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Lincoln Center Local

Free Screenings

 

Thursday, April 27th at 6:30pm
at the
Ocean City Free Public Library!

Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances 

This is a screening of Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances which was performed at the David H. Koch Theater on May 31, 2014.

The curtain rises on a new generation of ballet stars, at the School of American Ballet's 50th Annual Workshop Performances. The great George Balanchine saw the School as a springboard for his dazzling innovations.

Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood. 

 

Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood. 

 

 

UPCOMING SCREENINGS AT THE LIBRARY

 

Thursday, May 18th    6:30pm
“We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration”

All screenings are free and will be held in the
Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library
at 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.
For information: 609-399-2434x5222
or jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. 
Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.

Metlife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.

Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Anime Club

January 5
January 19
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25

6pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:00 am

Ocean City Public Library

Presents

CEOL

BINN

Stephanie Sussmeier, Harp

Leslie Clarke, Guitar & Vocals

Performing  traditional

and popular music

Friday, April 28th, 2017

7:00 pm

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

Ocean City Public Library

1735 Simpson Ave.  O.C.

609-399-2434

www.oceancitylibrary.org

 

Posted: April 28, 2017, 12:00 am

No movie this week

Posted: April 29, 2017, 12:00 am

MUSIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

FREE CONCERT
APRIL 30, 2017
2PM
CHRIS MALONEY LECTURE ROOM

Join Package Goods Orchestra for an afternoon of
great music with a “Canadian Connection.”
We’ll feature songs from Neil Young, The Band,
Buffalo Springfield, Leonard Cohen, Gordon
Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Paul Anka and many more
artists with a link to the land of the Northern Lights!
FREE CONCERT
APRIL 30, 2017
2PM
CHRIS MALONEY LECTURE ROOM
We are once again collecting for the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard. Please bring
non-perishable food items to the concert. Every little bit helps!

Posted: April 30, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissa

Posted: May 3, 2017, 12:00 am

Free Woodcarving Classes
at The Ocean City Free Public Library

This Class is now Full

A Note from the Instructor, Dave Rhodes:
This is the time of year when many species of birds return to the land. Sometimes they are just passing through, other times agreeing that this is a good place to live for the summer and we enjoy their visit. It is a treat for many of us humans to see a movement in the dry brush along our winter paths that were quiet and empty in the harsh days of winter. The birds are moving now, large and small, and we will carve and paint them with enjoyment and companionship.

There will  be a variety of selections, larger and smaller birds, colorful and/or plain such as small white swans and black crows that are graceful in form and easy to paint. More colorful species such as a Goldfinch, Bluejay, Woodpecker, Cardinal and a Meadowlark will be offered during the workshop.

Lumberjacks cut the carving wood trees down a year or so ago and now that is dry (seasoned) it is easier to carve if the carving knife supplied is sharpened (it will be!). Each bird pattern will be sawn from blocks of pleasantly scented Atlantic White Cedar, the typical carving wood used by most carvers of the east coast. The first class will allow the student to select the bird pattern that they would like to carve and paint. Each one will have a base if needed. At the end of that class, the instructor will take the rough-carved bird from each student, back to his shop, and use a machine sander to smooth out the surface. After that, he will paint each piece with white primer, and in the next class each student will have to sand any small areas that the machine could not reach. When that detail is completed, the bird may be painted with (supplied) acrylic paints (with their imagination if it is blooming). The white swans and black crows are easiest to paint, but there may be a few unannounced species included before the class starts. 

**Seats are limited.** 
Participants must sign up ahead of time and MUST be able to attend all three dates.  
Supplies will be provided.

Please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 ext. 5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to reserve your seat.

Thursdays, May 4th, May 11th, and May 18th, 2017
9:30am-11:30am

Room N111
Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Ave Ste #4♦Ocean City NJ, 08226

Posted: May 4, 2017, 12:00 am

CAPE SHORE JAZZ ORCHESTRA
PRESENTS

SWING BANDS ARE BACK
Performing at the Ocean Ciity Senior Centre

Thursday
May 4th 2017 7:00 PM

Big Band Jazz Music From the 40's to Today

Singers Performing Popular Songs You'll Recognize
 
Featuring
Al Harrison
Joe  Rotella
Jim Tagney
Jack Melton
Walt Palmer

At the Ocean City Senior Center♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ
Presented by the Ocean City Library
Special Thanks to the Ocean City Library

Posted: May 4, 2017, 12:00 am

Celebrate Booklist’s Mystery Month of May at the Library!

If you are in New Jersey . . .

. . . MYSTERY is all around you.


Join three members of Mystery Writers of America with Jersey ties for talk of mystery, mayhem and murder.
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 2PM
Where: Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

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

Former L.A. Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine. His award-winning Austin Carr mystery series is published by Down & Out Books. His latest, BIG SHOES, won Deadly Ink's David Award for Best Mystery of 2015. (Tie with Jeff Markowitz.) 

