided.  You will need  a strong glue, glue gun, or craft staples.  Please register as supplies are limited. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 14, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 14, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 14, 2020.

Take & Make Pinecone Gnome Craft

Manchester Branch Adults are invited to stop by the Manchester Branch to pick up Pinecone Gnome Take & Make craft. Legend has it gnomes bring good luck. Instructions and most materials will be included for you to make your festive gnome. For this craft you will need to supply permanent marker, glue, tape and/or scissors. One Take & Make craft kit per household. First come, first serve.  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Manchester Branch. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 14, 2020 – Friday, December 18, 2020.

Tee Shirt Yarn Coasters

Stafford Branch Turn tee shirts into yarn and weave a colorful coaster, perfect for a mug of hot cocoa. Check back later on in December for the link! Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Teens. Monday, December 14, 2020 – Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Teen Take & Make Craft: Snowman Coasters

Waretown Branch Teens are invited to pick up a simple craft kit from the Waretown Branch to take and do at home. Kits will be available to pick up starting Monday, December 14th at 1:00pm. Available while supplies last. Kits are being provided by the generous support of our Friends of the Waretown Library. Branch Location: Virtual. Waretown Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Monday, December 14, 2020 – Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Take & Make: Bead Bracelets

Island Heights Branch Take & Make:  Bead Bracelets. Today's Take & Make kit will contain all the items you need to create a colorful bead bracelet.  Make one for yourself, or give one away as a homemade gift. One per child, tween, or teen.  Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Teens. Monday, December 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Take & Make: Decorative Tea Light Candle Holder

Lacey Branch Create a lovely decorative Tea Light Candle Holders to add warmth to your home. The kit includes everything you will need to make 2 candle holders.  Pick up your kit between December 14 – December 18 at the Lacey Branch (609-693-8566) during operating hours. Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – Friday, December 18, 2020, 5:00 PM.

Kids Take & Make Monday: Snowglobe

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a Take & Make Snowglobe craft kit at the Long Beach Island Branch. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Take & Make Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Manchester Branch Stop by the Manchester Branch to pick up a popsicle stick snowflake to make at home. All materials provided, you just need some liquid glue (such as Elmer's glue). Available while supplies last. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 21, 2020, 8:00 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, December 14, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Winter Holiday Bingo Board

Toms River Branch Celebrate the holiday season by completing this fun and festive bingo board! Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Family. Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Adult Take & Make: Snowy Mason Jar Luminary

Toms River Branch Have fun making these easy snowy mason jar luminaries, they are perfect for your holiday decor. This take home craft will be available at the Toms River branch on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit theoceancountylibrary.org.

Take & Make: Fork Painted Wreath

Tuckerton Branch Forks will create a pine needle texture on paint in this children's craft. Pick up a bag with the supplies you'll need at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 21, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Take & Make: Warm Snowman

Tuckerton Branch You'll love the sock-and-rice snowman you'll make with the kit you can pick up at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Teens. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 21, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Adult Take & Make a Wish Ornaments

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a free DIY Make a Wish Ornament Kit to start a new family tradition this Holiday Season. This take-home craft will be available month-long on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be considerate and take only one kit per adult. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Adult Take & Play Holiday Brain Games

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a Take & Play "Holiday Brain Game" Puzzle Bundle. This take-home puzzle bundle will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be considerate and take only one kit per adult. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cooking Matters at the Store (CMATS)

Lakewood Branch Presented by NJ SNAP-Ed. In this virtual program, you will learn to: Make healthier choices at the grocery store. , Prepare nutritious meals. , Maximize food dollars or resources. , This interactive lesson walks participants through key points within a (virtual) grocery store and shows them how to get the most for their money, in a nutritious way. On the day of the event, click on the link to join the program. Branch Location: Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Yoga and Exercise for Kids

Barnegat Branch Join us for a virtual session of yoga and other exercise for all ages. Please register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit meet.jerseyconnect.net.

