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OCFPL Book Club is back!

We're meeting the 3rd Tuesday of every month in Room 111. 

January 21st: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

February 18th: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

March 17th: I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

April 21st: The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

May 19th: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

June 16th: Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

July 21st: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

August 18th: Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

September 15th: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

October 20th: Damnation Island by Stacy Horn

November 17th: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

December 15th: How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz

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Mallika Chopra
“Living with Intent”

Our next TED talk features Deepak Chopra’s daughter, Mallika Chopra, discussing, “Living with Intent”.  As Mallika shows us in the talk, intent is who we aspire to be, as individuals, as members of our family, as members of our community, and citizens of mother earth. In this talk Mallika explains that intents are much different from goals, as a goal is mind orientated and revolves around tasks, while intents come from our soul, and represent our deepest desires - they define who we want to be. Mallika is a mom, media entrepreneur, and author of Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy. 

Mallika is also the founder of Intent.com, a website focused on personal, social and global wellness. Her intent is to harness the power of social media to connect people from around the world to improve their own lives, their communities and our planet. Mallika learned about the power of intention at a young age from her father, who taught her to ask for love, hope, purpose, passion, inspiration on a daily basis.

Please join us for an excellent talk about all of our futures.

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. 

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Saxophonist Michael Pedicin, in collaboration with the South Jersey Jazz Society, will present an innovative jazz series on the following Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.: 

 January 27th    February 3rd     February 24th     March 23rd    March 30th   

The evenings will feature the Michael Pedicin Quartet for the first hour, 6:00-7:00 p.m. For the second hour, Michael will welcome other musicians, i.e., friends, students, etc. to join the quartet between 7:00 -8:00 p.m. 

 There will be a sign-in sheet located at the entrance to the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall so that those musicians coming to play can make Michael and his group aware of who and how many folks want to join in for the second hour’s JAM SESSION.   

This will be a fun and creative way to bring in 2020, as we offer the opportunity to share, play and improvise with a professional quartet of Jazz musicians in Michael’s Quartet, featuring Andy Lalasis, bass; Bob Shomo, drums (2/3, 2/24, 3/23 and 30); Keith Hollis, drums (1/27); Frank Strauss, piano.   

All concerts are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No registration or tickets required. Concerts will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall in the Ocean City Free Public Library at: 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. 

 For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext. 5222.   www.oceancitylibrary.org

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Harriet

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Janelle Monae

Rated PG-13

 

 
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No movie this week

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In Honor of Black History Month, The Ocean City Free Public Library Presents

PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN PIANISM II A LECTURE BY ECHEZONACHUKWU NDUKA

The concept of African Pianism is one of the hallmarks of African art music in the 20th century. African composers who are mostly trained in the Western tradition of classical music, take advantage of their bi-cultural and bi-musical backgrounds to compose piano works of distinctive quality that exude traits of interconnections across cultures. Hence, basic and complex rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic idioms of indigenous musical forms are often taken as materials for composing piano music. Over the years, scholars, composers and performers alike, have continued in this tradition, while expanding the limits of theories and performance practices on African Pianism.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020   2PM
 
THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Echezonachukwu Nduka is a pianist, poet, and music scholar currently living in Mays Landing. Author of Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts, his music and poetry have been featured on various reputable platforms around the world.
 
Ocean City Free Public Library 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 609-399-2434

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Legacy Letter Writing and Grandparent’s Journal

A Free, 4-Week Writing workshop moderated by Eva Feeley

Legacy Letter Writing – One Session (February 20th)

Similar to an ethical will, a personal legacy letter is written to share what has been most important in your life with the most important people in your life. It is intended to be shared with loved ones while you are still alive, perhaps at a special family

occasion. Using an outline, participants will complete a rough draft of their letter during one 90-minute session. If you are interested in creating a more

detailed document, you may decide to participate in...

Grandparent’s Journal – A 3-Session Workshop (Starting February 27th)

Despite the title, you needn’t have grandchildren to prepare this document. Any loved younger person would be a grateful recipient of your journal. Using an outline provided by the instructor, participants journal their memories and wisdom to the intended recipient/s. During the course of three weekly sessions, we will write

information about family, roots, school days, falling in love, and end with our wishes for the readers of our journal.

*Participants must bring their own pencils and notebooks.*

*Registration required*

Thursdays

February 20 & 27, March 5 & 12, 2020

10am-11:30am

Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City NJ

Eva Feeley is a Sea Isle City writer who has been teaching fiction, creative non-fiction writing, and poetry in Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties since 2008. Eva has developed and presented a series of memoir-writing workshops that have become her most popular. She is a member of the Jersey Cape Writers, the Great Bay Poets, and the South Jersey Poets Group. Eva has presented at the New Jersey Writers Conference and twice at the North Wildwood Beach Writers Conference. She is the author of two books: Listen to Me, Young Lady, a memoir and Survivors of Snake Bites, a collection of her poetry

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

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Saxophonist Michael Pedicin, in collaboration with the South Jersey Jazz Society, will present an innovative jazz series on the following Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.: 

 January 27th    February 3rd     February 24th     March 23rd    March 30th   

The evenings will feature the Michael Pedicin Quartet for the first hour, 6:00-7:00 p.m. For the second hour, Michael will welcome other musicians, i.e., friends, students, etc. to join the quartet between 7:00 -8:00 p.m. 

 There will be a sign-in sheet located at the entrance to the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall so that those musicians coming to play can make Michael and his group aware of who and how many folks want to join in for the second hour’s JAM SESSION.   

This will be a fun and creative way to bring in 2020, as we offer the opportunity to share, play and improvise with a professional quartet of Jazz musicians in Michael’s Quartet, featuring Andy Lalasis, bass; Bob Shomo, drums (2/3, 2/24, 3/23 and 30); Keith Hollis, drums (1/27); Frank Strauss, piano.   

All concerts are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No registration or tickets required. Concerts will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall in the Ocean City Free Public Library at: 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. 

 For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext. 5222.   www.oceancitylibrary.org

Posted: February 24, 2020, 12:00 am

Jojo Rabbit

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Rated PG-13

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Saxophonist Michael Pedicin, in collaboration with the South Jersey Jazz Society, will present an innovative jazz series on the following Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.: 

 January 27th    February 3rd     February 24th     March 23rd    March 30th   

The evenings will feature the Michael Pedicin Quartet for the first hour, 6:00-7:00 p.m. For the second hour, Michael will welcome other musicians, i.e., friends, students, etc. to join the quartet between 7:00 -8:00 p.m. 

 There will be a sign-in sheet located at the entrance to the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall so that those musicians coming to play can make Michael and his group aware of who and how many folks want to join in for the second hour’s JAM SESSION.   

This will be a fun and creative way to bring in 2020, as we offer the opportunity to share, play and improvise with a professional quartet of Jazz musicians in Michael’s Quartet, featuring Andy Lalasis, bass; Bob Shomo, drums (2/3, 2/24, 3/23 and 30); Keith Hollis, drums (1/27); Frank Strauss, piano.   

All concerts are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No registration or tickets required. Concerts will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall in the Ocean City Free Public Library at: 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. 

 For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext. 5222.   www.oceancitylibrary.org

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