Ocean City Free Public Library - Events Calendar http://home.oceancitylibrary.org Calendar feed for Ocean City Free Public Library - Events Calendar Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:01:26 GMT Apr 30 - MUSIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78155 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">MUSIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">FREE CONCERT<br /> APRIL 30, 2017<br /> 2PM<br /> CHRIS MALONEY LECTURE ROOM</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Join Package Goods Orchestra for an afternoon of<br /> great music with a &ldquo;Canadian Connection.&rdquo;<br /> We&rsquo;ll feature songs from Neil Young, The Band,<br /> Buffalo Springfield, Leonard Cohen, Gordon<br /> Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Paul Anka and many more<br /> artists with a link to the land of the Northern Lights!<br /> FREE CONCERT<br /> APRIL 30, 2017<br /> 2PM<br /> CHRIS MALONEY LECTURE ROOM<br /> We are once again collecting for the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard. Please bring<br /> non-perishable food items to the concert. Every little bit helps!</p> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 3 - After School Movies http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76368 <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfilm-reel_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin: 0px auto; text-align: center;" /></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Every Wednesday After School at&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">3pm*</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Free Snacks!!</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px;">*1pm for early dismissa</span></span></span></p> Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 4 - Exploring Mindful Living & Meditation - Evening Program http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78437 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Exploring Mindful Living and Meditation<br /> Afternoon and Evening Workshops in Lecture Hall</span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><strong><u>Evenings</u><br /> Thursday, May 4<br /> Wednesday, May 10<br /> 6:30 - 8:30 PM</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><strong><u>Afternoons</u><br /> Mondays<br /> May 8, 15, 22<br /> 2 - 4 PM</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medMind_Full.PNG" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">L<strong>earn more about using breath and meditation to stay centered, and cultivating awareness to expand positive energy, and experience a deeper sense of well-being.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> Workshop includes:<br /> &diams;Discussion of mindfulness<br /> &diams;Gratitude sharing<br /> &diams;Interactive exercises<br /> &diams;Meditation</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ 08226<br /> Julie Brown <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a> 609-399-2434 X5222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 4 - Free Woodcarving Classes http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78208 <p><span style="font-size:26px;"><strong>Free</strong> Woodcarving Classes<br /> at The Ocean City&nbsp;<img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medWoodcarving_Classes_Birds.png" style="float:right;padding:4px;margin:0 0 2px 8px;display:inline;" />Free Public Library</span></p> <p><span style="color:#FF0000;"><em><span style="font-size:26px;">This Class is now Full</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>A Note from the Instructor, Dave Rhodes:</strong></span><br /> This is the time of year when many species of birds return to the land. Sometimes they are just passing through, other times agreeing that this is a good place to live for the summer and we enjoy their visit. It is a treat for many of us humans to see a movement in the dry brush along our winter paths that were quiet and empty in the harsh days of winter. The birds are moving now, large and small, and we will carve and paint them with enjoyment and companionship.</p> <p>There will &nbsp;be a variety of selections, larger and smaller birds, colorful and/or plain such as small white swans and black crows that are graceful in form and easy to paint. More colorful species such as a Goldfinch, Bluejay, Woodpecker, Cardinal and a Meadowlark will be offered during the workshop.</p> <p>Lumberjacks cut the carving wood trees down a year or so ago and now that is dry (seasoned) it is easier to carve if the carving knife supplied is sharpened (it will be!). Each bird pattern will be sawn from blocks of pleasantly scented Atlantic White Cedar, the typical carving wood used by most carvers of the east coast. The first class will allow the student to select the bird pattern that they would like to carve and paint. Each one will have a base if needed. At the end of that class, the instructor will take the rough-carved bird from each student, back to his shop, and use a machine sander to smooth out the surface. After that, he will paint each piece with white primer, and in the next class each student will have to sand any small areas that the machine could not reach. When that detail is completed, the bird may be painted with (supplied) acrylic paints (with their imagination if it is blooming). The white swans and black crows are easiest to paint, but there may be a few unannounced species included before the class starts.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>**Seats are limited.**&nbsp;<br /> Participants must sign up ahead of time and MUST be able to attend all three dates. &nbsp;<br /> Supplies will be provided.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 ext. 5222&nbsp;or email jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org to reserve your seat.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">Thursdays, May 4th, May 11th, and May 18th, 2017<br /> 9:30am-11:30am</span></strong><br /> Room N111<br /> Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Ave Ste #4&diams;Ocean City NJ, 08226</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 4 - Swing Bands are Back! with Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78204 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:26px;">CAPE SHORE JAZZ ORCHESTRA<br /> PRESENTS</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:26px;"><strong><em>SWING BANDS ARE BACK</em></strong></span></span><br /> Performing at the Ocean Ciity Senior Centre</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Thursday<br /> May 4th 2017 7:00 PM</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>Big Band Jazz Music From the 40&#39;s to Today</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>Singers Performing Popular Songs You&#39;ll Recognize</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em><strong>Featuring<br /> Al Harrison<br /> Joe &nbsp;Rotella<br /> Jim Tagney<br /> Jack Melton<br /> Walt Palmer</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;; font-size: 13px; text-align: center; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">At the Ocean City Senior Center&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ</span><br /> Presented by the Ocean City Library<br /> Special Thanks to the Ocean City Library</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 7 - Mystery Writers of America Discuss Mystery, Mayhem & Murder http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78209 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Celebrate <em>Booklist&rsquo;s</em> <strong>Mystery Month</strong> of May at the Library!</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smMystery_Writers.jpg" style="float:left;padding:4px;margin:0 8px 2px 0;display:inline;" /><strong style="font-size: 16px;">If you are in New Jersey . . .</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>. . . MYSTERY is all around you.</strong></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Join three members of Mystery Writers of America with Jersey ties for talk of mystery, mayhem and murder.<br /> When: Sunday, May 7, 2017<br /> Time: 2PM<br /> Where: Chris Maloney Lecture Hall</strong></span><br /> Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City, NJ 08226</p> <p>Former L.A. Times reporter <strong>Jack Getze</strong> is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine. His award-winning Austin Carr mystery series is published by Down &amp; Out Books. His latest, BIG SHOES, won Deadly Ink&#39;s David Award for Best Mystery of 2015. (Tie with Jeff Markowitz.)&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jane Kelly</strong> is the author of the Meg Daniels mystery series set at the Jersey Shore. In 2015, her latest, MISSING YOU IN ATLANTIC CITY, won the silver medal for Mid-Atlantic Regional Fiction at the Independent Publisher Book Awards. &nbsp;She also writes the Widow Lady and Writing in Time mysteries available for Kindle.