Jane Kelly is the author of the Meg Daniels mystery series set at the Jersey Shore. In 2015, her latest, MISSING YOU IN ATLANTIC CITY, won the silver medal for Mid-Atlantic Regional Fiction at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.  She also writes the Widow Lady and Writing in Time mysteries available for Kindle.


Jeff Markowitz created three mysteries featuring tabloid reporter and amateur sleuth Cassie O’Malley.His most recent book, a black comedy, DEATH AND WHITE DIAMONDS, released by Intrigue Publishing in 2014, won won the 2015 Lovey Award for Best Thriller and the David Award for Best Mystery (tie with Jack Getze).

 

Posted: May 7, 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, May 9th &

Wednesday, May 10th

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 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: May 9, 2017, 12:00 am

CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC
AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
AT YOUR LIBRARY

 

Tuesday, May 9th 2-3:30pm
Learn how to create Mosaic Fabric masterpieces
during a free workshop with Dr. Wang Rongxian.

 

Tuesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm
"A Bite of China"
Learn how to make dumplings during a free
workshop with the Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School.

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: May 9, 2017, 12:00 am

Manga Book Club

January 3
January 17
January 31
February 21
March 7
March 21
April 4
April 25
May 9
May 23

4pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: May 9, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissa

Posted: May 10, 2017, 12:00 am

Anime Club

January 5
January 19
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25

6pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: May 11, 2017, 12:00 am

We Love French Music!

Presented by Members of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra

Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm

Free Admission!

Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226

For more information, contact Julie Brown, 609-399-2434 x5222, jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org

 

Posted: May 12, 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

609-399-2434

Posted: May 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Ocean City Free Public Library

Writers’ Support Group

with zoe forney

Fridays, March 10th-May 19th, 2017

(except March 24th, April 14th, and May 5th)

6-8pm

Room N116

Ocean City Free Public Library

1735 simpson avenue, ocean city, nj 08226

This group will provide supportive and encouraging feedback from other writers (and readers) for your work in progress and revisions. To share for comments, please bring 6-8 copies of your short work, or any part of a longer piece. Max. 3 pages, double-spaced. All genres welcome!

No registration required. For more information: 609-399-2434 x5222

Posted: May 12, 2017, 12:00 am

LION

starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Rated PG-13

Posted: May 13, 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: May 14, 2017, 12:00 am

Join us for our monthly series....

Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!

All Movies are at Noon.

May 16th: In Atlanta, the aging Brave's baseball scout Gus Lobel is near the end of his contract and the manager Vince questions whether it is not the time for his retirement. Meanwhile the stubborn and grumpy Gus learns that he has problems with his eyes and need to go to a specialist but he hides the medical recommendation from everybody. Gus's boss and friend Pete Klein knows that baseball is the pride and joy of Gus and a retirement would kill him and asks him to travel to North Caroline to scout the promising player Bo Gentry. Pete also protects Gus from the ambitious colleague Phillip Sanderson (Matthew Lillard) that wants his position and to get Gus fired. Pete visits Gus's estranged daughter Mickey, who is an efficient lawyer that is disputing a partnership in the office where she works with her colleague Todd, and asks her to travel with Gus to North Caroline. Mickey is a great fan of baseball and has a great knowledge of the sport since she used to travel with her father when she was young, but she has a childhood trauma since Gus abandoned her with an uncle when she was a child. In North Caroline, Gus meets the former pitcher Johnny, who had an early retirement due to an injured shoulder and now is scouting for the Red Socks but aiming to be a broadcaster. When he meets Mickey, there is a mutual attraction between them. Along the days, Gus discovers that Gentry has problems with balls pitched in curve and he does not recommend the player to the Brave. He also tells Johnny about Gentry's problem. But when Phillip advises Vince to hire Gentry, Vince's decision affects the lives of Gus, Mickey and Johnny.

Posted: May 16, 2017, 12:00 am

CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC
AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
AT YOUR LIBRARY

 

Tuesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm
"A Bite of China"
Learn how to make dumplings during a free
workshop with the Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School.

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: May 16, 2017, 12:00 am

Overdrive, Zinio, and Hoopla
Tuesday, May 16; 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: May 16, 2017, 12:00 am

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


GAME NIGHT

FOR GROWN-UPS


WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th

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: May 17, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissa

Posted: May 17, 2017, 12:00 am

Lincoln Center Local

Free Screenings

 

Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm
at the Ocean City Free Public Library!

From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

This is a screening of The Richard Tucker Opera Gala 2015 which was performed at David Geffen Hall on November 1, 2015.

 

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala  concert-the most anticipated event of the opera season-features Andrea Bocelli, Renée Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Isabel Leonard, Christine Goerke, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen Costello, Nadine Sierra, and Piotr Bezcala, along with this year’s Richard Tucker Award winner, Jamie Barton.

 

Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood. 

 

 

UPCOMING SCREENINGS AT THE LIBRARY

Thursday, April 27th    6:30pm
“Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances”

Thursday, May 18th    6:30pm
“We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration”

All screenings are free and will be held in the
Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library
at 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.
For information: 609-399-2434x5222
or jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. 
Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.

Metlife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.

Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:00 am

 

Lincoln Center Local
Lincoln Center in your neighborhood

FREE SCREENINGS


Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm at the Ocean City Free Public Library!


We Like It Like That!
A Boogaloo Celebration


Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers with special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez, ABAKUA Afro-Latin Dance Company, DJ Turmix
This is a screening of We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration which was performed at the Damrosch Park on August 6, 2015.


As stated in Mathew Ramirez Warren’s new documentary, Latin boogaloo is New York City -  a colorful expression of ‘60’s Latino soul straight from the streets of El Barrio, The South Bronx, and Brooklyn. Boogaloo godfather Joe Bataan unites doo-wop charm and Latin sounds in his irrstible hits. Ray Lugo’s good time, hip-swinging originals pay hoimage to the style’s greats, including his special guests, legendary pianist Richie Ray, and in one of his first performances in forty years, Pete Rodriguez. ABAKUA Afro-Latin Dance Company will perform some of its signature choreography. To get the party started, in-demand DJ Turmix will spin Boogaloo gems.
Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood.


All screenings are free and will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ. For information:609-399-2434x5222 or jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.


Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.
Metlife if the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.

Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:00 am

Games Day

board_games

January 26
February 23
March 23
May 18

3pm
Grades 6 and up

Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:00 am

THAT’S AMORE:
100 Years of Dean Martin

A Free Concert at the Ocean City Free Public Library
Friday, May 19th
7:00pm


June 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin, one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Dean was nicknamed the King of Cool for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness, he and Jerry Lewis were partners in the internationally acclaimed comedy team Martin and Lewis; and he was a member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack as well as a star in concert and in recordings, motion pictures, and television.

In his one-man show "That's Amore: A Century Of Dean Martin" Dave DeLuca imitates Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as Memories Are Made of This, Everybody Loves Somebody, You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You, Volare, Ain't That a Kick in the Head, and That's Amore.

New Jersey native Dave DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer who has been performing for over 30 years. He is a member of the Songwriter's Guild of America and has had songs published by BMI. In December 2011, Dave auditioned for and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre's "5th Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash," beating out hundreds of other hopeful performers. He is currently overseeing production of "The Star-Spangled Songbook", a tribute to the great American composers and lyricists who crafted our body of popular standards, for a future airing on PBS.


Chris Maloney Lecture Hall♦Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226
www.oceancitylibrary.org
For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

 

Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:00 am

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”
****************************************

March 4th - Celebrate National Nutrition Month!
(In partnership with the Ocean City Healthy Living Advisory Board)

April 15th - Easter Treats

May 20th - Memorial Day Goodies
 

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All demos are 10am-12pm OR 1-3pm

in the Senior Center Kitchen

 

*Adults only please!  
*NO admittance once the demo has started!

For more info:
jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org

609-399-2434 x5222

Posted: May 20, 2017, 12:00 am

HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES
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 jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

Posted: May 21, 2017, 12:00 am

Manga Book Club

January 3
January 17
January 31
February 21
March 7
March 21
April 4
April 25
May 9
May 23

4pm
Grades 6-12

Free Books & Snacks!!

Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:00 am

Every Wednesday After School at 3pm*

Free Snacks!!

*1pm for early dismissa

Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:00 am

CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC
AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
AT YOUR LIBRARY

Monday, April 24th 6-8pm
Stockton Students Round Table
and Presentations

"A Journey to the American Dream: Local
Chinese Immigrants through the Eyes of Students"

Monday, May 1st 6-8pm
Chinese Cultural Showcase Concert

Tuesday, May 9th 2-3:30pm
Learn how to create Mosaic Fabric masterpieces
during a free workshop with Dr. Wang Rongxian.

Tuesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm
"A Bite of China"
Learn how to make dumplings during a free
workshop with the Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School.

Wednesday, May 24th 6:30-7:30pm
Origami Workshop
Learn to transform an ordinary piece of paper into the extraordinary at this free origami workshop.

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: May 24, 2017, 12:00 am

Anime Club

January 5
January 19
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25

6pm
Grades 6-12

Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:00 am

THE GREAT WALL

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

Young Adult Book Club

books

January 21
February 28
March 28
April 11
May 30

4pm
Grades 6 & up

FREE BOOKS & SNACKS!!

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

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 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31

6pm

Grades 9-12


For more information and to sign-up email:

sara@oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: May 31, 2017, 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY FINE ARTS LEAGUE

PRESENTS
MOVIE NIGHT

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

EXCELLENT PRE-SCREENED FILMS
ABOUT ARTISTS AND ART TRENDS
APPROPRIATE FOR ADULTS
JANUARY TO JUNE 2017
SCHEDULE OF FILMS

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

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


June 6, 2017
6:30pm


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♦www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: June 6, 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

HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES
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 jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.

Posted: June 18, 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