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Canceled

Pride Painting for Teens

Teens will create a unique wood panel painting featuring Pride imagery. Open to ages 12-18. **Registration opens 3 weeks before program**

AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | DIY/Craft | Cultural Heritage & Celebrations |

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Barnegat Branch

Phone: (609) 698-3331

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 Closed

Upcoming Events

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Beachwood Branch
Stop by the library to make a card for Father's Day. Ages 0-12.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:30am - 10:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Boost your strength, flexibility, and mental health through chair yoga with local certified yoga instructor Regina Pietersen. A waiver must be signed before start of program.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lacey Branch
Individuals and day programs for adults with special challenges are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. The audience will select their film on the day of the showing.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
This film tells the story of how African American artists took back their image from society that was filled racist caricatures and degrading stereotype.
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Purchase used and donated books and support the Friends of the Point Pleasant Beach Branch. 

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Acoustic guitar concert. Please register each child. Ages 3 - 6. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stafford Library.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Long Beach Island Branch
All materials will be provided on a first come first served basis, while supplies last.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 2-5: We'll create some crafts based on our favorite superheroes. Crafters, assemble!
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Registration required; Please register each child individually. Registration begins May 31st. Enjoy stories and songs while engaging your little one's senses in our calming Sensory Space. Ages 3 - 5.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join Ana's World of Minis to meet real miniature horses and hear a story. Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Ages 6 - 12. Please register.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch
Come play Mah Jongg! Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Bring your knitting projects to the library and enjoy some conversation while you knit!

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Please contact the Berkeley Branch at 732-269-2144 for details. 

Fri, Jun 14, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Drop-in preschool craft Manualidades preescholares.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Play Canasta with other Teams and players at the Long Beach Island Library twice a month. The main object of the game is to outscore the opposing team, or players. All are welcome to play for fun from 2 - 5 pm.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Caution: Dad At Rest!
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Join us for a new walking book club at the Toms River branch.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Teen Zone
Drop into the Teen Zone to make charms or keychains out of shrink plastic. Ages 10-18.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Learn about pop artist Keith Haring's life, legacy, and impact on the LGBTQ+ community, then create a radiant heart or object inspired by his bright, bold style.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Come check out our book recommendations featuring Caribbean American authors and stories.

Fri, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Sat, Jun 15, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Sat, Jun 15, All day
Berkeley Branch
Support the Friends of the Berkeley Library by purchasing a bag of donated books for $5. This sale runs June 1 to August 31.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Drop into the Children's Department to make cards for all the Dads in your life. All ages.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch
Want to learn to knit and crochet? Drop in.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch
Drop by to browse a selection of books, DVDs & CDs, jewelry and accessories.

Sat, Jun 15, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Sat, Jun 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Come visit the Lacey Branch to meet June Artist of the Month Dorothy Johnson during her artist reception. View her exhibit "Dot's Porch Paintings" and ask questions directly about her work.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Rocketman follows the life, music, and career of British musician, Elton John. (R) 121 min. Please register.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Meet local artist Christina Basile.

Sun, Jun 16, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Manchester Branch
Christina's love for pets can be seen in her acrylic paintings of our four footed friends.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Lacey Branch
Come knit, crochet, sew, or embroider with fellow stitch it members. Share leisurely conversation & tips. All skill levels are welcome.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch
Join our fellow hook and needle enthusiasts and create a variety of items to donate to various charitable organizations, as well as work on your own projects. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Storytime. Please register each child. Ages 6 - 10 years.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins June 3. "Please register each child individually." Move and groove along to golden oldies songs and an interactive story. Ages 12 ? 23 months.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am. REG
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 10:30am

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:45am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Create art that appears to jump off the page!
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stafford Branch
Support group presented in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health.

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Bring your own lunch and watch a movie in our meeting room.

Mon, Jun 17, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Join us for knitting at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lacey Branch
This month's book discussion is "Gateway to the Moon" by Mary Morris. Contact Lacey Circulation for more information.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Movies at the Barnegat Library every Monday at 1 pm. Bring your own snacks!

Mon, Jun 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
"MONDAY: 6/17 - 1:30 PM - LOVING (2016), ROMANCE/DOCUMENTARY, RATED PG-13, 123 MIN. (IN HONOR OF JUNETEENTH)"

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
In honor of Juneteenth, storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson will present stories and poems that celebrate African American Emancipation and honor the sacrifices made to attain it.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Celebrate Eid-al-Adha by making your own silhouetted lanterns. Ages 12-18

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Celebrate Juneteenth with a documentary about Maya Angelou, one of America's most celebrated poets and civil rights activists.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
Author and illustrator Katy Tanis will share her experiences in the publication of children's books and attendees will create their own two-wing watercolor butterflies.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plumsted Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Library. New members are welcome.

Mon, Jun 17, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Bring your acoustic instrument and a song to share at this drop-in acoustic jam session.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a graphic design with lines and markers. Ages 5 - 12. Crea un diseño gráfico con líneas y marcadores. Edades 5 - 12.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Waretown Branch
Join us for a fun art project.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch
Relax in a calming atmosphere.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us as we view the film Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice. Movie shown through our Access Video on Demand database. (NR) 54 min.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Join John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the rest of the gang from Rydell High. (PG) 110 min.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Show your PRIDE

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New venue Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Welcome! Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Teens will create a unique wood panel painting featuring Pride imagery.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Join us for a session of beginner level chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Belle Burns. A waiver must be signed to participate at the time of program.

Mon, Jun 17, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Jun 18, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch
Enjoy games, cards, and puzzles in the Sensory Space.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lakewood Branch
Explore a basic introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher programs and see what they can do for you. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Bring your little one for an hour of play and socialization.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for Toddler storytime.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am. REG

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 19 - 36 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Each child will have a read along copy of From Head to Toe to help strengthen early literacy skills. Ages 2 - 3. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Beachwood Branch
Join us for songs, rhymes and playtime. For infants up to 18 months.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Children up to age five can have fun in supervised free-form play. Los niños de hasta cinco años pueden divertirse con juegos.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Waretown Branch
Join other writers to explore your skills in an informal and fun discussion.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jun 18, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Join us for a lively book discussion! Call the branch for this month's title 609-294-1197 New members welcome!

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Meet and talk with local artists. Bring your own work for feedback.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Are you a knitter? Do you want to learn to knit? Join our group to learn or bring your own project.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Come to the Adult Crafting Club. All materials provided.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Get four books for $1 and help the Friends of the Island Library continue to provide great programs and support.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
(TV-14) 82 min. In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month we are showing the documentary Stonewall Uprising. The documentary tells the story of the riots and the impact they had on the LGBTQ+ community.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Matinee Movie: "Judas and the Black Messiah" (R) 126 min

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Rekindle childhood memories by making a box lanyard keychain. 18+

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Honor Juneteenth with actress and storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson, as she tells a story remembering those who labored so long before the good news of the emancipation. Register

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Tue, Jun 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Kindness clay rock craft in honor of Immigrant Heritage month. Ages 5-12.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of a gentle therapy dog. This program is for beginner readers. Registration Required

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a whale out of recycled egg cartons. Ages 5-12. Crea una ballena con cartones de huevos reciclados. edades 5-12.

