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SATURDAY

February 24th

11:00am

Room N110 - Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

Free Admission

 

Chelsea Shields

“How I’m Working for Change Inside My Church”

 

Our next TED, although focusing on the Mormon Church, is extremely relevant to many churches, whether you go to church regularly or not at all, by Chelsea Shields, entitled “How I’m working for change inside my church.”

How do we respect someone's religious beliefs, while also holding religion accountable for the damage those beliefs may cause? Chelsea has a bold answer to this question. She was raised in the orthodox Mormon tradition, and she spent the early part of her life watching women be excluded from positions of importance within the LDS Church. Now an anthropologist and an outspoken activist for women’s rights, Chelsea is working to reform her church's institutionalized gender inequality. "Religions can liberate or subjugate, they can empower or exploit, they can comfort or destroy," she says. "What is taught on the Sabbath leaks into our politics, our health policy, violence around the world."

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: February 24, 2018, 12:00 am

www.oceancitylibrary.org

COOKING THE CLASSY WAY

With Chef Annmarie Chelius, Classy Chef, LLC

***No Pre-Registration***

**First Come / First Served Basis**

*Class size is limited to 20 people*

*Once 20 recipes are handed out to the first 20 attendees, the demo is closed.*

Get in touch with your inner chef and join Classy Chef, Annmarie Chelius,
to learn new culinary tips and techniques using simple ingredients!

****************************************
February 24

National Tortilla Chip Day...come out and taste some tasty chips with awesome dip!

March 10

Weight Watchers...Let's get ready for the beach! Try some easy recipes to get you ready for that bathing suit!

April 14

Cheese, Please! Tasty tidbits of various cheese with fruit and olives

May 5

Chocolate Candies!!

************************************
All demos are 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
in the Senior Center Kitchen
*Adults only please! 
*NO admittance once the demo has started!
For more info:
jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org
609-399-2434 ext.5222

Posted: February 24, 2018, 12:00 am

POLISH YOUR MEMOIRS

A FREE, 6-WEEK WRITING WORKSHOP MODERATED BY EVA FEELEY
For memoirists who have completed the “Advanced Memoir Writing”
workshop, the six weeks of “Polish Your Memoirs” will pick up where we ended.

This one is for you dedicated souls who have persevered through the previous memoirs series. You’ve put some distance between you and your final drafts. Now it’s time to give them a final once over, take a look at them with fresh vision, make any necessary corrections, and get them to a publisher!
*Participants must bring their own pencils and notebooks,
and must be available for all six sessions.*
*Registration required*

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 26TH-APRIL 2ND, 2018
10AM-11:30AM


OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY♦ROOM N111♦1735 SIMPSON AVE♦OCEAN CITY NJ

Eva Feeley, a Sea Isle City writer, has taught fiction, creative non-fiction writing, and poetry in the Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties for ten years. She is a member of the Jersey Cape Writers, the Great Bay Poets, and the South Jersey Poets Group. Eva has presented at the New Jersey Writers Conference and twice at the North Wildwood Beach Writers Conference. She is the author of two books: Listen to Me, Young Lady: A Guidebook through Womanhood and Survivors of Snake Bites, a collection of her poetry.

Please register with Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org. Seats are limited!

Posted: February 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Photo Editing:  
Tuesday, February 27, 9 to 11:30 a.m.


All skill levels welcome
Bring your fully charged camera, Smart Phone, or IPad; the USB cord that goes with your device; and a flash drive to save photos.
Learn to upload your photos, organize them into folders/albums; perform some basic editing skills; and attach to emails/texts.

 

Posted: February 27, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
?May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: February 27, 2018, 12:00 am

Connect @ your Library

silhouette-dancing-people

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

January 31
February 28
March 28
?April 25

6pm

Grades 9-12


For more information and to sign-up email:

sara@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: February 28, 2018, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

3pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: March 1, 2018, 12:00 am

Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Rated PG-13

Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristen Scott Thomas

Posted: March 3, 2018, 12:00 am

American Sign Language Classes: Level 1 & 2 and Level 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 & 2 (Room N116)   ⇒Level 1 & 2 FULL as of 2/6

♦ASL Level 3 (Children's Activity Room) ⇒Still Available Until Further Notice

(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 & 2 course will combine beginner and intermediate learning.

