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Art Exhibit: Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute during the month of July in the Toms River Branch’s McConnell Gallery Spirit Art is free and open to the public. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Computer and eBook Help

Berkeley Branch Please call for an appointment. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Scavenger Hunt # 5

Plumsted Branch Drop-in and participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: All Ages. Monday, July 15, 2019 – Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Open Play Date

Brick Branch Children and their caregivers are invited to play with age appropriate toys. Ages 1-3. Drop-in. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-3. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteer

Jackson Branch Are you tired of knitting and crocheting alone?  Would you like to learn to knit or crochet?  Join our fun group of hook and needle experts.  If you are new to the craft we will teach you new skills.  Come make new friends, have a few laughs, brush up on an old skill or learn a new one.  Bring your UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  Everybody is welcome.  Patterns are available.  We have recently donated to Your Grandmother's Cupboard, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and MMSC. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Presenting Google Drive

Jackson Branch Learn how to use this free resource that allows you to take your files and folders anywhere.  Topics include uploading files and folders, organizing your documents, sharing files, and more. Participants must have a working gmail account, and know their passwords.  REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bridge

Little Egg Harbor Branch Bridge is a fun and challenging game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Come and join us to play. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Create a Wire "Birds Nest and Eggs" Pendant

Manchester Branch Although it looks like it came from a very expensive jewelry designer, even a beginner can make this stunning piece which is made from wire and beads found in any craft store. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tech Buddies

Brick Branch Need help using your cell phone? Tablet? The Internet? Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute tutorial with a teen volunteer using the device of your choice. Mondays: 10:30am, 11:00am , 11:30am  Call or visit the Reference desk to make your appointment. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Dinoman-Space!

Jackson Branch Dinoman-Space! uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, and liquid nitrogen to give the audience a unique view of the heavens. Please register. Registration begins Monday, July 1st at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mother Goose Time

Lacey Branch Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on July 1st Please note: This is not part of a series.  Register for each "Mother Goose Time" separately. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM.

OCL Puppet Show Players Present: Not Quite Narwhal

Little Egg Harbor Branch When Kelp gets carried away by a strong current, he encounters mysterious, sparkling creatures who leave him wondering if maybe…just maybe…he isn’t a narwhal at all.  This puppet show is based on Jessie Sima’s Not Quite Narwhal. Ages 2 and up. REG. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Friends Book Discussion Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch This month the Friends Book Discussion group will be discussing "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM.

*Bonk! Drums for Kids

Upper Shores Branch Ages 4+/ with family.  Join us for an exciting, interactive music program with drums and percussion from around the world. We will 'talk' to each other using drums and create the sounds of the rain forest using exotic percussive instruments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 4+ w/family. Icon: Music. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Chair Yoga

Berkeley Branch Practice easy ways to stay fit and limber. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver prior to participating. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

I Spy Bottles

Long Beach Island Branch Create your own I Spy bottles to take home and enjoy. Please register children only (caregivers should not register themselves). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Icon: Maker. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Lacey Book Discussion

Lacey Branch This month's book is "Circling The Sun" by Paula McLain. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Soup’s On!

Long Beach Island Branch Demonstration by Amy Paradise on combining fresh ingredients to create healthy soups using a blender. Includes a fun “tasting bar” and recipes to take home. This program may contain potential allergens. Inquire for details. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Monday Movie

Barnegat Branch Monday Movies 7/1 - Welcome to Marwen (PG-13) 120 min. 7/8 - A Dog’s Way Home (PG) 137 min. 7/15 - Mary Poppins Returns (PG) 130 min. 7/22 - Isn’t it Romantic (PG-13) 88 min. 7/29 - The Upside (PG-13) 126 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movies: Isn't It Romantic

Berkeley Branch The audience is invited to bring lunch or snacks.  After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy, despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance. (PG-13) 88 min. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:58 PM.

RCE Ocean County Master Gardeners Diagnostic Clinic

Stafford Branch The Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Ocean County Master Gardener team will be available to answer any questions you may have. Bring in your dying or diseased cuttings for diagnosis and remedies. The Master Gardeners will be at the library throughout the summer so be sure to check our calendar for these dates and times. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tech Buddies

Toms River Branch Need help with your cell phone, e-reader, or tablet? Stop by and receive a 30 minute session with a teen volunteer. Don't forget to bring your device with you. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Audience: Adults. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ArtCamp: Constellation Luminary

Jackson Branch Make a papercraft luminary depicting five major constellations. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins June 24th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Spaceship Engineering Challenge

Tuckerton Branch Create a Martian spacecraft that can rise above the earth, and a lunar lander that won’t endanger its astronauts. Ages 10-18. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 10--18. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Dinoman-Space!

