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Games Day

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September 21
October 19
December 14

3pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:00 am

OC Reads: Our Community Reads

 

One Amazing Thing

by

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

 

Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm
Book Discussion
Join us for a lively book discussion of One Amazing Thing. *Will be held in Children’s Activity Room*

Saturday, September 23rd at 2pm
Amazing Stories from Amazing People

Come and listen as well-known Ocean City residents share their own one amazing things!

Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm
Emergency Preparedness Seminar
Learn how to prepare for different emergency situations in Ocean City.  Presented by Frank Donato, Emergency Management Coordinator for Ocean City.

Sunday, October 1st at 2:00pm
Multicultural Showcase
Celebrate the many diverse cultures of the book One Amazing Thing with a showcase of musical performances, presentations, and demonstrations.

Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30pm
Share Your Own Amazing Thing.  All are invited! Come and share your own “amazing thing” in small group discussions. Led by local memoirist Eva Feeley.

Thursday, October 19th at 6:30pm
Meet the Author!
Author Chitra Divakaruni will present a talk, Q&A, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Seating is free and first-come, first-served.

OC Reads is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book.  OC Reads celebrates reading, literacy, and all that public libraries do! *We encourage all to read this book and participate in the OC Reads series of events this Fall 2017.*

Books are available through the Library and at…

Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Avenue

and

The Bookateria Two, 1052 Asbury Avenue

For more information, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

 

 

Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:00 am

American Sign Language Classes: Level 1 and 3

Both classes/levels are full, as of October 3

Free Classes at the Ocean City Free Public Library

The Ocean City Free Public Library will be offering TWO different ASL classes:

♦ASL Level 1

♦ASL Level 3

(If you would like to sign up for ASL Level 3 and have not taken the first two courses, you may be asked to participate in a short video screening process or to describe your previous ASL experience in order to ensure a smooth transition into the class.)

The ASL Level 1 course is a beginner-level course.

The ASL Level 3 course continues the study and practice of basic skills initiated in ASL Level 1 and 2.

Emphasis will be placed on developing further communication skills using ASL. Interactive and extracurricular activities increase understanding of ASL and deaf culture. This course requires active participation.

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm 
October 19th-December 14th
(8 weeks)

(No Class the Week of Thanksgiving)

(As of 10/3, Both classes/levels are Full)


Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
  To register, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 
or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.
 
To find out about more library programs and events, please visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.

Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:00 am

MEET THE AUTHOR! TALK, Q & A, AND BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR CHITRA
DIVAKARUNI

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 6:30pm, in the Lecture Hall

Join us as we welcome Chitra Divakaruni,author of the OC Reads 2017 book,One Amazing Thing.

Chitra Divakaruni is an award-winning author and poet who writes about the South Asian experience. Her stories explore women, immigration, history, myth, magical realism and diversity. Her books have been made into films and plays, and Oleander Girl has been optioned by Hollywood. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Houston. Find out more at http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase by Sun Rose Words & Music.

Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY Presents...


CRAFT AND PRACTICE
OF CREATIVE FICTION
WITH ZOE FORNEY

Craft lessons on the elements of writing and how to use them. Discussions, exercises, and prompts, with opportunities to share your work for supportive responses. Readers and poets welcome, too

SEPTEMBER 15, 22, 29
OCTOBER 6, 20, 27
NOVEMBER 17
DECEMBER 1

FRIDAYS, 6-8PM
ROOM N116
OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY♦1735 SIMPSON AVENUE♦ OCEAN CITY NJ 08226

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 609-399-2434 X5222

Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:00 am

The Ocean City Free Public Library presents..

 

THE READY ROCKERS

 

DICK RICHARDS (Drums) Original drummer for Bill Haley and the Comets

Dick is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Westchester Football Hall of Fame ‘49, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Dick Richards was a professional actor for 20 years, doing movies, commercials, and soap operas. Dick starred in episodes of Kojak, HBO’s Oz, and more. After Dick’s career in acting, he reunited with the Comets in 1989 and has been performing with the original Comets ever since.

 

WALTER “WALLY” BUCKS (Bass Guitar and Backup Vocals)

TOM GARGAN (Lead Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitar) Builds his own custom guitars.

 

The Ready Rockers were established on March 23rd, 2013. They perform 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s Classic Rock Music, and play for weddings, outdoor concerts, festivals, and more. They have performed for The Mr. Mature Pageant (2015, 2016), the Pilipino Music Festival (Ocean City Boardwalk), and the Hope All Day Recovery Center 3-day music festival.