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Jeff Markowitz</strong> created three mysteries featuring tabloid reporter and amateur sleuth Cassie O&rsquo;Malley.His most recent book, a black comedy, DEATH AND WHITE DIAMONDS, released by Intrigue Publishing in 2014, won won the 2015 Lovey Award for Best Thriller and the David Award for Best Mystery (tie with Jack Getze).</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 8 - Exploring Mindful Living & Meditation - Afternoon Program http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78438 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,cursive;"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Exploring Mindful Living and Meditation<br /> Afternoon and Evening Workshops in Lecture Hall</span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><strong><u>Evenings</u><br /> Thursday, May 4<br /> Wednesday, May 10<br /> 6:30 - 8:30 PM</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><strong><u>Afternoons</u><br /> Mondays<br /> May 8, 15, 22<br /> 2 - 4 PM</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medMind_Full.PNG" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">L<strong>earn more about using breath and meditation to stay centered, and cultivating awareness to expand positive energy, and experience a deeper sense of well-being.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> Workshop includes:<br /> &diams;Discussion of mindfulness<br /> &diams;Gratitude sharing<br /> &diams;Interactive exercises<br /> &diams;Meditation</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ 08226<br /> Julie Brown <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a> 609-399-2434 X5222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 9 - AARP Smart Driving Course http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78207 <p><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medAARP_Driver_Safety.png" style="display: block;margin:0 auto 0 auto; text-align:center;" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px;">Refresh your driving skills with the</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:26px;"><em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="color:#FF0000;"><strong>AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE!</strong></span></em></span></p> <p>You will learn:</p> <ul> <li>Defensive Driving Techniques</li> <li>Proven Safety Strategies</li> <li>New Traffic Laws &amp; Rules of the Road</li> </ul> <p>Plus, there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.*</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:24px;">Tuesday, May 9th &amp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:24px;">Wednesday, May 10th </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:24px;">9:30am to 12:30pm</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Meeting Room 111&diams;Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ 08226</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>To register for the two-day class, please call:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>609 399-2434 X5222</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>**Limited Seating available. Thank you!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">Classroom Course</span>: Please bring payment to the first class.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>$15 for AARP members-$20 for non-members.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more information visit aarp.org/drive</strong></p> <p>*Upon completion you may be eligible to receive an auto insurnace discount. Other restrictions may apply. Consult your agent for details.</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 9 - CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78170 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:36px;">CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC<br /> AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH<br /> AT YOUR LIBRARY</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><span style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, May 9th 2-3:30pm</span><br /> Learn how to create Mosaic Fabric masterpieces<br /> during a free workshop with Dr. Wang Rongxian.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><span style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm</span><br /> &quot;A Bite of China&quot;<br /> Learn how to make dumplings during a free<br /> workshop with the Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">Ocean City Free Public Library<br /> 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">All programs are FREE and open to the public.<br /> Please register in advance for the workshops</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 9 - Manga Book Club http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76348 <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bold; font-family: &quot;courier new&quot;, courier, monospace;">Manga Book Club</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medBlackButler_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: inline;" /></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: &quot;tempus sans itc&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 20.8999pt;">January 3<br /> January 17<br /> January 31<br /> February 21<br /> March 7<br /> March 21<br /> April 4<br /> April 25<br /> May 9<br /> May 23</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 20.8px;">4pm</span><br style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 20.8px;" /> <span style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 20.8px;">Grades 6-12</span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;">Free Books &amp; Snacks!!</span></span></span></p> Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 9 - St. Augustine Prep: Select Choir & A Capella Group, the TestosterTones http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78440 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Join us for&nbsp;a free concert by</span><br /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 22px;">The St. Augustine Preparatory School&rsquo;s Select Choir&nbsp;<br /> and A Cappella Group, The TestosterTones</span></span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;">at the Ocean City Free Public Library!</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><span style="font-size: 22px;"><span style="text-align: center; line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet="">Tuesday, May 9th</span><br style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet="" /> <span style="text-align: center; line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet="">7:00 pm</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medSelect_Choir.png" style="margin: 0px 8px 2px 0px; padding: 4px; float: left; display: inline;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The St. Augustine Preparatory School&#39;s Select Choir is in its&nbsp;third year under the direction of Mr. Matthew Wolf. The twenty-five voice all-male choir has started to perform for various events inside the school and in the surrounding Vineland area over the past two years. This past year alone the choir performed at Ocean City&#39;s 9/11 Memorial Service and has held concerts at the Ocean City Free Public Library.&nbsp;Additionally, previous performances have included school-related events such as The Living Stations of the Cross&nbsp;and our two annual winter and spring concerts. The choir also performs every week at the school&#39;s weekly Celebration of Mass in front of the entire student body. The select chorus performs a variety of repertoire from Renaissance motets to contemporary music by living composers and meets as an&nbsp;honors class during the school day.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;In addition to the Select Choir, the Prep also hosts an extracurricular fourteen voice A Cappella group, <img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medTestosterTones_1.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px 8px; padding: 4px; float: right; display: inline;" />The TestosterTones. Performing mainly contemporary A Cappella music, the TestosterTones have been invited to events such as Ocean City&#39;s First Night, the Miss NJ Parade,&nbsp;St. Mary of the Lakes fashion show, the Williamstown Arts Festival, and the Prep&#39;s own Night at the Forum &amp; Run for the Roses.