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May 27, 2017



Room N-111

Free Admission

Pope Francis 
“Why the only future worth building includes everyone”

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says Pope Francis in this TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, Pope Francis provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."


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: May 27, 2017, 12:00 am


starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Rated PG-13

Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Internet Basics
Tuesday, May 30, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Beginner level course.  No experience needed.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop
Learn the fundamentals of the internet:  vocabulary, navigation and searching
The skills learned in this class will give you a strong foundation on which to build future computer experiences.  This is a true beginner course.

Posted: May 30, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Book Club


January 21
February 28
March 28
April 11
May 30

Grades 6 & up


Posted: May 30, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissa

Posted: May 31, 2017, 12:00 am

Connect @ your Library


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 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31


Grades 9-12

For more information and to sign-up email:

Posted: May 31, 2017, 12:00 am



at the Ocean City Public Library
1735 Simpson Avenue
Every Month 6:30 pm start


January 10, (Second Tuesday)
Florence Foster Jenkins - 2016 -

Meryl Streep stars in this film about an heiress who
longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York,
despite possessing a horrible voice. (100 minutes)

February 14, (Second Tuesday)
Roman Holiday - 1953 -

Audrey Hepburn plays Princess Anne who is
weary of protocol and anxious to have some fun before
assuming her royal duties. She meets an
American journalist Joe Bradley who is played by
Gregory Peck. Romance ensues. (119 minutes)

March 7 - Akeelah and the Bee - 2006 -
A young girl learns to believe in herself and value
her intelligence when she is encouraged to enter the
school’s spelling bee in this critically-acclaimed
drama. The film stars Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett,
and Laurence Fishburne. (112 minutes)

April 4 - Mr. Holmes
Ian McKellen stars in this film about Arthur Conan
Doyle’s most celebrated character, Sherlock Holmes
whose steel-trap mind is starting to fade with old
age. (105 minutes)

May 2 - Pride and Prejudice - 2005 -
Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen star as
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in this adaptation
of Jane Austen’s most popular novel. (127 minutes)

June 5, (Mon.) - Mamma Mia - 2008 -
Longing to discover the identity of her true father,
the daughter of a once rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal
candidates to her upcoming wedding in this adaption of the stage
musical. (110 minutes)

Posted: June 5, 2017, 12:00 am

Fundamentals of E-Mail using Gmail
Tuesday, June 6, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Beginner level course—No experience needed; participants are welcome to bring their own laptop
Learn E-Mail basics, Create a Gmail account, compose mail, create contacts and groups, manage your mail; create and move mail to foldersm add, open, and save attachments.

Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:00 am

Meet the Author!
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing with Author Maggie Stiefvater

June 6, 2017

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Free Event!!
Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of Shiver, hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as “a lyrical tale,” and by BookPage as “beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.” Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. 

The Scorpio Races, Stiefvater’s latest novel, received five starred reviews and was named to the following best of the year lists for 2011: Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Horn Book and Kirkus Reviews. In addition, The Scorpio Races was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book, and The New York Times Book Review raved, “[Stiefvater] not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with The Scorpio Races but crushes it with pounding hooves….If The Scorpio Races sounds like nothing you’ve ever read, that’s because it is.” 

Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226♦609-399-2434♦

Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:00 am

Learn to play Mah Jongg
at The Ocean City Public Library!

*A Free, Four-Week Series*

Tuesdays, June 6th-June 27th, 017


Room N116


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

**Registration is required. Seats are limited.**
Please contact Julie at (609) 399-2434 ext. 5222 
or email to register.

Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:00 am

Casablanca: 75 Years Strong

Film Screening and Discussion of “Casablanca” (1942)
in celebration of the film’s 75th Anniversary
Led by Tom Celandine

Thursday, June 8th, 2017


Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
For more information, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email

Posted: June 8, 2017, 12:00 am

Beauty and the Beast

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Rated PG

Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad.

Posted: June 10, 2017, 12:00 am

Musical Concerts Presented by                                       

The Ocean City Free Public Library

Free admission. No reservations required!

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 2pm

Michael Pedicin will lead a discussion and performance,"The Making and Marketing of my new JAZZ CD, 'As It Should Be'." This program will include a performance of the original music by Michael's recording and touring quintet, and a discussion of how these 5 musicians go about writing, creating, rehearsing, recording, and performing this new music. The composer of 8 original compositions, Los Angeles-based Johnnie Valentino will be there to discuss his creative process as well. Also, Michael will explain the concept and meaning of the title track and CD title, "As It Should Be." A question and answer period will be permitted at the end of the performance.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017 2pm

"The Italian Tenors (tenor saxophones, that is!)" will perform jazz and classical music with four tenor (saxophone) voices. In addition, there also will be an organist and a drummer to complete the ensemble. The music and coordination of four tenor saxophones (voices) will be explained and discussed, as well as each musician's interpretation of his role in this dynamic group.