Toms River Branch Through the solar system and beyond is exactly where Dinoman takes his audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens.  The eight classical planets are visited and investigated; even Pluto is touched upon.  Gravity, atmospheric pressure, extreme coldness, are demonstrated and discussed.  Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, and liquid nitrogen to give the audience a unique view of the heavens. The writer and builder of the program will also present it.  Bob Lisaius has toured the US and Canada with his science programs.  He has been on the front page of the Boston Globe, mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and deemed a Best Bet by the Los Angeles Times.  Over a million audience members have join Bob in celebrating science. Registration required; Registration begins July 1. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Maker Mondays

Lakewood Branch Get creative with a new project each week! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Movie Monday/Lunes de película

Lakewood Branch Watch a “G” or “PG” rated film. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Ven a ver una película clasificada "G" o "PG". Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las edades. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tween Galactic Goodies AGES 9-13

Manchester Branch Join Shoprite's registered dietitian Jennifer Klein to learn how to create some out of this world snacks. AGES 9-13 PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF OF ANY ALLERGIES . Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 9-13. Monday, July 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tween Maker Mondays

Lacey Branch Every Monday we’ll have a fun new craft to try! Ages 11 and up. Please Register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 11-17. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bonk!/Bonk!

Lakewood Branch Join us for an exciting, interactive music program with drums and percussion from around the world. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Únase a nosotros para un emocionante programa de música interactivo con batería y percusión de todo el mundo. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las edades. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Book Cafe

Plumsted Branch Join our Book Café group as they talk about the new up and coming books and authors as well as discuss their past favorites. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tiny Nebula Jars

Upper Shores Branch Ages 12-18. Create your own tiny nebula jar charm or keychain and take a piece of the universe with you wherever you go. Please register each tween/teem individually, include the tween/teen's complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 12-18. Icon: Maker. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 10 and up. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Lego Club

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your imagination and have fun with our Lego collection. Meets the 3rd Monday of every month.  Walk-ins welcome.  Program sponsored by The Friends of the Point Pleasant Beach Library. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 5 and Up. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tween Art Afternoon

Stafford Branch Follow along with an instructor to paint a summer scene. Dress for a mess. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 9 - 13. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Serial Read-Aloud: A Wrinkle in Time

Tuckerton Branch When was the last time someone read a book to you?  Ages 9-109 are invited to a serial reading of Madeleine L’engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Discover or rediscover this charming classic from 1962 as the librarian reads you a chapter each week. You can even wear your pjs if you want. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 9 and up. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

After Beach Art

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch After Beach Art Create some cool art after a hot day at the beach. Ages 6-12.  REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 6-12. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Evening Fun Craft

Brick Branch Join us for a simple craft for children of all ages. Drop-in. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Universal class

Brick Branch Universal Class Learn something new today! Free continuing education courses with an Ocean County Library card. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Summer Meals

Plumsted Branch Our Shoprite nutritionist, Giavonna, will fight the heat with delicious recipes to help celebrate summer. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Backyard Stargazing: Looking at the moon

Stafford Branch Come learn about the phases of the moon, super moons, and debunk some common myths. Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Meet the Mayor of Stafford Township

Stafford Branch Meet the Mayor of Stafford Township. Come and chat with Mayor Greg Myhre in an informal setting. Drop-in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

FREE G Movie: Apollo 11©Universal

Tuckerton Branch A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. (G) 94 min. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Family. Icon: Movie. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Drop-In Craft: Stained Glass Painting

Toms River Branch Create a work of art inspired by stained glass. Ages 13+. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: 13+. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Drop-in. Paper Craft. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Boys Club

Toms River Branch Come hang out with the club! Ages: 8-12 Registration required; Registration Begins July 1. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Snakes-n-Scales

Berkeley Branch Come meet a variety of reptiles. Ages 5 and up ONLY. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 5 and up ONLY. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Yarn Dolls

Berkeley Branch Knit or crochet with the Yarn Dolls.  Bring along your unfinished projects. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Bonk

Jackson Branch Join us for an exciting, interactive music program with drums and percussion from around the world. We will ‘talk’ to each other using drums and create the sounds of the rain forest using exotic percussive instruments. Please register. Registration begins Monday, July 1st at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 4 -12. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Prose & Ink Writer's Group

Jackson Branch Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, the Jackson Writers' Group will help you get your manuscript in shape. All genres welcome. Please bring several print copies of 3-5 pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Walk-in's welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

English Conversation Group - Monday nights

Lakewood Branch This program is for you if you've learned some English and want to practice speaking it with other English language learners.  Improve your accents, learn new vocabulary and American slang and become familiar with people from other cultures. Come any Monday night and practice with native English speakers and other people from a variety of countries.  We have friendly, informative meetings.  Everyone is welcome!  No registration is necessary. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM.