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;For the past three years, several individuals within the choral program have been selected to both the South Jersey Region chorus and NJ All State Choir. This past year a student was selected for the NAfME All-Eastern Mixed Chorus which includes the top-performing students frrom the entire East Coast and Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City, NJ 08226<br /> 609-399-2434 ext.5222<br /> www.oceancitylibrary.org<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 10 - After School Movies http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76369 <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfilm-reel_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin: 0px auto; text-align: center;" /></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Every Wednesday After School at&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">3pm*</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Free Snacks!!</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px;">*1pm for early dismissa</span></span></span></p> Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 11 - Anime Club http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76338 <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 72px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;">Anime Club</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfairy-tail-natsu-and-lucy-8_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: inline;" /></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: &quot;tempus sans itc&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 21.6pt;">January 5<br /> January 19<br /> February 2<br /> February 16<br /> March 2<br /> March 16<br /> March 30<br /> April 13<br /> April 27<br /> May 11<br /> May 25</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;">6pm<br style="outline: 0px;" /> Grades 6-12</span></span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 12 - "We Love French Music" by members of OC Pops http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77911 <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/lgWe_Love_French_Music.PNG" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size: 20px;">We Love <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">French</span> Music!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size: 20px;">Presented by Members of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size: 20px;">Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/lgFrench_Music.PNG" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /><em>Free Admission!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Chris Maloney Lecture Hall&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ 08226</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>For more information, contact Julie Brown, 609-399-2434 x5222, <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 12 - OC POPS Spring Concert Series http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77661 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:36px;">OC POPS Spring Concert Series<br /> Friday Nights at the Library</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:26px;">April 7, 7PM - OC Pops Brass<br /> <br /> April 21, 7PM - Music Inspired by<br /> Nature in Honor of Earth Day for Violin,<br /> Bassoon, and Piano<br /> <br /> May 12, 7PM - French Music for<br /> Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano<br /> <br /> May 26, 7PM - OC Pops Woodwind<br /> Quintet present &quot;It&#39;s a Grand Old Flag&quot;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:24px;">June 2, 7PM - OC Pops Strings<br /> <br /> June 16, 7PM - Unlikely Musical Partners<br /> Celebrating Bloomsday, Music for<br /> Oboe, Trumpet, Bassoon, and Piano<br /> <br /> <br /> OC POPS Spring Concert Series<br /> Friday Nights at the Library<br /> <br /> Free admission. No registration required.<br /> <br /> Ocean City Free Public Library<br /> 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226</span><br /> 609-399-2434</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 12 - Writers' Support Group with Zoe Forney http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77611 <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin: auto auto auto 5.05pt; border: currentColor; border-image: none; border-collapse: collapse;" summary="Event flyer layout table"> <thead> <tr style="height: 558px;"> <th style="padding: 0in; border: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-image: none; width: 521px; height: 558px; vertical-align: top;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 2pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">Ocean City Free Public Library</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(156, 34, 36);">Writers&rsquo; Support Group</span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 2pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">with zoe forney</span></span></span></p> <div style="border-width: 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: dotted dotted none; padding: 15pt 2pt 0in; margin-right: 5.05pt; margin-left: 5.05pt;"> <p style="margin: 0.25in 0in 2pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(156, 34, 36);">Fridays, March 10<sup>th</sup>-May 19<sup>th</sup>, 2017</span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0.25in 0in 2pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="color: windowtext;"><strong><span style="font-family: candara;">(except March 24<sup>th</sup>, April 14<sup>th</sup>, and May 5<sup>th</sup>)</span></strong></span></span></p> </div> <p style="margin: 1em 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman;">6-8pm</span></span></p> <div style="border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; border-style: none dotted dotted; padding: 0in 2pt 15pt; margin-right: 5.05pt; margin-left: 5.05pt;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 20pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">Room N116</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 20pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">Ocean City Free Public Library</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 20pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">1735 simpson avenue, ocean city, nj 08226</span></span></span></p> </div> <p style="margin: 0in 5.05pt 0pt 0in; line-height: normal;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">This group will provide supportive and encouraging feedback from other writers (and readers) for your work in progress and revisions. To share for comments, please bring 6-8 copies of your short work, or any part of a longer piece. Max. 3 pages, double-spaced. All genres welcome!</span></span></span></strong></p> </th> </tr> </thead> </table> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background: rgb(247, 243, 226); margin: auto auto auto -35.3pt; border: currentColor; border-image: none; border-collapse: collapse;" summary="Event flyer layout table" width=""> <thead> <tr style="height: 48px;"> <th style="padding: 0in 46.1pt; border: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-image: none; width: 614px; height: 48px;"> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: candara;"><span style="color: rgb(87, 33, 17);">No registration required. For more information: 609-399-2434 x5222</span></span></span></p> </th> </tr> </thead> </table> Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 13 - A Class on Safe Boating http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78439 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">The Ocean City Free Public Library presents...</span></strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medBoat_1.png" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="font-size: 28px;"><strong>A Class on Safe Boating</strong></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 205);">Taught by District 5 of the United States Power Squadrons</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18px;">Saturday May 13th, 2017<br /> 9am-5pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Students who successfully complete the class will receive a &ldquo;Safe Boating&rdquo; Certificate which is required to operate a boat or PWC on New Jersey State Waters.</strong></p> <p><strong>Cost of the class is $55.00. Please bring your own lunch.</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">Pre-registration is required.</span> To register, please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or at <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;Room N116&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City, NJ 08226</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.oceancitylibrary.org">www.oceancitylibrary.org</a></p> Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 13 - Saturday Afternoon Movie - N110 http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78229 <p>LION</p> <p>starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara</p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;">A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.