The four saxophonists are:
Michael Pedicino a/k/a Michael Pedicin
John Guida
Ed Vezinho
Joe Rotella

All concerts will be held in the 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: June 11, 2017, 12:00 am


9:30AM - 11:30AM

This class is for adults only. Participants must bring their own sewing machines, have a working knowledge of their machine, and must have basic sewing experience.

Participants will learn about fabric, rotary cutting, piecing a quilt, quilting it, and binding it.



To register, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email
*Seats are limited!*
Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦ Ocean City, NJ 08226

Posted: June 12, 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: June 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Refresh your driving skills with the

                               AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE!

You will learn:

  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Proven Safety Strategies
  • New Traffic Laws & Rules of the Road

Plus, there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.*

Tuesday, June 13 &

Wednesday, June 14th

9:30am to 12:30pm

Meeting Room 111♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226

To register for the two-day class, please call:

609 399-2434 X5222

**Limited Seating available. Thank you!

Classroom Course: Please bring payment to the first class.

$15 for AARP members-$20 for non-members.

For more information visit

*Upon completion you may be eligible to receive an auto insurnace discount. Other restrictions may apply. Consult your agent for details.

Posted: June 13, 2017, 12:00 am

Tuesdays, June 13 through 27; 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Bring your IPad/phone to class and learn the basics as well as the new features of your device. Participants must have an ITunes account and know their password. Weekly topics are as follows: 
June 13:  the basics:  settings, managing and organizing apps, Siri, handy tips
June 20:  Internet searching, calendar feature, texting.  Email—add an account, send/receive email, add attachments, manage mail
June 27:  camera features 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: June 13, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for the Ocean City Free Public Library's
Second Annual

Bloomsday Celebration

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bloomsday is an international celebration of the life and work of author
James Joyce. We celebrate on June 16, the day depicted in his novel

The celebration will include
readings, musical performances, film showings, discussions,
and refreshments.
Please join us for the following schedule of events:

Bob DelBene – A short introduction: What is It, About Reading Ulysses?
David Murphy (Adj. Prof. ACCC) – Shares with us his rendition of Ulysses’
opening scene, Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan atop the Martello Tower.
Charlotte Josephs (Lifelong Ventnor-ite, mother of Hall of Fame Tenor
Guitarist, Mark Josephs) – Recreates the Old Mother Grogan scene: the
milkwoman, delivering the morning’s milk.
Donna Josephs (Enthusiast, Organizer, Flight Attendant) – Introduces us to
Mr. Leopold Bloom, who ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.
Bonnie Sweeder – Enacts the episode about M’Coy, the pesky intruder.
David I. Daniels – Shares the results of his many years studying the genesis
of Joyce’s masterpiece with: “The Making of Ulysses”.
Ceol Binn – Stephanie Sussmeier (harp) and Leslie Clarke (guitar, vocals)
beautifully evoke Ireland’s history and culture.
Joe Guida – Recreates the role of D.B. Murphy, the battered sailor who’s
been everywhere and seen more things than could fill a book.
Rich Russell (Asst. Prof. Eng., ACCC) – Reads and comments upon the
scene with Bloom in the funeral carriage.
Georgina Shanley – Shares the experiences and the insights she acquired
growing up in Duleek, Ireland, a village established in the 5th century.
Will Shanken (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) – Explores and entertains with
his perspectives on “Ulysses and the Unconscious”.
Joe Sosnowky (with family members Ginny and Gerri) – Recreates Bloom’s
encounter with former romantic interest, Josie Breen.
Bud Cole (poet) and Camille Sailer (traveler, adventurer) – Enact the
confrontation between Simon Dedalus and his cheeky daughter, Dilly, outside
Dillon’s auction rooms.
Jackie Shelley – Reads a lovely excerpt from Molly Bloom’s wee-hour


Bloomsday Celebration


Posted: June 16, 2017, 12:00 am

OC POPS Spring Concert Series
Friday Nights at the Library


April 7, 7PM - OC Pops Brass

April 21, 7PM - Music Inspired by
Nature in Honor of Earth Day for Violin,
Bassoon, and Piano

May 12, 7PM - French Music for
Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano

May 26, 7PM - OC Pops Woodwind
Quintet present "It's a Grand Old Flag"


June 2, 7PM - OC Pops Strings

June 16, 7PM - Unlikely Musical Partners
Celebrating Bloomsday, Music for
Oboe, Trumpet, Bassoon, and Piano

OC POPS Spring Concert Series
Friday Nights at the Library

Free admission. No registration required.

