A - Business Hours English Conversations Led by trained volunteers, people learning to speak English get the chance to practice and develop self-confidence in a welcoming, informal environment. Groups and individual conversations are available. Special times can also be arranged. Please call Peggy to REG or stop by the circulation desk. A - 5/1, 6:30 pm, Tuesday Annual Plant Swap @ the Library Join the library and the Barnegat Gardening Club for our annual plant swap. Help us keep this event green. Bring your plant(s) with you that night. This year’s swap will feature “Vegetable Gardening: Planning and Prep” a talk from the Master Gardeners of Ocean County. REG A - 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/30 1 pm, Wednesdays Watch it Wednesday: Afternoon Movie for Adults Join us on Wednesday afternoons this month for movies on the library’s big screen. Customers are welcome to bring snacks from home to enjoy during the movie. 5/2: The Adventures of Tintin (PG) 5/9: Warhorse (PG-13) 5/16: Like Crazy (PG-13) 5/30: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R) REG T - 5/2, 7 pm, Wednesday Anime / Manga Club Enjoy all things manga and anime while having fun with new friends. Drop in. Grades 7 - 12. A - 5/3, 7 pm, Thursday Barnegat Book Café Talk about books you’ve read and enjoyed or just listen to recommendations. A - 5/4, 2:30 pm, Friday Genealogy on the Internet Climb your family tree and explore genealogy databases offered by the library including those accessible free of charge from your home. REG CH - 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 1 pm, Mondays PreK Storytime Final 3 weeks of a storytime series for ages 3 - 5. Stories, songs, and fun. REG A - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Mark Twain: Wit and Wisdom The speaker appears in costume and character, wig and white suit in his one-man presentation of Mark Twain with selections from Twain’s autobiography, Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad and other works. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Barnegat Library. REG CH, F - 5/10, 6:30 pm, Thursday
Meet the Author of Is Your Mama a Llama? Deborah Guarino, author of the children’s book, Is Your Mama a Llama? will visit the library to share her classic book. Children and families will enjoy this lively presentation. Just in time for Mother’s Day. Don’t miss it. REG CH - 5/11, 10:30 am, Friday Toddler Tales Stories, songs, and fun for ages 18 - 36 months. REG BD - 5/15, 2 pm, Tuesday Book Discussion The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This is the story of a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge to become one of the most important tools in medicine. These first “immortal” human cells that were grown in culture are still alive today although the ‘donor’ has been dead more than sixty years. The cells were vital to finding a polio vaccine, cancer research, in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping. Although the cells are bought and sold by the billions, Henrietta lies in an unmarked grave. Her husband and children were also used without informed consent. Their story is interwoven with the dark history of experimentation of African Americans, the birth of bioethics and legal battles for the ‘stuff we are made of’. A - 5/15, 7 pm, Tuesday 100 Years Titanic Survivors and their Stories This beautifully costumed production commemorates the renowned maritime tragedy with amazing heartfelt accounts from those who survived the disaster and were rescued by the Carpathia on the morning of April 15, 1912. REG T - 5/16, 7 pm, Wednesday Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Participate in community service. Teens grades 7 - 12 are welcome to share ideas and plan programs. CH, T - 5/17, 6 pm, Thursday Tween Craft: Rubber Band Bracelets Use an assortment of hairbands to make fashionable, colorful chains. The more you wear, the better they look. Ages 10 – 15. REG CH - 5/19, 11 am – 1 pm, Saturday Drop In craft: Japanese Cherry Tree May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month. Drop in and make yourself a beautiful Japanese cherry tree. Ages 4 and up. CH - 5/21, 10:30 am, Monday Toddler Tales Stories, songs, and fun for ages 18 - 36 months. REG T - 5/22, 7 pm, Tuesday Cupcake Creations with JenniCakes The owner of JenniCakes, a local cake decorating company, will teach teens how to decorate cupcakes with spring flowers. Cupcakes and decorations are provided. When you’re done, enjoy your creation. Ages 12 – 18.REG CH, F - 5/24, 7 pm, Thursday
Treasured Angels Preschool Annual Art Show The artwork of the talented students of Treasured Angels Preschool will be on display all day. A reception for the young artists will be held in the evening. REG CH - 5/25, 3:30 pm, Friday Tail Waggin’ Tutor Reading can be fun. Beginning or struggling readers will take turns reading to a trained therapy dog. REG CH - 5/30, 4 pm, Wednesday Book Club The book club is back. A monthly gathering of ‘tweens and books. We’ll preview new books, book trailers and more. REG or drop in. Ages 9 – 12. T - 5/30, 6 pm, Wednesday Best of Doctor Who – Teen Night Watch 3 episodes from the most recent seasons of Doctor Who. Make a 3-D paper Tardis and Dalek while talking about your favorite TV moments. Drop in. Ages 12 – 18. CH, F - 5/31, 6:30 pm, Thursday Family Movie Night: Born to be Wild (Rated G) Bring your own popcorn and watch this beautiful movie about orangutans on our big screen. REG or drop in.
C - By Appointment Only Individualized Computer Chats FR - 5/4, 10 am, Friday Friends of the Library Meeting All are welcome to join the group. CH - 5/4, 3:30 pm, Friday Cinco de Mayo Crafts for Kids Let’s celebrate and make some cool Mexican crafts. Ages 5 - 12 REG T - 5/7, 7 pm, Monday Teen Advisory (TAB) Meeting For teens ages 12 – 17. REG CH - 5/8, 10 am, Tuesday Mother Goose Early literacy program. Infants up to 23 months. REG BD - 5/11, 10:30 am, Friday Black Tower by Louis Bayard Copies are available at the branch.
F - 5/12, 9 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday Spring into Summer Friends Book & Bake Sale Rain or shine. Enjoy great deals on books, music and DVDs plus a variety of fresh-baked goodies. Stop by to take a chance on a Kindle Fire®. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beachwood Library. CH - 5/14, 3:30 pm, Monday Origami The art of Japanese paper folding Ages 5 - 8 with a parent. REG CH - 5/14, 6:30 pm, Monday Origami The art of Japanese paper folding. Ages 9 – 13. REG CH - 5/15, 10:30 am, Tuesday Bossy Bear Puppet Show Bossy Bear is very, very bossy and he always wants his own way. Bossy Bear truly believes he is the king of his domain but jeez, just how bossy can Bossy Bear get? Perhaps he’ll completely take over the puppet show based on the books by David Horvath. Ages 2 – 5. REG CH - 5/16, 3:45 pm, Wednesday Rover’s Readers Read to our library dogs. Taffy and Rusty are back with us this month. Ages 5 – 12. REG CH - 5/22, 10 am, Tuesday Toddler Time Simple books, puppets, and play. Ages 2 - 5 years. REG A - 5/25, 10 am, Friday Knit Wits Learn from scratch, refresh skills or try some new techniques. All skill levels. No registration necessary. F - 5/29, 10 am, Tuesday American Sign Language (ASL) for Homeschooling Families For ASL students who know basic letters and numbers and want to take it to a basic conversational level. Any age that knows these basics are welcome. REG
A - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6:30 pm - 8 pm, Tuesdays English Conversation Group This is an informal conversation group for people who are learning English. Classes meet every Tuesday at 6:30 pm.