</span></p> <p><font face="Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Rated PG-13</font></p> Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 13 - TED Video and Discussion Series http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77313 <h2 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="tedlogo" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/tedlogo_1.jpg" style="line-height: 1.2em; font-size: 13px; display: inline;" /></h2> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 110%;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 24pt;">SATURDAY</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 110%;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 24pt;">May 13, 2017</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 110%;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 24pt;">11:00am</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 110%;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 110%;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 16pt;">Chris Maloney Lecture Hall</span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center; line-height: 110%;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 16pt;">Free Admission</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; margin-left: 7.2pt;"><span style="font-size: 22px;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: black;">Bren&eacute; Brown </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; margin-left: 7.2pt;"><span style="font-size: 22px;"><span style="font-weight: bold; language: en-US;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: black;">&ldquo;The Power of Vulnerability&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; margin-left: 7.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 7.2pt;"><span style="language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 11.9pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">Our TED talk on May 13th features Bren&eacute; Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston discussing &ldquo;The power of vulnerability&rdquo;, in which she gives an in depth look at our ability to empathize, belong, and love. In a </span></span></span></span><span style="language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 11.9pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">poignant, funny talk, Bren&eacute; shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand </span></span></span></span><span style="language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 11.9pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">humanity. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 7.2pt;"><span style="language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 11.9pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">Bren&eacute; has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame, and she&rsquo;s now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. She poses the questions: How do we learn to </span></span></span></span><span style="language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 11.9pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough &ndash; that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 7.2pt;"><span style="language: en-US;"><span style="font-size: 11.9pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="color: rgb(192, 0, 0);">We hope you will join us to learn her insight to these questions.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>A discussion will take place after the lecture.&nbsp;</strong></p> Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 14 - Michael Pedecin Quintet: Making/Marketing new Jazz CD http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78236 <p><br /> <em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">Musical Concerts Presented by</span><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></em><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smMichael_Pedecin.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px 8px; padding: 4px; float: right; display: inline;" /><em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">The Ocean City Free Public Library</span></span></em></p> <p><strong>Free admission. No reservations required!</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">Sunday, May 14th, 2017&nbsp;2pm</span></span></p> <p>Michael Pedicin will lead a discussion and performance,<em><strong>&quot;The Making and Marketing of my new JAZZ CD, &#39;As It Should Be&#39;.&quot;</strong></em> This program will include a performance of the original music by Michael&#39;s recording and touring quintet, and a discussion of how these 5 musicians go about writing, creating, rehearsing, recording, and performing this new music. The composer of 8 original compositions, Los Angeles-based Johnnie Valentino will be there to discuss his creative process as well. Also, Michael will explain the concept and meaning of the title track and CD title, &quot;As It Should Be.&quot; A question and answer period will be permitted at the end of the performance.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">Sunday, June 11th, 2017&nbsp;2pm</span></span></p> <p><em><strong>&quot;The Italian Tenors (tenor saxophones, that is!)&quot; </strong></em>will perform jazz and classical music with four tenor (saxophone) voices. In addition, there also will be an organist and a drummer to complete the ensemble. The music and coordination of four tenor saxophones (voices) will be explained and discussed, as well as each musician&#39;s interpretation of his role in this dynamic group.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The four saxophonists are:<br /> Michael Pedicino a/k/a Michael Pedicin<br /> John Guida<br /> Ed Vezinho<br /> Joe Rotella</p> <p style="text-align: center;">All concerts will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall&diams;Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams; Ocean City, NJ 08226<br /> For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222.</p> Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 16 - CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78171 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:36px;">CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC<br /> AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH<br /> AT YOUR LIBRARY</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><span style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm</span><br /> &quot;A Bite of China&quot;<br /> Learn how to make dumplings during a free<br /> workshop with the Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">Ocean City Free Public Library<br /> 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">All programs are FREE and open to the public.<br /> Please register in advance for the workshops</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 16 - Overdrive, Zinio, and Hoopla http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78049 <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Overdrive, Zinio, and Hoopla<br /> Tuesday, May 16; 9:00-11:30 a.m.</strong><br /> <br /> Bring your device and learn how to utilize the free services offered by the Ocean City Library for books, magazines and music/video.&nbsp; We will access/use Zinio (magazines), Overdrive (books), and Hoopla (music/audio books/TV).&nbsp; You will need your device &amp; password, your library card, and an Amazon account and password.</span></span></p> Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 16 - Tuesday Movie Matinees http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77544 <p><em><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span comic="" sans="" style="font-family: ">Join us for our monthly series....</span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span comic="" sans="" style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: 22px;">Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!</span></span></span></em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span comic="" sans="" style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: 22px;">All Movies are at Noon.</span></span></span></em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><em><strong>May 16th:&nbsp;</strong></em></span>In Atlanta, the aging Brave&#39;s baseball scout Gus Lobel is near the end of his contract and the manager Vince questions whether it is not the time for his retirement. Meanwhile the stubborn and grumpy Gus learns that he has problems with his eyes and need to go to a specialist but he hides the medical recommendation from everybody. Gus&#39;s boss and friend Pete Klein knows that baseball is the pride and joy of Gus and a retirement would kill him and asks him to travel to North Caroline to scout the promising player Bo Gentry. Pete also protects Gus from the ambitious colleague Phillip Sanderson (Matthew Lillard) that wants his position and to get Gus fired. Pete visits Gus&#39;s estranged daughter Mickey, who is an efficient lawyer that is disputing a partnership in the office where she works with her colleague Todd, and asks her to travel with Gus to North Caroline. Mickey is a great fan of baseball and has a great knowledge of the sport since she used to travel with her father when she was young, but she has a childhood trauma since Gus abandoned her with an uncle when she was a child. In North Caroline, Gus meets the former pitcher Johnny, who had an early retirement due to an injured shoulder and now is scouting for the Red Socks but aiming to be a broadcaster. When he meets Mickey, there is a mutual attraction between them. Along the days, Gus discovers that Gentry has problems with balls pitched in curve and he does not recommend the player to the Brave. He also tells Johnny about Gentry&#39;s problem. But when Phillip advises Vince to hire Gentry, Vince&#39;s decision affects the lives of Gus, Mickey and Johnny.