 

Friday, October 20th, 2017

7:00pm

FREE ADMISSION! NO TICKETS REQUIRED.

Ocean City Free Public Library

1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226

   609-399-2434    www.oceancitylibrary

 

Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:00 am

Learn Spanish
with a
Free Class!

Where?  Children’s Activity Room, Ocean City Free Public Library♦
               
1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226

When?
Fridays
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 17
December 1, 15
January 5, 19, 26

What time?
Beginning Spanish 5:30pm-6:30pm
Intermediate Spanish 7:00pm-8:30pm

Beginning Spanish:  We will learn to read, speak and write Spanish at a beginning level using a communicative response approach.  Materials are included.  Bring a sense of humor and a pencil.

Intermediate Spanish: We will read and discuss stories from graded Spanish readers comparing our lives to those of the characters. Sense of humor is optional but helpful. Bring a writing utensil or a photographic memory—whichever works best for you.

Instructor Jeff Forney has taught Spanish in the NJ public schools for 29 years and at Stockton University for 2 years. He did his student teaching in Quito, Ecuador and half of his master’s degree at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He holds a B.S.Ed. in Spanish and an MA in Spanish Language and Literature. He scored Advanced High on the ACTFL scale of proficiency. But, don’t let that scare you. Come anyway. That’s just for people who care about such things. ?

Registration is not required. Questions about the class? Email instructor at jefe.forney@gmail.com.

Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:00 am

Fundamentals of E-Mail using Gmail,  Tuesday, October 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m. 
Beginner level course—No experience needed but participants should be proficient with the mouse

Learn E-Mail basics such as create a Gmail account, compose mail, create contacts and groups, manage your mail, create and move mail to folders, add, open, and save attachments.

Posted: October 24, 2017, 12:00 am

Tuition-Free Atlantic Cape Community College Classes
offered at The Ocean City Free Public Library

Excel 2016, Level I
5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesdays, September 26th and October 3rd
Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program that quickly organizes, calculates and analyzes information.  You will practice entering and editing text, values and formulas, and apply formatting techniques.  Additionally you will work with ranges, rows, columns and simple
functions. 
6 hours

Facebook for Business
9am-12pm
Friday, October 6th
This course will cover all the ins and outs of
building a compelling presence for a business on Facebook – setting up a business page, engaging your customers, creating ads and more. Students will learn how the No. 1 social network can truly benefit a business.
3 hours

Excel 2016, Level II
5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesdays, October 10th and 17th

Microsoft Excel Level II builds on the basic concepts of Excel I and provides advanced skills in working with large worksheets and workbooks. It includes the following: using multiple worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting, outlining and subtotals, tables, advanced charting, documenting and auditing, PivotTables and Pivot-Charts. 6 hours

Crowdfunding for Business: Cancelled as of October 18 due to lack of attendance
5:30pm-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 24th
You’ve heard of fundraising, but what about crowdfunding? Whether you are a startup, existing business or an individual looking to create a movement, you’ll learn all about the new way to raise money for your causes,
campaigns, projects or business. We’ll discuss the
different platforms, what it takes to succeed, and the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll take you from getting started, through building a list, to all the steps needed for your campaign, including the No. 1 tool you need for any type of fundraising and crowdfunding success.
3 hours

Social Media: Using Twitter and Instagram
9am-12pm
Friday, November 10th
Learn how to effectively use two popular social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram. Geared toward beginners, this session will provide information and guidance on cultivating followers, creating an editorial calendar, defining the theme of your Twitter or Instagram, and balancing fun, interactive elements like pictures and videos with more professional, business-oriented displays and themes. This workshop will help you and your business grow in the digital age.
3 hours

Funding made possible through the New Jersey Community College Consortium
Please register by contacting Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222 or by email at jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org. Spaces are limited.

**If available, please have your Federal Employer Identification Number ready when registering.**
If you are unable to attend after registering, please give 48 hours notice.


Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

Posted: October 24, 2017, 12:00 am

Posted: October 24, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: October 25, 2017, 12:00 am

Connect @ your Library

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Tired of Not Finding the Programs and Books That Interest You at Your Public Library?

Looking for a Peer Leadership Opportunity?

Join Connect @ Ocean City Free Public Library

September 27
October 25
November 29

6pm

Grades 9-12


For more information and to sign-up email:

sara@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: October 25, 2017, 12:00 am

The Ocean City Free Public Library Presents...

