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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. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Stitch in Time

Brick Branch We invite you to take some time for yourself. Bring your crochet, knitting or crafting needles and your craft. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sewing Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join Kathleen Delaney for this beginner’s hands-on program to learn how to embroider, make some projects, and learn how to use a sewing machine. Ages 9 and up. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop-In Craft: Aliens

Manchester Branch Family Program Drop-in to the children’s department between 10am and 2pm to make a fun alien craft to celebrate “A Universe of Stories.”. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Family. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Cancelled - Astronaut Ice Cream

Stafford Branch Celebrate the Moon Landing like an astronaut and learn to make ice cream that is out of this world! Enjoy freeze-dried ice cream and learn to make your own dry ice freezer. Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Astronaut Training Camp

Toms River Branch Registration Required; Registration begins July 5. Stop by the library and train for your next mission to space! Family Program. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family Program. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Descendants Crafts

Jackson Branch Make crafts inspired by the villain kids in preparation for the new movie. Please register. Registration begins Friday, July 5th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Warm and Cool Contrast Waves

Lacey Branch An art program for Adults with Special Challenges and their caregivers. Linda Higley will teach how to use watercolor paint to make ocean waves paintings inspired by artist Drew Brophy.  There are 2 sessions - please register for one session only. **This program is made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ocean Hazards Shark vs Rip Currents

Long Beach Island Branch Join Amy Williams from the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Stevens Institute of Technology for a Jeopardy style game to gain awareness of how to spot a rip current along with a plan on how to react if caught in one. Ages 5 – 12. Make a fish in an aquarium to take home. Please register children only. (Caregivers should not register themselves.). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 5 - 12. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED: Ozobots Mission to Mars

Waretown Branch Learn some basic coding with these fun robots. Ages 7-11 and up. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 7-11. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Warm and Cool Contrast Waves

Lacey Branch An art program for Adults with Special Challenges and their caregivers. Linda Higley will teach how to use watercolor paint to make ocean waves paintings inspired by artist Drew Brophy. There are 2 sessions - please register for one session only. **This program is made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Chess Club

Manchester Branch Every Friday, in the library’s Community Corner, chess-lovers of all levels are invited to play in a relaxed, uncompetitive atmosphere. Meet people who share your love of the game, and teach the skills to new players. No registration required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chess boards. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Friday Afternoon Movie: First Man

Long Beach Island Branch A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. (PG-13) 141 minutes. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Games for Adults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Bring a friend and have fun playing the popular tile game Mah Jongg and other games.  All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Teen Maker Camp

Stafford Branch CANCELLED Run science experiments, explore new technologies, and create projects to bring home. Dress for a mess. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

OC Purls

Upper Shores Branch Knitting group:  bring your own materials. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:30 PM.

3-D Print: Astrology Key Chains

Toms River Branch Design and 3-D print your own astrology key chain. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Icon: Maker. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Around the World in 8 Days

Toms River Branch Get creative with world geography and multicultural crafts in this summer series program. Registration required.  Please register each child separately. Registration begins July 5. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7-11. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED: The Historical Molly Pitcher

Berkeley Branch Dr. David Martin, author of the seminal study A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook, will discuss the legendary life of the Revolutionary War heroine, Mary Hays McCauley, the historical Molly Pitcher. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

LEGO® Free Play and Movie

Lacey Branch LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (PG) 107 min. For families.  No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friday Fun/ Viernes de diversión

Lakewood Branch Family fun craft. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Viernes de divertidas manualidades para la familia. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las Edades. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Calming Coloring

Manchester Branch Coloring is one of the hottest new trends in stress relief for adults. Spend a relaxing afternoon creating, listening to soothing music and relaxing with like-minded adults at the library. Coloring sheets, pencils, markers and crayons will be supplied free of charge. For even more de-stressing we usually have aroma therapy and a visit from a therapy dog. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Moon Landing Anniversary