Tue, Jun 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
J. Robert Oppenheimer played an integral role in developing the first atomic bomb.

Tue, Jun 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Rocketman follows the life, music, and career of British musician, Elton John. (R) 121 min. Please register.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
"TUESDAY: 6/18 - 6:00 PM - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FAMILY/FANTASY, RATED PG, 118 MIN."

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Brick Branch
Ages 2+: Drop in from 6pm-7pm to help color some summer shapes to put up around the library.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Are you a writer in need of plotted-out space and time to create? Work on your written works in the library computer lab with fellow teens. Silence observed. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Bingo featuring your favorite Pokémon characters!  Play for small prizes or enter raffle tickets. Registration is required.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Learn about and try out sushi rice recipes from different parts of the world.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Please join us for a movie in the Sensory Space where lights will be turned up, volume turned down and singing, shouting and moving are welcome.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Zone
Registration required; begins June 4. "Please register each child individually." Dress for a mess and join us for a paint party to create art inspired by Pride Month. Ages 6 - 12.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch
Bring your imagination as presenter Bill Schmidt describes the final flight of the Hindenburg from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst, NJ on May 6, 1937.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Looking for a friendly community of writers?

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Custom Blend is a local band that will perform a selection of country, bluegrass, light rock, and folk songs.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Home Town Dairy
Electric Vehicles are on the rise. During this program we will discuss the expanding market of electric vehicles starting with EV 101, performance, battery range, and why. Registration Required

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Quiet Study Room
Bring your work, any genre.

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
This Social Security workshop will help you understand and optimize your Social Security benefits. Learn about the basics, and different factors that can affect filing, taxation, and more.

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more.

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Beachwood Branch
Stop by for a craft in recognition of Juneteenth. Ages 0-12.

Wed, Jun 19, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Wed, Jun 19, 9:30am - 10:15am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6m - 3. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 19, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:45am
Stafford Branch
Ahoy, talk like a pirate, read like a pirate, come dressed like a pirate and make a craft like a pirate. Ages 3+. Please register each child.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Home Town Dairy
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more. New members welcome.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Discovery Zone
Registration required; begins June 5. Please register each child individually. Make colorful rainbow art. Dress for a mess. Ages 2-3 with a caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft perfect for children ages 18 months -3 years. REG
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Island Heights Branch
Join us for stories, songs and finger plays. Followed by open play. Ages 0-18 months

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Attendees will choose a (G) or (PG) film on day of showing.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Ages 2 - 6. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs and stories written by children's author Eric Carle. Ages 3 - 6 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Join us for a free play session with various toys and music. Recommended for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Monthly craft program for adults with special challenges
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the library. New members are welcome.

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jun 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 19, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Join us to play card games at our new monthly social. Bring a friend or come alone, and feel free to bring your own snack. Playing cards will be provided by the Friends of the Barnegat Library.

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Join us for this low- key afternoon of yarn crafts, coloring and socialization. Bring your own supplies.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Today the blueberry is touted as the wonder fruit with a host of healthful benefits. Learn the history, health benefits and a variety of ways to prepare and savor these berries.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Manchester Branch
Enjoy the music of accomplished vocalist and consummate entertainer, Pete Custode.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch
A virtual program provided by Jenkinson's Aquarium. The aquarium welcomes guests to learn about the country's first National Reserve. Those who register will receive a link to the Zoom session. REG

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, June 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride by learning about how to be an activist through arts and crafts.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Island Heights Branch
Learn about Juneteenth and create a themed craft.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Watch the PBS show Making Black America's episode about Black cultural movements! Ages 12-18

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Create fun and creative crafts & art that represent you!

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Learn about the life of emancipated woman Jane Pittman as she navigates her road to freedom and the civil rights movement.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Discover the fun of STEAM and explore creative constructions with the library?s building kit. Supplies provided. Ages 9 ? 12. REG

Wed, Jun 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Commemorate this important day by learning its significance and making a craft. Ages 5 and older.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jackson Branch
Earn a community service hour. Learn about the Library. Effect positive change. Ages 12 - 18.

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs.

Wed, Jun 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jun 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Come watch a G or PG movie with us! All ages Ven a ver una película clasificada G o PG! Todas la edades

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - YA Floor
Drop-in and join the Twisted Stitchers for a daytime fiber session.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a fan pinwheel decoration to celebrate Juneteenth. Ages 12-18

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Meet a Local Police Officer  Stop by the library and meet with an officer of the Berkeley Township Police Department for their presentation on Nixle, followed by a Q&A.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Come see live animals and learn about their amazing abilities.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Join us for an exploration of the writing form known as "creative nonfiction."

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stafford Branch
Third Wednesday of every month. Drop in welcome.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Join us for a documentary in observance of Juneteenth.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch
Celebrate PRIDE month with a Rainbow Sandscape Centerpiece.
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Thu, Jun 20, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Thu, Jun 20, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Thu, Jun 20, 9:30am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch
See what the Friends are doing to support the Stafford Branch. Join the Friends and volunteer today. Drop-in.

Thu, Jun 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for songs, stories and a Craft. Please register each child individually.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Come sing and dance to some of your favorite songs! Ages 18 months - 3 years.
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Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Play with your little one as we share stories, rhymes, songs, and dance. Ages 1 ? 2. Please Register

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Preschoolers will have the chance to interact with live animals, shells, and other manipulatives in this hands-on lesson presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences.
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Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins June 6. Celebrate the longest day of the year with some stories about the sun and a craft. Ages 3-5.
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Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome. Bring your current card and set.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch
Want to learn to knit and crochet? Drop in.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
Get crafty with rainbow activities to celebrate Pride Month. All ages.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch
Drop in and find out what the Lacey Library has planned for the summer. Games, activities and Summer Reading registration for all ages. Please note: This is a time change from the printed calendar. 

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch
To register, visit https://libraryc.org/theoceancountylibrary/49020

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
In honor of Pride Month, Sabrinna Dias, a Brazilian-American singer-songwriter and educator from New Jersey will perform from her unique repertoire.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Friday, June 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch
Create fun and creative crafts & art that represent you!

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Stafford Branch
Tween Crafternoon - Bird Feeder
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Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jackson Branch
All are welcome.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a turtle out of felt. Ages 5 - 12. Crea una tortuga de fieltro. Edades 5 - 12.

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a bookmark. Ages 5-12. Haz marcadores. Edades 5-12.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Learn about the basics of reading tarot, do a magical craft, or get a tarot reading! Ages 12-18

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a free account and explore the many projects you can create.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Play familiar and new games, just for teens.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Come to the Manchester Library and play Super Smash Bros: Ultimate. Make friends with other like-minded teens who love to play video games. Ages 8 - 12. Please register as space is limited.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Join us in making a special craft.
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Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us for a relaxing evening session of chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Linda Higley. A waiver form must be signed before event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library.
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Thu, Jun 20, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - YA Floor
Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting.

Thu, Jun 20, 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
7:00 pm - Test out your creativity and problem-solving skills at the Manchester Library. Create your very own tower out of clothespins and popsicle sticks. Ages 8 - 12. Please register.