¡Si usted quiere practicar sus ingles, vengase a la Sucursal de Berkeley! Únase a un grupo de gente que usa conversación informal pare mejorar su ingles. CH - 5/2, 10:30 am, Wednesday Cuddle Up for 1s and 2s Cuddle up with your little one as we share stories, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays. Ages 12 to 36 months. Class size is limited. REG A - 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 1:30 pm, Thursdays An Afternoon of Mah Jongg Are you a Mah Jongg player, or would you like to be one? Join us on Thursday afternoons in May. New players are invited to learn from experienced players, and experienced players are invited to play with their peers. REG CH - 5/7 through 5/12, Monday - Saturday Children’s Book Character Drop In Scavenger Hunt Let’s celebrate Children’s Book Week. Where is Junie B. Jones? Do you see Bob the Builder? Come in anytime this week. Find the pictures of your favorite children’s book characters, and then claim a small prize. A - 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6:30 pm, Mondays The Yarn Dolls Knit or crochet with the Yarn Dolls. This very diverse group meets once a week. Come meet new people, have a few laughs and brush up on an old skill. Bring along your unfinished projects T - 5/7, 6 pm, Monday Teen Game Zone Do you love to play games and want a fun place to hang out to play them? Then come on down to the Berkeley Branch. We will have the Nintendo Wii®, Xbox 360®, board games and card games. Feel free to bring a favorite game to share as well. Ages 13 -18. CH - 5/9, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Japanese Tales and Kabuki Kite Craft Enjoy Japanese stories and make a nifty kite. Ages 4 – 8. REG CH - 5/10, 10:30 am, Thursday M Is for Mother: Storytime with Craft Join us for stories, music and movement. Then make something cool for mom or grandma or auntie. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult. REG BD - 5/11, 1:30 pm, Friday Book Discussion: Red Tent by Anita Diamante The author reimagines the biblical character Dinah, daughter of Jacob, after she leaves her family. CH - 5/12, 1 pm, Saturday Music with Friends A music and play program designed for children with autism and their families. All ages welcome. REG
T - 5/14, 6 pm, Monday Zombie Awareness Month You never know when the zombie apocalypse will happen but you can be prepared. Ages 13 - 18. REG CH - 5/15, 10:30 am, Tuesday Raining Cats and Dogs: Storytime with Craft Enjoy stories, music and movement -- and make a cool mobile. Ages 3 - 5 with an adult. REG CH - 5/16, 10:30 am, Wednesday Cuddle Up for 1s and 2s Cuddle up with your little one as we share stories, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays. Ages 12 to 36 months. Class size is limited. REG CH - 5/17, 4 - 5 pm, Thursday Woof Tales: Read to a Dog Take turns reading to our therapy dogs. All young readers welcome. REG T - 5/19, 1 pm, Saturday Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament Test your SSB Brawl skills against your fellow teens in a classic bracketed tournament. Prizes will be awarded. REG, as space is limited. Ages 13 - 18 only. A - 5/21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Monday Berkeley Adult Writers Group Writers and poets: are you looking for a friendly, non-judgmental group with whom you can share your creative works? Bring your works to our Adult Writers Group. Novice and experienced writers are welcome. T - 5/21, 6 pm, Monday Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Chat with your fellow teens and the teen librarian about the library. This is a great (and fun) way to earn community service hours, meet other teens in the neighborhood and work on programs for your favorite place in town. New members are always welcome. Ages 13 - 18. CH - 5/22, 4 pm, Tuesday LEGO® Club We’ve got the LEGOS®—you bring the imagination. Display your creation at the library. Ages 6 to 12. REG A, F - 5/24, 7 pm, Thursday The Bill McCloud Band Enjoy an evening of popular and toe tapping music with The Bill McCloud Band. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. CH - 5/30, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Dancing and Bumping the ‘Chute Get your workout at the library. Join us for an action-packed session of dance and parachute activities for child and parent together. Ages 2 to 4 with an adult. REG CH - 5/31, 10:30 am, Thursday T is for Truck, Train and Travel: Storytime with Craft Enjoy stories, music and movement and make a traffic safety sign. Ages 3 - 5 with an adult. REG
A - 5/7, 7 pm, Monday Talk of the Town - China: From Bicycles to Buicks Professor Gale Wayman, Xi’an International Studies University, presents a fascinating look at China as the culture and landscape has changed over the years. REG CH - 5/9, 10:30 am, Wednesday Preschool Storytime Join us for stories and a fun craft for ages 3½-5. REG CH - 5/11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Friday Mother’s Day Drop In Craft Make a Mother’s Day accordion card. All ages. CH - 5/14, 7 pm, Monday PJ Tales Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed toy to listen to bedtime stories. A light snack is provided. All ages. REG CH - 5/16, 10:30 am, Wednesday Baby Time Stories, fingerplays, music and movement for children 18 months and younger. REG CH - 5/16, 11:30 am, Wednesday Toddler Time Stories, fingerplays, music and movement for children ages 19 – 36 months. REG A - 5/21, 7 pm, Monday NJ Wind Trio Concert Steve Lewis, Jennifer Peterson, and Kaye Lewis delight audiences with the best of classical music. From Beethoven to Mozart, rearranged for your listening pleasure. REG CH - 5/23, 10:30 am, Wednesday Preschool Storytime Join us for stories and a fun craft for ages 3½ - 5. REG CH - 5/25, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm, Friday LEGO® Club We’ll supply the LEGO® bricks for imaginative free play. Ages 3 ½ - 8. REG CH - 5/30, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Wednesday LEGO® Club We’ll supply the LEGO® bricks for imaginative free play. Ages 3 ½ - 8. REG
ED – May Displays Meeting Room – Art show “Acrylics” by Fram Cama; Foyer Case – Butterfly Display by Sheldon Kirschenbaum; Stairway Area Display Cases – Origami; Children’s Area Walls – Johnson School Artwork
For a schedule of computer classes please call the branch or visit us at the Reference Desk. BD - 5/1, 7 pm, Tuesday Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery A - 5/7, 5/21, 6:30 pm, Mondays Knit – Chat – Chain Do you knit or crochet? Join our volunteer group. Items crafted are donated to local hospitals. Beginners to advanced welcome. A - 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 7 pm, Mondays English Conversation Group An informal conversation group for people who are learning English. Classes meet every Monday. BD - 5/8, 1 pm, Tuesday Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson CH, F - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday “Magic of Books” with Mark Zacharia Age 4 and up. Celebrate Children’s Book week with magician Mark Zacharia. Fun, surprises, and LOTS of laughs. REG begins April 24. T - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Chess Night Grade 5 - 12. Come to the library for this monthly opportunity to play the classic strategy board game. REG T - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Teen Advisory Board Meeting Share ideas on library programs for and by teens, displays, and suggest new items for purchase. Ages 12 - 17. REG CH - 5/9, 2 pm, Wednesday City Gate Speakers present Dr. Seuss Stories Age 3 - Grade 3. Join us for some fun Dr. Seuss stories presented by homeschool students. REG begins April 24. A - 5/10, 2 pm, Thursday Afternoon Movie Inkheart. (Rated PG) 106 minutes. Meggie’s father Mo has the power to bring characters from books to life just by reading those books aloud. When he sets free some nasty characters from a medieval story, it is up to Meggie to join a group of friends, both real and imagined, to set things right. REG CH - 5/10, 7 pm, Thursday Kid’s Fun Night Grades 4 & Up. Enjoy games, LEGO®, origami and more. REG begins April 24.
CH - 5/11, 10 am, Friday Babies at the Library Ages 12 - 23 months with a caregiver. Stories, finger plays, songs and more. REG begins Apr 24. T - 5/11, 3 pm - 5 pm, Friday Teen Gaming Grades 6 - 12. Come and enjoy open video gaming on our Play Station 3®; Xbox 360®; and Nintendo Wii®. A variety of games will be available. Not into video games? It’s ok, stop by anyway to play board games, card games, and more. We don’t have what you want to play? Bring your favorite game to play new opponents. REG T - 5/14, 3 pm - 5 pm, Monday Teen Craft/Friendship Bracelets Stop by the Jackson Teen Zone to learn patterns and make a bracelet for yourself or a friend. Materials will be provided. For ages 12 - 17. REG CH - 5/14, 7 pm, Monday Origami Creations Grades 1 - 5. Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with the fun and traditional art of paper folding. REG begins May 1. CH - 5/15, 10 am, Tuesday Flower Time for Twos Ages 24 - 35 months with caregiver. Stories, finger plays, flannel graphs & a simple craft. REG begins May 1. F - 5/15, 6 pm, Tuesday JenniCakes JenniCakes makes custom cakes and edible favors for special occasions. Join Jen for a cupcake demo and make your own creation. All ages. REG COH - 5/16, 2 pm, Wednesday Fall Prevention Workshop and Balance Screening The Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center Presents S.A.F.E., Stopping Accidental Falls in Elders, a free program on fall prevention and how to stay fall-free in your home. Please come for our workshop and FREE falls screening on our balance machine. In addition, our health coaches will be available to answer questions you may have about your health. REG COH - 5/17, 2 pm, Thursday Organic Cooking on a Budget Jennifer Klein, dietician from Manchester Shoprite, will give you an explanation of organic vs. non-organic foods and learn tips on how you can fit organic foods into your budget. Also learn cooking techniques and sample a recipe made with organic ingredients. REG A - 5/17, 7 pm, Thursday Friends Meeting All welcome. CH - 5/22, 1:30 or 2:30 pm, Tuesday Introduction to Microsoft Word® for Students, two sessions Grades 4 - 6. 1:30 pm Grades 7 - 9. 2:30 pm
A hands-on class in our computer lab to learn the basics of word processing for reports and other school projects. REG begins May 8. T - 5/22, 7 pm, Tuesday Teen Volunteer Night Grades 6 - 12. Serve your community and earn volunteer hours by helping out at the library. REG CH - 5/22, 7 pm, Tuesday May Flowers Drop In Craft Age 3 to Grade 3. Complete some fun and easy crafts with help from teen volunteers. No registration. A - 5/24, 6:30 pm, Thursday Writers Group For all writers, published or not, who want to share their work. CH - 5/31, 10:30 am, Thursday Bossy Bear Puppet Show Ages 3 and up. Bossy Bear is very, very bossy and he ALWAYS wants his own way. Come and enjoy the OCL Puppet Players show based on the books by David Horvath. REG begins May 15.