English Conversation Group

Brick Branch Improve your English conversational skills in an enjoyable and casual setting. All are welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesday: Sensory Bottle Snow Globes

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesdays: Hanukkah

Barnegat Branch Drop in and grab a free craft kit to take home. This week's craft will celebrate Hanukkah. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Take & Make: Cloth Puppet for children

Little Egg Harbor Branch Take & Make: Cloth Puppet for children, Pick up a Take & Make Cloth Puppet for children at the Little Egg Harbor Branch. Kits will be available starting December 16 at 10 am at the Little Egg Harbor Branch. This take home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Ages 4 and up. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Storytime at Home Book Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a "Storytime at Home" Book Bundle at the Long Beach Island branch. "Storytime at Home" bundles are available for a wide variety of topics.  Each bundle includes both fiction and nonfiction books and a list of songs and rhymes.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set.   Each book must be checked out separately. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Outstanding Opposites!

Toms River Branch ​Learn all about opposites through song, movement, and fun in “Outstanding Opposites!” Recommended for ages 0-5.  To attend the program, click here on the day of the event. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Adult Take & Learn Holidays Around the World

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a print bundle of information on Holidays Around the World. What are the other Holiday Cultures and celebrations that happen this time of year? How did they come to be? What is the symbolism for each one?  These questions and more are found here, take one home and have a look today! This information will be available for the month of December. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

RBdigital

Brick Branch Free digital access to popular magazines and audiobooks is Another benefit of having an OCL library card. Come learn about RBdigital. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Adult Book & Movie Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up an Adult Book and Movie Bundle at the Long Beach Island Branch. Bundles are available for a wide variety of topics and may include fiction and nonfiction books and/or movies on a variety of topics.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set. Each book must be checked out separately and may be returned separately. Check it out! Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Wild Nights with Emily Dickinson

Lacey Branch Join us as we examine the life and poetry of American poet Emily Dickinson.  A virtual program byte presentation. Please click on this link starting on December 17 at 10:30am to view the presentation. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 17, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Take & Make: 3D Print Holiday Cookie Cutters

Toms River Branch Pick up 3D Printed Holiday Cookie Cutters at the Toms River Branch. Supplies limited. Registration required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Family. Thursday, December 17, 2020, 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Poets Corner

Brick Branch Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 17, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 18, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 18, 2020.

Take & Make Friday: Sensory Craft

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 18, 2020.

Take & Make: Puzzle Piece Picture Frames

Lakewood Branch Stop by and pick up a kit to create a picture frame using jigsaw puzzle pieces!  Kits will be available at the Lakewood Children's Services desk. Kits are while supplies last only! Please only pick up one kit per child. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Virtual. Audience: Kids. Friday, December 18, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Take & Make: Holiday Crafts

Upper Shores Branch Holiday crafts for children & families. First come, first serve, while supplies last. Limit 1 per child.  We provide the crafts and you provide the imagination!  , Younger children will need help from a parent or caregiver to complete the crafts.  , From home, you will need crayons or markers, a pencil, scissors and tape. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Icon: Art. Friday, December 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

DIY Snowman Cupcakes

Lakewood Branch Learn how to add a cute snowman to the top of your cupcakes to create a fun winter treat. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Family. Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM. For more info visit meet.jerseyconnect.net.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Sensory-Friendly Program: Songs & Silliness with Mr. Jon

Toms River Branch Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents' Choice Award winning music for kids and their families.  This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter!  Join Mr. Jon and his silly friend George the Monkey for a hilarious, dancy, interactive, musical time for the whole family! Please register to receive the Zoom link to the program. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Concert. Diversability. Program. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Saturday, December 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 21, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 21, 2020.