Fri, Jun 21, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Fri, Jun 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Fri, Jun 21, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 2-6. Come to the Manchester Children's department to have some fun with friends and our puzzle collection. Please register.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jun 21, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch
Come play Mah Jongg! Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Jun 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Bring your knitting projects to the library and enjoy some conversation while you knit!

Fri, Jun 21, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Drop-in preschool craft Manualidades preescholares.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Create an abstract work of art with this simple yet beautiful technique. Ages 8-12.

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Rescheduled
Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Wednesday, June 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch
Create fun and creative crafts & art that represent you!

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Sat, Jun 22, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Friends of the Island Library will host a one day book sale at the Long Beach Island Branch from 9am to 4pm on June 22nd.

Sat, Jun 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Friends of the Little Egg Branch BOOK SALE in the Little Egg Harbor Branch meeting room. Starting Saturday, 6/15 at 12 pm through the following Saturday, 6/22, at 12 pm.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Drop in with your own supplies and introduce yourself to a friendly group.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 2-6. Come to the Manchester Children's department to have some fun with friends and our puzzle collection.  Registration is required.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch
Scavenger Hunt. Join us in the Children?s Room for a fun Scavenger Hunt. Ages 3 and up. Drop-in. 

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch
Learn how to identify, preserve, and interpret the old photographs in your personal collection.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Drop in and color your own sea life visor to wear outside on sunny days. No registration required. Ages 3-12.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Waretown Branch
Join us for our monthly documentary series.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Teens can stop by the library and hang out with board games. Ages 13 - 17.

Sat, Jun 22, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Earn community service hours. Learn about the Library. Ages 12 - 18.

Sat, Jun 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Create a custom solid perfume balm inspired by your zodiac sign with fragrance enthusiast Meg Ruisch.
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Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Stop by the reference department for some fun puzzle activities. Crosswords, number puzzles, brain teasers, word searches, and more to keep your brain active.

Sat, Jun 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
In honor of Pride Month, Sabrinna Dias, a Brazilian-American singer-songwriter and educator from New Jersey will perform from her unique repertoire.

Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Unwind with friends while watching anime, enjoying snacks, and reading the latest manga. "Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library."

Sun, Jun 23, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sun, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch
New to speaking English? Practice English conversation.

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area to complete a dinosaur scavenger hunt this week. Drop in.

Mon, Jun 24, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County will answer any gardening questions.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Meet Elsa the Snow Queen. She will read stories and take pictures with you. Limited registration. Registration required.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am. REG
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 10:30am

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us as art instructor Linda Higley leads a craft creating sailboats and fish mobile wind chimes. Program made possible by a grant from the Kearny Bank Foundation.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Join us for our summer reading kick-off event.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:35am
Toms River Branch
Stop by the Discovery Room to make a fun craft using the colors of the rainbow. Drop in. Ages 5 - 12. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's department to make a craft to take home. No Registration Necessary.

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Attendees will make reusable food wraps in this workshop led by Pine Barrens Post, stewards of the Pine Barrens.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch
Learn about Medicare scams and simple strategies and techniques to protect your personnel information from cyber criminals by utilizing your cells phones and other technologies. 

Mon, Jun 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Movies at the Barnegat Library every Monday at 1 pm. Bring your own snacks!

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels welcome.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
MONDAY: 6/24 - 1:30 PM - THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1963), FAMILY/ADVENTURE, RATED G, 86 MIN.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
Join us for crafts, building toys, and fun! All ages.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Book discussion and craft for ages 6 - 12.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Bring in your favorite BBQ, party, or refreshing snack recipe(s) to swap with others. Enjoy a tasting from one of our provided recipes. Possible Allergens Registration Required

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Book Page Flower Wreath  Stop by the library and learn how to create a beautiful wreath out of book pages and flowers.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Celebrate International Pineapple Day and make a pineapple craft. Ages 5-12. Celebra el Día Internacional de la piña. Edades 5-12.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Show your PRIDE

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch
Join our fellow hook and needle enthusiasts and create a variety of items to donate to various charitable organizations, as well as work on your own projects. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Waretown Branch
Come and experience the last flight of the Hindenburg

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Call the Branch if you would like to join the group.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Adult Crafts
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Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Island Heights Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Library. New members are welcome.

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
The Evening Book Discussion is reading The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Mon, Jun 24, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Jun 25, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Tue, Jun 25, All day
Jackson Branch
All proceeds will benefit the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Outdoor Messy Fun

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch
Family Program. The children's department will be heading outside to the courtyard to play with chalk and bubbles in the sun. Registration is required.
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for Toddler storytime.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; Please register each child individually. Registration begins June 11th. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 0 - 6.
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Participants will paint a ceramic mug. Local ceramics studio Just Kil'n Time will fire the mugs in their kiln.
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Toms River Branch - Bishop (upstairs)
Join us for a presentation on the importance of Juneteenth.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Storytime Room
Make new friends in our relaxed open-play setting. Ages 0 - 18 months. REG

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am. REG

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Children & Families: You bring a t-shirt or something else to decorate and we'll provide the fabric pens and stencils so you can create some fun summer fashions.
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Choose from a variety of vibrant colors to customize a keychain with your initial, making a statement wherever you go. Express yourself proudly and creatively with DIY embroidery this Pride Month.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:10am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Ages 2 - 4 with caregiver.
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's department to make a craft to take home. No Registration Necessary.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, in partnership with the Ocean County Library, is now offering a support group for caregivers and their loved ones. A monthly support group for caregivers facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. The group focuses on empowerment, enlightenment and positivity. Caregivers can receive the support they need and can Recharge their minds, spirits and souls while their loved ones are engaged in socialization led by a certified dementia practitioner. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Julia at Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, 732-505-2273.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Ages 5 - 12. Please register.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 5+. Learn about Ocean County turtles and snakes, and gain an appreciation of these fascinating creatures. Registration is required. Potential allergens.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Discover the ancient sounds of Sanskrit one-syllable word-chants and use them to create balance and harmony in the body, mind, and soul.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us as we explore Pronunciator and how this database can help you learn languages such as Spanish, French, and more. Please bring your own device. Active library card required.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Learn about dinosaurs with Paleontologist, Dr. Matthew Bonnan. Dr. Bonnan will bring fossils, draw dinosaurs, and answer all of your dinosaur questions. Ages 5 - 10. Please register.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Stafford Branch
Teen Tuesday: Pride Paintings

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Lack of sleep can effect you in many ways. Join Hackensack Meridian Health to learn about different sleep disorders and tips to get a better night's rest.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
We provide the items; you provide the imagination. All supplies provided. Seating limited. This program series is sponsored by The Friends of the Plumsted Library. Please Register

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Tue, Jun 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Join us in kicking off an exciting summer of adventures at your library! Meet Fred the Dinosaur and make your own dinosaur puppet. All ages. Please register each child separately.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Ages 10-18.