Dinoman-Space

Waretown Branch Through the solar system and beyond is exactly where Dinoman takes his audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens.  The eight classical planets are visited and investigated; even Pluto is touched upon.  Gravity, atmospheric pressure, extreme coldness, are demonstrated and discussed.  Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, and liquid nitrogen to give the audience a unique view of the heavens. Family Program. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Balloon Building with Cheryl

Island Heights Branch Join Cheryl Schwendel, balloon-creator extraordinaire, you will learn how to twist your very own balloon creations. This is a fun hands-on workshop. Sponsored by the Friends of the library. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 10 - 18. Monday, July 15, 2019, 7:00 PM.

New Jersey Resources Solar Program

Long Beach Island Branch Go Green and help the environment as you combat rising energy costs by learning how to regenerate your own clean energy instead of paying for traditional electricity. Presented by Solar Energy Consultant Nicholas Ianniello. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute during the month of July in the Toms River Branch’s McConnell Gallery Spirit Art is free and open to the public. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

How does your garden grow?

Long Beach Island Branch Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Ocean County Master Gardeners’ team will be available from to answer any lawn, tree, or plant questions you may have. Bring in dying or diseased cuttings and insect pests  for diagnosis, identification, and recommendations. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Group

Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Excel® Basics

Lakewood Branch Learn to add and edit data on a spreadsheet. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Gardening Club

Lakewood Branch Our seeds have spouted!!!  Join us and learn how to care for them as they grow. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Read & Weed

Stafford Branch Join us at the Stafford Community Garden at Manahawkin Lake for stories, songs, and garden crafts and activities. This program is in partnership with the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean. Best for children ages 3-12. Drop-in. *In the case of inclement weather, contact the Stafford Branch Library at 609-597-3381 for more information. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 12. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Countdown to Kindergarten

Berkeley Branch This five week series will provide a variety of activities designed to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Sign up once for the whole series. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 - 5. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Balloon Rocket Races

Brick Branch We'll build rockets out of balloons and then race them. Ages 6 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Makers Club: Paper Marbling

Lacey Branch For ages 6 - 12.  We'll be exploring several paper marbling techniques, including Japanese Suminagashi.  Registration begins on July 2nd..  Please note: We will be using a permanent ink for this activity, so "dress for a mess" or bring a smock. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Cattus Island Live Animal Talk

Plumsted Branch Ocean County is home to many species of reptiles. Please join a Naturalist for a very informative opportunity to learn more about the fascinating turtles and snakes that live in our communities. You will have the opportunity to observe live reptiles during this captivating session. Do reptiles hibernate? What do they eat? If you find a turtle or snake, what should you do? What is their life span? How do they defend themselves?  Find out the answers to these questions, and many more! For children ages 3 and up with a caregiver. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mermaid Storytime

Stafford Branch A special storytime and craft with a mermaid. For children of all ages (under 12). Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Children under 12 years old. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Shore to Age Well: Medication Management and Alternatives

Jackson Branch Learn about alternative forms of pain management including the following: physical therapy, chiropractic care, yoga, massage therapy, local anesthetics and topical medications, biofeedback, exercise, and NSAIDs. This program is presented by the Ocean County Health Department funded by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). This program is made possible through The Partnership for a Healthier Ocean County and is part of the "Here's to your health" Series. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults 18+. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Solar Smoothies

Manchester Branch Join us to make some stellar solar smoothies. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Storytime: Let's Go Camping

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Summer Storytime: Let's Go Camping Let's go on a camping adventure. Ages 3-6. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-6. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Egg Drop Moon Landing

Waretown Branch Create your own moon lander to keep an egg safe when dropped from a height in this STEM activity. Ages 7 -12. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 7-12. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fanfiction Teen Write-In

Barnegat Branch Drop in and meet other writers. Work on your own writing or join the group for a collaborative project. Ages 12-18. Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Trekking across Our Universe

Tuckerton Branch Beam in for some out of this world stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2 -- 6. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 -- 6. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED - Wayfinding Using the Stars