The ASL Level 3 course will continue the study and practice of basic skills initiated in ASL Level 1 & 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 
March 8th-May 10th
10 week course

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.
 
www.oceancitylibrary.org.

Posted: March 8, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: March 9, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: March 10, 2018, 12:00 am

Creative Sax Quartet

Ed Golaszewski - Baritone Sax
Andrew Neu - Soprano Sax
Joe Stefano - Alto Sax
Larry McKenna - Tenor Sax

610-279-5817
edgolaszewski@hotmail.com

Classical♦Jazz

Big Band♦Forties to Sixties

Live Concert

at the

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

inside the Library at the 

Ocean City Community Center

March 11, 2018♦2:30 - 4:40pm

Featuring the Creative Sax Quartet with rhythm section and Jazz artist

Surprise guest vocalist

Posted: March 11, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: March 11, 2018, 12:00 am

IOS-Workshops for IPad and IPhone
Tuesdays, March 13 through March 27; 9:00-11:30 a.m.

 
Bring your IPad/phone to class and learn the basics of operating your device using the latest version of IOS. Participants must have an ITunes account and know their password. Weekly topics are as follows:
 
March 13: the basics:  settings, managing and organizing apps, Siri,  calendar feature March 20: Internet searching, texting, Email--send/receive email, add attachments, manage mail 
March 27: camera and photo features. Take pictures, Create albums, share with ICloud, upload to a flash drive. (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: March 13, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Book Club

books

January 16
February 13
March 13
April 17
May 15

3:30pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:00 am

DATE CHANGE from March 20th


The Orphan’s Tale

Pam Jenoff • F JEN
Discussion March 13th

Sixteen-year-old Noa, forced to give up her baby fathered by a Nazi soldier, snatches a child from a boxcar containing Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp and takes refuge with a traveling circus, where Astrid, a Jewish aerialist, becomes her mentor.

Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

3pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: March 15, 2018, 12:00 am

Coco

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Rated PG

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

Posted: March 17, 2018, 12:00 am

Game Day

board_games

January 25

February 22

March 22

April 19

May 17

3pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: March 22, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: March 22, 2018, 12:00 am
Seminars Presented by Taxation University
 
Business Registration
and Reporting Business Income
 
This course will teach you about...
• The different business structures
     • How to register a small business in New Jersey 
     • Legal entity registration
     • Individual structured business registration
     • How to report your New Jersey business income
 
Friday, March 23, 2018     1:00-2:30pm
Meeting Room N111
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
 
Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
www.oceancitylibrary.org 
 
Free and Open to the Public.
Please register by contacting Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222 or emailing jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.
Posted: March 23, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
?May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: March 27, 2018, 12:00 am

Connect @ your Library

silhouette-dancing-people

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

January 31
February 28
March 28
?April 25

6pm

Grades 9-12


For more information and to sign-up email:

sara@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: March 28, 2018, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

3pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: March 29, 2018, 12:00 am

Thor: Ragnarok

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Posted: March 31, 2018, 12:00 am

Overdrive, Zinio, and Hoopla
Tuesday, April 3; 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Bring your device and learn how to utilize the free services offered by the Ocean City Library for books, magazines and music/video.  We will access/use Zinio (magazines), Overdrive (books), and Hoopla (music/audio books/TV).  You will need your device & password, your library card, and an Amazon account and passwor

 

Posted: April 3, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: April 8, 2018, 12:00 am

The Ocean City Free Public Library's 4th Annual...

EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL

Monday, April 9th, 2018 10AM-3:30 PM

Ocean City Community Center Atrium

Book Lovers and Food Lovers Unite!

All are invited to a celebration of "Edible Books", a play on Book Titles with Food.

Come to see the entries and Vote on your Favorites!

Voting is from 10 AM - 3 PM

and Prize-Winners will be announced at 3:30 PM, followed by an Open Invitation to all to sample the edible books.

Entry Registration Deadline: Friday, April 6th at 5 PM.

Register your edible book at HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/YCP6LB75

or call 609-399-2434 x5222

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

609-344-2434♦www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: April 9, 2018, 12:00 am

Ocean City Free Public Library

Bridge Classes 2018

Registration Required♦  All Sign-Ups Begin at 9am  ♦One Sign-up per person♦              

Bridge IV: April 9-May 14
(For Returning Players)
1-3pm
Sign-Ups Begin: March 12
Bridge IV: A six-week course of supervised play for advanced beginning players including an introduction to duplicate bridge.
 
Bridge I: May 21-July 23 (For Beginning Players)
1-3pm
Sign-Ups Begin: April 23
**Bridge I is for beginners only. Those who have taken the classes before will be put on the waiting list.**
Bridge I: An eight-week course for new and beginning players. Learn to play the exciting and fascinating game of Contract Bridge, which combines skill, chance, social interaction, adventure and mental fitness.  The course will focus on the Standard American bridge system and cover all aspects of bidding, scoring, card playing, popular conventions and bridge etiquette, appropriate for all new and beginning players.
 
Bridge II: July 30-September 24
1-3pm
Sign-Ups Begin: July 2
Bridge II: An eight-week course for beginning players who want to advance to the next level. Beginning players will receive instruction in advanced, competitive bidding techniques as well popular bridge conventions. Each class will also include a period of supervised play. 
 
Bridge III: October 1-November 5
1-3pm
Sign-Ups Begin: September 5
Bridge III: A six-week course for beginning players who have completed Bridge I and II, or their equivalent. Each class will include an instructional hand(s) as well as supervised play.
 
Bridge IV: November 12-December 17
1-3pm
Sign-Ups Begin: October 15
Bridge IV: A six-week course of supervised play for advanced beginning players including an introduction to duplicate bridge.
 

Instructor Ron Burczewski, a resident of Sea Isle City, is a member of the American 
Contract Bridge League and has enjoyed playing and teaching Bridge for 40 years.

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

All classes are FREE and will be held in Room N111.
Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: April 9, 2018, 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: April 9, 2018, 12:00 am

 Presents...

 

Movie Night

Excellent Pre-Screened Films About Artists and Art Trends

Appropriate for Adults

January to June 2018 Schedule of Films 

January 9, 2018 - Bridge of Spies - 2015
A Brooklyn attorney must negotiate a prisoner exchange during the Cold War, trading a Soviet spy for an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR. Tom Hanks stars. (135 minutes)

February 13, 2018 - Me Before You - 2016
A young woman acts as a caregiver for a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Her no nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life. (110
minutes)

March 6, 2018 - The Young Victoria - 2009 
Queen Victoria fights her advisers anher parents in order to marry her soul mate, Prince Albert. The film stars Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria. (105 minutes)

April 10, 2018 - Victoria and Abdul - 2017
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Judi Dench stars as Victoria and Ali Fazal plays
Abdul. (112 minutes)

May 1, 2018 - Dunkirk - 2017
This is a WWll thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France. (105 minutes)

June 12, 2018 - Loving - 2016
An interracial couple fight Virginia’s miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. (123 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: April 10, 2018, 12:00 am

                               Presents...

Movie Night

6:30 pm Start

Excellent Pre-Screened Films About Artists and Art Trends

Appropriate for Adults

January to June 2018 Schedule of Films 

January 9, 2018 - Bridge of Spies - 2015
A Brooklyn attorney must negotiate a prisoner exchange during the Cold War, trading a Soviet spy for an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR. Tom Hanks stars. (135 minutes)

February 13, 2018 - Me Before You - 2016
A young woman acts as a caregiver for a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Her no nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life. (110
minutes)

March 6, 2018 - The Young Victoria - 2009 
Queen Victoria fights her advisers anher parents in order to marry her soul mate, Prince Albert. The film stars Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria. (105 minutes)

April 10, 2018 - Victoria and Abdul - 2017
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Judi Dench stars as Victoria and Ali Fazal plays Abdul. (112 minutes)

May 1, 2018 - Dunkirk - 2017
This is a WWll thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France. (105 minutes)

June 12, 2018 - Loving - 2016
An interracial couple fight Virginia’s miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. (123 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: April 10, 2018, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

3pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:00 am

Package Goods Orchestra presents...