ED - 5/1 – 5/31 Wood Turnings Courtesy of Thomas Swain. C - 5/1 - 5/31 Individualized Instruction Make an appointment for individualized assistance with your computer, e-reader or database. C - 5/1 – 5/31 Individualized Genealogy Class Individualized sessions with Dawn Heyson to guide or assist your genealogical research. Available by appointment only. Please call to REG. CH - 5/2, 3 pm – 5 pm, Wednesday LEGO® Mania We’ve got the LEGOS®. You bring your imagination. Ages 6 - 12. Drop in. A - 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Plant Swap Drop off your plants at the Lacey Library anytime on Thursday May 3rd or Friday May 4th, or from 9 to 10 am Saturday, May 5th, and receive a voucher for each one. Return on Saturday, May 5th at 10 am to choose a plant for each voucher you received. Limit of five plants for swapping. Please bring your extra potted plants, unopened seed packets, garden magazines, catalogs, for our free table. T - 5/3, 6:30 pm, Thursday Teen Movie Night Come to the library to watch a movie with your friends. Movie will be announced the week of the showing. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Lacey Library. Ages 13 - 18.
A - 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 1 pm, Thursdays Mah Jong Mavens & Masters Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong? Do you already know? Either way, come join us. A - 5/5, 9:30 am, Saturday Knitting Group Come join in. Bring your yarn and needles, and make some new friends while you knit. All skill levels are welcome. A - 5/7 – 5/11, Monday-Friday Annual Book Sale Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library. Donations for this event will be accepted on Monday, 5/7 and Tuesday, 5/8, 9 am to 9 pm. The sale will occur on Wednesday, 5/9 and Thursday, 5/10, from 9 am to 9 pm; and Friday, 5/11, from 9 am to 5 pm. A - 5/8, 5/22, 10 am, Tuesdays County Connections Mobile Explore the resources available through County Connections, including passport assistance and senior services. F - 5/8, 6:30 pm, Tuesday Meet the Mayor Stop in and meet the Mayor in a less formal setting than a township meeting. A - 5/9, 1 pm, Wednesday Preparing Your Garden Master Gardener Roberta Quinn will be speaking on composting. The Lacey Garden Club will also present different speakers to help prepare your garden for the upcoming season. REG CH - 5/11, 10 am - 12 pm, Friday DUPLO® Play What can you build today? We have DUPLO® blocks to share. Come and play. Ages 2 - 5 with caregiver. Drop in. A - 5/14, 12 pm, Monday Bridge Buddies Bring your friends to the library for some fun and games playing bridge. CH - 5/16, 4 pm - 5 pm, Wednesday Origami Club What can we create with a piece of paper? Ages 9 - 12. REG A - 5/17, 10 am – 12 pm, Thursday Blood Pressure Screening Please join us as Carol Myers checks your blood pressure. Provided on the 3rd Thursday of every month through the Ocean County Health Department. COH, T - 5/17, 7 pm, Thursday Blending Fun with Amy Amy Paradise will be here to talk all about smoothies. We’ll have a blind taste test, talk about healthy ingredients, and of course sample a few recipes. Space is limited so REG.
COH, A - 5/18 – 8/3, 10 am, Fridays Move Today Please join us at the Lacey Branch for twelve interactive sessions of non-aerobic exercise for balance, flexibility, and strength. REG. Limited to 20; must attend all sessions. BD - 5/21, 1 pm, Monday The Postmistress by Sarah Blake Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. CH - 5/22, 10 am, Tuesday Bossy Bear Presented by the OCL Puppet Players. Bossy Bear is very, very bossy and he ALWAYS wants his own way. Bossy Bear truly believes he is the king of his domain but jeez, just how bossy can Bossy Bear get? Perhaps he’ll completely take over the puppet show! Based on the books by David Horvath. Ages 3 and up. REG A - 5/22, 7 pm, Tuesday Lacey Library Friends Meeting Please join the Friends of the Lacey Library for their monthly meeting. New members are always welcome. CH - 5/24, 4 pm - 5 pm, Thursday Paws for Reading Practice reading to our pet therapy dogs. For beginner readers. Drop in. COH, T - 5/24, 6:30 pm, Thursday Healthy Cooking for Teens Jennifer Klein, dietician from Shop-Rite, will demonstrate quick, healthy meals that are perfect for teens. Open to teens ages 13 - 18. Part 2 of a 4-part series. Space is limited so REG. CH - 5/31, 4 pm – 5 pm, Thursday Tween Craft Extravaganza! Call or stop by to find out about this month’s project. Ages 9 - 12. REG T - 5/31, 7 pm, Thursday Teen Advisory Board Meeting Join our Teen Advisory Board and help with library programming by sharing your opinions and planning programs. Come for the meeting and stay for Book Café. T - 5/31, 7:30 pm, Thursday Book Café We’ll share what we’ve been reading and learn about new titles from other avid readers. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Lacey Library. Teens ages 13 - 18 are welcome to join us.
T - 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 4 pm – 8 pm, Wednesdays Teen Gaming Night Open video gaming on our Nintendo Wii® and PlayStation 2®. Not into video games? It’s ok, stop by to play a variety of board games, card games, and more. Feel free to bring your favorite games or video game consoles to play new opponents. For ages 12 - 18.
C - 5/3, 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursday Microsoft Publisher® Prerequisite: Mouse Skills. Microsoft Publisher® is a powerful program used for quickly and easily creating brochures, flyers, greeting cards, calendars, invitations, and much more. Publisher is designed like Microsoft Word® and PowerPoint®; familiarity with those programs helps but is not necessary. T - 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 4 pm – 7 pm, Thursdays Manga + Anime + Comics Club Enjoy reading Manga and Comic Books and watching Anime or movies based on them? Then this is the club for you. Teens will be able to discuss, read, draw, watch, play, and cosplay all things relating to manga, anime, and comic books. For ages 13 - 18. CH - 5/3, 6 pm, Thursday Create Your Own Blog We will be using the website Kidblog.org to create safe, kid-friendly blogs. Each child will learn how to start a blog and add posts. Ages 8 - 12. REG CH - 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 1:30 pm, Fridays Friday Fun Create a fun Friday afternoon craft. Ages 2 - 12. T - 5/4, 3 pm, Friday Sprinkle, Stir, Boil, Create: Teen Cooking Program Learn how to make popular favorites and new recipes from scratch. From cooking competitions to group meals, each session will feature a fun, nutritious, delicious, and easy-to-prepare meal. Ages 12 - 17. CH - 5/7, 6 pm, Monday Microsoft Word® for Kids Practice your typing and learn more about Microsoft Word®. Ages 6+. A - 5/7, 6:30 pm, Monday Services for Customers with Visual Challenges Have a visual or physical challenge that makes it hard to read print books? Come learn about free services from the Talking Book and Braille Center. CH - 5/8, 5:30 pm, Tuesday Space Day Celebration An out of this world craft. Ages 5 - 12. C - 5/9, 10 am - 11:30 am, Wednesday Microsoft Word® Workshop Prerequisite: Word I. In this casual Word class we’ll work with you to add to the basic and intermediate skills learned in Word 1 and 2. Feel free to come in with your individual questions, or just practice. A - 5/9, 12 pm, Wednesday Crochet Drop In Learn or improve your crochet skills; catch up on trends; or bring your projects. All are welcome. Coordinator: Carol Ann Marks (CGA). CH - 5/9, 3:30 pm, Wednesday Read to the Dogs
Our therapy dogs Emma, Edith, and Amber love being read to. Why not share your favorite book with them? Ages 5 - 12. REG T - 5/9, 4 pm, Wednesday Mother’s Day Craft: Paper Flowers Create beautiful bouquets from recycled books, construction paper, and jars. They will make a great gift for mom, grandma, or any nurturing woman in your life. Ages 12 - 17. CH - 5/9, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Mother’s Day Bingo Play Bingo and win a prize for mom. F - 5/9, 6:15 pm, Wednesday Family Movie Night: Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG) While penguin Erik tries to figure out his talents, he’ll have to work with his friends to fight dangers threatening the penguin nation. C - 5/10, 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursday Microsoft Excel® I Prerequisite: Mouse skills Learn the basics of this exciting and powerful spreadsheet program. Topics to be covered include what a spreadsheet is, how it can be used, basic terminology, adding and editing data, saving and printing. T - 5/10, 5/24, 4 pm - 5:30 pm, Thursdays Teen Computer Club Tired of playing the same old Facebook® games and boring simple flash games? Come to the Teen Computer Club and enjoy games that will challenge your brain and entertain you at the same time. Each time there will be a challenge and prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. For ages 11 - 17. T - 5/11, 3 pm - 4:30 pm, Friday Sega® Friday Play the classic video game system, the Sega Dreamcast®. This short-lived but cult classic console has many classic games including Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Typing of the Dead.® For ages 12 - 18. CH - 5/12, 2:30 pm, Saturday Mother’s Day Craft Make mom a gift for her special day. We’ll create a paper plate flower basket. Ages 6 - 12. C - 5/14, 10 am - 11:30 am, Monday eBooks: How to use your e-reader device Prerequisite: E-mail account & e-reader device. Learn how to use your e-book reader, iPad®, or smart phone to get reading materials. You will also learn how to download free books from www.elibrarynj.com. CH - 5/14, 6 pm, Monday Math Counts Learn about math programs on the web and improve your math skills. Ages 4+. CH - 5/15, 5:30 pm, Tuesday Perfect Square See what you can make out of a simple square, inspired by the book: Perfect Square by Michael Hall. Ages 5 - 12.