Stafford Branch CANCELLED Learn about celestial navigation and the night sky above Ocean County. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

LEH Book Discussion

Little Egg Harbor Branch The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood Please pick up a copy at the Little Egg Harbor Branch circulation desk. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Monthly Friends Meeting

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Stop by to meet the Friends and learn what they do for our library. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Family Fun with "Spirit Art"

Toms River Branch After viewing the Spirit Art Exhibit being shown in the McConnell Gallery, participants will choose and create symmetrical or asymmetrical designs.  Using watercolor paints, participants will paint shapes using various painting techniques and color schemes. Registration required; Registration begins July 2. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gentle Chair Yoga

Brick Branch A gentle yoga practice for adults with limited mobility. Taught by Nancy Bonta Voitko, certified yoga instructor. Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ArtCamp: Galaxy Beaded Jewelry

Jackson Branch Use polymer clay to make intergalactic beads. Then use your beads to make earrings, a necklace, or bracelet to keep or to give. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins June 24th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Marine Safety

Lacey Branch SORRY.  THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Puppet Show by S.A.I.L. Animals in Space

Little Egg Harbor Branch Come and have fun with our S.A.I.L. Volunteers and learn about space. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Friends Book Sale

Long Beach Island Branch Get six books for $1 and help the Friends of the Island Library continue to provide great programs and support. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Family. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Writer's Circle

Manchester Branch During our meetings we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship. Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes. Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding a agent. Find out how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Digital Photo Education Series

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Digital photography classes covering different aspects of photography in the modern age. Classes offered in partnership with the Pt. Pleasant Beach Arts Committee. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

BBQ Bites presented by Shop Rite

Waretown Branch Learn some healthy barbeque recipes to make this summer. Presented by Perlmutter Shop Rite’s registered dietitian Giavonna Hirtes Please register. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Book Discussion

Barnegat Branch New members always welcomed. Copies are available for pick up at the branch. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mosquito and Tick Preventions

Jackson Branch It is never too late to help prevent insect borne diseases and keep your house and yard safe for your family. Join pest control experts from Mosquito Joe to learn how to fight mosquitos and ticks at home. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Galactic Beats

Long Beach Island Branch Do you have music dancing around in your head? Beats, rhythms, melodies or lyrics waiting to be heard? The Beat Bus, a Mobile Recording Studio Classroom, is touring the Ocean County Library system this summer and we have a seat waiting for you! Join us as we collaboratively explore music composition, production and thematic storytelling while reimagining the music theme to Star Wars! Get hands on with mobile music creation and be inspired to continually develop your craft, beyond the bus! To learn more about the Beat Bus visit www.BeatBus.org THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE PARKING LOT. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Icon: Music. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.beatbus.org.

Gingerbread Men

Beachwood Branch Celebrate Christmas in July and design your own gingerbread man. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12-18. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Brick Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 6 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 6 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Outer Space Eats

Upper Shores Branch Ages 8+. How do astronauts eat in space? Learn how they eat by sampling some snacks. Please notify us of any food allergies prior to registering for the program. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8+. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Tabletop Role-Play: Star Wars

Toms River Branch ATTENTION STAR WARS FANS! Ever wanted to be a Jedi? Considered joining the Rebellion Alliance or being a spy for the Empire? Now's your chance! Join us for a two-part Edge of the Empire: Star Wars table-top role playing game adventure. Attending both sessions is required. Limited Space Available! Registration begins June 9th! Tuesday, July 9th: Build Your Own Star Wars Character Tuesday, July 16th: Play as your character in an Edge of the Empire Adventure. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18; Teens Only. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Summer Art Activities for Teens with Special Challenges

Lacey Branch presented by Linda Higley. Warm and Cool Contrast Waves - Participants will use watercolors to create ocean paintings inspired by artist Drew Brophy.  For teens with special challenges ages 12 - 18 and their siblings.  Please register. This art series made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation. . Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: For teens with special challenges ages 12 - 18 and their siblings. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:00 PM.

