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MEET THE AUTHOR!
TALK, Q & A, AND BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR CONNIE BOMBACI


Author of Hogan’s Hope:
A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance

Monday, June 26th, 2017
6:30pm, Room N116

 


Deaf dogs are often destroyed, mistreated, or abandoned.  Hogan’s Hope is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from neglect, prevailed as he learned over 65 signs in American Sign Language and thereby providing the hope of life for many deaf dogs worldwide.  His courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible.   Through his lifetime of determination, his story offers us the promise that we are capable of achieving an amazingly “ordinary” life and a life away from isolation.  From hardship to success, hope gave the inspiration for overcoming any challenge.  His journey of valor reveals dreams come true and offers insight into the world of true faith, unconditional love, and endless hope.  Indeed, it is a story that needs to be told.

 

ALL AGES WELCOME

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Free Event!!

Connie Bombaci, a retired educator, is resolute in her love for animals, belief in the goodness of all God’s creations and desire to provide encouragement no matter what the challenge.  She appeared with Hogan on shows such as Oprah, Dateline, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and Amazing Tails. The author lives with her family in Connecticut. “Hogan’s Hope” is Bombaci’s first book. More information is available at: http://www.conniebombaci.com.

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

oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:00 am

Brown Bag Craft Club

Mondays, 6/26 through 8/14

Ages 6 - 10

Noon to 1 PM

Children's Activity Room

Kids bring a bag lunch. Registration Required.

Contact Maureen at 609-399-2434 x5241

Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:00 am

"Build a Better World!" Reading Club

Tuesdays

6/27 through 8/22

Grades K - 3

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Room 110

Registration Required.

Contact Maureen at 609-399-2434 x5241

Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Graphic Novels Book Club

June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

 

2pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: June 27, 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

"Build a Better World!" Reading Club

Wednesdays

6/28 through 8/16

Grades 4 - 8

10 - 11 am

Room 111

Registration Required.

Contact Maureen at 609-399-2434 x5241

Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:00 am

 

 

Make Your Own Soap - CLASS IS FULL AS OF 6/26

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

Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:00 am

A Talk by Dan Skeldon at the Ocean City Free Public Library!

Join Press of Atlantic City and Longport Media Chief
Meteorologist Dan Skeldon as he talks about hurricane season.

He will be looking back at past hurricanes that have hit NewJersey, our vulnerability in any given year, and the forecast for this year and what to expect from the tropical Atlantic.

Meteorologist Dan Skeldon has been forecasting South Jersey weather for 13 years, 11 as chief meteorologist for NBC40 before it went off the air in December of 2014.  He now serves as meteorologist for The Press of Atlantic City and for Longport Media radio stations.

Thursday,
June 29th, 2017
7:00pm

Free admission! No tickets required.
Chris Maloney Lecture Hall
Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
For more information, please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or at jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Summer Book Club

books

June 29
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24

2pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: June 29, 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

Games Night

board_games

July 5

July 19

August 2

August 16

August 30

 

6pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: July 5, 2017, 12:00 am

NEW THIS YEAR

 

Readers’ Club for Adults
Come to share and discuss the books you’re reading!
Looking for a new book to try?
Come and get recommendations!
Light refreshments provided
.
Thursdays, 6pm   Room N116
July 6th
July 20th
August 3rd
August 17th

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: July 6, 2017, 12:00 am

Mosaic Fabric Art Show
One of a kind art form! Come and see the students’ finished pieces from Mr. Wang’s Mosaic Fabric Art Program at the Library!


Artwork will be on display by:
Deborah Chernoff
Becky Dickerson                                                        
Enping Gao
Eleanor McKelvey
Bruni Nicholas
Dan Simione
Kathy Simione
Nannette Switzer
Rong Shuang Wang
Dolores Wilson

R. S. Wang started creating fabric art more than 20 years ago. With a found piece of foam board and some colorful fabric, he brought images to life. An image or a drawing is cut into the foam board and pieces of fabric are tucked into the slits. The results look like a cross between a painting, stained glass and mosaic.  But these pictures  have texture and sometimes 3-dimensional aspects. Mr. Wang has been generous with his technique,  teaching others how to create fabric art by demonstrating and teaching at art centers.


Come and see the different styles of these fabric artists.
Friday, July 7th, 2017
9 am-5 pm

Ocean City Community Center Atrium♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
For more information, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222.