Tuckerton Branch Drop in to make a craft to celebrate the Anniversary of the Moon Landing. All ages. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Family. Age Range: All Ages. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel Basics

Toms River Branch Learn how to use a spreadsheet to organize and calculate data. Mouse and keyboard skills are required. Registration required. Registration begins on July 5, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

Brick Branch Would you survive the zombie apocalypse? Come learn all sorts of tips and tricks. Ages 6 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 and up. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Canceled - Apollo 11 Party

Stafford Branch CANCELED - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with sensory activities, crafts, and games. Ages 3-12. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 - 12 years old. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Out of this World Crafts

Beachwood Branch Join us for a special space-themed craft. Ages 5 and up. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 5 and up. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dungeons and Dragons

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn how to play this role-playing game of storytelling and adventure.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Teens. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

OCL Puppet Show Players Present: Not Quite Narwhal/OCL Puppet Show Players Presenta: No del todo Narwhal

Lakewood 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. 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. Cuando Kelp se deja llevar por una fuerte corriente, se encuentra con misteriosas y brillantes criaturas que lo dejan preguntándose si tal vez ... solo tal vez ... no es un narval en absoluto. Este espectáculo de títeres se basa en No del todo Narwhal de Jessie Sima, 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: 2+/Edades 2+. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Summer Flower Arranging

Plumsted Branch Join Tracy from the Whiting Flower Shoppe to make a fun summer floral arrangement. Ages 18 and up. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:30 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. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

English Language Classes (ESL)

Lakewood Branch Free English classes.   First class from 9am - 12 pm. Second class from 1pm - 4pm. Please arrive at the beginning of a class to register with the instructor. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop-in Moon Day Craft

Plumsted Branch Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers can stop by for a craft. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM.

You Can Build It LEGO®/DUPLO® with Movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Long Beach Island Branch A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevolent visitor for research. Won Oscars for sound, visual effects and score. (PG) 115 min. Ages 3+ with caregiver. Please register children only (Caregivers should not register themselves). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:00 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. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

LEGOS® FUN w/FREE G Movie: Toy Story©Disney

Tuckerton Branch Try your hand at  building a spaceship from LEGOS® while watching a classic Toy Story Movie. Ages 3 and up w/ caregiver. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 and up w/ caregiver. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pop-Up Book Sale

Toms River Branch The Friends of the Ocean County Library-Toms River will conduct a pop-up book sale on Saturday, July 20th during the  Summer -in- the -Street fair. The sale will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

English Language Classes (ESL)

Lakewood Branch Free English classes on Saturdays.  First class from 9am - 12 pm. Second class from 1pm - 4pm. Please arrive at the beginning of a class to register with the instructor. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Feature Film- 12 Strong

Brick Branch A true story of heroism. The first U.S. Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 to take down the Taliban. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

BBD Rhythm & Blues Band

Lacey Branch Join us for a concert with BBD Rhythm & Blues Band. James "JB" Barnes* (Bass & Vocals), Tommy "Earthquake" Doud* (Drums & Vocals), and "Bluesman Chris" Mongiello (Guitar & Vocals) will be playing your favorite blues and classic rock. *2016 Inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame - New Jersey Chapter.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Let’s Paint with Water Colors

Lakewood Branch Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: All ages/Todas las edades. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Movie and a Craft

Manchester Branch Family Program Join us to watch How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World followed by a craft. Craft 2-2:15pm, Movie starts at 2:15pm Please register each child separately. . Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Family Program. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Trivia Night - Sponsored by Jackson Friends of the Library

Jackson Branch Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:30 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. Monday, July 22, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 2019.

Scavenger Hunt # 6

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 22, 2019 – Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Waddler Time

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 8th Join us for songs, fingerplays, rhymes and stories. Ages 12-23 months with caregiver, Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 12-23 months with caregiver. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Bridge

Little Egg Harbor Branch Bridge is a fun and challenging game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Come and join us to play. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

OCL Puppet Show Presents: Not Quite Narwhal

Long Beach Island Branch When Kelp gets carried away by a strong current, he encounters mysterious, sparkling creatures who leave him wondering if maybe…just maybe…he isn’t a narwhal at all.  This puppet show is based on Jessie Sima’s Not Quite Narwhal. Ages 2 and up. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Retro Gaming Tournament

Upper Shores Branch Compete against all of the Ocean County libraries for the high score in Galaga®. Please register each child, tween, teen or adult individually, include the participant’s complete first and last name and age.  Adults can enter A for age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: All ages. Icon: Maker. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tech Buddies

Brick Branch Need help using your cell phone? Tablet? The Internet? Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute tutorial with a teen volunteer using the device of your choice. Mondays: 10:30am, 11:00am , 11:30am  Call or visit the Reference desk to make your appointment. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Brain Joggers

Jackson Branch Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles.  Please register. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Play

Jackson Branch Hang out and make new friends while the little ones entertain themselves with our toys and activities. Please register. Registration begins Monday, July 8th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 1 - 3. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Little Ninjas Karate

Manchester Branch Ages 7-12 USA Karate of Jackson will provide both a demonstration and lesson on how to be a Little Ninja. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7-12. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Insectropolis

Stafford Branch You don’t need to look beyond your backyard for the alien-looking animals living among us. REG. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Family. Age Range: All ages. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mindful Meditations: Walking Meditation

Toms River Branch Explore and cultivate skillful habits of mind in our Mindful Meditations class.  Looking to advance your skills?  This class will further develop your meditation skills Experience helpful, but not necessary. Mats not necessary. This month’s topic will be walking meditation. Registration required. Registration begins on July 8, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

S.A.I.L Mystery Program

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch A unique children’s program run by our S.A.I.L volunteers. This will be a unique trip! Students will become certified astronauts as they visit all aspects of space exploration. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 3-8yrs. Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Storytime: Triangles, Circles & Squares, Oh My!

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Toddler Storytime: Triangles, Circles & Squares, Oh My! Learn all about shapes and make a cool craft. ages 2 -4. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2 - 4. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Adults with Special Challenges

Brick Branch This gentle chair yoga program is designed for the adult with special challenges and their aides or family, and incorporates gentle movement, breathe techniques, and meditation.  Taught by certified yoga instructor Nancy Bonta Voitko.  Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at the Beach

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your needles and yarn and join our Knitting and Crocheting group. All skill levels welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movies: Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral

Berkeley Branch The audience is invited to bring lunch or snacks.   A  joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.   (PG-13) 109 min. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:51 PM.

Monday Movie Matinee

Plumsted Branch Green Book (PG-13) 130 min. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:30 PM.

"Microcosm- The Mini-Universe of Bugs” Presented by Insectropolis

Waretown Branch "Microcosm- The Mini-Universe of Bugs” Presented by Insectropolis. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: Ages 4 and up. Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Solar System Bingo

Toms River Branch Please Register One Child Per Line Solar System Bingo Ages 6 – 12 Explore the solar system while playing BINGO Registration Required; Registration Begins July 8, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12 years. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Those Fabulous Fins of the Fifties: The Automobile Takes Flight

Lacey Branch Take a historical journey highlighting the people and technologies that created the unforgettable cars of the 1950s.  Presented by the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey Speaker's Bureau.  A few vintage cars from this era will be on-site to view during this program.   Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tick Borne Illnesses

Little Egg Harbor Branch Lauren Petraglia from the Ocean County Health Department will discuss tick borne illnesses, and ways to prevent them. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Creative Coloring

Long Beach Island Branch Bring the colors of the rainbow to our adult coloring pages to create works of art. Supplies provided. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Art. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Stop Motion Animation

Tuckerton Branch Make a movie by taking a series of photographs. Ages 8 and up. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 8 and up. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM.