Be a Magician Workshop/Taller sobre cómo ser un Mago

Lakewood Branch Learn the secrets and fool your friends and family. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Aprende los secretos y sorprende a tus amigos y familiares. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5-12/Edades 5-12. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sparks's Lab Open Hours

Toms River Branch Sparks's lab will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment during these hours. Subject to change. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: All Ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Type: Open Hours. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Try it Tuesday

Brick Branch A hands-on activity. Ages 6 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 and up. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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

Lakewood Branch Learn English on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the summer.  Please register with the instructor, Ms. Starks, at the beginning of a class. Call 732-363-1435, ext. 2100 for more information. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Video Gamers Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch Are you an adult who is interested in playing classic and contemporary video games and making new friends to game with? This eclectic group of people range from hardcore gamers to the weekend warriors. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pickin' at Point

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your acoustic instrument and a song to share at this drop-in acoustic jam session. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: Teens and Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Space Party

Manchester Branch Ages 6-12 A party celebrating all things space! Join us for games, crafts, and snacks.  Please register each child separately. Please notify staff of food allergy concerns. Ages 6-12. This program will be held for younger children on Wednesday, July 17th at 9:30 or 10:30am. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

English Conversation Group

Brick Branch Improve your English conversational skills in an enjoyable and casual setting. All are welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

South Jersey Ghost Research

Lacey Branch Learn what tools and equipment are used by South Jersey Ghost Research during their paranormal investigations. Evidence from these investigations will also be presented.  Please register.  NOTE: This program best suited for those ages 10 and up. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

English Conversation Group

Little Egg Harbor Branch Come and join our group and practice speaking English. Work on your accent and vocabulary. New members welcome. No registration required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Meet the Mayor!

Little Egg Harbor Branch Meet the Mayor! Please drop-in to join Barbara Jo Crea, Little Egg Harbor Township Mayor. No registration necessary. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Birds of the Jersey Shore w/ Joseph Pescatore

Upper Shores Branch NJ born & bred photographer, Joseph Pescatore, summered in Lavallette.  A lifelong birder, life member/donor of New Jersey Audubon and outdoor enthusiast, his presentation will move from the ocean to the beachfront, the dunes, salt marsh & pines, from farmland to forest, and finally one's own backyard..  Feast your eyes on a journey of our fine feathered friends! Please register online or by phone. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Are you new to speaking English? Join our group and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute during the month of July in the Toms River Branch’s McConnell Gallery Spirit Art is free and open to the public. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Space Party

Manchester Branch Ages 1-5 A party celebrating all things space! Join us for games, crafts, and snacks.  Please register each child separately. Please notify staff of food allergy concerns. Ages 1-5. This program will be held for older children on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-5. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

English Conversation Group

Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects.  New members welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Unique Creatures

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 3rd Get up close and personal with live animals from all around the world. Learn about each creature’s habits, environment, diet and real life stranger powers. Presented by Larry Apap of Unique Creatures. Family Program, Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family Program. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Searching the Library Catalog

Brick Branch Learn how to search for books and audiovisual materials using the library catalog. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sensory Play and Indoor Obstacle Course

Lacey Branch Explore a variety of sensory activities.  For children ages 2 - 6 with a caregiver.  Come anytime between 10 am and 12 pm. Please register, beginning on July 3rd. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 - 6 with a caregiver. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mother Goose Lapsit

Little Egg Harbor Branch Rhythm, Rhyme, music and movement for children. For Children 17 month and up with parent/caregiver. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Children up to 17 months with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Galaxy Art

Berkeley Branch Create space themed art. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 8 - 12. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wilderness Survival for Teens

Brick Branch With warm weather upon us, you might find yourself hiking and exploring. Come learn different wilderness survival techniques with a presentation from Cattus Island. Ages 12-18. Please Register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mr. Scott the Music Man

Island Heights Branch Family Program Mr. Scott 'The Music Man' delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience for children and their families. His multi-faceted show is guided by his improvisational spirit and features his own brand of zany physical theatrics, coupled with his dynamic original music and comical lyrics. His fans come to his concerts wearing multi colored, rainbow tie-dye which is Mr. Scott's signature attire from head to toe. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

SAIL Advanced Space Camp

Jackson Branch Join us for more space training led by our SAIL volunteers. 10:30am or 2:30pm. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, July 3rd at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Space Party

Manchester Branch Ages 1-5 A party celebrating all things space! Join us for games, crafts, and snacks.  Please register each child separately. Please notify staff of food allergy concerns. Ages 1-5. This program will be held for older children on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-5. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time With Miss Mary Ann

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us for storytime with Miss Mary Ann.  Ages 3-5 years.  Registration is required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-5 yrs. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bubble Rockets with Wild Jersey

Stafford Branch Make a mini model rocket that runs on bubble fuel! We’ll attempt lift off from the launch pad. Ages 7-12. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7 - 12 years old. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Summer Fruits

Barnegat Branch Prepare and eat healthy summer fruits with ShopRite. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 - 5. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Little Egg Harbor Branch Stories, songs and a simple craft. For ages 18 - 36 months with parent/caregiver. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For ages 18 - 36 months with parent/caregiver. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM.