Posted: July 7, 2017, 12:00 am

Seashore Story Hour

Fridays

7/7 through 8/25

Ages 4 - 6

10 - 10:30 am

Children's Activity Room

Puppets, music and stories

Posted: July 7, 2017, 12:00 am

Summer Toddler Time

Fridays

7/7 through 8/25

Ages 2 - 3

11 - 11:30 am

Children's Activity Room

Parents must stay with toddlers during the program.

Puppets, music and stories

Posted: July 7, 2017, 12:00 am

The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl

Rated PG-13

Posted: July 8, 2017, 12:00 am

BEACH BOOK BASH

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

10am-2pm
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

 

 

 

Posted: July 10, 2017, 12:00 am

BEACH BOOK BASH

July 10th 
July 24th 
August 7th
August 28th

10am-2pm
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

 

 

 

Posted: July 10, 2017, 12:00 am

Sea Stars Drama Club

Tuesdays

7/11 through 8/15

Ages 7 - 10

10 am - 11 am

Room 111

Registration Required.

Contact Maureen at 609-399-2434 x5241

Posted: July 11, 2017, 12:00 am

Graphic Novels Book Club

June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

 

2pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: July 11, 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

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

*A Free, Four-Week Series*

Tuesdays, July 11th-August 1st 017

10am-12pm

Children's Activity Room

 

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 jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to register.

Posted: July 11, 2017, 12:00 am

OVERDRIVE, ZINIO, AND HOOPLA
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

Posted: July 12, 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

Young Adult Summer Book Club

books

June 29
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24

2pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: July 13, 2017, 12:00 am

Join Local Author, Travel Writer, and Anthropologist

Beebe Bahrami

this summer at the Ocean City Free Public Library!

Book Talks: Travels to the France of Neandertals, Troubadours, and Truffles

Café Oc Book Talk         Monday, July 17th, 2017    7-8pm

Café Neandertal Book Talk              Wednesday, August 16th, 2017    7-8pm

American author and anthropologist Beebe Bahrami will take us on a journey to southwestern France, reading from

and discussing her two just-released travel memoirs and narratives. The first, Café Oc—A Nomad’s Tales of Magic, Mystery, and Finding Home in the Dordogne of Southwestern France, was released by Shanti Arts Publishing in November 2016. It

explores the rich culture of a region of France that was never industrialized, lives close to the land, and possesses Europe’s highest concentration of prehistoric sites, speaking of a place that has attracted humans for a long time for its excellent food, culture, and climate. Farmers habitually find Neandertal tools when they plow and plant their fields.  Café Neandertal—Excavating Our Past in One of Europe’s Most Ancient Places, released by Counterpoint Press in March 2017, picks up from Cafe Oc and goes even deeper into southwestern France as Bahrami joined an archaeological team excavating Neandertal sites in the region.  Café Neandertal is at once a travel narrative, an archaeological adventure, and an engaging scientific inquiry into who the Neandertals were, who are the people researching them—both the opinionated archaeologists and the passionate local volunteers in the Dordogne—and what they say about who we are and about being human.

 

Travel Writing Workshop
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      6:30-8:30pm 

Great travel writing is great storytelling that offers insights and experiences unique to a certain place and people. Great travel writing is less about the person telling the story than it is how their experiences reveal the character of a place and people, taking the reader into the journey.  In this workshop we will talk about various forms of travel writing and then we will explore this most engaging and storytelling form of travel writing: narrative travel writing. We will delve into the deeper and more timeless stories and experiences of a place. In doing so, each participant will draw on his or her own travels, which can be as near as a local setting right here in southern New Jersey or as far flung as travels to Vietnam or France or elsewhere. In our two hours together, we will engage exercises that unearth the stories of journeys each person wants to tell, we will hone in on what those stories are at their core, and we will explore ways to write stories at their best. 

Bring a blank notebook/notepad and pen/pencil to the workshop. Be prepared to have fun brainstorming, reading out loud some great travel writing samples (provided by Beebe), doing engaging writing exercises, and discussing with each other the results toward seeking the central spine and direction of your stories.
                                                              *Registration required*

 

Beebe Bahrami is an award-winning travel writer and author of several books, including her recently released travel narratives on southwestern France, Café Oc (Shanti Arts Publishing) and Café Neandertal (Counterpoint Press) and her books on Spain, The Spiritual Traveler Spain (Paulist Press) and Historic Walking Guides: Madrid (DestinWorld Publishing). Her writing also appears in magazines and anthologies, such as The Bark, Wine Enthusiast, Fodors.com, Perceptive Travel, Travelers Tales Best Women’s Travel Writing, Archaeology, The Pennsylvania Gazette, National Geographic, and Michelin Green Guides, among others. To learn more, visit www.beebebahrami.weebly.com.