C - 5/16, 10 am - 11:30 am, Wednesday Internet Basics Prerequisite: Mouse skills. Learn to find information on the Internet. Develop a basic Internet vocabulary and learn to evaluate Web resources. CH - 5/16, 10 am, Wednesday Plant a Seed Storytime and Craft In celebration of Love a Tree Day we will read stories about nature and plant seeds. Then you can take your seed home with you and watch it grow. Ages 3 -6. T - 5/16, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Tools for Teens and Adults: Drug Trends in 2012 In recent years we have been inundated with a slew of new Designer Drugs. Understanding what drugs are out there and how to identify their abuse can save the life of someone you know. Professional Development Certificates will be available. Sign-in at 6 pm, program starts promptly at 6:30 pm. REG, space is limited. C - 5/17, 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursday Microsoft Excel® II Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel® I. This class will build on the skills learned in Excel 1. CH - 5/17, 6 pm, Thursday Kids Can Knit All skill levels welcome, and if you want to learn to knit we can help. Bring your own yarn and needles or use ours. Ages 8 - 16. CH - 5/19, 2 pm, Saturday Chess Club Introductory chess classes. Interested adults, caregivers and siblings are also invited. Ages 6+. C - 5/21, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Monday Computer Skills Prerequisite: Habilidad de Computadora Basica Tienes pregunta sobre la computadora y el Internet? No importa si sabes nada, un poco o eres experto es para todos ¡ T - 5/21, 4 pm, Monday Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Plan fun library programs while participating in community service. If you are a teen in grades 7 – 12, join us to give input into what you want out of your library. New members are always welcome. For ages 12 - 17. BD – 5/22, 11 am, Tuesday Red Tent by Anita Diamant CH – 5/22, 5:30 pm, Tuesday May Flower Make a beautiful water color flower in a unique pattern. C - 5/23, 10 am - 11:30 am, Wednesday Email Basics Prerequisites: Mouse skills and Internet basics. Explore electronic mail. Get a free account to use at home or in the library. It’s a great way to keep in touch with family and friends. CH - 5/23, 3:30 pm, Wednesday Terrific Turtle Tales Celebrate World Turtle Day with stories and activities all about turtles. Ages 2 - 12.
CH - 5/23, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Girls Club Meet new friends and have fun with crafts. Ages 8 - 12. REG T - 5/23, 6 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday Lyricist Lounge This is for everyone who loves to sing, dance, rap, or speak their mind. If you have poetry, a dance number or a song you would like to belt out in front of your peers this is your time. Music and a microphone will be provided. For ages 13 - 18. C - 5/24, 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursday Microsoft Excel® III Prerequisite: Excel I and Excel II This class will build on the skills learned in Excel I and II. CH - 5/24, 6 pm, Thursday Tiara Time It’s International Tiara Day. Make your own tiara. Ages 4 - 12. CH - 5/30, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Boys Club Meet new friends and have fun doing activities. Ages 8 - 12. REG CH - 5/31, 5:30 pm, Thursday Young Writers Group We will discuss the elements of writing, try fun activities, and offer all participants the opportunity to read their work aloud and receive positive critique. Ages 8 - 12. REG
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A - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Individualized Computer Chats Come to a librarian with your individual computer needs. These individualized sessions can be tailored to your specific area of choice. CH - 5/1, 6 pm, Tuesday Cinco de Mayo Storytime Listen to stories and make a craft. All ages family program. Ages 2 – 5.REG A - 5/2, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Homebuyer Club The last workshop in the series in the Homebuyer Club. The Home Buyer Program provides information on budgeting and credit use, obtaining a mortgage, shopping for a home, the appraisal and inspection process, the mortgage closing, and life as a homeowner. Light refreshments will be provided. Presented by Money Management International and PNC Foundation. A - 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 7:30 pm, Wednesdays English Conversation Group Conversations will be on a variety of topics. Geared to adults learning to speak English. A - 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 10:30 am, Thursdays Meditation & Breathing Series This mini class is a way to learn and refine your meditation skills, and learn to use the breath to calm the mind
and body. Guided and unguided group meditation. Learn how to quiet the mind, help awaken and deepen your spirituality, and develop greater focus and concentration. Everyone is welcome. A - 5/4, 12 pm, Friday Movie – War Horse (Rated PG-13) Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. CH - 5/5, 11 am -1 pm, Saturday Chess Classes with the LEH Chess Club Introductory chess classes are being offered to ages 7 and older. Chess players with any experience are invited to attend and assist the new players. Class space is limited. CH - 5/7, 10:30 am – 11:00 am or 11:30 am – 12 pm, Monday Toddler Storytime Stories, songs and make a simple craft. Ages 18 – 36 months. REG BD - 5/7, 2 pm, Monday Little Egg Harbor Book Discussion: Monday Read & Chat A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. Please pick up a copy at the circulation desk. COH, A - 5/8, 1 pm, Tuesday Keeping Your Life FRESH: 5 Steps to Living your Most Fulfilling Life at Any Age! Join Melissa Clark, E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), Fitness Instructor and Director of Enrichment for The Pines at Whiting. Be encouraged to live your best life by following “FRESH” Fitness, Education, Recreation, Spirituality and Health. CH - 5/9, 10:30 am, Wednesday Puppet Show by OCL Puppeteers Bossy Bear is very, very bossy and he ALWAYS wants his own way. Based on the books by David Horvath. Ages 2 and up. REG A - 5/9, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Get Your Knit On: Knit Night Join us for a knitting night at the library, for beginners and fanatics looking for inspiration and camaraderie. Light refreshments will be served. CH - 5/12, 2 pm, Saturday Wii® Gaming Play golf, tennis, baseball and bowling at the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor. Ages 5 – 12. REG F - 5/15, 6 pm, Tuesday Fun, Free Movie - Hugo (Rated PG) An orphaned boy secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. All Ages. REG BD - 5/15, 2 pm, Tuesday Little Egg Harbor Book Discussion Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Please pick up a copy at the circulation desk.
T - 5/17, 7 pm, Thursday Teen Knit Night Learn the basics and have fun creating a handmade item. A - 5/16, 6:30 pm, Wednesday The Dionne Quintuplets Join us for a presentation on the world’s first known identical quintuplets to survive past infancy. Learn about the birth and lives of the Dionne Quintuplets, born in May, 1934 in Ontario Canada. BD - 5/17, 7 pm, Thursday Marvelous Sleuths Book Club A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Please pick up a copy at the circulation desk. A - 5/18, 10 am – 4 pm, Friday County Connection Mobile Service Center The mobile service will be in the Little Egg Harbor Library parking lot. Fees are required for some services. A - 5/18, 12 pm, Friday Movie Schindler’s List (Rated R) In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. A - 5/19, 2 pm, Saturday Everything You Need to Know About Your E-Reader Wondering how to use that e-Reader you got over the holidays? Or what to consider when choosing an e-Reader? This is your chance to become a wiser consumer and e-Reader user. Two very knowledgeable representatives from Best Buy will be on hand for all of your questions. F - 5/22, 6 pm, Tuesday Puppet Show Come and enjoy the puppet show put on by local staff and make a craft. All Ages. REG A - 5/23, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Meet the Mayor & Committeeman Light refreshments will be served. T - 5/24, 7 pm, Thursday Get Crafty Make a flag pin and be ready to celebrate Memorial Day. REG ages 12 - 17. CH - 5/25, 11 am, Friday Story Time “Sneak Peek into the Summer Reading Club” Come and participate in story time activities with PRJHS students. Ages 2 – 5. REG T - 5/31, 7 pm, Thursday Café Book Discuss your favorite reads movies and music while enjoying coffee and snacks. Grades 7 -12.