</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 17 - After School Movies http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76370 <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfilm-reel_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin: 0px auto; text-align: center;" /></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Every Wednesday After School at&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">3pm*</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Free Snacks!!</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px;">*1pm for early dismissa</span></span></span></p> Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 17 - Game Night for Grown-Ups http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78313 <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><strong>OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY</strong><br /> <strong>P R E S E N T S</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><br /> <span style="font-size: 28px;"><strong>GAME NIGHT</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><span style="font-size: 28px;"><strong>FOR GROWN-UPS</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><br /> <strong><span style="font-size: 20px;">WEDNESDAY, </span></strong><span style="font-size: 20px;">MAY 17th</span></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><strong style="line-height: 20.8px;"><span style="line-height: 20.8px; font-size: 20px;">5-8PM</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><span style="font-size: 20px;">GET YOUR GAME FACE ON!</span></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet="">WE&rsquo;VE GOT A VARIETY OF CARD AND BOARD GAMES READY.</p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet="">BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR FAVORITE GAME TO SHARE, OR TRY OUT SOMETHING NEW!<br /> REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.</p> <p style="text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20.8px; font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana,;" trebuchet=""><u>GAME NIGHT MEETS THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH</u>.<br /> Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;Room 116&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City, NJ 08226<br /> 609-399-2434 x5222</p> Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 18 - Lincoln Center Local Free Screenings http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77673 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:36px;">Lincoln Center Local</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:36px;">Free Screenings</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:26px;">Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm<br /> at the Ocean City Free Public Library!<br /> <br /> From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">This is a screening of The Richard Tucker Opera Gala 2015 which was performed at David Geffen Hall on November 1, 2015. </span></span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="background:white;"><span style="color:#121212;"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">The Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala&nbsp; concert-the most anticipated event of the opera season-features Andrea Bocelli, Ren&eacute;e Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Isabel Leonard, Christine Goerke, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen Costello, Nadine Sierra, and Piotr Bezcala, along with this year&rsquo;s Richard Tucker Award winner, Jamie Barton.</span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="letter-spacing:-.15pt;"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center&rsquo;s finest performances directly to your neighborhood.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">UPCOMING SCREENINGS AT THE LIBRARY</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">Thursday, April 27th&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;6:30pm<br /> &ldquo;Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">Thursday, May 18th&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;6:30pm<br /> &ldquo;We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">All screenings are free and will be held in the<br /> Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library<br /> at 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.<br /> For information: 609-399-2434x5222<br /> or jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.&nbsp;<br /> Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Metlife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 18 - We Like It Like That! - Lincoln Center Boogaloo Celebration http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78314 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 36px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lincoln Center</span> <span style="color: rgb(218, 165, 32);">Local</span></span></span></strong><br /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Lincoln Center in your neighborhood</span></span></strong></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(218, 165, 32);"><span style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">FREE SCREENINGS</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm at the Ocean City Free Public Library!</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="color: rgb(218, 165, 32);"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">We Like It Like That!</span><br /> <span style="background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">A Boogaloo Celebration</span></span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smBoogaloo_1.jpg" style="margin: 0px 8px 2px 0px; padding: 4px; float: left; display: inline;" /><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smWe_Like_It_Like_That.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px 8px; padding: 4px; float: right; display: inline;" /><br /> Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo &amp; The Boogaloo Destroyers with special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez, ABAKUA Afro-Latin Dance Company, DJ Turmix<br /> This is a screening of We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration which was performed at the Damrosch Park on August 6, 2015.</p> <p><br /> As stated in Mathew Ramirez Warren&rsquo;s new documentary, Latin boogaloo is New York City -&nbsp; a colorful expression of &lsquo;60&rsquo;s Latino soul straight from the streets of El Barrio, The South Bronx, and Brooklyn. Boogaloo godfather Joe Bataan unites doo-wop charm and Latin sounds in his irrstible hits. Ray Lugo&rsquo;s good time, hip-swinging originals pay hoimage to the style&rsquo;s greats, including his special guests, legendary pianist Richie Ray, and in one of his first performances in forty years, Pete Rodriguez. ABAKUA Afro-Latin Dance Company will perform some of its signature choreography. To get the party started, in-demand DJ Turmix will spin Boogaloo gems.<br /> Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center&rsquo;s finest performances directly to your neighborhood.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> All screenings are free and will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall&diams;Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ. For information:609-399-2434x5222 or <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a>.</p> <p><br /> Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.<br /> Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.