Mah Jongg at the Library 12:30-4 pm

Little Egg Harbor Branch Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Unique Creatures

Brick Branch Get up close and personal with live animals from all around the world.  Learn about each creature's habits, environment, diet and real life strange powers. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Space Photos

Toms River Branch Stop in and take a photo of yourself in  space using the Green Screen. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ArtCamp: Galaxy Bottles

Jackson Branch Create your very own galaxy in a bottle. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins June 24th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

MS Power Point Basics

Jackson Branch Learn the basics of creating an eye-catching and informative presentation.  Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Container Flower Gardening

Lacey Branch Diane Dangler of the Rutgers Master Gardeners Speaker's Bureau will discuss best tips and practices on how to grow flowers in containers. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adult Coloring

Little Egg Harbor Branch Drop in and rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Emoji Craft

Plumsted Branch Join us for a relaxing craft. Ages 8-12. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8 - 12. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Tabletop Gaming Club

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn to play new, innovative board and card games. Drop-in. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Puzzle Afternoon

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Family Puzzle Afternoon Take a summer heat break and drop in for some puzzle filled family fun. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: 2 & up. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

SAIL Advanced Space Camp

Jackson Branch Join us for more space training led by our SAIL volunteers. 10:30am or 2:30pm. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, July 3rd at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Homemade Ice Cream/Helado casero

Lakewood Branch Shake and make your own homemade ice cream. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Agita y crea tu propio helado casero. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tarot Cards: Deck Sampling

Lakewood Branch Explore your spiritual side, join us for a sampling of the Tarot Deck. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: 12 +. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:30 PM.

Candy Sushi

Manchester Branch Did you know you can make sushi out of candy? Stop in to make some tasty treats. Ages 12-18. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Make It! Barefoot Sandals

Stafford Branch Make It! Barefoot Sandals Make some stylish beaded jewelry to complete any beach outfit. All supplies will be provided.  Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

*Balloon Animals

Upper Shores Branch Ages 6-12. With the help of Debby Pease, balloon-creator extraordinaire, you will learn how to twist your very own balloon creations. This is a fun hands-on workshop. Balloons are made of latex; no substitutions can be made for those with latex allergies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 6-12. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Unique Creatures

Beachwood Branch Get up close and personal with live animals from all around the world. Ages 2 and up. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Toms River Branch Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 -12 years. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Telepathy for Enhanced Communication

Toms River Branch We all have the ability to communicate without words; through thoughts, feelings and knowing. Some of us are naturally more telepathic than others, but all can learn to use thought communication in a more effective and profound way. In this class/meditation we will learn and practice communicating telepathically and why it’s so important for healthy, authentic and truly intimate relationships. Medium RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello will teach you how to practice communicating telepathically. Areas to be discussed and practiced include:        • What is telepathic communication        • Why and how should we use telepathy        • What are the benefits of telepathy        • Mapping your clairaudient hearing        • Soul to soul communication        • Receiving and sending telepathic communication Registration required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Libby

Brick Branch Learn how to use the Libby app to get eBooks and audio books on your device, must have a library card. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Movie Night/Noche de película para toda la familia

Lakewood Branch Watch a “G” or “PG” rated film. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Ven a ver la película “G” o “PG”. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las edades. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

LEGO® Club/Club de LEGOS®

Lakewood Branch Get to play with LEGOS® and build your imaginations. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Ven a jugar con LEGOS® y construye tu imaginación. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Video Game Night

Lakewood Branch Open video gaming. We supply large screen TV w/HD, PS3,WiiU, XBOX360, Wii, PS4, XBOXONE. Feel free to use the games we have in stock, check out one from the shelf or bring your own from home. Set up a tournament with your friends!!!! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board Meeting)

Long Beach Island Branch Earn community service hours and help plan activities. New members welcome. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Feature Film - Miss Bala

Manchester Branch Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. PG-13, 104 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:44 PM.

Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Nebula in a Jar

Berkeley Branch Create your own cosmic inspired jewelry. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

BJ and the Band

Brick Branch Come hear the acclaimed band perform the Motown hits of Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, The Temptations and more. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Create Labels and Gift Tags

Lakewood Branch Use our computers to create unique labels and tags for your crafts. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Open Our Mind Book Club

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch This month Open Our Mind Book Club will be discussing "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dakota Reider Concert

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for classically trained vocalist, Dakota Reider. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Unique Creatures

Long Beach Island Branch Get up close and personal with live animals from all around the world. Learn about each creature’s habits, environment, diet and real life stranger powers. Presented by Larry Apap of Unique Creatures. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Paint Party

Stafford Branch Follow along with an instructor to paint a summer scene. Dress for a mess. All materials will be provided. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adult Poetry Writers Group

Barnegat Branch Hone your craft with like-minded poets. Published and unpublished poets in any style are welcome. No registration required. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Teen Craft Club

Barnegat Branch Far out:  create a holder for jewelry, paper clips, buttons, etc. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute (McConnell)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host Spirit Art by Mary Lou Faitoute during the month of July in the Toms River Branch’s McConnell Gallery Spirit Art is free and open to the public. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Sand Art

Manchester Branch Ages 4-9 Sandy fun without the drive to the beach! Please register for either 9:30AM OR 10:30AM as space is limited. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 4-9. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Knit Wits

Beachwood Branch Enjoy knitting or crocheting? Join us. No registration necessary. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mah Jongg Open Play

Brick Branch Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy.  All play levels welcome.  Bring your current card and set. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Homeschool Book Discussion

Jackson Branch This month we will be reading ....... Please register. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Homeschool Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 9 – 14. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sensory Play

Plumsted Branch Sensory play for toddler’s ages 18 – 36 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 18 - 36 months. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Art Chat

Tuckerton Branch Meet and talk with local artists. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Art. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

First Art

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 5th Join us for our monthly toddler art program. Dress for mess. Ages 2-3 years old, Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2-3 years old. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Terrific Trees presented by Wells Mills County Park

Lacey Branch Come explore the terrific world of trees with us! We will learn how to tell them apart, learn how they grow and explore the ways that trees are involved in our everyday lives. We will also do some hands-on activities. For ages 6 - 11.  Please register, beginning on July 3rd. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 11. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Sand Art

Manchester Branch Ages 4-9 Sandy fun without the drive to the beach! Please register for either 9:30AM OR 10:30AM as space is limited. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 4-9. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cattus Island: Legends of the Night

Upper Shores Branch Ages 12+. Owls are amazing birds of prey, perfectly suited for life after dark. Join a Naturalist to learn all about these nocturnal marvels. Please register each tween/teen individually, include the tween/teen’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 12+. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Crafts for Adults with Special Challenges

Jackson Branch Join us for a fun craft and movie session!  Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.  Caregivers must remain with the registered adult participant for the duration of the program. Please note that registration is limited.  If you need help registering, please call the Jackson Branch Library at (732) 928-4400, ext. 4. IMPORTANT: Please list each individual who is registering on a separate form with a contact phone number for each. , Caregivers should list his/her name on the form along with the adult participant's name.  For example, John Doe (with caregiver Jane Doe). , Caregivers must remain with the registered adult participant for the duration of the program. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. DIY/Craft/Maker. Movie. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

The Lizard Guys

Little Egg Harbor Branch Live animal presentation with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and various bugs. Ages 5 and up. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 5 and up. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Sing-a-Long

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

OCHD Presents: Tick Borne Illnesses

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Listen to Lauren Petraglia from the Ocean County Health department as she presents information about tick prevention and tick borne illnesses. She’ll cover common illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sensory Play

Plumsted Branch Sensory play for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:30 AM.

Mah Jong Mavens & Masters

Lacey Branch Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong?  Do you already know?  Either way, come join us! Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Literature & Lunch

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

An Afternoon of Mah Jongg

Berkeley Branch For Mah Jongg Mavens: If you have your own set, please bring it along. Registration required only for first visit. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

String of Purls-Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Want to learn to knit and crochet? Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size "I" crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: Ages 10 and up. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Reach for the Stars with Buzz Lightyear

Tuckerton Branch Join Buzz Lightyear for a fun, kid-friendly astronomy lesson. Ages 3 and up. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 and up. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM.

Drop-In Board Games

Barnegat Branch Drop-in and play some classic board games! Ages 10-18. Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Thursday August 1, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 10-18. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Threads Club

Plumsted Branch Join our hand crafters as they sew, weave, knit, and crochet. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:30 PM.

