All kids ages 5-11 are invited to celebrate the newest Dog Man book, Mothering Heights! Bring a drawing of your favorite character or a comic of your creation and join us for a time of sharing, trivia, and fun!
Book club will be held online via GoToMeeting on Monday, May 17th at 6:00pm. Please contact the Children's Department with any questions by calling (609) 463-6350 x300 or by emailing [email protected]
Help the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) spread the message of “You are NOT alone.” Our display in the Teen Space features characters who experience their own mental health struggles as well as some nonfiction resources if you need them.
The link below features a resource guide with local, state, and national mental health agencies and hotlines. Do not hesitate to reach out and remember, you are NOT alone.
Finding Peace in Chaotic Times
With Constance Hallinan Lagan
How we live - and, most importantly, enjoy - our life depends upon how we view the events we experience and the relationships we develop. Some people cower under an umbrella of pessimism while others choose to dance openly in the sunshine of optimism. Unfortunately, the current pandemic has given rise to more umbrella openings than joyful dancing.
But that can change! Behavioral scientists have proven we have the cognitive ability to transform our thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Since the summer is traditionally a period of renewal and resolution, there is no better time to commit to living optimistically than right now, as summer unfolds in previously unforeseen ways as we live through these challenging, and often chaotic, times.
Open the window on optimistic thinking and experience the joy of a life lived positively!
Thursday, May 6th
5pm - 5:30pm
Join us on GoToMeeting
Using Access Code: 606-214-637
Minecraft is a game that focuses on creatively building and exploring, and helps build problem solving and planning skills.
Friday May 21st delve deep into ancient pyramids of the world to uncover lost treasure!
To register for the Minecraft Club contact the TLC at (609) 463-6350 ext.600
Deborah Goodrich Royce
An Evening with Deborah Goodrich Royce
Author of Finding Mrs. Ford and Ruby Falls
Deborah Goodrich Royce’s first psychological thriller, Finding Mrs. Ford, was published in 2019 to rave reviews. Her second, Ruby Falls, will come out on May 4, 2021.
Deborah Goodrich Royce has led a full and exciting life! From graduating Lake Erie College with a BA in modern foreign languages (French and Italian) and a minor in dance, she then spent 10 years on TV and in movies, with roles on All My Children, Beverly Hills 90210, 21 Jump Street, and feature films Remote Control, April Fool’s Day, and Just One of the Guys.
Deborah took a break to have her daughters and move to Paris, but then became a reader for Le Studio Canal Plus, which led to her position as a story editor for Miramax upon her return to the U.S. where she worked on the development of films such as Emma, Chicago, and A Wrinkle in Time. Deborah has lived more than most, and we are only a part of the way through her life!
Join us for a special evening where we will (virtually) meet, discuss, and pick-the-brain of the multi-talented Deborah Goodrich Royce about her life and the release of Ruby Falls!
Thursday, May 20th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Access Code: 699-092-029
Neither Registration nor Library Card are Required. Any and All are Welcome to Join.
During the month of May, the Children's Department will continue to offer bi-weekly virtual storytimes across our social media platforms, as well as a limited number of in-person, outdoor storytimes! Check out our calendar for dates and registration information.
Please note: In-person storytimes require registration. Contact the Children's Department with any questions by calling (609) 463-6350 x300 or by emailing [email protected]
Watch the Teen Department’s new video series “Adulting 101” on the Teen Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube dropping every other Tuesday starting May 11th. Learn tips and tricks about cooking, finances, wellness, jobs, and more!
Any suggestions for future “adulting” videos? Let us know by emailing [email protected]
Follow us on Instagram @cmclteen!
3D Print of the Month
May is national meditation month. Relax and unwind with our 3D print of the month, a Zen Garden rake!
Be sure to request your own rake at the Technology Learning Center and don’t forget to browse the Library’s collection of meditation and yoga materials such as books, CDs, and DVDs!
Understanding Clinical Trials:
Demystifying the Research Process Spring Ahead of Cancer Workshop Series, session 5
presented by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
This session aims to make clinical trials easier to understand for the average person. We will talk about the pros and cons of being involved in a clinical trial, what to expect if you decide to go that route during your cancer treatments, and we will touch upon the successes seen in previous studies. It is an ever-evolving scientific area, full of intrigue and discoveries. Join us to discuss.
All meetings will be held virtually, on the Zoom platform. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
You may also refer to the event description on the CMCL Online Events Calendar for extra resources, links, and to request a copy of any video or slides from a previous session.
Thursday, May 13th
6pm - 7pm
Registration is Required in order to receive the link to the meeting.
Writers Feedback Group & Open Mic Session!
Meeting twice a month, Virtually, on Zoom
with Kathy Moore
The Jersey Cape Writers meet at 6:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly, to share their writing and ideas in a friendly and supportive environment. The 1st Meeting of the month (1st Tuesday) will be the Writers' Feedback Group, and the 2nd Meeting (3rd Tuesday of every month) will be an Open Mic Session! All are welcome to attend.
All meetings will be held virtually, on the Zoom platform. Please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom meeting link and any necessary instructions.
Open Mic Session
Tuesday, May 18th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
on Zoom Please email [email protected] for Zoom link and instructions.
*All comments and feedback provided and received are meant constructively, with the genuine intent to encourage each writer in his or her craft. Any slander, foul language or derogatory comments will lead to an expulsion from the meeting.