Check out these awesome events brought to you by the Teen Department!
Court House Branch
Ink Portal: Our Summer take on Creative Hour! Every Monday @ 4PM
Smash Bros. Tournament! Sign-up by emailing [email protected] Thursday, August 4th @ 4PM
Outside the Lines Hangout! Join us as we finish coloring our HUGE banners! Thursday August 11th at 4PM
Teen Photography Contest Award Ceremony. Congratulate our Teens at our last Summer Reading Event! Wednesday, August 17th at 4PM
Wildwood Crest Branch
Creative Hour: Monday, August 15th @ 3PM
Sea Isle City Branch
Creative Hour: Friday, August 19th @ 2:30PM
Beach Plums: Rubies of the Dunes
Presented by Joe Alvarez
Wednesday, August 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township Library
Optional trip to Higbee Beach will follow the presentation.
Beach Plums are plants native to the entire east coast of the United States, but how much do you really know about them? In this lecture, Joe Alvarez will answer all of the questions you might have, including those about optimal growing environments and the multiple uses of the fruit once it has matured.
After the presentation, feel free to follow Joe over to Higbee Beach to see the beach plums up close!
Joseph Alvarez has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science, is a founding member of the Cape May County Beach Plum Association, a member of the state Beekeepers Association and is active in many county and agricultural programs in South Jersey.
Wednesday, August 17th 10am-12pm Sea Isle City Library
Join us for an end of summer reading celebration! Dunk your favorite librarian, cool off with a snow cone, and play some yard games. Summer Reading participants are invited to pick up their prizes, as well as be present for the 11:00am raffle drawing. There will be games, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and more.
For more information visit kids.cmclibrary.org or call (609) 463-6350 x300.
FREE, LIVE, OUTDOOR CONCERT!
Join us at the Cape May County Zoo for this outdoor concert!
Saturday, August 13th
4:00pm - 5:15pm
RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 20th at 4pm, same location.
PLEASE BRING A LAWNCHAIR!
Join us for an evening of "Synergistic Jazz" - New York saxophonist, clarinetist, and flautist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes Bennett's music as, "modern jazz, surf rock and avant-pop." Timeout New York chronicled Daniel Bennett's pioneering spirit during COVID-19, highlighting Bennett's leadership during the global pandemic. The UK Jazz Journal called Bennett, "an outspoken voice of hope."
Daniel Bennett's 2021 album release, 'New York Nerve,' was conceived outside under snow-covered heat lamps at New York City jazz clubs. "Outdoor music was our thing this year. The earth was our stage," says Daniel Bennett. The quartet was the first jazz group to record in Manhattan after the studios re-opened in 2020. The Daniel Bennett Group performs regularly at the Blue Note (NYC), Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (London) and Herb Alpert's Vibrato Club (LA). Bennett is a touring clinician and associate director of the New York Jazz Academy in Times Square. Daniel Bennett recently played woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised musical to launch on a national stage. The New York Times called the show, "Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!" Daniel Bennett's theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader.
No registration required. Every Wednesday at the Woodbine Community Center.
NOTE: This event will take place at the Woodbine Community Center.
812 Longfellow Street
Woodbine, NJ, 08270
All events are tentatively scheduled and may change. Please see the CMCL Events Calendar on our website, follow us on social media, and subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter for any and all updates.
The Mission of Practicing Your Presence is to create a space of meditational self-discovery that is fun, insightful, and attainable for everyone.
We simply show up as we are in the moment with the intention of becoming present and free within our own individual lifetimes.
This type of practice is helpful for self-awareness, mindfulness, & healing.
Ted Costa is a certified yoga instructor since 2017, and graduate of a 4-year program based in personal healing and meditation in 2020. His meditation approach is based on working kindly and honestly with ourselves as we are in the present moment. Besides that, he co-owns Keep It Real Coffee Company and enjoys the company of his wife, dog, friends, family, and meditation communities that make life way more fun and meaningful.
Just click the button below and you will be able to access the Teen Summer Reading Bingo Sheet.
Print it out, complete the activities, fill out the form on the back, and bring it back to any Cape May County Library Branch! Once submitted, you will be entered into a prize drawing of your choice!
You can also register on Beanstack by clicking on the "Reading Challenges" button on the Teen Department's home page.
Drop into the Technology Learning Center on Thursdays from 1:30- 3:30 PM and check out our Virtual Reality setup. We have games for all ages ranging from low intensity experiences such as museum visits to high intensity cardio games like Beat Saber! No appointment necessary
1,000 Books Graduation
We are so excited to celebrate our graduates!
Join us on Wednesday, August 24th at 10am at the Wildwood Crest Library. We will read, dance, and make some noise! 1000 Books Celebration celebrates its new graduates, those currently reading towards their goals, and invites others to join in the fun. Sign up to earn prizes and develop a love of reading! Signing up is optional and no registration required--Just show up!
Please contact the Children's Department with any questions by calling (609) 463-6350 x300 or by emailing [email protected]
The Technology Learning Center has all kinds of neat equipment we want YOU to come play with! Did you know that we have more than just Virtual Reality, 3D printers, poster printing, and a Cricut cutter?
We also have coding toys, sewing machines, Strawbees, Kiva blocks, marble towers, a recording space and so much more! Stop in and take a tour of what we have to offer here in the TLC!
The TLC is located on the top floor of the Cape May Court House branch
Call us at (609) 463-6350 ext 600 for more information!