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Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:00 am

CANCELLED

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!

 

Rescheduled to Tuesday, December 12th

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: December 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Posted: December 12, 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: December 12, 2017, 12:00 am
Creating Newsletters and Brochures using MS Word 2016.  
Tuesday December 12; 9-11:30

Learn how to create and format a newsletter, brochure, or flyer for your organization, business, or club using MS Word 2016.  Easy and fun!!  Bring a flash drive to save files (optional).
Posted: December 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..

⇒CANCELLED - CHECK BACK EARLY JANUARY

Tuesday, December 12th &

Wednesday, December 13th

9:30am to 12:30pm

Meeting Room N111♦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 aarp.org/drive

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

Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:00 am

 

 

 

 

CLASS IS FULL

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.

 Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 

6:00-7:30 pm

Room 111

Please contact Julie Brown at 609-399-2434 x5222

or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to reserve your seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:00 am

Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Games Day

board_games

September 21
October 19
December 14

3pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:00 am

The Ocean City Free Public Library presents...


European Romantic Era Composers
with Acclaimed International Concert Violinist, Dr. David Podles


Sunday
December 17nd, 2017
2:00 - 3:15 pm

Acclaimed International Concert violinist Dr. David Podles commemorates the magnificent European Romantic Era composers from years past.

Travel with him through the Romantic epoch, hearing his violin evoking the veritable rapture that classical music creates and celebrate the exquisite compositions that were so brilliantly crafted.

Accompanied by pianist, Irina Kupchik.

Dr. David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of three prestigious international competitions and graduated from Conservatory in Riga with PhD in music. He performed in symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras both solo, in orchestra and on tour across Russia, including The Bolshoi and Kirov, throughout Europe and the U.S. David has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, 92nd Y and at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.  

Irina Kupchik began playing piano at age 6. She went on to earn a PhD in music from the Riga Conservatory in Riga, Latvia alongside violinist David Podles. Irina then went on to a grand stage and touring career as his piano accompanist, concertizing throughout the former Soviet Union and Europe before she and David settled in New York City.

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

Posted: December 17, 2017, 12:00 am

Posted: December 18, 2017, 12:00 am

Overdrive (Libby),  Zinio (RBDigital), and Hoopla
Tuesday, December 19; 9:00-11:30 a.m.


There are some new things happening on Overdrive and Zinio.  Bring your device and come learn how to utilize the free services offered by the Ocean City Library for books, magazines and music/video.  We will access/use Zinio (RBDigital) for magazines;  Overdrive (Libby) for books; and Hoopla (music/audio books/TV).  You will need your device & password, your library card, and an Amazon account and password.

Posted: December 19, 2017, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

September 26

October 31

November 28

December 19

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: December 19, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissals

Posted: December 20, 2017, 12:00 am

Posted: December 20, 2017, 12:00 am

Hot Chocolate Bar

Join us for a cup of Hot Chocolate with all the fix'ns on December 20 from 6-8pm!
Try a cup of Spainish Hot Chocolate too!

Posted: December 20, 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: December 21, 2017, 12:00 am

No Movie This Week

Posted: December 23, 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: January 5, 2018, 12:00 am

Victoria & Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Rated PG-13

Starring:  Judi DenchAli FazalTim Pigott-Smith 

Posted: January 6, 2018, 12:00 am

Classic Broadway and Songs Written For Marian

A Free Concert at the Ocean City Free Public Library

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2:00pm

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall 

 

Marian Murphy Powell, Vocalist

Marian is an accomplished singer and theatrical artist who brings solid footing in classical music to her work on stage and into the teaching studio. A veteran of national tours and major regional theatre produc-tions, her favorite roles include: “Cosette” in Les Misérables, “Christine” in Phantom, “Mother” in Bright Lights, Big City, “Marian” in The Music Man, “Fleur” in Esmeralda (world premiere), “Mary Jane Wilkes” in Big River and “Fiona” in Brigadoon. She has been featured with several orchestras around the world, including the Shanghai Symphony in a tribute concert to the Prime Minister of Singapore, and the Concordia Orchestra at New York’s Lincoln Center. She has three solo recordings: “This Must Be Love”, celebrating love songs from many genres, and a jazz CD – “Live at the Saturday Club” with renowned jazz pianist Bill Schmearer, and most recently, “Amazed By You” – all new music writ-ten for Marian by pianist/composer Matthew Quayle. She has been a member of the faculty at New England Music Camp for twenty years, and is an adjunct voice teacher at The Hill School.

 

 

 

Jeffrey Uhlig, Piano

 

Jeffrey Uhlig has appeared as collaborative pianist in many concerts in America and also has performed in Russia.  He has performed with many outstanding singers and instrumentalists including many members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera.  He is in demand as a chamber music player, vocal coach and accompanist and is a faculty member at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia where he holds The Lilian Kraus Felber Distinguished Faculty Chair in Piano.  In New Jersey, Mr. Uhlig is Principal Keyboard and Vocal Coach with The Ocean City Pops Orchestra and for many years served as Principal Keyboard with Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

Posted: January 7, 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: January 15, 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: January 16, 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: January 18, 2018, 12:00 am

"The Piano Man Scott"

FEATURING THE SOUNDS OF

BILLY JOEL

Performed by Scott Nuss

Place: Ocean City Free Public Library

Date:  Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Posted: January 18, 2018, 12:00 am

Marshall

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Rated PG-13

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Stirling K. Brown

 

Posted: January 20, 2018, 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: January 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: January 30, 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: February 1, 2018, 12:00 am

Posted: February 4, 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: February 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: February 15, 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

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

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

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

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
?May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: March 27, 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

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

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

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

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
?May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: April 24, 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

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

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 24, 2018, 12:00 am

Young Adult Crafts

January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24
?May 29

3pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: May 29, 2018, 12:00 am