<br /> Metlife if the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 18 - Y.A. Games! http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76387 <h1 style="font-weight: bold; line-height: 36px; outline: 0px; margin: 0.67em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 48px; line-height: 1.2em;">Games Day</span></h1> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><img alt="board_games" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medboard_games_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin: 0px auto;" /></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="font-size: 21.2999pt;">January 26<br /> February 23<br /> March 23<br /> May 18</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bold;">3pm</span></span></span><br style="outline: 0px;" /> <span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bold; font-size: 20px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 1.6em;">Grades 6 and up</span></p> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 19 - That's Amore: 100 Years of Dean Martin Concert http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78309 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(218, 165, 32);"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(139, 69, 19);">THAT&rsquo;S AMORE:</span><br /> <span style="background-color: rgb(139, 69, 19);">100 Years of Dean Martin</span></span></strong></em></span><br /> <strong>A <em>Free Concert</em> at the Ocean City Free Public Library</strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(139, 69, 19);"><strong><span style="font-size: 20px;">Friday, May 19th<br /> 7:00pm</span></strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smDave_DeLuca.png" style="margin: 0px 8px 2px 0px; padding: 4px; float: left; display: inline;" /></p> <p><br /> June 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin, one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Dean was nicknamed the King of Cool for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness, he and Jerry Lewis were partners in the internationally acclaimed comedy team Martin and Lewis; and he was a member of Frank Sinatra&#39;s Rat Pack as well as a star in concert and in recordings, motion pictures, and television.</p> <p>In his one-man show &quot;That&#39;s Amore: A Century Of Dean Martin&quot; Dave DeLuca imitates Martin&#39;s relaxed, warbling crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as Memories Are Made of This, Everybody Loves Somebody, You&#39;re Nobody till Somebody Loves You, Volare, Ain&#39;t That a Kick in the Head, and That&#39;s Amore.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smDean_Martin.png" style="margin: 0px 8px 2px 0px; padding: 4px; float: left; display: inline;" /></p> <p>New Jersey native Dave DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer who has been performing for over 30 years. He is a member of the Songwriter&#39;s Guild of America and has had songs published by BMI. In December 2011, Dave auditioned for and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre&#39;s &quot;5th Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash,&quot; beating out hundreds of other hopeful performers. He is currently overseeing production of &quot;The Star-Spangled Songbook&quot;, a tribute to the great American composers and lyricists who crafted our body of popular standards, for a future airing on PBS.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> Chris Maloney Lecture Hall&diams;Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City&nbsp;NJ 08226<br /> <a href="http://www.oceancitylibrary.org">www.oceancitylibrary.org</a><br /> For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222 or email <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 20 - Cooking the Classy Way - Memorial Day Goodies http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77405 <p style="text-align:center;text-align:center;"><strong style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="font-size:26px;">Cooking The Classy Way</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;"><span style="font-size:24px;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;With Chef Annmarie Chelius, Classy Chef, LLC</span></span><span style="font-size:24px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#A9A9A9;">***No Pre-Registration***</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#A9A9A9;">**First Come / First Served Basis**</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#A9A9A9;">*Class size is limited to 20 people*&nbsp;</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><span style="background-color:#A9A9A9;">&ldquo;Once 20 recipes are handed out to the first 20 attendees, the Demo is Closed&rdquo;</span></strong></span><br /> ****************************************</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#800080;"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.6em;">March 4th - Celebrate National Nutrition Month!<br /> <span style="font-size:14px;">(In partnership with the Ocean City Healthy Living Advisory Board)</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#40E0D0;"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.6em;">April 15th - Easter Treats</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#8B4513;"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.6em;">May 20th - Memorial Day Goodies</span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p font-size:="" line-height:="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-align: center;" text-align:="" trebuchet=""><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em;">**********************************</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;text-align:center;"><span style="font-weight:bold;language:en-US;"><span style="font-size:16.0pt;">All demos are 10am-12pm OR 1-3pm</span></span></p> <p style="text-align:center;text-align:center;"><span style="font-weight:bold;language:en-US;"><span style="color:#FF6600;"><span style="font-size:16.0pt;">in the Senior Center Kitchen</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:center;text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:18px;">*Adults only please! &nbsp;<br /> *NO admittance once the&nbsp;demo has started!</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:18px;">For more info:<br /> jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px;">609-399-2434 x5222</span></p> Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 21 - HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77363 <p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 20px;">HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE&rsquo;S <em>ULYSSES</em></span></strong></span><br /> <strong>A Free Discussion Series<br /> Hosted by Bob DelBene</strong></span><br /> <img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medUlysses_1.png" style="margin: 0px 8px 2px 0px; padding: 4px; float: left; display: inline;" />&nbsp;This non-academic discussion group is designed for the reader who has long been curious about James Joyce&#39;s Ulysses, but is reluctant to&nbsp;approach the novel without guidance. All&nbsp;you&#39;ve ever&nbsp;needed to enjoy reading Ulysses is an explanation of the many unique story-telling techniques Joyce employed to tell his&nbsp;tale from multiple points of view. Videos and large-screen images will breathe life into our group readings and discussions.</p> <p><br /> <strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Part I: Sundays,<br /> Jan. 8th-February 12th, 2017</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Part II: Sundays,<br /> March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st, and June 18th, 2017</span></strong></p> <p>All sessions are 3:00-4:30pm<br /> in the Children&rsquo;s Activity Room.</p> <p>Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City, NJ 08226</p> <p><br /> The Gabler edition of Ulysses is recommended for page synchronization.<br /> To register, please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a>.</p> Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 23 - Manga Book Club http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76349 <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bold; font-family: &quot;courier new&quot;, courier, monospace;">Manga Book Club</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medBlackButler_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: inline;" /></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: &quot;tempus sans itc&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 20.8999pt;">January 3<br /> January 17<br /> January 31<br /> February 21<br /> March 7<br /> March 21<br /> April 4<br /> April 25<br /> May 9<br /> May 23</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 20.8px;">4pm</span><br style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 20.8px;" /> <span style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 20.8px;">Grades 6-12</span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;">Free Books &amp; Snacks!!</span></span></span></p> Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 24 - After School Movies http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76371 <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfilm-reel_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin: 0px auto; text-align: center;" /></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Every Wednesday After School at&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">3pm*</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Free Snacks!!