A Free Concert

"Singin' and Swingin' Through the Alphabet"

Friday, April 13 at 7 PM

Posted: April 13, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: April 13, 2018, 12:00 am

www.oceancitylibrary.org

COOKING THE CLASSY WAY

With Chef Annmarie Chelius, Classy Chef, LLC

***No Pre-Registration***

**First Come / First Served Basis**

*Class size is limited to 20 people*

*Once 20 recipes are handed out to the first 20 attendees, the demo is closed.*

Get in touch with your inner chef and join Classy Chef, Annmarie Chelius,
to learn new culinary tips and techniques using simple ingredients!

****************************************
February 24

National Tortilla Chip Day...come out and taste some tasty chips with awesome dip!

March 10

Weight Watchers...Let's get ready for the beach! Try some easy recipes to get you ready for that bathing suit!

April 14

Cheese, Please! Tasty tidbits of various cheese with fruit and olives

May 5

Chocolate Candies!!

************************************
All demos are 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
in the Senior Center Kitchen
*Adults only please! 
*NO admittance once the demo has started!
For more info:
jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org
609-399-2434 ext.5222

Posted: April 14, 2018, 12:00 am

Home Organization Classes

Presented by Nancy Underwood CPO® Certified Professional Organizer

Monday, April 16, 6:30-8pm
Monday, April 23, 6:30-8pm
Monday, April 30, 6:30-8pm

Are you ready to finally get organized? This course teaches all the basics of organization with practical tips to get rid of the clutter. We will go through rooms of your home (living areas, kitchen, office) to look at specific methods and products to use. It’s time to take back your space, time, and money that clutter is costing you.

This is a three-week course that builds on each class. Registration required.

Nancy Underwood CPO® Certified Professional Organizer, owner of Organized for Life! llc, is an expert in home organizing and home staging. Bringing her wide range of experience as well as her trademark humor, Nancy simplifies the organizing process and creates an atmosphere where everyone can easily transition her techniques to practical use. Nancy is a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), Faithful Organizers, South Jersey Organizers Group and RESA (Real Estate Staging Association). 

To register contact Julie at (609)399-2434 x5222
or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org
Classes are free to attend.


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

Posted: April 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Book Club

books

January 16
February 13
March 13
April 17
May 15

3:30pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: April 17, 2018, 12:00 am

Game Day

board_games

January 25

February 22

March 22

April 19

May 17

3pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: April 19, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: April 20, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: April 23, 2018, 12:00 am
Posted: April 23, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
?May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: April 24, 2018, 12:00 am

Connect @ your Library

silhouette-dancing-people

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

January 31
February 28
March 28
?April 25

6pm

Grades 9-12


For more information and to sign-up email:

sara@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: April 25, 2018, 12:00 am

Jia-yi He

Harmonica Virtuoso

April 26, 2018

6:30pm

Chris Maloney lecture hall

 

Free Admission.

Seating is first-come,

first-served.

 

3RD PLACE at the

International Harmonica

Competition in the U.S!

2ND PLACE at the World

Harmonica Championships in Japan and Germany!

Featured soloist all over the world, including with the China

National Symphony Orchestra!

Join us as we welcome world-class harmonica

virtuoso Jia-Yi He

to Ocean City!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

3pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: May 1, 2018, 12:00 am

Manga/Anime Book Club

January 18
February 1
February 15
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

3pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: May 10, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Book Club

books

January 16
February 13
March 13
April 17
May 15

3:30pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: May 15, 2018, 12:00 am