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


Posted: June 16, 2017, 12:00 am

A Free Discussion Series
Hosted by Bob DelBene

 This non-academic discussion group is designed for the reader who has long been curious about James Joyce's Ulysses, but is reluctant to approach the novel without guidance. All you've ever needed to enjoy reading Ulysses is an explanation of the many unique story-telling techniques Joyce employed to tell his tale from multiple points of view. Videos and large-screen images will breathe life into our group readings and discussions.

Part I: Sundays,
Jan. 8th-February 12th, 2017

Part II: Sundays,
March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st, and June 18th, 2017

All sessions are 3:00-4:30pm
in the Children’s Activity Room.

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

The Gabler edition of Ulysses is recommended for page synchronization.
To register, please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email

Posted: June 18, 2017, 12:00 am

Special Chinese Class

Learning Chinese Language, Culture, History, and Folk Arts through Calligraphy 
Location: N116, Ocean City Public Library 
Date:  Mondays, June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17. 
Time: 9:30-11:00 AM

• Builds bridges                                                                                                                                  Calligraphy:
• Brings peace of mind
• A lightness of spirit allowing creativity to flow
• A record of a personal journey across the page


  • Like life.  You cannot go back and fix it; you can only try again

Class seats are limited. For registration, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email

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

All programs are FREE and open to the public. Please register in advance for the workshops.

Posted: June 19, 2017, 12:00 am


June 19th 
Sandcastle Workshop with John Gruber 11am-1pm
July 10th 
July 24th 
August 7th
August 28th

14th Street Beach
Beach Tags required
Kick-off to Summer Beach Reading
Bring a book, pack a lunch, spend the day!!
Free Books and Library Swag!!
Open to all ages

**Rain Dates: June 22nd, July 13th, July 27th
August 10th & August 31st**



Posted: June 19, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series....

Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!

All Movies are at Noon.


June 20th: War threatens London as Miss Pettigrew, a destitute governess, filches a client's card from her agency and presents herself at the door. A singer named Delysia Lafosse wants a social secretary as she seeks a West End role by sleeping with a feckless producer in the bed of Nick, a swarmy nightclub owner with whom she also dallies. She ignores Michael, her piano player, who loves her and has tickets for New York on the Queen Mary. Miss Pettigrew's job is to make sure Delysia gets the part. Over 24 hours, Miss Pettigrew is also called upon to help an ambitious and unfaithful fashion editor patch things up with her older fiancé, a lingerie designer. Has Miss Pettigrew found her calling?

Posted: June 20, 2017, 12:00 am

Last Day to Sign Up for June 28th's Make Your Own Soap - Grades 4 - 8.

Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:00 am




WEDNESDAY, June 21st





Ocean City Free Public Library♦Room 116♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434 x5222

Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our first Summer Book Club!

We'll be discussing our favorite nonfiction books this summer.

We're meeting every Friday* at 9:30am, starting June 23rd, in Room 111. 

Hope to see you there!!

June 23rd My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

In the year leading up to her thirtieth birthday, the author, a former media blogger, turns to Eleanor Roosevelt for guidance as she spends the last months of her twenties pursuing a “year of fear” during which she embarks on many adventures.

June 30th Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

July 7th The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets by William J. Broad

In 1892 French archaeologists unearthed the temple, but could find no evidence that the rocky ground had brought vapors of any kind. Science journalist Broad tells a modern-day detective story that blends history and science to describe how a team of scientists, working from subtle clues scattered throughout the ancient literature, as well as from the latest findings in geology, uncovered scientific evidence to explain the Oracle’s powers.

July 14th Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost—who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs—decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better.

July 21st Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period.

July 28th  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASAs African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in Americas space programand whose contributions have been unheralded, until now. Moving from World War II through NASAs golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the womens rights movement,Hidden Figures interweaves a rich history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the worldand whose lives show how out of one of Americas most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.

August 4th The Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman

Jane Ziegelman, author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard, and her husband, Andrew Coe, team up for an in-depth exploration of America’s greatest food crisis.