</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px;">*1pm for early dismissa</span></span></span></p> Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 24 - CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78205 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:36px;">CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC<br /> AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH<br /> AT YOUR LIBRARY</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">Monday, April 24th 6-8pm<br /> Stockton Students Round Table<br /> and Presentations</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">&quot;A Journey to the American Dream: Local<br /> Chinese Immigrants through the Eyes of Students&quot;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><span background-color:="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, " text-align:="" trebuchet="">Monday, May 1st 6-8pm</span><br /> Chinese Cultural Showcase Concert</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><span style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, May 9th 2-3:30pm</span><br /> Learn how to create Mosaic Fabric masterpieces<br /> during a free workshop with Dr. Wang Rongxian.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><span style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, May 16th 6:30-8:30pm</span><br /> &quot;A Bite of China&quot;<br /> Learn how to make dumplings during a free<br /> workshop with the Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">Wednesday, May 24th 6:30-7:30pm</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 28px;">Origami Workshop<br /> Learn to transform an ordinary piece of paper into the extraordinary at this free origami workshop.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">Ocean City Free Public Library<br /> 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">All programs are FREE and open to the public.<br /> Please register in advance for the workshops</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 25 - Anime Club http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76339 <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 72px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;">Anime Club</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfairy-tail-natsu-and-lucy-8_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: inline;" /></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-family: &quot;tempus sans itc&quot;;"><span style="font-size: 21.6pt;">January 5<br /> January 19<br /> February 2<br /> February 16<br /> March 2<br /> March 16<br /> March 30<br /> April 13<br /> April 27<br /> May 11<br /> May 25</span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;">6pm<br style="outline: 0px;" /> Grades 6-12</span></span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 27 - Saturday Afternoon Movie - N110 http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78230 <p>THE GREAT WALL</p> <p>starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal</p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Rated PG-13</span></p> Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 30 - Young Adult Book Club http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76378 <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; font-size: 48px; color: rgb(47, 79, 79); line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="outline: 0px; line-height: 1.2em;">Young Adult Book Club</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><img alt="books" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medbooks_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: inline;" /></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="font-size: 26pt;">January 21<br /> February 28<br /> March 28<br /> April 11<br /> May 30</span></span></span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">4pm<br style="outline: 0px;" /> Grades 6 &amp; up</span></span></span><br style="outline: 0px;" /> <span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder; font-size: 20px; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 1.6em;">FREE BOOKS &amp; SNACKS!!</span></p> Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 31 - After School Movies http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76372 <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medfilm-reel_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin: 0px auto; text-align: center;" /></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Every Wednesday After School at&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">3pm*</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 26px;">Free Snacks!!</span></span></p> <p droid="" font-size:="" line-height:="" style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;" text-align:=""><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px;">*1pm for early dismissa</span></span></span></p> Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT May 31 - Connect http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=76383 <h3 style="font-weight: bold; line-height: 27px; outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 48px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;"><span style="outline: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 205);">Connect @ your Library</span></span></span></h3> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><img alt="silhouette-dancing-people" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medsilhouette-dancing-people_1.jpg" style="outline: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: inline;" /></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;">Tired of Not Finding the&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">Programs</span>&nbsp;and Books That Interest You at Your Public Library?</span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;">Looking for a&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">Peer Leadership Opportunity?</span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;">Join&nbsp;<span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">Connect</span>&nbsp;@ Ocean City Free Public Library</span></p> <p style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-family: calibri;"><span style="font-size: 18.1pt;">January 25<br /> February 22<br /> March 29<br /> April 26<br /> May 31</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 22px;">6pm</span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;">Grades 9-12</span></p> <hr style="border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-style: inset; outline: 0px; height: 2px; margin: 0.5em auto; padding: 0px; color: gray; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif;" /> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-weight: bolder;">For more information and to sign-up email:</span></span></p> <p style="outline: 0px; margin: 1em 0px; font-family: &quot;Droid Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 0.938em; line-height: 1.4; text-align: center;"><span style="outline: 0px; font-size: 20px;">sara@oceancitylibrary.org</span></p> Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jun 5 - Ocean City Fine Arts League presents Movie Night http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77530 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:28px;">OCEAN CITY FINE ARTS LEAGUE</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:26px;">PRESENTS<br /> MOVIE NIGHT</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">FREE TO THE PUBLIC<br /> at the Ocean City Public Library<br /> 1735 Simpson Avenue<br /> Every Month&nbsp;6:30 pm start</p> <p style="text-align: center;">EXCELLENT PRE-SCREENED FILMS<br /> ABOUT ARTISTS AND ART TRENDS<br /> APPROPRIATE FOR ADULTS<br /> JANUARY TO JUNE 2017<br /> SCHEDULE OF FILMS<br /> <br /> <strong>January 10, (Second Tuesday)<br /> Florence Foster Jenkins - 2016 -</strong><br /> Meryl Streep stars in this film about an heiress who<br /> longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York,<br /> despite possessing a horrible voice. (100 minutes)<br /> <br /> <strong>February 14, (Second Tuesday)<br /> Roman Holiday - 1953 -</strong><br /> Audrey Hepburn plays Princess Anne who is<br /> weary of protocol and anxious to have some fun before<br /> assuming her royal duties. She meets an<br /> American journalist Joe Bradley who is played by<br /> Gregory Peck. Romance ensues. (119 minutes)<br /> <br /> <strong>March 7 - Akeelah and the Bee - 2006 -</strong><br /> A young girl learns to believe in herself and value<br /> her intelligence when she is encouraged to enter the<br /> school&rsquo;s spelling bee in this critically-acclaimed<br /> drama. The film stars Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett,<br /> and Laurence Fishburne. (112 minutes)<br /> <br /> <strong>April 4 - Mr. Holmes</strong><br /> Ian McKellen stars in this film about Arthur Conan<br /> Doyle&rsquo;s most celebrated character, Sherlock Holmes<br /> whose steel-trap mind is starting to fade with old<br /> age. (105 minutes)<br /> <br /> <strong>May 2 - Pride and Prejudice - 2005 -</strong><br /> Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen star as<br /> Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in this adaptation<br /> of Jane Austen&rsquo;s most popular novel. (127 minutes)<br /> <br /> <strong>June 5, (Mon.) - Mamma Mia - 2008 -</strong><br /> Longing to discover the identity of her true father,<br /> the daughter of a once rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal<br /> candidates to her upcoming&nbsp;wedding in this adaption of the stage<br /> musical. (110 minutes)</p> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jun 6 - Meet the Author - Maggie Stiefvater http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77906 <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size: 20px;">Meet the Author!<br /> <span style="color: rgb(218, 165, 32);">Talk, Q &amp; A, and Book Signing with Author <strong><u>Maggie Stiefvater</u></strong></span></span></em><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>June 6, 2017<br /> 6:30pm</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medMaggie_Stiefvater.PNG" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> Books will be available for purchase and signing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medMaggie_Stiefvater_s_Books.PNG" style="margin: 0px auto; text-align: center; display: block;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Free Event!!</strong></span><br /> <strong>Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of <em>Shiver</em>, hailed by <em>Publishers Weekly</em> in a starred review as &ldquo;a lyrical tale,&rdquo; and by <em>BookPage</em> as &ldquo;beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.&rdquo; Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>The Scorpio Races</em>, Stiefvater&rsquo;s latest novel, received five starred reviews and was named to the following best of the year lists for 2011: <em>Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, The Horn Book </em>and <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>. In addition, <em>The Scorpio Races</em> was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, a <em>New York Times</em> Notable Children&rsquo;s Book, and <em>The New York Times Book Review</em> raved, &ldquo;[Stiefvater] not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with <em>The Scorpio Races</em> but crushes it with pounding hooves&hellip;.If <em>The Scorpio</em> <em>Races</em> sounds like nothing you&rsquo;ve ever read, that&rsquo;s because it is.&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City NJ 08226&diams;609-399-2434&diams;www.oceancitylibrary.org</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jun 11 - Michael Pedecin Concert: "The Italian Tenors (tenor saxophones, that is!)" http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=78237 <p><br /> <em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">Musical Concerts Presented by</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></em><img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/smMichael_Pedecin.png" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px 8px; padding: 4px; float: right; display: inline;" /><em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-size: 20px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">The Ocean City Free Public Library</span></span></em></p> <p><strong>Free admission. No reservations required!</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">Sunday, May 14th, 2017&nbsp;2pm</span></span></p> <p>Michael Pedicin will lead a discussion and performance,<em><strong>&quot;The Making and Marketing of my new JAZZ CD, &#39;As It Should Be&#39;.&quot;</strong></em> This program will include a performance of the original music by Michael&#39;s recording and touring quintet, and a discussion of how these 5 musicians go about writing, creating, rehearsing, recording, and performing this new music. The composer of 8 original compositions, Los Angeles-based Johnnie Valentino will be there to discuss his creative process as well. Also, Michael will explain the concept and meaning of the title track and CD title, &quot;As It Should Be.&quot; A question and answer period will be permitted at the end of the performance.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(173, 216, 230);">Sunday, June 11th, 2017&nbsp;2pm</span></span></p> <p><em><strong>&quot;The Italian Tenors (tenor saxophones, that is!)&quot; </strong></em>will perform jazz and classical music with four tenor (saxophone) voices. In addition, there also will be an organist and a drummer to complete the ensemble. The music and coordination of four tenor saxophones (voices) will be explained and discussed, as well as each musician&#39;s interpretation of his role in this dynamic group.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The four saxophonists are:<br /> Michael Pedicino a/k/a Michael Pedicin<br /> John Guida<br /> Ed Vezinho<br /> Joe Rotella</p> <p style="text-align: center;">All concerts will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall&diams;Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams; Ocean City, NJ 08226<br /> For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222.</p> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jun 18 - HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77364 <p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 20px;">HOW TO READ JAMES JOYCE&rsquo;S <em>ULYSSES</em></span></strong></span><br /> <strong>A Free Discussion Series<br /> Hosted by Bob DelBene</strong></span><br /> <img alt="" src="https://imageserv11.team-logic.com/mediaLibrary/2021/medUlysses_1.png" style="margin: 0px 8px 2px 0px; padding: 4px; float: left; display: inline;" />&nbsp;This non-academic discussion group is designed for the reader who has long been curious about James Joyce&#39;s Ulysses, but is reluctant to&nbsp;approach the novel without guidance. All&nbsp;you&#39;ve ever&nbsp;needed to enjoy reading Ulysses is an explanation of the many unique story-telling techniques Joyce employed to tell his&nbsp;tale from multiple points of view. Videos and large-screen images will breathe life into our group readings and discussions.</p> <p><br /> <strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Part I: Sundays,<br /> Jan. 8th-February 12th, 2017</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Part II: Sundays,<br /> March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st, and June 18th, 2017</span></strong></p> <p>All sessions are 3:00-4:30pm<br /> in the Children&rsquo;s Activity Room.</p> <p>Ocean City Free Public Library&diams;1735 Simpson Avenue&diams;Ocean City, NJ 08226</p> <p><br /> The Gabler edition of Ulysses is recommended for page synchronization.<br /> To register, please contact Julie at 609-399-2434 x5222 or email <a href="mailto:jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org">jbrown@oceancitylibrary.org</a>.</p> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jun 20 - Tuesday Movie Matinees http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&amp;id=77545 <p><em><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span comic="" sans="" style="font-family: ">Join us for our monthly series....</span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span comic="" sans="" style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: 22px;">Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Library!</span></span></span></em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span comic="" sans="" style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: 22px;">All Movies are at Noon.</span></span></span></em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><em><strong>June 20th:&nbsp;</strong></em></span>War threatens London as Miss Pettigrew, a destitute governess, filches a client&#39;s card from her agency and presents herself at the door. A singer named Delysia Lafosse wants a social secretary as she seeks a West End role by sleeping with a feckless producer in the bed of Nick, a swarmy nightclub owner with whom she also dallies. She ignores Michael, her piano player, who loves her and has tickets for New York on the Queen Mary. Miss Pettigrew&#39;s job is to make sure Delysia gets the part. Over 24 hours, Miss Pettigrew is also called upon to help an ambitious and unfaithful fashion editor patch things up with her older fianc&eacute;, a lingerie designer. Has Miss Pettigrew found her calling?</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT