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Library COVID Policies and Procedures
When you visit the Ocean City Free Public Library, you will notice some differences in the library appearance, in your library experience, and in our circulation policies and procedures. All of these changes have been made to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
Please see our list of policies and procedures here.
Curbside Pickup Service
The Ocean City Free Public Library is excited to offer “Curbside Pickup Service.” This service allows patrons to borrow library materials without entering the building.
Curbside service is now available Monday through Saturday from 9am - 5pm.
For more information on our Curbside Pickup Service, please click here.
Kate Lutz’s Mindful Ways Workshops offer easy ways to practice meditation and experience mindfulness. Now is the perfect time to learn how to grow your emotional resilience, feel more centered, engage your inner awareness and peace of mind, and shift out of limiting beliefs. Workshops include gratitude sharing, meditations, a discussion topic, and access to practical wellness tools. Enjoy this friendly online setting to nurture your well-being. Consider signing up with a friend as a great way to share your insights and enthusiasm for growing your mindfulness!
Virtual Trivia Night with the Library
Are you a Jeopardy fan? Random fact enthusiast? Come test your skills with 6 rounds of virtual Trivia hosted by the Library via Zoom. Bring a team or make new friends (a maximum of 4 people per team). This trivia will be general knowledge—so anyone can be an expert!
Registration is required, so please email email@example.com to register. If playing with a group in your home, only one person from your team needs to register. You will be emailed login information upon registration.
Prizes will be awarded to the first place team! Spots are limited so please register ASAP.
Starting in 2021, Virtual Trivia Night will move to a NEW night of the week.
Join us on the 2nd Mondays of the month from 7PM - 9PM!
January 11 February 8 March 8 April 12 May 10
2021 Virtual Lecture Series (7pm)
"What's it Worth?" Virtual Appraisal
Monday, January 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
"WHAT'S IT WORTH?" ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW: Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser, and Radio Show Host Mike Ivankovich will introduce you to “What Determines Value"…and reveal what your Antiques, Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today. During this virtual program, he will evaluate attendees' treasures, one-by-one, and will share many buying and selling tips and strategies.
If you would like to get an item appraised:
Please email Julie Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots are limited and appraisals will be done in the order of registration. Participants will be invited to show ONE item during the virtual appraisal and should have a back-up item on hand. It will take 2-3 minutes per appraisal.
If you would just like to watch (and not get anything appraised):
Mike Ivankovich has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer and spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more than 20 books and eBooks in his areas of specialty and has written articles and columns for most major national trade papers. He is the host of the “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show that airs every Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia PA. As a Home Downsizing Expert & Author he guides clients through the entire Home Downsizing process, helping them deal with their Antiques, Collectibles, and General Household Contents. His Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps book can be found on Amazon.com. Mike is also a professional GPPA & MPPA Appraiser specializing in Appraisals for Estate, Insurance, Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance Claim, Non-Cash Charitable Donation, or other legal purposes. As a Pennsylvania Auctioneer, he has been named Pennsylvania's “Auctioneer of the Year” by fellow Auctioneers.
"The Beatles: A Celebration in Three Parts"
presented by Paul Groom
The Beatles: A Celebration in Three Parts
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, & 27, 2021
Join the Ocean City Free Public Library as we celebrate the contribution of the Beatles to popular music. This virtual series will be presented by Liverpool native, Paul Groom who accompanied the rise, success and separation of the Beatles.
The Beatles story is one that becomes more stunning with the passage of time. How did four working-class boys from an unfashionable and remote part of the United Kingdom, with limited musical background, no contacts in the music world, and no financial resources come to dominate the international popular music industry?
“Harriet Tubman, Tales From The Cape” In a performance that has been called “Mesmerizing”, Michelle Washington Wilson lends us a special glimpse into the life and times of Harriet Tubman: abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor, and women’s suffrage supporter who traveled through the State of New Jersey, and was active in the Abolitionist Movement, throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties in NJ, and throughout the DelMarVa Peninsula. The Underground Railroad had Station Houses throughout South Jersey. Michelle Washington Wilson will take you there through the Tales From The Cape.
Functional Foods - Chocolate will increase participants’ knowledge about plant origin, historical facts, processing, and preparation of chocolate. It will create an understanding of the current research and possible health benefits of chocolate and identify the recommendations for including chocolate in a healthful plant-based diet.
Functional Foods- Berries will increase viewers’ knowledge about berries including historical, processing and preparation facts. It will allow participants to understand the current research and health benefits of berries and identify the recommendations for including berries in a healthful plant-based diet.
Functional Foods- Mushrooms will increase participants’ knowledge about mushrooms including historical, processing and preparation facts, it will create an understanding of the current research and health benefits of mushrooms, and identify the recommendations for including mushrooms in a healthful plant-based diet.
Functional Foods – Coffee will increase viewer knowledge about coffee including its plant origin and historical, processing and preparation facts. It will introduce participants to the current research and health benefits of coffee and identify the recommendations for including coffee in a healthful plant based diet.
Argentine Tango/Folklore Classical Guitar
The Ocean City Free Public Library is proud to welcome Carlos Pavan for a virtual concert, featuring Argentine Tango/Folklore Classical Guitar (traditional & contemporary):
Sunday, February 21st at 2pm
Argentine-born/Brooklyn (Park Slope) based concert guitarist & composer Carlos Pavan arrived in New York in 2000 to pursue musical studies with maestros Jorge Morel (classical guitar/composition), Dave Smey (Brooklyn Conservatory), and Pablo Ziegler (Astor Piazzolla's pianist).
Since then, he's performed at well-renowned venues such as Lincoln Center, New York City Center, New England Conservatory Jordan Hall (Boston), Brooklyn Borough Hall, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center, Philadelphia Museum, Connecticut Festival Guitars of the world, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Hudson River Museum, New England Guitar Society, Public Libraries all around the U.S., and internationally in France, Ireland, Portugal and Japan.
His second CD, "Suite del Interior" (original compositions for guitar and string quartet) is a blend of Argentine tango/folk dances, jazz harmonies, and classical forms recorded with special guest PUBLIQuartet.
When not performing, he offers private guitar/composition lessons and is an instructor at Noel Pointer Foundation. At present, he is the composer/guitarist/artistic director of the Park Slope Chamber Players with his 3rd album of original works released by legendary Centaur Records.
How good is your memory? Do you often misplace items? Do you have a hard time remembering people’s names, facts and figures, or forget items on your to-do list? Do you or your child have a hard time studying for exams? You don’t have a bad memory – you just need a better way to use it!
Mentalist Fred Berthelot will help you discover the true potential of your amazing memory. This interactive workshop will alter your preconceived notions of how your memory works and will open up a whole new world of mental abilities you didn’t know you possessed. You will learn skills that you can apply to your everyday life, that will improve your professional life, help you learn a new language, and alter the way you learn and study.
Young Adult Digital Programming
Teen Programming has moved online! Join us on our free Discord Server!
Wednesdays - Movie Night at 7pm Thursdays - High School Dungeons & Dragons at 6pm Fridays - Middle School Dungeons & Dragons at 6pm Saturdays - Digital Game Night for grades 8-12 at 7pm
For more information and an invite to the Discord server, please email Sara!
Winter Storytimes 2021
Tuesday Night Children's Virtual Programs for Winter