Kids Yoga with Jenn Klein of ShopRite

Jackson Branch Yoga for Kids is a fun way to stay active indoors. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one. Please register. Registration begins Monday, July 8th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 6 - 12. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code with Arduino

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch This month, learn basic coding principles using an Arduino. For ages 10 - 18. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Homeschool Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Teens. Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

*Wild Jersey Leaf Prints

Upper Shores Branch For ages 5-8. Learn how and why leaves change color. Create your very own colorful collage or leaf ID book to bring home. 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: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 5-8. Icon: Art. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cooking Camp: Experiments in Universal Foods – Candy Sushi

Jackson Branch There are seven universal foods – rice, lettuce, fish, corn, beans, chicken, and potato. In this summer cooking camp, all will star in ways expected and unexpected. Our first experiment focuses on fish, candy fish, and we will make candy sushi. Ages 12 – 18. Registration begins July 1st. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Space Bingo

Plumsted Branch Join us for a space-themed Bingo. Ages 8-12. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8 - 12. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:00 PM.

“Microcosm- The Mini-Universe of Bugs” Presented by Insectropolis

Beachwood Branch You don’t need to look beyond your backyard for the alien-looking animals living among us. Ages 4 and up. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Ages 4 and up. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Film: Glass

Jackson Branch M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive thriller: Glass. Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy. (PG-13) 110 min. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Watermelon Paper Fan/

Lakewood Branch Take home craft. 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. Manualidad para llevar a casa 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: 7-12/Edades 7-12. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tween Cosmic Cupcakes: Ages 9-13

Manchester Branch Let's design some cosmic cupcakes that will be out of this world! Until we eat them.... AGES 9-13, PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF OF ANY ALLERGIES. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 9-13. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Apollo 50

Waretown Branch Meet a NASA Solar System Ambassador to learn about space exploration. All ages. Please register. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: all ages. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

DIY Galaxy Candles

Toms River Branch Make your own galaxy-inspired candle votives. Ages 12 to 18. Registration for this program will open on Monday, July 1st at 9:00am. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 to 18. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers

Jackson Branch Are you tired of knitting and crocheting alone?  Would you like to learn to knit or crochet?  Join our fun group of hook and needle experts.  If you are new to the craft we will teach you new skills.  Come make new friends, have a few laughs, brush up on an old skill or learn a new one.  Bring your UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  Everybody is welcome.  Patterns are available.  We have recently donated to Your Grandmother's Cupboard, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and MMSC. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Prose & Ink Writer's Group

Jackson Branch Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, the Jackson Writers' Group will help you get your manuscript in shape. All genres welcome. Please bring several print copies of 3-5 pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Walk-in's welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, July 22, 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 22, 2019, 6:30 PM.

Interactive Screening: Guardians of the Galaxy©Marvel

Tuckerton Branch Wave things and yell callbacks at the screen. All props and suggestions provided.  Ages 13-18. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 13 -- 18. Icon: Movie. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM.

Bedtime Stories

Berkeley Branch Come in your pajamas and listen to some bedtime stories.  Ages 5 and up with an adult. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 5 & up. Monday, July 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Nebula Jars

Island Heights Branch Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Monday, July 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Barn Owls and Bones

Lacey Branch Presented by Debbie Hadley of Wild Jersey.  Learn about barn owls while dissecting an owl pellet, and see if you can identify what’s inside.  For ages 7 - 12.  Please register, beginning on July 8th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 7 - 12. Monday, July 22, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Planet Pillows

Stafford Branch Sew a pillow that looks like your favorite planet. No prior sewing skills are necessary, and all materials will be provided. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Monday, July 22, 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 23, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Toddler Time

Toms River Branch Please Register one child per line Toddler Time Registration Begins, July 9, 2019 Ages 2-3 years Interactive stories, songs and more for you and your little one. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2-3 years. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELLED: Introduction to the Internet