Kwanzaa Benne Cakes

Stafford Branch Learn how to make Benne Cakes, about the holiday Kwanzaa, and the African diaspora. Check back later on in December for the link! Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Teens. Monday, December 21, 2020 – Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Preschool Take & Make Craft: Snowman Ornaments

Waretown Branch Preschoolers and their families are invited to pick up a simple craft kit from the Waretown Branch to take and do at home. Kits will be available to pick up starting Monday, December 21st at 1:00pm. Available while supplies last. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. Kits are being provided by the generous support of our Friends of the Waretown Library. Branch Location: Virtual. Waretown Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 21, 2020 – Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Kids Take & Make Monday: Melted Snowman Ornament

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a Take & Make Melted Snowman ornament craft kit at the Long Beach Island Branch. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Tweens. Teens. Kids. Monday, December 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Warm & Cozy Kids

Toms River Branch Join us virtually for a cozy program highlighting winter storytime favorites, a craft tutorial, songs, and a hot cocoa recipe. For children ages approx. 3-6 .  To attend the program, click here on the morning of the event. Branch Location: Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, December 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Take & Make: Celebrate the Tree

Tuckerton Branch Pick up a bag with the parts of this craft at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 28, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Take & Make: Paper Stars

Tuckerton Branch Decorating packages (or trees) is easy with these lovely folded star ornaments. Pick up a bag with the supplies you'll need at the Tuckerton Library. Available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – Monday, December 28, 2020, 8:00 PM.

Adult Take & Play Holiday Brain Games

Long Beach Island Branch Adults are invited to the Long Beach Island Branch to pick up a Take & Play "Holiday Brain Game" Puzzle Bundle. This take-home puzzle bundle will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be considerate and take only one kit per adult. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 22, 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, December 22, 2020, 7:00 PM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesday: Gingerbread man

Jackson Branch Children and families are invited to the Jackson branch to pick up a craft to take home and create. Kits will be available starting at 10 am. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Please be mindful and take only one kit per child. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Take & Make Wednesdays: Christmas

Barnegat Branch Drop in and grab a free craft kit to take home. This week's craft will celebrate Christmas. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Adults. Tweens. Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Teen Take and Make: Build Your Own Catapult

Little Egg Harbor Branch Teens and tweens are invited to stop by the Little Egg Harbor Branch beginning December 23rd to pick up a catapult kit. A link to the instructional video is included with each kit.  All supplies provided; tape is needed at home to complete the craft.  This take home craft is available on a first come, first serve basis; while supplies last. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:00 PM.

Storytime at Home Book Bundles

Long Beach Island Branch Pick up a "Storytime at Home" Book Bundle at the Long Beach Island branch. "Storytime at Home" bundles are available for a wide variety of topics.  Each bundle includes both fiction and nonfiction books and a list of songs and rhymes.  Bundles are a "grab and go" item and are meant to be taken as a set.   Each book must be checked out separately. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Teen Take & Make: Watercolor Postcards

Stafford Branch Design a wintery watercolor postcard. Teens and tweens are invited to the Stafford Branch to pick up a paint kit starting at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23. This take-home craft will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.   The kit contains everything you need to complete the project at home except for water.   If you have any questions, call 609-597-3381 or email cnieddu@theoceancounty library.org. Thanks! Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Virtual. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:00 AM.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 25, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, December 25, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 27, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Sunday, December 27, 2020.

Take Home Storytime Kits

Brick Branch Are you missing stortytime?  We know we are!!  Stop by the Brick Library's children's department and pick up a take home storytime kit.  Each kit includes 3 books and a themed coloring sheet.  The only thing you'll need is some crayons to complete the coloring sheet. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Virtual Program. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 28, 2020.

Weekly Take & Make Craft Kit

Brick Branch Craving crafts?  Stop by the Brick children's department and pick up a craft kit you can take home and make.  Each week we'll have a different craft kit you can grab.  Just ask us for one at the desk.  The only things you'll need at home to create the craft are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue.  Please just ask for one per child.  While supplies last. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, December 28, 2020.

Take & Make: New Year’s Hats

Upper Shores Branch New Year’s Hat pattern for children & families. First come, first serve, while supplies last. Limit 1 per child.  We provide the crafts and you provide the imagination!  , Younger children will need help from a parent or caregiver to complete the crafts.  , From home, you will need crayons or markers, a pencil, scissors and tape. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Virtual Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Icon: Art. Monday, December 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 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, December 28, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.