August 11th The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

August 18th Everybody Behaves Badly by Lesley Blume

In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Pamplona for the infamous running of the bulls. He then channeled that trip’s drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into a novel that redefined modern literature. Lesley Blume tells the full story behind Hemingway’s legendary rise for the first time, revealing how he created his own image as the bull-fighting aficionado, hard-drinking literary genius, and expatriate bon vivant. In all its youth, lust, and rivalry, the Lost Generation is illuminated here as never before.

August 25th The Lost City of Z by David Grann

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

*Don't worry, you don't have to come to every discussion. 🙂


Posted: June 23, 2017, 12:00 am

The LEGO Batman Movie

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Rated PG


Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:00 am

Jungle John presents

"Jungle John's Jurassic Journey"

Room 110

Grades K - 3

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:00 am



Make Your Own Soap

Dee Mason shows kids how to make their own soap.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Room 111

Grades 4 - 8

Limited Seating

Sign up by June 21

Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:00 am

Last Day to Sign Up for July 12's Special Craft Project - Grades 4 - 8.

Posted: July 5, 2017, 12:00 am

Wetlands Institute "Traveling Turtles" Program

Grades 4 - 8

Room 110

10 - 11 AM




Posted: July 5, 2017, 12:00 am


June 19th 
Sandcastle Workshop with John Gruber 11am-1pm
July 10th 
July 24th 
August 7th
August 28th

14th Street Beach
Beach Tags required
Kick-off to Summer Beach Reading
Bring a book, pack a lunch, spend the day!!
Free Books and Library Swag!!
Open to all ages

**Rain Dates: June 22nd, July 13th, July 27th
August 10th & August 31st**



Posted: July 10, 2017, 12:00 am

"Return of the Reptiles" with Brian Lisitski

Program on Reptiles

Grades K - 3

July 11

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Room 110

Posted: July 11, 2017, 12:00 am

Tuesday, July 11; 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 password

Posted: July 11, 2017, 12:00 am

Special Craft Project

Michele Pasciullo will instructs kids in a craft.

Grades 4 - 8

July 12

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Room 111

Limited Seating - Sign Up by July 5.


Posted: July 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Traveling Lantern Theatre presents...

"The Ribbles Build a Residence"

July 18

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 3

Room 110

Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:00 am

Last Day to Sign Up for July 26th's National Bagel-fest Day- Grades 4 - 8.

Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:00 am

Reptile Show with Brian Lisitski

Grades 4 - 8

July 19

10:00- 11:00 AM

Room 110

Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:00 am

Author Program for MacCarrig

Authors Victoria Ann Devine and Elizabeth MacCarrig Dunn

Book Signing and Authors Talk

July 21

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Room 110

Posted: July 21, 2017, 12:00 am

Master Magician Chad Juros performs his special magic!

July 25

Room 110

6:30 - 7:30

Grades K - 3

Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:00 am

The Classy Chef presents...

National Bagel-fest Day

July 26

Grades 4 - 8

Healthy toppings for everyone!

Limited Seating - Sign up by July 19

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Room 111

Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:00 am

Sciencetellers perform...


A show combining science with storytelling

August 1

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Room 110

Grades K - 3

Posted: August 1, 2017, 12:00 am

Steve Serwatka from New Jersey Nature presents...

A Live Animal Show

August 2

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Grades 4 - 8

Room 111

Posted: August 2, 2017, 12:00 am

Jeff Boyer presents...

"Bubble Trouble"

An Interactive Bubble Program

August 8

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 3

Room 110

Posted: August 8, 2017, 12:00 am

Jeff Boyer presents...

"Bubble Trouble": An Interactive Bubble Program

August 8

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 3

Room 110

Posted: August 8, 2017, 12:00 am

Artist Frank Diaz presents...

Caricature Drawing of Kids doing their Favorite Activity

August 9

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Grades 4 - 8

Room 111


Posted: August 9, 2017, 12:00 am

Last Day to Sign Up for August 16th's Michele Pasciullo's Mosaic Craft - Grades 4 - 8.

Posted: August 9, 2017, 12:00 am

Tucker's Tales Puppet Theatre presents...

"Build a Better World"

A puppet show with audience participation

August 15

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 3

Room 110

Posted: August 15, 2017, 12:00 am

Michele Pasciullo presents...

A Mosaic Craft

August 16

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Grades 4 - 8

Limited Seating. Sign up by August 9

Posted: August 16, 2017, 12:00 am

David Darwin performs...

"The One Man Side Show": a juggling tricks performance

August 22

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Grades K - 3

Room 110

Posted: August 22, 2017, 12:00 am