Jackson Branch This class will teach you how to find information on the Internet.  Learn how to access the Internet, search for a specific company or organization, and browse for a particular topic.  Participants must be comfortable using a computer mouse and keyboard. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Jackson Branch Rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring sheets and art supply provided.  This is a free program. Registration opens on June 21st at 9 am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Word® Basics

Lakewood Branch THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Open documents, add and edit text, save, print and more. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Craft for Adults with Special Needs

Berkeley Branch Materials will be supplied.  REG. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

A Universe of Creative Drawing

Brick Branch Try your hand at drawing for fun, be amazed by the results. Ages 5 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Explorers: Luna and the Moon Rabbit

Lacey Branch We'll be sharing the book Luna and the Moon Rabbit by Camille Whitcher and working on a variety of activities based on the story. For ages 3 - 6 with a caregiver.  Please register, beginning on July 9th Please note:  Please notify staff in advance of any food allergies. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 6 with a caregiver. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch Meeting

Little Egg Harbor Branch New members are always welcome. Join us and support your local library. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Build-it Battle

Manchester Branch Test your building skills and see who will prevail. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

OCL Puppet Show Players Present: Not Quite Narwhal

Tuckerton 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: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Toddler and Pre K Building

Barnegat Branch DUPLO, LEGO, Keva planks, and Magna Tiles. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Book Discussion: Pachinko written by Min Jin Lee

Lakewood Branch Pachinko is a National Book Award Finalist. In this page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th century Japan. Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition and loyalty featuring complex and passionate characters. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Storytime: Planets, Planets, Planets

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Summer Storytime: Planets, Planets, Planets Learn about planets and create one of your own. Ages 3-6. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-6. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Waretown Writers Group

Waretown Branch Join other writers of all skill levels to explore your skills in this informal and fun writing session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. Please register. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Movie for Adults with Special Needs

Berkeley Branch Bring snacks or lunch.  The movie will be chosen the day of showing. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Movie. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Plumsted Branch Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring. Ages 18 and up. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:30 AM.

Tweens Build

Barnegat Branch Magna Tile and Make do space creations. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 7-12. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch Al are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft Word I

Toms River Branch Learn the basics of creating and editing documents. Laptop skills required. Registration required. Registration begins on July 9, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Night and Day Trinket Box

Toms River Branch Registration required. Registration begins on July 9, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Super Space Green Screen Drop-In

Brick Branch Drop-in between 2-3pm to have your picture taken in front of a space themes green screen. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Astronauts by S.A.I.L.

Little Egg Harbor Branch Learn about astronauts from our S.A.I.L. volunteers. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Age Range: Ages 5 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Internediate French Club: Imperfect Tense Review

Manchester Branch Improve your French by coming to our French Club, geared towards intermediate students. In this class, we will review the imperfect tense. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Movie Matinee: On the Basis of Sex

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.(PG-13) 120 min. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sparks's Lab Junior Engineer Challenge

Toms River Branch Engineering challenges that will put your design skills to the test. Ages 8-12. Registration is required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Icon: Maker. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Make It: DIY Adult Craft

Beachwood Branch Join us for a fun and relaxing craft for adults. Ages 18+. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 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 Tuesday, July 9th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: 8 - 12. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Milky Way Mobiles

Stafford Branch Make a mobile of our solar system. Ages 3-12. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 - 12 years old. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Family Fun: Out of this World

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 9th. Planets, rockets, and aliens- oh, my! Activities and crafts. Ages 0 -12 years. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0 -12 years. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

*The Lizard Guys

Upper Shores Branch Ages 5+/ w adult. Silly Billy from The Lizard Guys will educate and entertain with his live animal presentations of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and more. 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. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 5+ w/adult. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM.