SOUTH JERSEY

GHOST RESEARCH

Watch South Jersey Ghost Research investigators at work in haunted locations, hear genuine spirir voices recorded during their investigations, and meet paranormal investigators from SJGR who'll answer your questions.

Open to All Ages!

Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226

609-399-2434

www.oceancitylibrary.org

Wednesday, October 25th

7:00 pm

Free Admission

Posted: October 25, 2017, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

September 14
September 28
October 12
October 26
November 16
December 7
December 21

4pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: October 26, 2017, 12:00 am

THE PETTET SISTERS

A Free Concert at the Ocean City Free Public Library

Friday, October 27th, 2017

7:00 PM

Having careers on Broadway, movies, and television, The Pettets travel and perform in their own original variety show. Their programs feature different eras in American music, including nostalgic selections, singing, skits, dancing, laughter through humorous elements, and historical narratives.

The Pettets’ performances are entertaining and uplifting for audiences of all ages!

Ashley Pettet originated the role of Molly in Annie Warbucks on Broadway, appeared with Marie Osmond on The Sound of Music Broadway Tour, and is one of the original Broadway Kids. Kristen appeared in Woody Allen's movie, Everyone Says I Love You, starring Drew Barrymore, Alan Alda, Julia Roberts, and Goldie Hawn. The Pettets have performed at the White House and have gained national acclaim with their tours of television, radio, and live performances!

Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434♦
www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

Posted: October 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem

Rated: PG-13

Posted: October 28, 2017, 12:00 am

FREE MOVIE SCREENING!

Tickling Giants tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
2:00pm

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: October 29, 2017, 12:00 am

Posted: October 30, 2017, 12:00 am
IOS-Workshops for IPad and IPhone,  Tuesdays, October 31 through November 14; 9:00-11:30 a.m.
 
Bring your IPad/phone to class and learn the basics of operating your device using IOS9. Participants must have an ITunes account and know their password. Weekly topics are as follows:
Oct. 31:  The basics:  settings, managing and organizing apps, calendar feature, handy tips.
 
Nov. 7:  Internet searching, texting.  Email—add an account, send/receive email, add attachments, manage mail, and use Siri
 
Nov. 14:  Camera and photo organization.  (Bring a flash drive if you want to move your pictures from your device to free up memory space.)
Participants must have their own fully charged iPad/Phone; have an iTunes account, and know their Apple ID Password.
Posted: October 31, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

September 26

October 31

November 28

December 19

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: October 31, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: November 1, 2017, 12:00 am

The Ocean City Free Public Library presents...

 

Sean Gaskell and the
Music of the Kora

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa.

He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. 
Thursday, November 2nd
7:00PM

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires' founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal. Find out more at www.seangaskell.com.

Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
For more information, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 2, 2017, 12:00 am

MUSIC 
INSPIRED BY LITERATURE


A CONCERT BY PAMELA WHITMAN AND SCOTT BREINER

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD 7PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMING MUSIC BY…

LEO TOLSTOY WITH VARIATIONS BY ALLAN STEPHENSON
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
MATTHEW SANTA
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
C.W. GLUCK
AN INDIAN RAAG ARRANGED BY PAMELA WHITMAN
FELIX MENDELSSOHN 
JEAN SIBELIUS


 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING LIST...
 
Midsummer Night’s Dream 
- William Shakespeare
 
Leaves of Grass (From Noon to a Starry Night) 
- Walt Whitman
 
The Arabian Nights
 
The Story of My Experiments with Truth - Mohandas K 
Gandhi (Autobiography)
 
The Kingdom of God is Within You  - Leo Tolstoy

Letter to a Hindu - Leo Tolstoy with Introduction 
- MK Gandhi
 

Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226♦609-399-2434♦www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

Posted: November 3, 2017, 12:00 am

Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments!

A Free Craft Class at the Library

Registration Required-Seats are Limited!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

9:30am - 12 Noon

Room N111♦Ocean City Free Public Library1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226

This class is for adults only.
Free admission— supplies will be provided!

**To register, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.**
www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: November 8, 2017, 12:00 am

Sewing 101 for Adults:

Learn how to sew... at your Library!

 

Megan from Megan’s Sewing Box  will be here

to teach you the basics of how to sew

while you create a craft of your own!

 

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

6:30pm-8:00pm

Room N111, Ocean City Free Public Library

1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ

www.oceancitylibrary.org

Free admission. Seats are limited!