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A - 5/1, 11 am, Tuesday Free Blood Pressure Screening Long Beach Island Health Dept. FR - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 1 pm – 3 pm, Tuesdays Adult Writers Group Are you looking for support from other writers to improve your writing skills? Then join this year- round writers group. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library FR - 5/3 & 5/4, 9 am – 4 pm and 5/5, 9 am – 12 pm, Thursday – Saturday Friends of the Island Library Book Sale Help support the projects of the Friends of the Island Library at this book sale. CH/F - 5/5, 2:30 pm, Saturday Come Meet Children’s Author Joy Zomerdyke Joy Zomerdyke is the children’s author of Teddy B is for Bear, Meets A Scary Monster. Teddy B is a cute, rambunctious Pomeranian puppy who loves to play and wants a family of his own more than anything. But what about the big, scary monster with claws? Can Teddy B escape? You’ll find out. Enjoy a fun craft, too. Children of all ages. REG FR - 5/7, 5/21, 1 pm, Monday Brain Games Learn a variety of fun activities to stimulate your brain. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. REG F - 5/7, 5 pm – 8 pm, Monday Needle Workers Drop In If you knit, crochet, do cross stitch or needlepoint, come join this new informal group where you can work and chat, help less-experienced needle workers, or get help from the more experienced. Drop in. CH - 5/8, 3:30 pm, Tuesday To Mom, With Love Come in and make crafts for Mother’s Day. Children of all ages. Drop In. BD - 5/9, 7:30 pm, Wednesday Book Discussion Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. COH - 5/9, 9 am – 12 pm, Second Wednesday of every month Blue to You Van The Blue to You Van from Horizon Health Care of NJ will be coming to the branch every month as part of the library’s Chapters of Health program series. Everyone is welcome to come learn about healthy living strategies and local wellness activities, attend seminars, access health care reform information, and more. Members can speak with an advisor in person about recent claims, billings or other issues. CH - 5/9, 6 pm, Wednesday
Reading Isn’t Ruff Come in and read to our therapy dogs. For beginning readers & up. Drop In. FR - 5/9, 1 pm, Wednesday Mother, the Queen of My Heart A tribute to Mother in song, poetry, and prose. Join historical interpreter Stacy Flora Roth for a sampling of musical pieces and readings across the ages that are dedicated to the most important woman in our lives, our Mother. Bring yourself, your children, your mother, and memories to share. CH - 5/10, 10:30 am, Thursday Music and Movement Sing along to stories, dance and play rhythm instruments. Ages 2 – 7. REG A - 5/10, 2 pm, Thursday Classic Film: High Society (Not Rated) This musical remake of the popular screen comedy The Philadelphia Story is set in ritzy Newport, Rhode Island. The town is eagerly anticipating two upcoming events - the Jazz Festival and the wedding of Tracy Lord to George Kittredge. Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. 1956. FR - 5/14, 10 am, Monday Friends of the Island Library Meeting All welcome. A - 5/14, 6 pm, Monday Italian Cultural Society of Long Beach Island Please contact branch for program details. T - 5/23, 6 pm, Wednesday Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Attention all teens grades 7 – 12. Come in and see what TAB is all about. TAB is a fun way to participate in the library while earning community service hours. Come out and plan programs and events while making new friends. New members are always welcome. T - 5/23, 7 pm, Wednesday Gaming Club Come in and get your game on with board games, cards and fun Wii® games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. Ages 10+. Drop In. CH - 5/24, 3:45 pm, Thursday Storytime & Craft Children of all ages. A - 5/25, 10 am – 3 pm, Friday County Connection Bus FR - 5/30, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Open Mic Night Are you a poet, an author, a blogger or someone who writes for enjoyment? Would you like to share a bit of your work with the world? Come let the rest of us hear what you have to say. If you aren’t a writer, come for
this evening of short readings by your neighbors and friends. There’s a lot of talent in our community. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. CH - 5/31, 10:30 am, Thursday Totally Toddler Fun for 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s REG each child individually.
C - Dates and times vary Computer Classes - Basic computer classes offered include mouse, internet basics and Microsoft Word. REG ED - 5/1 - 5/26, Artist Exhibit -Rosalie Zakutansky Reception on Saturday, 5/5, 2 – 4pm, refreshments. BD - 5/1, 10:15 – 11:30 am, Tuesday Black Tower By Louis Bayard A - 5/1, 5/15, 2 pm – 4 pm, Tuesday Writer’s Circle Discuss writing & publishing issues. A - Tuesdays, 6 pm – 7 pm English Conversation Practice your English by discussing current events and other interests. A - 5/2, 2 pm & 6 pm, Wednesday Feature Film - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Rated PG-13) Oskar is convinced that his father, who died on 9/11, has left a message for him hidden somewhere in the city.129 min. COH, A - 5/3, 2 pm, Thursday Organic Cooking on a Budget with Cooking Demonstration & Tasting Registered dietician will explain the difference between organic and non-organic foods, and provide tips on how you can fit organic foods into your budget. COH, A - 5/4, 5/18, 9 am – 11 am, Friday - Blue to You Van The Blue to You Van from Horizon Health Care will have information about healthy living & healthcare reform. Speak to an advisor about claims and other issues. CH - 5/4, 10 am, Friday Homeschool Book Discussion The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood. Ages 9 - 12. REG CH - 5/4, 11 am, Friday Homeschool LEGO® Club Ages 6 – 12. REG A - 5/4, 5/11, 5/25, 12 pm, Friday
Chess Club - Bring your chess sets. A - 5/4, 2 pm, Friday Calendar Girls The Calendar Girls, a senior tap dance troupe, will perform dance routines from Broadway to Rock & Roll. CH - 5/5, 11 am, Saturday LEGO® Club - Ages 6 – 12. REG A - 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 10 am – 11 am, Mondays - English Conversation Practice your English by discussing current events and other interests. FR - 5/8, 10 am – 12 pm, Tuesday Friends of the Library General Meeting – All Welcome. A - 5/8, 10 am – 12 pm, Tuesday Adopt-A-Shelf Volunteer Training Volunteers will be trained to read shelves, straighten books. Convenient hours. 6 month commitment. REG CH - 5/9, 9:30 am & 10:30 am, Wednesday - Toddler Art Ages 1 - 3. REG A - 5/9, 2 pm & 6 pm, Wednesday Feature Film – War Horse (Rated PG-13) A story about a remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man, Albert, set during the First World War. CH - 5/10, 10:30 am, Thursday Preschool Build It - With our building sets and toys, Ages 4 – 6. REG A - 5/10, 5/24, 2 pm – 4 pm, Thursday Chicks with Sticks - Knitting and Crocheting Group Bring your yarn, needles, hooks & projects. Also Wednesdays 7 – 9 pm. A - 5/11, 5/25, 1 pm – 3 pm, Friday Quilting Bee - Classes held the first meeting of the month. The second is usually for independent projects COH, CH - 5/14, 10 am – 10:45 am, Monday - Bonk - Expressive Drums and Percussion for Kids Kids 4 - 12 use drums & percussion instruments to make up songs. REG COH, A - 5/14, 11 am – 12 pm, Monday - HeartBeats – Expressive Drum and Percussion Circle for Seniors This program is designed to entertain through drumming. REG CH - 5/15, 6:30 pm, Tuesday Tween Cooking: Candy Sushi Ages 11 - 14. REG A - 5/16, 2 pm & 6 pm, Wednesday Foreign Film – Vasermil (Not Rated) 3 teens from separate communities pin their hopes on soccer as a way out. Amharic/ Hebrew/ Rus-
sian w/ English subtitles. 90 min. A - 5/17, 10 am – 11 am, Thursday Glucose Screening A - 5/17, 2:30 pm – 4 pm, Thursday Book Chat Talk about books you’ve read. CH - 5/17, 6 pm, Thursday Crafter-Piece Theater Presents: Make a Kabuki mask. Age 6 - 10 REG A - 5/17, 7 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday Movie Trivia Test your knowledge about films from the 1930s through 1960s. Prizes. REG A - 5/21, 11 am, Monday Extreme Couponing with Maria Maria will show you how to outsmart the supermarkets. REG A - 5/21, 2 pm – 3 pm, Monday Brain Joggers Exercise your brain with puzzles. REG CH - 5/21, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, Monday Read to the Dogs Read to our certified reading therapy dogs. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot at the kid’s desk. REG A - 5/23, 2 pm & 6 pm, Wednesday Feature Film – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) The IMF team goes rogue after a Kremlin bombing to clear their name. 133 min. A - 5/23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesday Adopt-A-Shelf Volunteer Training Volunteers will be trained to read shelves. Convenient hours. REG CH - 5/24, 6:30 pm, Thursday Club Pokémon - Ages 9 - 12. REG COH, A - 5/29, 2 pm, Tuesday Fall Prevention with Balance Screenings - Kimball’s Center for Healthy Aging will present a workshop on fall prevention with balance screenings. REG CH - 5/30, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Wednesday Drop In Play Ages 1 - 6 A - 5/30, 2 pm & 6 pm, Wednesday Feature Film – Albert Nobbs (Rated R) The story of a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. 133 minutes
CH - 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 10:30 am, Tuesdays - Toddle on Over Ages 18 - 36 months with caregivers are welcome to join Miss Melissa for stories, songs, and play. REG A - 5/2, 6 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday Book Discussion for Adults We will be discussing Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. New members welcome. CH - 5/3, 10:30 am Thursday Music and Movement with Joan Seele-Goold A program that uses music as an opportunity to get moving and to de-stress. Families will sing & dance and enjoy being together in a musical environment. Ages 2 - 6. REG T - 5/3, 2:30 pm, Thursday Teen Writing Club All teen authors in grades 7 - 12 are invited to learn useful tips, talk about writing, critique and share work. A - 5/9, 7 pm - 8:45 pm, Wednesday Meet the Mayor Schedule an appointment to meet with Mayor Leutwyler and Assemblyman Dancer. Please call 609-758-7888. T - 5/9, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday Teen Board Game Night Come and play board games provided by the library, or bring your favorite ones. Grades 6 – 12. CH - 5/11, 5/25, 10:30 am, Fridays Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5. Join us for stories and a craft. REG COH, A - 5/21, 2 pm, Monday S.A.F.E. Stopping Accidental Falls in Elders - Presented by The Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center, this program on fall prevention will explain how to stay fall-free in your home. Come to the workshop and get a fall screening on a balance machine. In addition, health coaches will be available to answer questions you may have about your health. A - 5/21, 3 pm, Monday Reader’s Advisory Program Come and join us for our new reader advisory program. Let us show you the resources the library has to help you choose books to enjoy. Light refreshments will be served. Registrations accepted, but are not required. T - 5/23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Anime Club Join other teen fans to screen anime DVDs. Grades 6 - 12. T - 5/23, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting If you are a teen in grades 7 - 12 join us to see what TAB is all about. TAB T - 5/24, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Thursday Teen Craft Club Grades 7 - 12 come in after school and work on some cool crafts. REG
CH - 5/25, 1:30 pm, Friday American Girl Club Join us as we discuss this monthâ€™s selection. Then, enjoy a craft or activity to enhance the experience. Open to 1st - 6th grade homeschoolers. REG T - 5/30, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Teen Movie Come and watch a movie with your friends. The title will be announced the week of the showing. Movie may be rated PG-13; Ages 13 - 18.
A - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6 pm, Tuesdays English Conversation Group Come practice your conversation skills in a relaxed and informal setting. REG F/CH - 5/3, 10:30 am, Thursday Bossy Bear Puppet Show Bossy Bear is very, very bossy and he ALWAYS wants his own way. Bossy Bear truly believes he is the king of his domain but jeez, just how bossy can Bossy Bear get? Perhaps heâ€™ll completely take over the puppet show. Based on the books by David Horvath. Families welcome. REG F - 5/5, 10:15 am, Saturday Read to the Dog Come read a story to Abbey, the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. Ages 5 - 9. REG A - 5/8, 1:30 pm, Tuesday Write On! A Creative Writing Group Group members will select a different topic every month, and then write for 20 minutes. Sharing of work is supported and appreciated. All are welcome. REG A - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Stitch at the Beach Bring along your needles and yarn and join our monthly knitting group. All skill levels are welcome. REG FR - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Point Pleasant Beach Friends Meeting - The Friends of the Point Pleasant Beach Library are an essential link between the library and the public. We plan programs and fundraisers for specific library needs. New members are always welcome. Please join us. CH - 5/9, 10:30 am, Wednesday Time for Tots Join us for mouse themed stories and songs, followed by a simple craft. Ages 18 - 36 months. REG A - 5/15, 6:30 pm, Tuesday Tools for Teens and Adults: Drug Trends 2012 In recent years we have been inundated with a slew of new Designer Drugs like Spice, K-2, DMT, Golden slumber and others. Understanding what drugs are out there and how to identify their abuse can save the life of someone you know. REG
BD - 5/17, 12 pm, Thursday Literature & Lunch: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Bring your lunch and discuss a great book. Books may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. REG BD - 5/22, 7 pm, Tuesday The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. REG CH - 5/23, 10:45 am, Wednesday Budding Chefs: For the Birds Spring is here. Weâ€™ll celebrate with bird songs and stories, and then make a birdhouse sandwich. Ages 2 - 5 yrs. REG Sponsored by the Point Pleasant Beach Friends of the Library. CH - 5/31, 10:45 am, Thursday Your Name in Chinese In honor of Asian-Pacific Islander Month, learn to write your name in Chinese. Ages 3 - 5 yrs. REG ED - Curio Display Peanuts Collectibles courtesy of the Stevenson family. Point Borough ED - May Fossils from Evan Frederickson will be in the exhibit case and Seascapes and Florals by Doris Chenoweth will be on display in the meeting room. CH - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 11 am, Tuesdays Preschool Storytime Come listen to stories and make a craft with Miss Robin. Ages 3 - 5. REG CH - 5/2, 5/9, 11 am, Wednesdays Lapsit Time Cuddle up with your baby as we share rhymes, songs and movement together. 0 - 12 months with caregiver. REG CH - 5/2, 4 pm, Wednesday Read to the Dogs Children practicing their reading skills can read books out loud to our cuddly canines from Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs. A - 5/2, 5/16, 7 pm, Wednesdays Close Knit Crew Make friends and work on your knitting and crocheting projects. All skill levels are welcome. F - 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 7 pm, Thursdays Chess Club Drop in to play chess and have fun. All ages and skill levels are welcome. A - 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 7:30 pm, Thursdays - Adult Writers Group Explore your writing skills in a fun, informal setting.
A - 5/4, 5/11, 5/25, 1 pm - 3 pm, Fridays - Games for Adults Bring a friend and have fun playing a variety of board games. F - 5/5, 11 am, Saturday Japanese Festival Drums Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Power, Grace, Pulse, and Driving Rhythm. This electrifying aural and visual display consists of three drummers and a dancer. The combination of drums, shakuhachi and fue (both bamboo flutes), and the koto (a 13-string instrument) is a rare and unforgettable treat for American ears. Sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation. All are welcome. REG C - 5/7, 10 am, Monday Mouse and Keyboard Self Tutorial Work at your own pace on the library’s laptops and use self-instructed online tutorials to practice mouse & keyboard skills. Please bring a pair of headphones from home. CH - 5/9, 2 pm, Wednesday Bossy Bear Puppet Show Bossy Bear is very, very bossy and he always wants his own way. Perhaps he’ll completely take over this puppet show based on the book by David Horvath. Ages 2 - 5 with caregiver.REG C - 5/10, 2 pm, Thursday Online Career Resources Learn about Career Transitions and Learning Express Library, two important online resources that can help you on your search for a job. This class will teach you how to access the databases and use them for assistance with career assessment, searching job listings, and preparing resumes and cover letters. REG BD - 5/10, 7 pm, Thursday Last Lecture Join members of JSQspot’s book club as they discuss Randy Pausch’s book. New members welcome. CH - 5/12, 11 am, Saturday LEGO® Fun Club Test your imagination as you build. Ages 5 - 11. REG A - 5/14, 7 pm, Monday 100 Years – Titanic: Survivors and Their Stories - This beautifully costumed production by the Traveling Literary Theater commemorates the renowned maritime tragedy with amazing heartfelt accounts from those who survived the disaster and were rescued by the Carpathia on the morning of April 15, 1912. REG A - 5/14, 7 pm, Monday Jersey Shore Science Fiction Club Share your love of this genre with others who feel the same way. FR - 5/15, 1:30 pm, Tuesday Monthly Friends Meeting Meet the Friends of the Point Pleasant Library. All are welcome to attend. A - 5/15, 2:30 pm, Tuesday Nutrition for Seniors Ron Hyland will share nutrition and exercise tips to help seniors keep fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. REG
CH - 5/16, 4 pm, Wednesday Cherry Blossom Time Listen to stories and make a craft to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Grades K - 5. REG A - 5/16, 7 pm, Wednesday The Asian Tea Experience Stacy Lim from Butiki Teas will demonstrate different traditions of tea practice and serve samples of a variety of Asian teas. REG C - 5/17, 10 am, Thursday Internet Basics Students will learn about the Internet, search engines, and tips for searching the web. Must have basic knowledge of mouse and computer skills. REG T - 5/17, 3 pm, Thursday Asian-Pacific Heritage Fair Explore Asian-Pacific heritage at different culture stations that offer information and hands-on activities with origami, anime & manga, Hawaiian leis, and more. Grades 6 - 12. REG A - 5/17, 6:30 pm, Thursday Dinner & a Movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Rated R) In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. Bring your dinner and the library will provide dessert. REG T - 5/22, 3:30 pm, Tuesday Teen Advisory Board Join TAB and get involved at your library while having fun and earning volunteer hours. Grades 6 - 12. BD - 5/23, 7:30 pm, Thursday Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao Join members of the Good Readers’ book club as they discuss Junot Diaz’s book. A - 5/24, 11 am, Thursday Solutions for Balance Problems Natalie Billie, PTA & Wellness Coordinator, discusses how to improve your balance and minimize fall risk. REG T - 5/24, 3:30 pm, Thursday Teen Gaming Afternoon Bring your friends, and play some classic board games or Wii® video games. Grades 6 - 12. T - 5/29, 3 pm, Tuesday Teen Sewing Club Get crafty and create a cool and simple sewing project. Grades 6 - 12. REG
A - 5/2, 1 pm, Wednesday Brain Games A - 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 3 pm, Wednesdays - Exercise for Adults We urge you to talk to your physician before beginning any exercise program and to be especially careful if you have any health issues. If you experience any pain or discomfort associated with any activity, you should stop immediately to prevent injury. REG BD - 5/2, 7 pm, Wednesday Wednesday Evening Book Discussion FR - 5/3, 10:30 am, Thursday Friends’ Adventures: The Tree Whisperer F - 5/3, 1 pm, Thursday and 5/19, 10:30 am, Saturday String of Purls–Knit/Crochet Group T - 5/3, 6 pm, Thursday Teen Advisory Board Meeting A - 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 1 pm – 4 pm, Fridays - Mah Jongg C - 5/4, 1:30 pm, Friday Mouse Basics T - 5/7, 7 pm, Monday Teen Craft: Japanese Marshmallow Candies Create fun and colorful candies based on popular Japanese treats. REG FR - 5/8, 9:30 am, Tuesday Friends of the Stafford Library Bus Trip: Victorian Cape May CH - 5/8, 10:30 am, Tuesday Mary’s Stories Join local author Mary Soroka to hear her stories and make a craft. Ages 3 and up. REG BD - 5/8, 1 pm, Tuesday Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion CH - 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 9:30 am or 10:30 am, Wednesdays Toddler Time C - 5/10, 1:30 pm, Thursday and 5/14, 10:30 am, Monday Internet Basics T - 5/10, 5 pm, Thursday Teen Fiction Cafe Teens ages 12 - 18 are invited to discuss: What’s the fiercest battle ever written, filmed or programmed?