Vorpal Hexapod Robots

Waretown Branch Play with robots, make them dance and fight! Ages 7 and up. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Age Range: Ages 7 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friends of the Lacey Library Meeting

Lacey Branch Join us as the Friends of the Lacey Library host their meeting. New members are always welcome to attend. Drop in. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Night and Day Trinket Box

Toms River Branch Assemble and Create a small trinket box. Registration required. Registration begins on July 9, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Film: Jaws

Lacey Branch An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast. (PG) 124 min. Watch a movie on our big screen.  Enjoy some popcorn provided by the library or bring your own snacks.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Make It: Healthy Cooking/Crea: Cocina saludable

Lakewood Branch Learn how to prepare a healthy meal with a licensed nutritionist. 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 a preparar una comida saludable con un nutricionista certificado. 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. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 8-16/Edades 8-16. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pajama Storytime

Upper Shores Branch Ages 3+ w/family. Wear your pjs, bring your favorite stuffed animal and your blankie. We will enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. Siblings, parents and grandparents welcome! Please register each person individually, include the person’s complete first and last name and age; adults can enter A for age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3+ w/family. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Fortune Telling 101

Toms River Branch Drop in to test out different cultural methods of fortune telling including tarot cards, oracle readings, palm reading, and much more! FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18; Teens Only. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Meet the Mayor

Berkeley Branch Meet Berkeley Township mayor, Carmen Amato in this town hall event. Learn about happenings in Berkeley Township and ask the mayor your questions. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

SAT Strategies & Tips

Jackson Branch Feeling unsure about how to succeed at the SATs? Get inside info from a high school teacher/SAT tutor about how to tackle the test with confidence! Find out how you can do your best to prepare, learn about resources to help you feel ready, and ask questions about what is worrying you the most about the upcoming SATs! Grades 10 – 12. Registration begins July 1st. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Grades 10-12. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Wand Making Class with Professor Trelawney

Manchester Branch Ages 7-12 Professor Trelawney from Hogwarts will guide you through making your very own wizard wand! Dressing in your favorite house colors or costumes is encouraged. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7-12. Tuesday, July 23, 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 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Little Egg Harbor Branch Come and join our group and practice speaking English. Work on your accent and vocabulary. New members welcome. No registration required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Puppy Power

Little Egg Harbor Branch Come meet the Seeing Eye puppies of the Ocean County 4H Club and learn about the responsibility of raising a Seeing Eye Dog.  These are families that a training puppies to be given back to the Seeing Eye in Morristown.  The puppies will then receive specific training to be a Seeing Eye Dog.  The families talk about the responsibility of raising a Seeing Eye puppy and how they take their dogs various places to get them used to being in public and demonstrate basic obedience commands. Of Course we will end the program with "Pet the Puppies". Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 6 and up. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adult Book Discussion

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch The Trespasser by Tana French In bestselling author Tana French's newest "tour de force" (The New York Times), being on the Murder Squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Are you new to speaking English? Join our group and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, July 23, 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 24, 2019.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Playdate

Manchester Branch Ages 1-5 Come to the library today for some fun playing with friends and our toys in the meeting room.  Toddlers with a caregiver are welcome for some free play time.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-5. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers - Early Birds

Stafford Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. For children under 2 years of age. Please register for only one session. Thank you! Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0-2 years old. Wednesday, July 24, 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 24, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Grades 6 & 7 Volunteer Day

Brick Branch Earn service hours, help your library and have fun! Must be entering 6th or 7th grade only! Please register, limited space. 732-477-4513. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Entering 6th or 7th Grade. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Internet Basics

Brick Branch Learn the very basics of how to navigate the Internet. Mouse and keyboard skills required. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Alzheimer's New Jersey Family Support Group

Jackson Branch Alzheimer's New Jersey Family Support Groups are always free and open to the community. Support groups provide families and caregivers with the emotional support and education they need to better understand Alzheimer's disease and dementia The group is facilitated by a trained Alzheimer's New Jersey volunteer. Walk-ins are welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Astronaut Storytime

Plumsted Branch Toddler’s ages 18 – 36 months and their caregivers. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plumsted Library. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 18 - 36 months. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM.