Mythology Madness: Norse

Brick Branch Explore Norse mythology through stories, crafts, and snacks. Ages 8-12. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 8-12. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ArtCamp: LED Constellation

Jackson Branch Create a small piece of the night sky to light up your room. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins June 24th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Little Egg Harbor Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of a gentle therapy dog. All ages welcome. Please Register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Family. Age Range: All Ages. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Bubble Rockets with WILD Jersey

Long Beach Island Branch Make a mini model rocket that runs on bubble fuel! We’ll attempt lift off from the launch pad. Age 5 – 13. Please register children only (caregivers should not register themselves.). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 5 - 13. Icon: Maker. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baseball Mid-Season Recap

Manchester Branch Connect with fellow baseball fans to recap the 2019 Major League Baseball season so far at the All-Star break. We will review the predictions we made back in March and debate our predictions as to what the rest of the season will bring and which team will become the next world champions. Join us as we discuss all things baseball. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Book Chat

Manchester Branch The Manchester branch library will be holding a monthly book chat. Share with others good books that you’ve recently read and pick up suggestions of what to read next. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Movie Afternoon: Aquaman

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. (PG-13) 143 min. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 13-18. Icon: Movie. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Poets Corner

Brick Branch This is a new group that meets every third Thursday of each month at 2:30.  We’ll focus on creative poetry projects, explore new ways to write a poem, and have fun. No writing experience is necessary. All adults are welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Retro Gaming Tournament

Jackson Branch Compete against all of the Ocean County libraries for the high score in Galaga®. Please register. Registration begins Thursday, July 4th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8 -12. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Scratch Art /DIY Arte raspado

Lakewood Branch Make your own Scratch Art on paper plates. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Crea tu propio arte raspado con platos de papel. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12/Edades 8-12. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bend and Blend: Smoothies & Stretches

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 3rd. Featuring healthy smoothies & some simple stretches. Wear comfortable clothing. *Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library-Toms River* Ages 8 - 12 years.     Register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8 - 12 years. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Berkeley Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of therapy dogs. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Beginner Readers. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Cricut Cutters Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join us for some Cricut cutting fun. Bring your Cricut machine & laptop and share ideas, tips, and techniques. All are welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Knitting Meetup

Toms River Branch Like to knit?  Like to talk?  Pack up your yarn and knitting needles and join the Jersey Shore Ewes for an informal meetup group.  The group meets on the 1st floor, outside the Green Room. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gamer's Corner (20 Somethings)

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

Tween Travel: Sweden

Toms River Branch Travel to a new country each month. This month travel to Sweden make Chokladbullar and learn about the Northern Lights. Please make the branch aware of any allergies. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 10-12. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Crafty Kids/Niños creativos

Lakewood Branch Wish bracelets. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Brazaletes de deseos. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 8-14/Edades 8-14. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

English Language Classes (ESL)

Lakewood Branch Learn English on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the summer.  Please register with the instructor, Ms. Starks, at the beginning of a class. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sparks's Lab Craft Night: Sunset Silhouettes

Toms River Branch Create a beautiful landscape with watercolors and paper cutouts. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Family. Age Range: 5+. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Drop-in. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Kids in the Kitchen

Toms River Branch Please Register One Child Per Line Kids in The Kitchen Ages 6 – 12 Registration Required, Registration Begins July 3, 2019 Put on your Junior Chef hat and join us for a beginner cooking class. ******Please alert us prior to the program if you have any allergies or food concerns*****. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12 years. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Candy Bar Guess/Candy Bingo

Manchester Branch We will play a sweet game of bingo and a candy bar guessing challenge. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Starry Night Stories

Stafford Branch Evening storytime and craft for little ones and their families. Best for ages 0-5. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0-5 years old. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Movie Night

Barnegat Branch Bernie the Dolphin (G) 100 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Family. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

OCL Website

Brick Branch Learn to use the Ocean County Library website. Mouse and keyboard skills are required. REG. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Jackson Friends of the Library

Jackson Branch Join the Jackson Friends of the Library for their monthly meeting.  The Friends is an active group that champions the library and organizes projects such as the annual book sale to provide additional resources and fund special purchases. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fruit Smoothie Fun for Teens with special challenges with Amy

Lacey Branch Teens with Special Challenges and their caregivers: learn how to easily create healthy and tasty smoothies with Amy Paradise. Program made possible by KearnyBank Grant Foundation.  For teens ages 13-20. Please Register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 13-20. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Marvelous Sleuths Book Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand Please pick up a copy at the Little Egg Harbor Branch circulation desk. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Paint and Sip

Little Egg Harbor Branch Create art for our meeting room. Art will be displayed during the month of August. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting. (EVERY 1st and 3rd THURSDAY OF MONTH). Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.