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The Theory of Everything
ADULT
The Theory of Everything
Join us for a movie night full of snacks, drinks, and fun!

In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this -- and with Jane at his side -- he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Monday, August 12th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sea Isle City Library

Wednesday, August 14th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cape May Court House Library
Storytime
KIDS
Storytime
Blast off for fun at our Baby & Toddler Storytime!

Children, ages birth to 3, and their loved ones are invited to join us for this fun interactive program featuring stories, songs, movement, and lots of fun. Storytime is great for encouraging your child's language and social skills.

No registration is required. However, storytimes may feature an optional sensory activity or craft at the end; dressing for mess is encouraged!
Summer sTeam
TLC
Summer sTeam
Summer sTeam
(emphasis on Technology!)

Tuesdays and Thursdays in August from 1pm to 3pm

Our summer maker days turn more towards Technology.
Something for all ages! We will have easy crafts for the smaller humans, science experiments, robotics and Vive Virtual Reality for all ages, and crafts for Teens.
Each day will be a different selection from our arsenal of technology, corresponding to the Summer Reading theme of SPACE.

All ages, no registration required
Teen Photo Awards
TEEN
Teen Photo Awards
Teen Photography Contest Awards Ceremony

Join us to recognize the winners of the 2019 Teen Photography Contest: Infinite Possibilities!

Sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, the contest gives local young photographers the chance to show off their work in three different categories:
Cape May County
Nature
Universe of Stories

Friday, August 23, 2pm at the Court House Library
All ages welcome to the award ceremony! No registration required!
Tot Time
KIDS
Tot Time
Come play at the library!

Tot Time is a free drop-in program for children up to five years of age. Choose a book to read together, dance to music with scarves, play with toys and puzzles, or simply enjoy visiting with other children and adults. No registration is required – just show up!

Special guest appearances by Girls Who Rock & Read with interactive music fun on these dates: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, & 8/31.
Beach Plums
Adult
Beach Plums
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's matured.

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.

Thursday, August 15th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lower Cape Library
Teen Social Media
TEEN
Teen Social Media
Do you need a book suggestion?
Want to know what the Teen Department has been up to?
Check out our social media!
Instagram: @cmclteen
YouTube: cmclibrary
Snapchat: cmclibrary
How to Spot Butterflies
ADULT
How to Spot Butterflies
Pat Sutton (naturalist, wildlife gardener, and author) will present a program relating her fascination with butterflies and convey the excitement of searching for, studying, enjoying, and attracting these winged jewels just as she and her husband did in their book by the same title. She will uncover mysteries about their life cycle, relationships to the plant world, odd behaviors, survival in a world filled with hungry predators, the spectacular migration of some species, and the restricted ranges of others. Field identification can often be enabled by understanding all these aspects of a butterfly’s annual life cycle. She will share some of the butterfly watching adventures she and her husband Clay have enjoyed on their home turf at Cape May and throughout southern New Jersey and afar – an Arctic wilderness trip in northern Alaska, a winter trip to THE Monarch roost in Mexico, butterflying in the tropics, and more.

Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 40 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, 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, August 19th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cape May Court House Library
Drop-In VR
TLC
Drop-In VR
Drop-in Virtual Reality on the Vive
Saturdays in August from 1pm to 3pm

There are many game titles to choose from including Beat Saber, Fruit Ninja, Job Simulator and Tilt Brush! No appointment necessary, but first come, first served with at least 15 minutes each.

No appointment required
Teen SR After Party!
TEEN
Teen SR After Party!
Summer reading is almost over, but before it ends, join the Teen Department for the Teen Summer Reading After Party!
Friday, August 9, 4:15pm to 10pm
Court House Library
Join the Teen Department for pizza, a video game tournament (probably Super Smash Brothers or Rocket League), virtual reality, an escape room in a box, and more!
To participate, teens must be entering sixth grade through just leaving twelfth grade AND turn in a signed permission form by Wednesday, August 7!
Pick up a permission form at your favorite library branch!
For more information, contact the Teen Department at 609-463-6340 or teen@cmclibrary.org.
Beach Bards
ADULT
Beach Bards
Featuring the works of Charlie Bonhus, Michele Belluomini, and Al Tacconelli.

Beach Bards Poetry and Prose Reading Series presents both emerging and established poets and writers from June through August. Poets will perform readings from their original works. Afterward, poets will sign copies of their books when available. This week Beach Bards will feature the works of Charlie Bonhus, Michele Belluomini, and Al Tacconelli.

Monday, August 19th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sea Isle City