Tue, Jun 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stafford Branch
Anime Fans (18+) meets once a month on the 4th Tuesday. Please register

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a colorful pretend pom-pom ice pop treat. Ages 8 - 12. Crea un colorida golosina con pompones. Edades 8 - 12.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make your own coaster that celebrates you. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
This fun and engaging program will provide participants with an evening of learning about sun safety tips.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Trevor's Banned Book Club? believes that reading is fundamental and knowledge is power. Gather to read and discuss books that have been subject to bans across the country. 3/26: "Crank "by Ellen Hopkins 4/30: "Dreaming in Cuban" by Christina Garcia 5/21: "The Infinite Moment of Us "by Lauren Myracle 6/25: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi 7/23: "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Teens will create a unique wood panel painting featuring Pride imagery. All supplies provided. Ages 12 - 18. Please register as space is limited. 

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch
Come unwind and listen to curated vinyl records under the stars of the Toms River library atrium. This month's event will celebrate Black Music Month.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
See the Amazing V astound you with his magical skills. Limited space. Registration is required.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Jun 26, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Wed, Jun 26, All day
Jackson Branch
All proceeds will benefit the Jackson Branch.

Wed, Jun 26, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
New venue Toms River Branch - Green Room
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more. New members welcome.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Get ready to build. LEGO® bricks will be provided during the program, please do not bring your own bricks. Best for ages 5 - 12.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
New date Wednesday, June 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Family program. Mr. Scott 'The Music Man' delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience for children and their families. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Do you enjoy singing? Now is your chance to sing the best song. Join us and sing along with our karaoke music! Music by us, talent by you! Please register.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Island Heights Branch
Summer is a Magical Time for Families! A rockin? fun-filled interactive Beach Party.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Family program. Mr. Scott 'The Music Man' delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience for children and their families. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Meet outside to create your own mini adventure garden with a live succulent and miniature landscape. Sponsored by Friends of the Barnegat Library. Ages 3+. Please register.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 12 months with caregiver. This is designed for babies not yet walking. Please Register

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's department to make a craft to take home. No Registration Necessary.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Stop by the Library with your knitting and crocheting projects and meet new friends.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - REF Floor
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
New Jersey attorney Paul Daniele, from The New Jersey State Bar Foundation, will explain estate planning. He will discuss wills, living wills, power of attorney, and asset protection.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us for a viewing of "Lilo & Stitch", crafts, and snacks in celebration of 626 aka Stitch! This is a tween program for ages 11 - 15.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
The Senior Employment Assistance offers comprehensive support for individuals aged 55+ re-entering the workforce. Gain skills for successful job placement. Presented by St. Francis Community Center.

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jackson Branch
Earn a community service hour. Learn about the Library. Effect positive change. Ages 12 - 18.

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a colorful summer bug. Ages 5 - 12. Crea un colorido insecto de verano. Edades 5 - 12.

Wed, Jun 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch
Come make something new. All ages.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Library. New members are welcome.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Bring plant, shrub, soil, and insect samples or photos for examination, identification, diagnoses and recommendations.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Drop in and de-stress with therapy dogs. You can talk to the dogs about your troubles, relax, play, and hang out with the visiting furry friends.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come listen to this popular Jersey Shore trio whose repertoire includes rock 'n roll, pop standards, classic rock, doo-wop, disco and Motown favorites. Please register.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Join players on a short, but fun beginner friendly adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons! Open to and good for both new and experienced players! Space is limited, be sure to register. REG

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stafford Branch
Join us for an informational program about the steps that occur when your disabled child ages out of the New Jersey Children's System of Care (PerformCare).

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Join us for stories and a craft at Bayview Park in Branch Beach. In the case of rain, this event will be held at the Long Beach Island Library in Surf City.

Wed, Jun 26, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

Thu, Jun 27, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Thu, Jun 27, All day
Jackson Branch
All proceeds will benefit the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Explore the front and backyard library gardens and participate in a plant swap.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*All children must wear foot coverings (shoes, booties, slippers, or socks) in order to follow the library's health & safety rules.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Sensory based activities for toddlers with a caregiver. Please wear clothes that can get dirty. Ages 18-26 months.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's department to make a craft to take home. No Registration Necessary.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome. Bring your current card and set.

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Play bridge at the library. All skill levels welcome.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Drop in with your own supplies and introduce yourself to a friendly group.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Go around in style with your own handmade jibbitz?! In this program, attendees will be able to make their own shoe charms by using a variety of craft supplies. Ages 13-18.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Love to knit or crochet, come to our meeting room and join others with the same passion. Bring your yarn, needles, hooks and current projects.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
"A Hundred Years of Lenni & Margot", by Marianne Cronin

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Author and illustrator Katy Tanis will share her experiences in the publication of children's books and attendees will create their own two-wing watercolor butterflies.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Drop-in Library Technology Talk. Adult program. Registration is not required.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoy a fun afternoon playing this classic game for a chance to win a prize. Prizes may contain potential allergens.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Coloring is a way to relax and express your creativity. Materials are provided or bring your own projects and coloring tools.

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Practice your reading in the company of gentle therapy dogs.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beachwood Branch
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more. New members welcome.

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Join your fellow teens to work on some crochet, knitting, drawing, painting, collage, and/or anything else you can imagine!

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a rainbow heart with Perler beads. Ages 8 - 12. REG Haz un Corazón arcoíris con Perler. Edades 8 - 12. REG

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Compete against your friends in our ultimate Mario Kart Tournament. Registration required.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Teens will create a unique painting featuring Pride imagery.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Come to the library for family fun. Play for full size candy bars. Sponsored by Friends of the Barnegat Library. Ages 4 - 12.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Come dressed in pajamas and listen to some fun bedtime stories. Ages 2 and up Please register each child.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a sensory friendly viewing of Spirit Untamed (PG, 87 min.)

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch
Kids & Tweens will paint pallets with a fun saying and fun character. Ages 8 - 12. Registration required.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lacey Branch
Come knit, crochet, sew, or embroider with fellow stitch it members. Share leisurely conversation & tips. All skill levels are welcome.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Become a part of Brick Library's adventuring party of heroes as we delve into the world of Forgotten Realms.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Sing and Perform! Children learn the fundamentals of singing through proper breath support and vocal technique.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Zone
No registration required. Stop by the Discovery Room to make a patriotic hedgehog craft to celebrate Independence Day. Drop in. Ages 3-12.

Thu, Jun 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Play familiar and new games, just for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.

Fri, Jun 28, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Fri, Jun 28, All day
Jackson Branch
All proceeds will benefit the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 28, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area for a 4th of July themed craft. While supplies last. Ages 3+. Drop in.

Fri, Jun 28, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
This outdoor event will feature touch-a-truck with local police, fire, EMS, and beach patrol as well as children's crafts, story times, and a chance to win prizes. First hour will be siren/horn free.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Hang out and make some new friends over video games and board games!

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Ages 1- 5, Please register.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for an all ages playdate.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Ages 9 -12.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop into the Children's Department and work on this community coloring project with friends. No registration necessary.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Art and craft activities for children. Best for ages 3 - 8. Please register, beginning on June 14th. Don't forget to "dress for a mess" or bring a smock.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins June 14. Enjoy some fun monster stories and a craft. Ages 3 - 5.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's department to make a craft to take home. No Registration Necessary.

Fri, Jun 28, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch
Come play Mah Jongg! Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Jun 28, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Waretown Branch
Support the Friends and the Branch at the book sale for all ages.