Please register in advance.

To register, please call Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

 

 

 

Posted: November 9, 2017, 12:00 am

We are once again collecting for the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard. Please bring non-perishable food items to the concert. Every little bit helps!

Posted: November 10, 2017, 12:00 am

Tuition-Free Atlantic Cape Community College Classes
offered at The Ocean City Free Public Library

Excel 2016, Level I
5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesdays, September 26th and October 3rd
Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program that quickly organizes, calculates and analyzes information.  You will practice entering and editing text, values and formulas, and apply formatting techniques.  Additionally you will work with ranges, rows, columns and simple
functions. 
6 hours

Facebook for Business
9am-12pm
Friday, October 6th
This course will cover all the ins and outs of
building a compelling presence for a business on Facebook – setting up a business page, engaging your customers, creating ads and more. Students will learn how the No. 1 social network can truly benefit a business.
3 hours

Excel 2016, Level II
5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesdays, October 10th and 17th

Microsoft Excel Level II builds on the basic concepts of Excel I and provides advanced skills in working with large worksheets and workbooks. It includes the following: using multiple worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting, outlining and subtotals, tables, advanced charting, documenting and auditing, PivotTables and Pivot-Charts. 6 hours

Crowdfunding for Business
5:30pm-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 24th
You’ve heard of fundraising, but what about crowdfunding? Whether you are a startup, existing business or an individual looking to create a movement, you’ll learn all about the new way to raise money for your causes,
campaigns, projects or business. We’ll discuss the
different platforms, what it takes to succeed, and the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll take you from getting started, through building a list, to all the steps needed for your campaign, including the No. 1 tool you need for any type of fundraising and crowdfunding success.
3 hours

Social Media: Using Twitter and Instagram
9am-12pm
Friday, November 10th
Learn how to effectively use two popular social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram. Geared toward beginners, this session will provide information and guidance on cultivating followers, creating an editorial calendar, defining the theme of your Twitter or Instagram, and balancing fun, interactive elements like pictures and videos with more professional, business-oriented displays and themes. This workshop will help you and your business grow in the digital age.
3 hours

Funding made possible through the New Jersey Community College Consortium
Please register by contacting Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222 or by email at jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org. Spaces are limited.

**If available, please have your Federal Employer Identification Number ready when registering.**
If you are unable to attend after registering, please give 48 hours notice.


Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

Posted: November 10, 2017, 12:00 am

LEGO Club

Ages 5 - 10

Children's Activity Room

10:30 - 11:30 am

2nd and 3rd Saturday of Each Month

October 14 & 21

November 11 & 18

December 9 & 16

Posted: November 11, 2017, 12:00 am

Classic Film NIght

Monday nights from 6:00pm - 8:30pm in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

June 12th - This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

June 19th - When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.

June 27th - It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

July 3rd - Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).

July 10th - This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade's widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.

July 17th - Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

July 24th - Career criminal Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) recruits a sharpshooter (Timothy Carey), a crooked police officer (Ted de Corsia), a bartender (Joe Sawyer) and a betting teller named George (Elisha Cook Jr.), among others, for one last job before he goes straight and marries his fiancee, Fay (Coleen Gray). But when George tells his restless wife, Sherry (Marie Windsor), about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

July 31 - In this sci-fi classic, a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier. When Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover only two people: Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), who was born on the remote planet. Soon, Adams begins to uncover the mystery of what happened on Altair IV, and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors.

August 7th - During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.

August 14th - Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby, young Helen Keller (Patty Duke) has spent years unable to communicate, leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized, her parents (Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine) contact a school for the blind, which sends half-blind Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) to teach Helen. Helen is initially resistant, but Annie gradually forms a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.

August 21st - Cult classic pairs Cort as a dead-pan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide and a loveable Gordon as a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. They meet at a funeral, and develop a taboo romantic relationship, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life with a fresh perspective.

August 28th - Tony Manero (John Travolta) doesn't have much going for him during the weekdays. He still lives at home and works as a paint store clerk in his Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood. But he lives for the weekends, when he and his friends go to the local disco and dance the night away. When a big dance competition is announced, he wrangles the beautiful and talented Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) to be his partner. As the two train for the big night, they start to fall for each other as well.