CH - 5/11, 2 pm – 4 pm, Friday Mother’s Day Drop In Craft CH - 5/12, 11 am, Saturday Dale & Amy’s Silly Songs Sing-Along Join us for silly songs and music by Dale and Amy Paradise. Ages 3 - 8. REG A - 5/12, 2 pm, Saturday Feature Film: Hugo (Rated PG) Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. A - 5/14, 2:30 pm, Monday Master Gardener Series: Edibles in the Landscape Berry Jones, a life member of the Master Gardeners of Ocean County, will show you how edibles can be a colorful accent to your landscape and container plantings. A - 5/14, 7 pm, Monday eBook Readers and Tablets – What to Look For - Representatives from Best Buy will talk about eBook reader features and have samples of major brands on hand. If you own one, bring it with you. Best Buy gift card raffle. REG C - 5/15, 10:30 am, Tuesday Microsoft Word® 2007 Basics CH - 5/15, 2 pm, Tuesday Bossy Bear Puppet Show Based on the books by David Horvath. Ages 2 – 5. REG A - 5/16, 1 pm, Wednesday Creative Writing Group with Marguerite If you love to write fiction, poetry, screenplays, etc., this is a chance to meet others with the same passion. REG T - 5/16, 6 pm, Wednesday Gamer’s Zone Open to teens ages 13 - 18. NO REG. FR – 5/17, 9:30 am, Thursday Friends of the Stafford Library Meeting C - 5/17, 10:30 am, Thursday EBay® Basics A - 5/17, 7 pm, Thursday 100 Years: Titanic Survivors and Their Stories This beautifully costumed production commemorates the renowned maritime tragedy with amazing heartfelt accounts from those who survived the disaster and were rescued by the Carpathia on the morning of April 15, 1912. REG
C - 5/21, 10:30 am, Monday Microsoft PowerPoint® 2007 Basics A - 5/21, 2:30 pm, Monday Master Gardener Series: Hydrangeas - Diane Disbrow will talk about the different species of hydrangeas, the most popular ones, and their care, feeding, and pruning. Q&A session will follow. REG A - 5/21, 6 pm, Monday Pine Shores Art Association Art Reception & Art History Slide Lecture A reception will honor three Pine Shores artists, followed by a lecture. REG T - 5/21, 7 pm, Monday Anime and Manga Club Ages 12 - 18. NO REG. COH, A - 5/22, 2 pm, Tuesday Organic Cooking on a Budget A registered dietician will explain the difference between organic and non-organic foods, and provide tips on how you can fit organic foods into your budget. There will also be a cooking demonstration. REG FR - 5/24, 9 am – 1 pm, Thursday Friends of the Stafford Library Book/Bake Sale C - 5/24, 10:30 am, Thursday Microsoft Excel® 2007 Basics CH - 5/25, 6/1, 10:30 am, Fridays Preschool Story Time F - 5/26, 2 pm, Saturday Family Movie: Puss in Boots (Rated PG.) A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends. C - 5/29, 1:30 pm, Tuesday Beyond the Basics T - 5/30, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Writer’s Guild Open to teens ages 12 - 18. NO REG.
ED - 5/1 – 5/31 Comic Book Art by Len Rivera (McConnell Gallery); Ocean County Library Staff Arts & Crafts Show (Second Floor Gallery) A - 5/1 – 5/31 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Crash: Podcast Discussion Listen online at http://theoceancounty library.org/podcasts. Learn about & see photos of the Hindenburg airship crash. On 5/6/1937 it was destroyed by fire while landing at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Speakers include,
Mr. Carl Jarbolski, President, Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, & Douglas King, son of Harry King, an employee of the Zeppelin company having the sole baggage concession. A - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 10 am, Tuesdays AND 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 10 am, Wednesdays English Conversation Group Are you just learning to speak English? Join the talk about current events & other subjects. New members are welcome. BD, T - 5/3, 3:30 pm - 5 pm, Thursday Gay - Straight Book Club We’ll discuss Sister Mischief by Laura Goode. New members always welcome. Ages 14 - 18. A - 5/3, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday Toms River Gamers Club Meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. 1st week has console, card, and board games. Play, meet, and discuss gaming. New members are welcome. Ages 18 - 29. REG A - 5/3, 6:30 pm, Thursday Tools for Teens: Drug Trends in 2012 Recently we have been inundated with new “Designer Drugs” like Spice, K-2, DMT, Golden slumber & more. Understanding the drugs & how to identify their abuse can save lives. Professional Development Certificates available. Adults only. REG A - 5/3, 7 pm, Thursday Homebuyer program – Financial Literacy Part III In awareness of Financial Literacy Month, the library will host a home buyer program covering the process toward home ownership. Part 3 covers obtaining a mortgage, the closing, & life as a homeowner. Each participant gets a workbook & a certificate (certificate qualifies you for various incentives) on successful completion of all three programs. You must register and attend all 3 programs to get the certificate. Presented by Money Management International and the PNC Foundation. Light refreshments will be provided. REG C - 5/4, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, Friday Mouse/Basic Computer Skills REG F – 5/5, 2 pm, Saturday Japanese Festival Drums Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with power, grace, pulse, & rhythm. This display includes 3 drummers & a dancer. Taiko drums (“big drums”) were used in Japan to drive away evil spirits & the plague. Taikoza draws from Japan’s tradition of musical performance to create a new instrumental sound with drums, shakuhachi & fue (bamboo flutes), and koto (13-string instrument). Sponsored in part with funding from OceanFirst Foundation Arts & Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation. C - 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 2 pm – 3 pm, Mondays Computer Help Hour - Drop In C - 5/8, 9:30 am – 11 am, Tuesday Yahoo Email I REG T - 5/8, 4:30 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday Teen Anime Club - Trivia, cosplay, new episodes, and more. Ages 12 - 18.