 

 

All programs are free and will be held in Room N116 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.
To register, or for more information, please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

 

Posted: July 17, 2017, 12:00 am

Graphic Novels Book Club

June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

 

2pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: July 18, 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

OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
P R E S E N T S


GAME NIGHT

FOR GROWN-UPS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH

5-8PM

GET YOUR GAME FACE ON!

WE’VE GOT A VARIETY OF CARD AND BOARD GAMES READY.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR FAVORITE GAME TO SHARE, OR TRY OUT SOMETHING NEW!
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

GAME NIGHT MEETS THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.
Ocean City Free Public Library♦Room 116♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-2434 x5222

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

Games Night

board_games

July 5

July 19

August 2

August 16

August 30

 

6pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:00 am

MEET THE AUTHOR!
TALK, Q & A, AND BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR JAMIE BRENNER


Author of The Forever Summer
and The Wedding Sisters

Hosted by Sun Rose Words & Music and The Ocean City Free Public Library

Free event! Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

7:00 pm; Children's Activity Room

Jamie Brenner, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the author of The Forever Summer and The Wedding Sisters. The Wedding Sisters  was a Target Emerging Author pick and one of PopSugar’s Best Books for Women 2016. Ms. Brenner lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.

 


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

Posted: July 20, 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

No Movie This Week

Posted: July 22, 2017, 12:00 am

Create Your Own Mosaics at the Library
FREE Workshops with Michele Pasciullo


Monday, July 24th, 2017
6pm-8pm
Make Your Own Memory Stone


Monday, August 28th, 2017
5:30pm-8:30pm
Make Your Own Mosaic Picture


Seats are limited!
Room N111, Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Participants must register in advance. If interested in signing up for both
classes, you may choose to be put on a waiting list for one of the classes. Please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 ext. 5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to reserve your seat.


Instructor Michele studied Graphic Design at Cumberland County College but found her true passion creating mosaics in 2008. There was something about the hands-on experience of moving the little pieces of tesserae into a design that was so satisfying and therapeutic. Inspired by the natural beauty of the coast and the feeling it evokes, Michele combines bright colors and interesting materials like glass and mirror to make happy vibrant designs.  Spirituality and love of life are themes that infuse and define her work.  Michele also teaches mosaic classes so she can share her passion with others. 

Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:00 am

Graphic Novels Book Club

June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

 

2pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: July 25, 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

Ice Cream Bar

July 26

6pm
All ages welcome!!

Join the Teens of the Ocean City Free Public Library in making and eating your favorite ice cream sundaes!! 

Posted: July 26, 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

Home Organization Classes
Presented by Nancy Underwood CPO® Certified Professional Organizer

*Registration required!*

Home Redesign
July 27th, 2017 10:00am-11:30am
This class is for those who want to breathe new life into their existing home space.  You will learn the basics of design, the latest trends, and redecorating tips while using what you already own or adding a few signature pieces.  

Home Staging/Downsizing
August 17th, 2017   10:00am-11:30am
This class is perfect for the homeowner who is thinking of selling their home or simply want to downsize what they own.  Getting ready to move, downsizing your belongings, and transitioning to a new home will be discussed.
  
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: July 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Make Your Own Soap at the Ocean City Free Public Library!

Soap-making is good "clean fun"!
Learn how to make your very own melt and pour glycerin soaps. Pick your colors, scents, and shape.

This program is free to attend.
**Sign-ups required! Seats are limited.**


  Thursday, July 27th, 2017 
6:00-7:30 pm
Room 111


Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City, NJ 08226
www.oceancitylibrary.org
Please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222
or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to reserve your seat.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Summer Book Club

books

June 29
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24

2pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

Posted: July 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Harry Potter Party

July 31
6pm

Celebrate Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's Birthdays.
Wear your best Harry Potter Costume or wear your house colours!

Watch the movie then stay for cake and a craft!

Posted: July 31, 2017, 12:00 am

Graphic Novels Book Club

June 27
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22
August 29

 

2pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: August 1, 2017, 12:00 am

Sciencetellers perform...

"Pirates"

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