September 11th - After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

September 25th - After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel (Lukas Haas) and his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis) seek protection from police officer John Book (Harrison Ford). When Book uncovers evidence of police corruption involving narcotics lieutenant James McFee (Danny Glover), Book must take Rachel and Samuel, and flee to the Amish countryside where Rachel grew up. There, immersed in Amish culture and tradition, Book and Rachel begin a cautious romance.

October 16th - Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she awakens in 1960. Given the chance to relive her life, she changes many things. However, some choices are more complicated, as she begins to see young Charlie's charm and true feelings.

October 30th - After one of her patients threatens suicide, psychiatrist Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) confronts the source of his anxieties, a downtown bookie named Mike (Joe Mantegna). Once she decides that Mike is not a serious threat, however, she herself becomes interested in his world of high-stakes gambling, and makes use of her skills at reading "tells," becoming entrenched in his dealings. Things get dangerous, though, when Mike turns out not to be a bookie at all, but a con man.

November 13 - Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves (Paul Newman) is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. Groves selects J. Robert Oppenheimer (Dwight Schultz) as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely on a number of issues. Despite their frequent conflicts, Groves and Oppenheimer ultimately push ahead with two bomb designs -- the bigger "Fat Man" and the more streamlined "Little Boy."

November 27th -In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

Posted: November 13, 2017, 12:00 am

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities 2017-2018 Lecture Series
Presented by the Ocean City Free Public Library
All lectures are free and will be held at 6:30pm in Room N116 at The Ocean City Free Public Library.


September 18th - History of the Underground Railroad in Cape May
 (In partnership with the Center for Community Arts) Learn about the part that Cape May played  in the  Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman’s presence here in the early 1850s.
October 9th- History of Halloween
Where does the celebration of our Halloween traditions come from? This presentation looks at the
ancient origins, Victorian adaptations and modern twists.
November 13th - Victorian Era American Literature
Some of the greatest classics of American literature were penned during the Victorian era and had
a significant impact on social and political events. Included are Twain, Poe, Thoreau, Dickinson, Stowe,  Melville, Baum, Whitman, Alcott and the Muckrakers.
December 11th- Christmas Music
A medley of traditional and modern songs of the season and the stories behind their creation. Singing  along is encouraged!
January 15th- British Victorian Literature
An introduction to English writers and their social commentary and critiques. This presentation highlights  many of these classic works and their authors.
February 12th- History of Valentine’s Day
The Victorians loved Valentine’s Day.  Learn how they developed many of our modern Valentine’s Day  traditions, the history of the day and make your own Victorian card.
March 12th - Two Women, Two Worlds
This program looks at the “upstairs” and “downstairs” life during the Victorian era and the opportunities  available to the women who inhabited them.
April 9th - Let’s Go Shopping!
An illustrated examination of the social and economic impact of the growing consumer culture in  the Victorian Era.
May 14th - Classic Movies and Their Stars
Explore the Golden Age of the American film industry via this sight and sound presentation of the classic  studios, stars and films of the era. Hollywood became the movie capital of the world as dream factories  cranked out films and turned actors into stars.  Included will be a short history of film industry and the  major and minor studios of the era.  Clips from classic films will highlight stars such as Bette Davis,  Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne.

Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434 www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 13, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series...
                              Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Church

September 12th

 

Tommy’s Honour

October 10th 

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

November 14th

 

Collateral Beauty

December 12th

 

All Movies are at Noon.

Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series...
                              Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Church

September 12th

 

Tommy’s Honour

October 10th 

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

November 14th

 

Collateral Beauty

December 12th

 

All Movies are at Noon.

Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Ocean City Fine Arts League Presents...

Movie Night

Excellent Pre-Screened Films About Artists and Art Trends

Appropriate for Adults

September to December 2017 Schedule of Films 

September 5, 2017
La La Land-2016

La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician who are struggling to make ends meet in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. It stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
(128 minutes)

October 10, 2017 (Second Tuesday)
Women in Gold- 2015

Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. The film starts with Maria Altmann’s journey to retrieve her family’s possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.” It stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. (110 minutes)

November 14, 2017 (Second Tuesday)
The Theory of Everything - 2014
 
This is the extraordinary story of the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earthshattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. (123 Minutes)

December 12. 2017 (Second Tuesday)
The Zookeeper’s Wife -2017

This film is the real life story of Antonia Zabinska, a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War ll. Antonia and her husband begin working with the Resistance to save lives out of the Warsaw Ghetto, putting themselves and their family at risk. It stars Jessica Chastain. (126 minutes)

Free to the Public
At the Ocean City Public Library

Every Month

6:30 pm Start

Call the Ocean City Public Library 399-2434 or Ocean City Fine Arts League 814-0308 for Additional Information

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series...
                              Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!


 

Mr. Church
September 12th

 

 

 

 



Tommy’s Honour
October 10th 

 

 

 

Fried Green Tomatoes
November 14th

 

 

 


Collateral Beauty
December 12th

 

 

 


All Movies are at Noon.
Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Book Club

books

September 26
October 17
November 14
December 12

4pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series...
                              Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Church

September 12th

 

Tommy’s Honour

October 10th 

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

November 14th

 

Collateral Beauty

December 12th

 

All Movies are at Noon.

Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series...
                              Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!

Mr. Church

September 12th

Tommy’s Honour

October 10th 

Fried Green Tomatoes

November 14th

Collateral Beauty

December 12th

 

 

 All Movies are at Noon.

Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

September 14
September 28
October 12
October 26
November 16
December 7
December 21

4pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: November 16, 2017, 12:00 am

Learn Spanish
with a
Free Class!

Where?  Children’s Activity Room, Ocean City Free Public Library♦
               
1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226

When?
Fridays
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 17
December 1, 15
January 5, 19, 26

What time?
Beginning Spanish 5:30pm-6:30pm
Intermediate Spanish 7:00pm-8:30pm

Beginning Spanish:  We will learn to read, speak and write Spanish at a beginning level using a communicative response approach.  Materials are included.  Bring a sense of humor and a pencil.

Intermediate Spanish: We will read and discuss stories from graded Spanish readers comparing our lives to those of the characters. Sense of humor is optional but helpful. Bring a writing utensil or a photographic memory—whichever works best for you.

Instructor Jeff Forney has taught Spanish in the NJ public schools for 29 years and at Stockton University for 2 years. He did his student teaching in Quito, Ecuador and half of his master’s degree at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He holds a B.S.Ed. in Spanish and an MA in Spanish Language and Literature. He scored Advanced High on the ACTFL scale of proficiency. But, don’t let that scare you. Come anyway. That’s just for people who care about such things. ?

Registration is not required. Questions about the class? Email instructor at jefe.forney@gmail.com.

Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY Presents...


CRAFT AND PRACTICE
OF CREATIVE FICTION
WITH ZOE FORNEY

Craft lessons on the elements of writing and how to use them. Discussions, exercises, and prompts, with opportunities to share your work for supportive responses. Readers and poets welcome, too

SEPTEMBER 15, 22, 29
OCTOBER 6, 20, 27
NOVEMBER 17
DECEMBER 1

FRIDAYS, 6-8PM
ROOM N116
OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY♦1735 SIMPSON AVENUE♦ OCEAN CITY NJ 08226

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 609-399-2434 X5222

Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:00 am


The Ocean City Free Public Library presents...

The Guitars of Jazz
A Performance and Discussion

Brian Betz, guitar
MatThew McCloskey, guitar
John Mulhern, guitar
Andy Lalasis, bass
Vic Stevens, drums


Sunday, November 19th   2:00pm
A trip through the styles, influences, and concepts of the jazz guitar, as well as its contributions to players and listeners alike.

This concert will feature 3 guitarists and a great (Andy and Vic) rhythm section in a discussion and performance for 75 minutes.
 
Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222

Posted: November 19, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:00 am

No Movie This Week

Posted: November 25, 2017, 12:00 am

Family Craft Time

Tuesdays in Children's Activity Room

Crafts and Special Programs

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Ages 7 - 11

Posted: November 28, 2017, 12:00 am

Rhythm and Rhymes

Tuesdays in Children's Activity Room

11 - 11:30 am for birth to 2 yrs.

Stories, music & puppets

Parents must stay with children.

(NO children's programs the week of November 20-25th)

 

Posted: November 28, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

September 26

October 31

November 28

December 19

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: November 28, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: November 29, 2017, 12:00 am

Connect @ your Library

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Tired of Not Finding the Programs and Books That Interest You at Your Public Library?

Looking for a Peer Leadership Opportunity?

Join Connect @ Ocean City Free Public Library

September 27
October 25
November 29

6pm

Grades 9-12


For more information and to sign-up email:

sara@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: November 29, 2017, 12:00 am

Story Train

Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Stories, music, puppets & crafts

Ages 4 - 5

(NO children's programs November 20-25)

 

Posted: November 29, 2017, 12:00 am