Fri, Jun 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Drop-in preschool craft Manualidades preescholares.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Play Canasta with other Teams and players at the Long Beach Island Library twice a month. The main object of the game is to outscore the opposing team, or players. All are welcome to play for fun from 2 - 5 pm.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Join in some friendly competition playing the classic card game Canasta. Please register.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Discover new titles, including read-alikes for popular authors like Colleen Hoover and James Patterson.

Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Lakewood Branch
Does your student need assistance with their homework? ¿Necesita ayuda con los deberes de su hijo?

Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 3+: You call this archaeology? Party Indy style with games and crafts. Please register each child individually and not all on the same line.

Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Switch Sports and other Nintendo® Switch games.

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Create your own pride flags for Pride Month.

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long jungle-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Stafford Branch
Drop-in Tween/Teen Silhouettes

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Jackson Branch
All proceeds will benefit the Jackson Branch.

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Berkeley Branch
Support the Friends of the Berkeley Library by purchasing a bag of donated books for $5. This sale runs June 1 to August 31.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Waretown Branch
Support the Friends and the Branch at the book sale for all ages.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Family program. Learn about campfire safety and see Smokey the Bear. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Want to learn to knit and crochet? Drop in.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 11:30am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Drop in anytime between 10 am - 11:30 am to play with our toys, socialize with other kids, and more! This is a great place for parents and caregivers to make new friends and have fun. Ages 1 - 5.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join the historical educational group, Clan of the Raven in a hands-on experience with displays, games, and replicas from the age of the Vikings! Potential allergens.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:15am - 12:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us as the Plumsted Branch hosts Meet the Mayor with Plumsted Mayor Dominick Cuozzo. Please contact Mayor Cuozzo directly at 865-604-3618 to secure a time slot for a one on one discussion.

Sat, Jun 29, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Join us for a very special opportunity to learn about the incredible lives of John and Abigail Adams, portrayed by historical actors Peyton Dixon and Kim Hanley from the American Historical Theatre.

Sat, Jun 29, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Award Winning Feature Film. Poor Things (R) Sexual Content, Nudity, & Language 2023 ? 2h 21m

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
In celebration of Pride Month, the chorus will perform a selection of well-known tunes and classic favorites along with new songs.

Sun, Jun 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Stop by the Long Beach Island Branch to participate in a fun scavenger hunt.

Sun, Jun 30, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Celebrate the Summer Olympics

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Lacey Branch
Come visit the Lacey Branch to view our July Artist of the Month Ray Haworth and his exhibit "Oil Paintings of Raku Portrayed". Artwork displayed in our Meeting Room space.

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area to complete a scavenger hunt this week. Drop in.

Mon, Jul 01, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Lacey Branch
Come knit, crochet, sew, or embroider with fellow stitch it members. Share leisurely conversation & tips. All skill levels are welcome.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch
Ages 5-12. Use your creative skills to make a sand art project. Please register.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Bring your own project-craft, drawing, sewing etc.-and enjoy your fellow crafters company & conversation.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Come in and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. No registration required. Weekly scavenger hunts run Monday through Saturday until August 24, with a different prize each week!

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's Department at Plumsted to get ready for the 4th of July with an assortment of crafts to make and take home.

Mon, Jul 01, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Jul 01, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us monthly to learn how you can balance it all.

Mon, Jul 01, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for knitting at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns.

Mon, Jul 01, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Free Movies every Monday at 1pm 7/1: JAWS (PG) 124 min. The thrilling classic!

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Berkeley Branch
American Red Cross Blood Drive Make a difference and donate blood. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Join us at the Brick Branch and speak French with other French speakers in the community! Intermediate and Advanced speakers welcome.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 8 - 12: Stop by the library to make an ice cream cone craft. Please register each child individually.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 2:30pm

Mon, Jul 01, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by a simple craft.  Feel free to wear your coziest pajamas!  Best for ages 3 and up.  Please register, beginning on June 17th.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Stop by the Children's Area on Monday evenings to make a fun craft. Ages 6 - 12. Please register.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoy the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. (G) 119 min.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Explore the outdoors with word searches, crosswords and more. Ages 5 - 12. Explora el aire libre con sopas de letras, crucigramas y mucho más. Edades 5 - 12.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us and NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavior Health Group to learn all about mindfulness. For children grades K-2.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch
Meet Manchester Mayor Rob Arace

Mon, Jul 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Bring your imagination as presenter Bill Schmidt describes the final flight of the Hindenburg from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst, NJ on May 6, 1937.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Jul 02, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Tue, Jul 02, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Tue, Jul 02, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Book Title: "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Tue, Jul 02, All day
Toms River Branch
Registration required; Dress for a mess and create a memorable footprint keepsake by painting your baby's feet with Crayola non-toxic paint. Little ones up to 18 months are welcome with a caregiver.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:50am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Kim Manganelli. A waiver form must be signed before the start of the program to participate.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs, stories and fun for toddlers. For children 18 months to 3 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's Department at Plumsted to get ready for the 4th of July with an assortment of crafts to make and take home.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Waretown Branch
Join other writers to explore your skills in an informal and fun discussion.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Free monthly blood pressure screening from 11 am - 12 pm the first Tuesday of every month performed by the Long Beach Island Health Department. Walk-ins welcome.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 02, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoy a fun afternoon playing with our Legos®, Lincoln Logs® or board games. Drop in.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 11:50am
Lacey Branch
Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Kim Manganelli. A waiver form must be signed before the start of the program to participate.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 02, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch
Book Title: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll learn about the artist and create collages inspired by his work. For ages 6 - 12. Please register, beginning on June 18th.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Drop in to sign up for the Library's Summer Reading Program!

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Hang out and make new friends over video games and board games. Bring your own board games and hand-held game console to share your passion for games with others! Ages 12-18.

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
In celebration of the 4th of July make a patriotic pinwheel and a red, white and blue paper craft. Please register. Ages 3 +.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 2:00pm

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Unleash your creativity in peaceful silence, or bring your headphones, relax and enjoy: perfect for teen artists. For grades 8 and up. Please Register.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Rekindle childhood memories by making a macrame necklace. 18+
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Jul 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Plant your own beanstalk plant. Ages 5 - 12. REG. Siembra tu propia planta de tallo de habichuelas. Edades 5 - 12. REG.

Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Make your own adventure journal. Ages 10-18.

Tue, Jul 02, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 5-8. Practice your reading skills in the company of a gentle therapy dog. This program is for beginner readers ages 5-8. Register in person or by calling (732) 657-7600, option 6.

Tue, Jul 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Come play video and board games at the library and make new friends.

Tue, Jul 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Join us for an exploration of the writing form known as "creative nonfiction."

Tue, Jul 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Quiet Study Room
Bring your work, any genre.

Tue, Jul 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more.

Tue, Jul 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Jul 03, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Wed, Jul 03, All day
Beachwood Branch
Stop by the library to create a star wand for Independence Day. For children and Families.