Arty Party

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 10th Join us for our monthly preschool art program. Dress for mess. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 , Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

I Survived: Shark Attacks of 1916

Brick Branch We'll learn about the NJ shark attacks of 1916 and make a shark craft. Ages 6 and up. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 and up. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Documentary film: Sharkwater

Jackson Branch Are you ready for Shark Week? What you may not know is that an estimated 100 million sharks are killed by fisheries every year and only 10% of big ocean fish remain. This documentary film presents an investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide. Director Rob Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. The film stars and is written and directed by Rob Stewart. Run time: 1 hour 28 minutes. , Rating: PG Parental guidance suggested – Some material may not be suitable for children. (Film contains images of animal cruelty, thematic elements, language and some smoking). Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Movie. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Aliens Invade!

Lacey Branch Are we alone in the universe?  We'll be sharing stories and lore about extra-terrestrial beings and working on some alien-related crafts and activities. For ages 6 - 12.  Please register, beginning on July 10th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM.

Wilderness Survival for Teens

Long Beach Island 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. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Playdate

Manchester Branch Ages 1-5 Come to the library today for some fun playing with friends and our toys in the meeting room.  Toddlers with a caregiver are welcome for some free play time.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1-5. Wednesday, July 24, 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 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers

Stafford Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. For children under 2 years of age. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For children under 2 years of age. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Double Trouble Village: a Window into Pine Barren Industries

Berkeley Branch Learn about the history and industry of the Pine Barrens from 18th century logging town to cranberry industry powerhouse in the 20th century. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Little Egg Harbor Branch Stories, songs and a craft. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5 with Parent/caregiver. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM.

Astronaut Storytime

Plumsted Branch Children ages 3 – 5 and their caregivers. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plumsted Library. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:30 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 24, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:00 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 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Galactic Beats

Lacey 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! Please Register. To learn more about the Beat Bus visit www.BeatBus.org. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

BONK! Drum Workshop for Adults

Manchester Branch BONK! Drum Circle is a 1 hour interactive program where participants will be introduced to drums and percussion from around the world, learn basic drum and percussion techniques and create a 'drum circle' with exotic percussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Branch. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 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. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:30 PM.

"Microcosm-The mini-universe of Bug" Presented by Insectropolis

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch "Microcosm- The Mini-Universe of Bugs” Presented by Insectropolis. Instead of a telescope, you need a microscope to understand the daily roles and challenges of these tiny creatures.  You don’t need to look beyond your backyard for the alien-looking animals living among us. Ages 4 and up.  REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Family. Age Range: 4 & up. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Adult Craft: Crafting Challenge

Berkeley Branch Have fun with the crafting challenge. Materials will be supplied- you create the craft. Sponsored by The Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Art Program for Adults with Special Challenges

Lacey Branch An art program for Adults with Special Challenges and their caregivers, with Linda Higley. This program is made possible by a grant from the KearnyBank Foundation.  Please register.  No online sign up is available for this program. You must call the Lacey Branch directly to register for this program.  . Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Devon’s Kitchen Presents: Books and Bites

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Local chef Devon Smith will share the story and follow the recipe in the book to create a delicious treat. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Feature Film - First Man

Stafford Branch PG-13. 141 min. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Paper Quilling

Toms River Branch Make a simple paper quilling artwork. Ages 6-12. Registration Required; Registration begins on July 10th. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Apollo 50 – Next Giant Leap

Jackson Branch Meet Tom Timko, NASA Solar System Ambassador, to learn about space exploration, including the Apollo Moon landings. Visual aids, including planet models, a meteorite and a piece of the Moon will accompany this informative program. Ages 6+.  Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, July 10th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Age Range: 6 and up. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

KEVA Planks Open Play/KEVA Planks Juego abierto

Lakewood Branch Come build various objects using KEVA planks. 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. Construye varios objetos usando KEVA planks. 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+/Edades 8+. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Jewelry Making

Barnegat Branch Globe Necklaces. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 8-12. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

BONK! Teens: Ages 10-18

Manchester Branch A one hour interactive program where participants will be introduced to drums and percussion from around the world. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 10-18. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

*Wild Jersey Balloon Lunar Rovers

Upper Shores Branch Ages 8-12. In this program, kids will make a mini lunar roving vehicle. We'll race our lunar rovers once they're assembled, using balloons to power them. 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/tween/teen individually, include the child/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. Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8-12. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM.

"Microcosm- The Mini-Universe of Bugs” Presented by Insectropolis /"Microcosmos: el mini-universo de insectos", presentado por Insectropolis

Lakewood Branch You don’t need to look beyond your backyard for the alien-looking animals living among us. 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. No necesitas mirar más allá de tu patio trasero para ver los animales de apariencia extraterrestre que viven entre nosotros. 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. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Pajama Storytime

Brick Branch Wear your pajamas and bring blankets, pillows, or stuffed friends to read some cozy stories. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Family. Age Range: Family. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Game Club

Lakewood Branch Join us for an evening of board game fun using the library's collection of tabletop games!  Please register. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Audience: Family. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM.

Brick Write-In for All Ages

Brick Branch Meet other writers. Work on your own writing or join the group for a collaborative project. Adults, teens and children invited. REG. Please register each person individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: All Ages. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Video Game Night

Lakewood Branch Open video gaming. We supply large screen TV w/HD, PS3,WiiU, XBOX360, Wii, PS4, XBOXONE. Feel free to use the games we have in stock, check out one from the shelf or bring your own from home. Set up a tournament with your friends!!!! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM.

Feature Film - Isn't it Romantic

Manchester Branch New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city's next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy, and she is the leading lady. PG-13, 88 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:28 PM.

Teen Drop in Gaming

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Aliens: Escape from Earth!

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins July 10th. Join ScienceTellers for an amazing intergalactic story where science experiments bring the story to life! During the second part of the show, ScienceTellers will go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science with the help of volunteers from the audience. *Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library-Toms River* Ages:   4 - 12 years.  Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 4 -12 years. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Apollo 50 - Next Giant Leap

Jackson Branch Meet Tom Timko, NASA Solar System Ambassador, to learn about space exploration, including the Apollo Moon landings. Visual aids, including planet models, a meteorite and a piece of the Moon will accompany this informative program. Ages 6+.  Please register. Registration begins Wednesday, July 10th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Knit Night

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for knitting night at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Meditation 101

Toms River Branch Learn the basics of meditation or get a refresher in this beginner level class. Yoga mats not necessary. Registration required. Registration begins on July 10, 2019. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Galactic BINGO!

Long Beach Island Branch Join us for Family BINGO and win a prize! Please register children and the accompanying adults. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Doo-Wop & Vegas Nights

Upper Shores Branch Entertainer, Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, Johnny Petillo does it all!  With over 30 years of encore performances, Johnny's "Rat Pack" style of humor and song embraces his audience from beginning to end.  Fun guaranteed! Please register online or by phone *Sponsored by the Friends of Upper Shores. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Icon: Music. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Barnegat Branch Hone your craft with like-minded adult writers. Published and unpublished writers in any genre are welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Good Readers

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch This month the Good Readers will be discussing "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Insectropolis presents "Microcosm - The Mini Universe of Bugs"

Island Heights Branch "Microcosm- The Mini-Universe of Bugs” Presented by Insectropolis. Instead of a telescope, you need a microscope to understand the daily roles and challenges of these tiny creatures.  You don’t need to look beyond your backyard for the alien-looking animals living among us. Ages 4 and up.  REG. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM.