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Teen Advisory Boards
TEENS
Teen Advisory Boards
Help the Teen Department make decisions about events and activities! Get volunteers hours as well as snacks! Tell us what you want and help us plan how that thing will go!
No registration is required. Once a month with 6th-8th grades on a Monday, and 9th-12th on a Tuesday! There is also one at the Lower Cape Branch on Wednesdays!

Court House Library, 4:30pm
Lower Cape Library, 4:00pm
See calendar for more details.
Slime Time
KIDS
Slime Time
Join the Children's Department outside of the Court House Library during Middle Township’s Harvest Festival for some Slime Time Fun!
Children ages 3+ and their loved ones are invited to explore the science of slime on Saturday, October 27th from 10am - 12pm. No registration required - just show up!
Ghost Crab Pots
Adult
Ghost Crab Pots
In a phenomenon referred to as “ghost fishing" derelict crab pots are lost from storms or cut lines and can have devastating impacts on the ecosystem and local economy. These derelict crab pots continue to catch and kill marine life when lost, like the Northern diamondback terrapin and otherwise harvestable crabs. These lost harvests translate to economic losses for fishermen and the local community. In addition, the pots disrupt navigation and damage sensitive ecosystems. The combined consequences of these abandoned pots reduce the integrity of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem and diminish its functionality for the community.
Through a series of public and private partnerships, and with the help of the local fishing community, Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) is spearheading a project to inventory and remove more than 1,000 abandoned crab pots in Barnegat Bay.

Thursday, November 1st
6:00 - 7:00
Cape May City Library
CMCL Reads
CMCL Reads
It’s not too late to join the library’s annual reading challenge! Read or listen to books that fit the 12 categories – submit the form – win a prize! Paper copies are available at branches and there’s a printable version linked through our catalog. No age restrictions!
Ghosts in the Library
Adult
Ghosts in the Library
At this time, White Raven Investigations and Paranormal Society (WRIP) has done eight investigations at the Cape May Court House Library. Come and hear the surprising results!
White Raven Investigations & Paranormal Society (WRIP) was founded in June of 2015 by Kelliann Muller and John Piggott after departing another group over philosophical differences and the direction that group was heading. Four of our members are volunteer firefighters and our day jobs are all in community service fields from public relations to public services to public safety. Helping people is what we do.
Ultimately, the goal of White Raven is to help those experiencing paranormal activity in any way we can. Along the way, we strive to learn as much as possible about a realm that consists mainly of the unknown. White Raven has conducted investigations in private homes, businesses, public buildings, historic sites and, of course, right here in the Cape May County Library.

Friday, November 2nd
7:00 - 8:00
Cape May Court House Library
Family Game Night
KIDS
Family Game Night
Join us and play your favorite game at the library! A variety of board & video games are available for players of all ages.
Children of all ages and their loved ones are welcome to join us Thursday, October 25th from 6 - 7:30 at the Lower Cape Library. No registration required - just show up!
Spooky Teen Party
TEENS
Spooky Teen Party
Want to try something else besides Trick-or-Treating this year? Why not join us at the library for a not-so-scary movie, share ghost stories, and play some fun games such as Werewolves? We will also have snacks and candy.

Costumes (PG-13) are encouraged, but leave your weapons (real or fake) at home. Open to grades 6-12. No registration required. .

Wednesday, October 31st.
5:00-7:30pm
Lower Cape Library

Tech Meetup
TLC
Tech Meetup
Getting started with Raspberry Pi computers - Build a retro gaming console

A Raspberry Pi is a tiny stand alone computer about the size of a deck of cards. You can use it for all kinds of things from robotics to a living room media center PC.

At this meetup I'll show you how to setup your Pi as a retro gaming computer you can hook up to your TV or computer monitor.

All you really need is a Raspberry Pi, memory card, and a compatible USB controller.

* Please Bring your own Raspberry Pi
Teen Book Club
TEENS
Teen Book Club
We're starting a new book club! Come to the first meeting to help us decide what to read. Snacks and good conversation provided.
Grades 8-12. No registration required.
Friday, October 26th, 4:30pm
Court House Library
Wildlife Gardening
Adult
Wildlife Gardening
Is your wildlife garden not living up to your expectations? Are you afraid of what the neighbors think? Are some of your plants misbehaving? Confused by what’s what: weed or treasured native? This workshop includes tips and advice based on 40 years of wildlife gardening experience.
Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 30 years (as the naturalist at the Cape May Point State Park in the 1970s and 1980s and for 21 years, until 2007, as the naturalist and program director at the Cape May Bird Observatory). Pat has an undergraduate degree in Literature and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education. She and her husband (Clay Sutton) wrote the landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May (2006), the in-depth result of their efforts over many years documenting and protecting the migration and the Cape May area that they so love. Other books by Pat and Clay include How to Spot Butterflies (1999), How to Spot Hawks & Eagles (1996), and How to Spot an Owl (1994). Today Pat is a free-lance writer, naturalist, educator, lecturer, tour leader, and wildlife habitat / conservation gardening champion. Her own wildlife garden is a teaching garden included on many tours and featured in programs and workshops she teaches. For more information go to Pat and Clay’s website: www.patsuttonwildlifegarden.com

Monday, October 29
6:00 - 7:30
Cape May Court House Library
Family Dance Party
KIDS
Family Dance Party
Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to show off your best moves! All kids ages 2-7 and their loved ones are welcome to join us and make some noise Saturday, October 27th from 11am - 12pm at the Sea Isle City Library. No registration required - just show up!
Social Media for Business
Adult
Social Media for Business
Social Media for Business

Thursday 10/25 from 10am-11am

In 2018, social media has become a standard form of communication. Social media marketing can be fun and interactive for any business, but it can be overwhelming if you are a small business trying to keep up. Learn how to implement policy and best practices for your organization while getting a brief intro to some of the most popular social media platforms and tools to use with them.

Registration opens 9/17
Call or go to Events to register!
Adult Events Department 609-463-6386