Wed, Jul 03, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Join Talewise for a science adventure! Limited space. Registration is required.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
This month the group will be discussing Anxious People by Fredrick Backman.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Andrew Graham-Dixon follows in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of America as he explores American painting from the 17th through the 19th centuries. (NR) 51 min.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Share your patriotism by creating a seasonal Uncle Sam wall hanging. For adults with special challenges, sponsored by the Serving Adults with Special Challenges Work Group.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Take-Home Kit: Welcome summer by painting a paper plate sun with blue streamers to represent the sky or ocean. For adults with special challenges.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 19 - 36 months with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on June 19th.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs and stories. Ages 3 - 6 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Relax by coloring and listening to soothing music.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Express your creativity outside on our sidewalks. Weather permitting.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
"Barbara Lysenko, director, and co-founder of Kids Music Round, will be at the library with her guitar for a fun time of dancing, singing, and playing rhythm instruments.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Ages 2 - 6. Calling all kids who love to build with their hands, and enjoy sensory play. Join us for playtime with sensory Sand, play dough, water beads, and building toys. Registration is required.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 10:30am

Wed, Jul 03, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to the Children's Department at Plumsted to get ready for the 4th of July with an assortment of crafts to make and take home.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Celebrate the 4th of July by making a patriotic craft.

Wed, Jul 03, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Jul 03, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Learn the difference between normal and abnormal memory loss as you age and ways to keep your mind sharp. Presented by Hackensack Meridian Health. Please register.

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Join us for this low- key afternoon of yarn crafts, coloring and socialization. Bring your own supplies.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Come to the Manchester Library and enjoy a fun-filled night playing Super Smash Bros: Ultimate. Make friends with other like-minded teens who love to play video games. Ages 8-12. Please register.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Stop by the Island Heights library to make a flag themed craft.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Join us for a cooking demonstration.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a dreamcatcher using paper plates. Ages 8-12. Crea un atrapasueños usando un plato de papel. Edades 8-12.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Have you ever wanted to decorate and design your very own tie-dye drawstring bag? Then come to the Manchester Library to experience it alongside other tweens. Ages 8 - 12. Please register.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Paint a 4th of July fireworks scene. Ages 3-12.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
We'll play through "The Wild Sheep Chase" one-shot adventure throughout the summer.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Discover the fun of STEAM and explore creative constructions with the library's building kit. Supplies provided. Ages 9-12. Please register.

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs.

Wed, Jul 03, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 03, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Are you a knitter? Do you want to learn to knit? Join our group to learn or bring your own project. If you are a beginner, knitting needles and yarn will be available.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a ladybug out of an egg carton. Ages 5 - 12. Haz una mariquita con un cartón de huevos. Edades 5 - 12.

Wed, Jul 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Sing along with our nation's most patriotic songs to honor and celebrate our Independence Day.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 05, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Fri, Jul 05, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
July Book: Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Magazine Area
Bring in your house plant for a diagnostic review of your plant if it needs some help. The Master Gardeners of Ocean County are here to help with all your planting needs.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Ages 1 - 5. Please register.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Activities for ages 6 - 18 months with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on June 20th.
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Visit the Plumsted Library Children's area to participate in our Friday craft series this summer. This craft will change weekly. Available as long as supplies last, first come first served. Ages 3+

Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us for a special learning opportunity with NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavioral Health Group.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Discovery Zone
Make your own Minion. Ages 3 - 12. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Pick up a pack of puzzles to keep your mind sharp. While supplies last.

Fri, Jul 05, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Jul 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Join us as we discuss signs, symptoms, and treatment options for stroke, as well as B.E.F.A.S.T. when someone if having a stroke. Presented by Hackensack Meridian Health. Please register.

Fri, Jul 05, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Sign up to be a part of Brick Library's Summer Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament! Try your hand and enter a knock-out style tournament to see who will come out on top. Ages 12-18. REG
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 05, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Preschool craft. Ages 0 - 5. Manualidades para niños en prescolar. Edades 0 - 5.

Fri, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Jul 06, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Sat, Jul 06, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 2-6.  Come to the Manchester Children's department to have some fun with friends and our Duplo collection. Registration is required.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Drop into the Children's Department for some building fun.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join to learn or bring your project with you.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Crochet for Tree.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Jul 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Play this classic game for a chance to win a prize. Please register each person individually.
Registration opens Saturday, June 15 2024 at 11:00am

Sat, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Magazine Area
Stop by and create a beautiful summer inspired craft. Please register.
This event is full

Sun, Jul 07, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Sun, Jul 07, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jul 08, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Mon, Jul 08, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Mon, Jul 08, All day
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area to complete a scavenger hunt this week. Drop in.

Mon, Jul 08, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines.
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 10:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Come in and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. No registration required. Weekly scavenger hunts run Monday through Saturday until August 24, with a different prize each week!

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County will answer any gardening questions you may have. Located on the main library floor.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Learn about worms and other decomposers and their roles.
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 10:30am

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Join in to sing, dance, and laugh along! It?s going to be the show of the summer!
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 10:30am

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins June 24. "Please register each child individually." Learn about sharks with interactive songs and stories and make a shark craft! Ages 3 - 5
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Learn how to make balloon animals with Debby from Premier Parties. Ages 6 - 12. Please Register
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 11:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels welcome.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
7/8: You Hurt My Feelings (R) 93 min. Comedy

Mon, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
*MOVIE KIT ONLY* CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2003) Rated PG-13, 95 min. All you need to enjoy a movie at home. Potential allergen. Copies of the movie will be available for check out while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Dan Lieb, maritime historian, will provide an overview of many of the well know shipwrecks off the New Jersey coast.
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll be creating bookmarks or bracelets using drinking straws and colorful yarn. Ages 8 - 12. Please register, beginning on June 24th.
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
Honor National Video Game Day with a showing of the Super Mario Bros movie
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
This documentary film tells the incredible story of how NASA trained America's best pilots to fly to the moon and take one giant leap for mankind. (NR) 52 minutes.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a cool mountainscape. Ages 5 - 12. Crea un paisaje montañoso genial. Edades 5 - 12.

Mon, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Celebrate National Koi Day by making your very own fish craft. Ages 12-18

Mon, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Monday Matinee 2024 PG-13 Action/Comedy 114 minutes Starring: Ryan Gosling & Emily Blunt

Mon, Jul 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Waretown Branch
Get ready to rock and roll at this high-energy, interactive music and comedy show. *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Bishop (upstairs)
The Friends design and manage fund raising activities to support the library. New members are welcome.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Stop by the Children's Area on Monday evenings to make a fun craft. Ages 6 - 12. Please register.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us and NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavior Health Group to learn all about mindfulness. For children grades 3-5.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Learn the basics of calligraphy with, Pauline Mackres, founder of PM Calligraphy, located at the Jersey Shore. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Bring your own project-craft, drawing, sewing etc.-and enjoy your fellow crafters company & conversation.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoy stories with a special guest from the ocean. Please register each child individually.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 6:30pm

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Jul 08, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Jul 09, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Tue, Jul 09, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Jul 09, 9:30am - 10:15am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6m - 3. Registration Required. Join us for messy play and leave the cleanup to us! Playtime with toys, painting, and coloring. Dressing for a mess is encouraged.

Tue, Jul 09, 9:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch
Join us for a fun time playing different kinds of games.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for Toddler storytime.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
Lakewood Branch
Learn basic Excel skills to create and format a spreadsheet. Mouse skills required. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us at the Stafford Branch in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation, for stories and songs inside and gardening and crafts outside.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Interactive Mermaid Experience?!
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 10:00am

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 2:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 09, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins June 25. Please register each child individually. Join us for interactive songs, stories and playtime. Ages 2 - 3.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 3+: We'll create some summer themed shrinky dink bag charms.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Local author and yoga instructor Kim Manganelli will share her book Yoga Beach Adventure and lead us through a yoga practice. For ages 5 -9. Please register, beginning on June 25th.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Ages 2 - 6. Registration Required. Join us for messy play and leave the cleanup to us! Playtime with toys, painting, and coloring. Dressing for a mess is encouraged.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs, music, rhymes, and stories. Up to 18 months with caregiver. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Join us for a fun art project. Dress for mess. Ages 2-5
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Storytime Room
Explore your senses with fun station-based play. Please register.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 12:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K - 3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 10:30am

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us to create a 2D basket using construction paper weaving strips and paper flowers. For adults with Special Challenges.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Bring your favorite "stuffie," enjoy a snack or bring a lunch for this storytime. Food may contain potential allergen. ages 2 and up. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 11:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch
Book Title: Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Whether you are an accomplished poet or a new one, wish to write or to hone a poem, our monthly workshop will inspire you.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Bring your poetry, essays, and short stories. The Writer's Group critiques each other's works and provides feedback.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Use tissue paper to paint beautiful works of art.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 2:00pm

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Unleash your creativity in peaceful silence, or bring your headphones, relax and enjoy: perfect for teen artists. For grades 8th and up. Please Register.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Learn about barn owls while dissecting an owl pellet, and see if you can identify what's inside. Ages 8 -12.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us and make some winter crafts in July. Ages 9 - 17. Please Register.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Curious on how music defines history? Join us as presenter Melissa Ziobro, Curator of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, talks iconic music history.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a map of your own fantasy land.. Ages 3 - 12. Crea un mapa de tu propia tierra de fantasía. Edades 3 - 12.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Teens will create a summer shell or starfish on a canvas using buttons and pearls. All supplies provided. Ages 12-18.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs

Tue, Jul 09, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch
Join us as the Lacey Branch hosts Meet the Mayor with Lacey Mayor Peggy Sue Juliano. During this event you will be able to ask questions directly to the Lacey Mayor in an informal setting.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Watch a PG-13 movie. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 2-5: Wear your pajamas for some cozy stories. Please register each child individually and not all on the same line.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 6:00pm

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stop in to play games and enjoy a gaming related craft.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
On a commercial flight, a violent storm forces a pilot to make an emergency landing. (R) 107 min.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Zone
Registration required; begins June 25. "Please register each child individually." Let your creativity shine while painting, making new friends, and listening to calming music. Ages 6 - 12.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 25 2024 at 9:00am

Canceled
Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create animal masks out of paper plates. Ages 5 - 12. Crea una máscara de animal. Edades 5 - 12.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Looking for an artistic way to relax and unwind? Using a combination of dots, lines, and simple curves, create your very own seashell using tangled doodle designs.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Join Dr. Richard Veit, Ph.D, as he examines the history of New Jersey ships and shipwrecks and how they reflect the importance of maritime transportation in the history of the state.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Bring an instrument and play with other musicians. All styles and skill levels are welcome.

Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
This month the selection is "The Dressmakers of Auschwitz" by Lucy Adlington. Please register for this discussion.

Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more.

Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Jul 10, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Wed, Jul 10, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Wed, Jul 10, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Join us for a fun craft. Registration opens two weeks prior to start of event and is required by phone (732-477-4513, option 4) or in person.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Manchester Branch
Ages 3-6. Make a pirate ship. Please register as space is limited.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Meet Brizo the Barnegat Bay Mermaid. See the magic of her mermaid tail as she teaches us about the ocean. Limited space. Registration is required.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Spend the morning listening to music and coloring. Materials are provided but you may bring your own coloring projects and coloring tools.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins June 26. Please register each child individually. Grow little one's love for the library with stories, songs, playtime, and more. Ages 12-23 months with a caregiver.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Do you enjoy singing? Now is your chance to sing the best song. Join us and sing along with our karaoke music. Music by us, talent by you. Please register.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Explore a variety of sensory activities. For children ages 2 - 6 with a caregiver. Come any time between 10:30 and 12 pm. Please register, beginning on June 26th.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 10:30am

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Play Bingo for a chance to win small prizes. Potential allergens.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Make your own adventure journal. Ages 5-12

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
NJ Snake Man presents a smorgasbord of live snakes and other reptiles. Join us for a fun and interactive experience you don't want to miss! Ages 3+. Registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
Join us in the Children's Room and practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch
Join us for a fun craft. Registration opens two weeks prior to start of event and is required by phone (732-477-4513, option 4) or in person.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Are you ready to go "under the sea" for some storytime fun? Join the Mermaid Princess for stories, singing, dancing, non-competitive games, and a meet-and-greet. Ages 2+. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 12:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 10, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Jul 10, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - REF Floor
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join your fellow adventurers in a journey into the world of Dungeons & Dragons in this 3 part summer series. Ages 12 - 18
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
NJ Snake Man presents a smorgasbord of live snakes and other reptiles. Join us for a fun and interactive experience you don't want to miss! Ages 3+. Registration is REQUIRED.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Come to the Manchester Library and enjoy a fun-filled night playing Super Smash Bros: Ultimate. Make friends with other like-minded teens who love to play video games. Ages 13 - 18. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Learn how to incorporate heart-healthy foods into your diet to help improve overall heart health.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Make an octopus out of clay.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Crochet a soft case to protect your Kindle. Participants must know basic crochet to make this project.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 2:30pm

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for an hour-long party featuring games, glitter tattoos, crafts and balloon animals. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plumsted Library. Please Register. Ages 3+
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 2:30pm

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a mermaid. Ages 5 -- 12. Crea una sirena. Edades 5 -- 12.

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Teens will socialize while learning how to play Magic the Gathering. All skill levels are welcome and cards will be provided. Supplies are limited, so please bring your own if able. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stafford Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 4 +. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 4:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Live Animal Show. Registration required. Please register each child individually. Registration opens June 26th.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Use a free Canva template to create your own cookbook.
Registration opens Monday, July 1 2024 at 9:00am

Canceled
Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Stop by the library and create a ceramic bird with Just Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Solve puzzles, follow clues, and explore your inner genius to conquer Tohua Island, an escape game adventure.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a clay snail with a seashell on its back. Ages 5 -- 12. Haz un caracol de arcilla. Edades 5 -- 12.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the library. New members are always welcome.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program.

Wed, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
The performance will be a live vocal performance consisting of a mix of Broadway, Classical, and Contemporary music as chosen by Dakota & Elle.

Wed, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Enjoy patriotic selections, ragtime tunes, and songs from the Roaring Twenties with the band.

Thu, Jul 11, All day
Stafford Branch
Pick up a J fiction book of Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace. J book discussion activities will be taking place on July 31st. Register for July 31st activities separately.

Thu, Jul 11, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Thu, Jul 11, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Thu, Jul 11, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch
*All children must wear foot coverings (shoes, booties, slippers, or socks) in order to follow the library's health & safety rules. *Held in the library's Teen Zone
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Make a summer garden. Ages 3-12

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Participation card will be given at the end of the course. *This is not a certification class.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Meet and talk with local artists. Bring your own work for feedback.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Come sing and dance to some of your favorite songs! Ages 18 months - 3 years.
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Join us in creating a fun art pallet painting project with Ms. Debby. Ages 8-12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us for this indoor teddy-bear themed picnic along with stories and a craft. For ages 3 - 6.
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle. Experiment with chemical reactions, air pressure, physical explosions, and more in this interactive adventure. Ages 4 - 12
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 11:30am

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome.

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 3-12.

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
The Literature and Lunch Book Discussion is reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Barnegat - Meeting Room
Knitting Group

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Love to knit or crochet, come to our meeting room and join others with the same passion. Bring your yarn, needles, hooks and current projects.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Create your own cat toy with instruction provided.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch
Play games in the Sensory Space. Ages 8 ? 12. Please Register
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 2:00pm

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
The talented Gary Evans visits to entertain us at the piano with his delightful music. Stop by and listen or sing along to some of your favorites! Requests are always welcome!

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Zone
Registration is not required. Visit the Discovery Room to learn about crabs and make a crabby craft! Ages 3 - 12.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
Honor Shark Awareness Day and prepare for Shark Week with the film "Saving Jaws" provided by the Ocean County Library's Kanopy streaming service.
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Join Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle. Experiment with chemical reactions, air pressure, physical explosions, and more in this interactive adventure. Ages 4 - 12
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 2:30pm

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
July Book: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Over this five-week series of hour-long lessons, local music instructor Kevin Kelley will teach ukulele basics in a group.
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Build your beading skills. Create a crystal beaded sun catcher and hang it in the window of your home for a burst of brilliance. All supplies provided.
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Stop by the Point Boro branch to make sushi out of candy.

Canceled
Thu, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Thursday, July 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch
Join us in the Maker Space to create some wonderful crafts. All are welcome.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Join us in the Maker Space to create some wonderful crafts. All are welcome.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Play video games. Ages 5 -- 12. Juega videojuegos. Edades 5 -- 12.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch
Join us for a sensory friendly viewing of Finding Dory (PG, 103 min.)

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Dungeon Master Bill Kuhl will lead us through an introductory-level session of the classic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Adults and Teens are welcome. Registration is required.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Please join us for a fun, fascinating, and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world. Presented by Eyes of the Wild. Potential Allergens (PA).

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Experiment with chemical reactions, air pressure, physical explosions, and more in this interactive STEM learning adventure. Ages 4 - 12.
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 12:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Teens will learn the basics of knitting, casting on and basic stitching by starting a knitted bookmark. Supplies will be provided and teens will be able to take home yarn and knitting needles.
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Learn about dragons and become a certifed dragon-ologist. Registration is required.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Brick Library's adventuring party of heroes that delve into the world of Forgotten Realms. This program is aimed for teens looking to try their hand at a tabletop role-playing game. Ages 12-18. REG
Registration opens Thursday, June 27 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Come out for some family fun playing bingo. REG
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 6:30pm

Fri, Jul 12, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Fri, Jul 12, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Fri, Jul 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area for a craft. While supplies last. Ages 3+. Drop-in.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 10:45am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Please register. Ages 5 and up.
Registration opens Friday, June 28 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch
Family program. Join us at the Manchester Library as we search for Waldo! Registration is required.

Fri, Jul 12, All day
Long Beach Island Branch
All materials will be provided on a first come first served basis, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Have specific questions about plants in your garden? Need help diagnosing issues and how to address them? Stop in and speak to master gardeners for advice and to learn gardening techniques to help.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Come join us for some sensory fun. Ages 2 ? 5. REG
Registration opens Friday, June 21 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
Barnegat Branch
Join us to learn about Helen Keller's incredible life with this documentary that examines her legacy as an author, advocate, and human rights pioneer who was deaf and blind. (NR) 83 min.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
An accredited DSMES program that provides a foundation to help people with diabetes to navigate self-management decisions and activities.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Music and movement activities for ages 19 - 36 months with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on June 28th.
Registration opens Friday, June 28 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Registration required; begins June 28th. Please register each child individually. Enjoy stories and songs while engaging your little one's senses in our calming Sensory Space. Ages 3 - 5.
Registration opens Friday, June 28 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
A 45 minute mom-and-me class. Ages 6 to 18 months. Please bring your own yoga mat. Program registration is REQUIRED.
Registration opens Friday, June 28 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Visit the Plumsted Library Children's area to participate in our Friday craft series this summer. This craft will change weekly. Available as long as supplies last, first come first served. Ages 3+

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us for a special learning opportunity with NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavioral Health Group.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Join us for open craft time at the library. Ages 3-18.

Fri, Jul 12, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Please contact the Berkeley Branch for details.

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Bring your knitting projects to the library and enjoy some conversation while you knit!

Fri, Jul 12, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Preschool craft. Ages 0 - 5. Manualidades para niños en prescolar. Edades 0 - 5.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Play Canasta with other teams and players at the Long Beach Island Library twice a month. Participants must already have a basic knowledge of the game.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch
Bring a plant, shrub, soil, and insect samples or photos for examination, identification, diagnoses and recommendations. Rutgers Master Gardeners will help to provide answers.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Let's celebrate summer vacation with some cupcake decorating! Attendees will be shown how to decorate some cupcakes with a beach theme, make them, and take them home to eat. Ages 13-18.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Discover new titles, including read-alikes for popular authors like Colleen Hoover and James Patterson.

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 8+: Please bring something you'd like to tie dye and we'll provide the rest of the materials needed. T-shirts will not be provided.
Registration opens Friday, June 28 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
July Book: The Boys by Ron Howard

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Join us as Shipwreck Diver Dan Lieb presents an informative presentation covering nearly 300 years of shipwreck activity in New Jersey waters including both World Wars.

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Switch Sports and other Nintendo® Switch games.
Registration opens Friday, June 28 2024 at 3:00pm

Sat, Jul 13, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Sat, Jul 13, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Sat, Jul 13, All day
Berkeley Branch
Support the Friends of the Berkeley Library by purchasing a bag of donated books for $5. This sale runs June 1 to August 31.

Sat, Jul 13, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Drop into the Children's Department for some building fun. All Ages

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Knitting Group

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Learn the art of paying attention, and join us to practice with R.A.I.N., an acronym that identifies qualities of attention that make up a complete moment of mindfulness.

Sat, Jul 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Dress for a mess. Ages 2 and up. Drop in.

Sat, Jul 13, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
An adventure racer adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an epic endurance race. (PG-13) 108 min. Please register.
Registration opens Saturday, June 15 2024 at 1:30pm

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Stop by the Reference Department for some fun puzzle activities, like crosswords, number puzzles, brain teasers, word searches, and more to keep your brain active.

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
An art reception for local artist, Pat Johnson, will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 2-4pm.

Sat, Jul 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - YS Living Room/YS Area
Play video games and make some new friends. Ages 4 - 12. No registration required.

Sun, Jul 14, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.

Sun, Jul 14, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sun, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Practice English conversation and talk about current events and more in a friendly, informal setting.