BD - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Shanghai Refuge By Ernest Heppner A, COH - 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 10 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesdays Chapters of Health: Take Control of your Health: Chronic Pain Management - 6 week workshop for patients and caregivers provides practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress. Participants discover nutritional habits and exercise. They get support when faced with a chronic condition like diabetes, arthritis, & anxiety. REG A, T - 5/10, 6:30 pm, Thursday Job Fair Prep Night Need a summer job? Your resume up to date? Come learn tips for the Summer Job Fair on Saturday May 12th. Ages 15 - 29. REG A, T - 5/10, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday seventhreetwo Free shows with local bands. Up this month: The Grains, Mike Chick. REG A, T - 5/12, 11 am – 2 pm, Saturday 2nd Annual Summer Job Fair Learn about hospitality and seasonal employment opportunities in Ocean County. Dress to impress and bring an updated resume. Ages 15 - 29. REG FR - 5/14, 2 pm, Monday Friends Meeting - The Friends design and manage fund raising activities to support the library. A - 5/14, 6 pm – 9 pm, Monday Job Seekers Support Group Join this monthly program to see job resources, share tips, & listen to guest speakers with Mark Boelte of NJ Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development. REG T - 5/14, 6:30 pm - 8 pm, Monday Power Player Mondays: Teen Tournament Come show off your video game skills. This month: Goldeneye 007 (Wii®) and Need for Speed: Undercover (xBox®). Ages 12 - 18. REG C - 5/15, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Tuesday Yahoo Email I REG T - 5/15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesday TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Volunteer for the library. Meeting from 7 - 8 pm. Volunteer projects before and after. Ages 12 - 18 C - 5/16, 2 - 3:30 pm, Wednesday Microsoft PowerPoint 2007® Basics REG C - 5/17, 9:30 – 11 am, Thursday Internet II REG A - 5/17, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday Toms River Gamers Club Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 3rd week features tabletop RPGs, cards and board games. New
members are welcome. Ages 18 - 29 REG C - 5/19, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Saturday Microsoft Excel 2007® II REG A - 5/21, 7 pm, Monday Our Daughters the Soldiers A narrative on trials and triumphs of women who served and are serving in the United States military. A focus on World War II & now, it shows how they were viewed, how they view them-selves, events, experiences and roles they played and are playing. Oral history materials aid a discussion by Helen G. Brudner, Ph.D., Associate Director, School of Political and Inter-national Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Funded in part by the New Jersey Council of the Humanities and the Ocean County Library. C - 5/22, 9:30 am – 11 am, Tuesday Internet I REG A, T - 5/22, 7 pm – 8 pm, Tuesday Girls’ Night Out Craft Enjoy time together & make a craft to take home. Ages 12 - 18. Moms, aunts, grandmas, cousins welcome. REG C - 5/23, 2:30 pm – 4 pm, Wednesday Help Filling Out Job Applications on the Internet REG A - 5/23, 7 pm, Wednesday Booksigning for Dear Dad, It’s Over, by comedienne M. Dixon M. Dixon is a regular contributor to MTV and is heard on Sirius Radio. She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Fox News Live, CBS Sunday Morning, WE TV’s Cinema-therapy, All Night With Joey Reynolds Rooftop Comedy.com & Us Weekly’s Hot Stuff, as well as The Boston Comedy Festival, The New York Underground Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Hear excerpts from her new book Dear Dad, It’s Over, based on her blog, The Day I Dumped My Dad. Copies will be available for purchase. REG C - 5/24, 9:30 am – 11 am, Thursday Mouse/Basic Computer Skills REG BD - 5/24, 2 pm, Thursday The Book Thief by Markus Zusak A - 5/24, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday Anime Plus Watch anime and discuss manga while meeting with other new adults. Ages 18 - 29. REG C - 5/25, 2:30 pm – 4 pm, Friday Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners REG A - 5/26, 2 pm, Saturday AND 5/29, 6:30 pm, Tuesday Foreign Film Club - The Piano in a Factory (Not Rated) A 2010 film from China. When Chen’s estranged wife shows up asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides to live with whoever can provide a piano. Chen, unable to pay for a piano,
comes up with a plan - he’ll make one. He persuades reluctant but loyal misfit friends to help him. Though crude in design and tune, the piano awaits its first and final performance from his little girl. 105 minutes. REG C - 5/30, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, Wednesday Microsoft Word 2007® I REG C - 5/31, 9:30 am – 11 am, Thursday Universal Class Online REG
CH - 5/1, 11:30 am, Tuesday Island Travel Island adventure story and sand painting. Ages 2 – 8. REG A - 5/7, 6 pm, Monday Everything You Wanted to Know About E-Readers Presented by Diana Jacob, Computing and Tablet Specialist from Best Buy. REG CH - 5/8, 11:30 am, Tuesday Celebrate Mom Story and Craft. Ages 2 - 8. REG BD - 5/10, 3:30 pm, Thursday Youth Book Discussion Homeschool and all students welcome. New members, please call the branch to REG and get the book title. Ages 7 - 14. F - 5/14, 6 pm, Monday FREE PG - 13 Movie Night - War Horse Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. REG CH - 5/15, 11:30 am, Tuesday Go Fly a Kite Story and craft. Ages 2 - 8. REG C - 5/16, 2 pm, Wednesday Librarian by Appointment One hour. Limit 1. REG F - 5/21, 6 pm, Monday FREE PG - 13 Movie Night Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. REG CH - 5/22, 11:30 am, Tuesday Welcome to the Big Top Join us for a circus story and craft. Ages 2 - 8. REG CH - 5/26, 10:30 am, Saturday LEGO/DUPLO ® Fun and FREE PG Movie Watch Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked as you build away the morning. DUPLO® ages 2-5. LEGOS® age 6 and up. REG
CH - 5/29, 11:30 am, Tuesday A Bunch of Bunnies Hop with us during this bunny story and craft. Ages 2 - 8. REG
A - 5/8, 7 pm, Tuesday Beyond Your Garden: A Pondering of Weeds - Join local photographer, Jenny Buck, as she shares her extensive collection of images both on display and in her book, Uncultivated: A Tribute to Weeds. REG CH - 5/10, 10:30 am, Thursday Mommy & Me Tea Party Celebrate Mother’s Day with stories, ‘tea,’ and pastries. Ages 3 - 6. REG CH - 5/14, 10:30 am, Monday Music and Movement Stories, action songs, and play for ages 2 - 4. REG A - 5/16, 7 pm, Wednesday The Traveling Literary Theater presents: Titanic: Survivors & Their Stories - This beautifully costumed production commemorates the 100th anniversary of the renowned maritime tragedy that took place on April 15, 1912. REG **Sponsored by the Friends of Upper Shores BD - 5/17, 3 pm, Thursday Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. CH - 5/22, 6 pm, Tuesday Storytellers: Digital Storytime Using the iPad2®, readers will become storytellers as they interact with picture book characters. Ages 6 - 10. REG CH - 5/23, 5/30, 10:30 am, Wednesdays PreK Storytime Stories and craft or activity for ages 3-5. REG A - 5/23, 7 pm, Wednesday The Presidential Election of 1860 With Judge Jay Jorgensen of the Robert E. Lee Civil War Roundtable In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, our guest speaker will discuss one of the most momentous presidential elections in American history. REG CH - 5/26, 10:15 am, Saturday Mother Goose A 30-minute play time for you and your baby with songs, puppets, and dance. Ages 23 months and younger. REG A - 5/29, 2:30 pm, Tuesday Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month - Film Screening and a Bissel Nosh (Light Snacks) The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma (Not Rated)
The little-known story of Jews who fled hardships of Eastern Europe and traveled to California to become chicken ranchers. REG CH - 5/29, 6 pm, Tuesday Family Movie Night Born to be Wild (Not Rated) Enjoy a family movie. Snacks and beverage will be provided. REG
ED - Month of May Display Case: Shoes of Asia - A colorful collection of traditional, yet unusual, Asian shoes celebrating AsianPacific American Heritage Month.: Meeting Room: Harmonic Oil Paintings - This month’s artist, Bud Sylvester, skillfully uses the technique of imprimatura in his approach to oil painting. Mr. Sylvester uses this method to create a harmonic composition. He then sets a vibrant mood in his landscape and beach scenes by playing with stumbling and glazing techniques. C - By Appointment Computer Lessons We customize your lessons to help you with computer tasks. Just call 609-693-5133. CH - 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 11 am, Thursday Preschool Story Time Ages 3 - 5, with a caregiver. Just drop in. CH - 5/9, 2 pm – 4 pm, Wednesday Drop In Mother’s Day Craft Suitable for ages 4 & up. Materials provided. F - 5/12, 11 am, Saturday Mother’s Day Dedication Join us in supporting the students of Waretown’s recently opened Ocean County Arts Center. Included in this program are vocal solos and dance performances specially selected to encompass the theme of love, family, and most of all, mothers. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Mother’s Day weekend. REG FR - 5/14, 7 pm, Monday Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting The Waretown Branch Library’s Friends provide our branch with a means to support future programs and improvements. All are welcome to attend. A - 5/19, 11 am, Saturday Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Dr. Joseph Scapicio, certified and licensed practitioner of acupuncture and oriental medicine, has used his extensive knowledge and experience to help countless patients with such issues as pain management, oncological symptoms, and women’s health concerns. He explains the Eastern approach to supporting the nature of a complex, integrated system - the human body. REG A - 5/21, 1 pm - 3 pm, Monday Journey to Wellness Do mental health and substance abuse issues affect your life? Members from the Journey to Wellness Center will be available in our meeting room to provide confidential support with helpful information and referral ser-
vices. Just drop in. FR - 5/25, 1 pm - 3 pm, Friday Friends Monthly Book Sale Excellent finds for unbeatable prices. FR - 5/26, 10 am - 12 pm, Saturday Friends Monthly Book Sale Excellent finds for unbeatable prices.