One – On – One Computer & E – Reader Help
Sign up for a one – on – one class with a staff member who will teach you the basics. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment.
Discover your family roots. In our one – on – one personalized lessons you will learn how to maneuver various helpful web sites made available on the Ocean County Library web site. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment.
An Afternoon of Mah Jong, Thursdays, October 1st, October 8th, October 15th, October 22nd, & October 29th, 1 PM
If you have your own set, please bring it along. Registration required only for the first visit. This program is for experienced players. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.
Dancing and Bumping the ‘Chute, Friday, October 2nd, 2:30 PM
Let’s move to the music. Enjoy dance and parachute activities for parent and child together. Ages 2 – 4 with an adult.
Make It & Take It Crafternoon: Drop-In Hispanic Crafts, Monday, October 5th, 3 – 5 pm
A bolero is a popular toy in Latin America. Make one and see how many times you can catch the ball in the cup. Then, make a jaguar mask like those worn in festivals in Mexico, Central American, and South America. Ages 3 – 12.
The Yarn Dolls, Mondays, October 5th, October 12th, October 19th, & October 26th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Knit or crochet with the Yarn Dolls. Bring along your unfinished projects.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting, Monday, October 5th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Obtain volunteer hours while playing team building games and creating fun art projects. Ages 12 – 17.
Ghost Hunting New Jersey & New York City, Tuesday, October 6th, 7 PM
Join L’Aura Hladik Hoffman, Founder and Director of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society, as she discusses the history and haunts of locations in New Jersey and New York City with sight and sound. This presentation is based on the investigative stories found in L’Aura’s America’s Haunted Road Trip books. Included for this updated version of this presentation are Charlie Brown’s Restaurant, the Hotel Belvidere, the Proprietary House, Snug Harbor, the Van Cortlandt Mansion, and the Palace Theater. Sponsored by the Berkeley Friends of the Library.
3 Bears & 3 Pigs: Stories & Crafts, Thursday, October 8th, 10:30 am
Let’s have fun with famous folktale trios. Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.
Book Discussion: Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray, Friday, October 9th, 1 PM
Please pick up your book at the Berkeley Branch ahead of the discussion date.
Music and Movement, Monday, October 12th, 10:30 am
Joan Seele-Goold leads music and rhythm activities for parent and child together. Class size is limited. Ages 1 – 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Branch.
What the Craft? Thai String Dolls, Monday, October 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Come and create your very own string doll using pipe cleaners, buttons, and more. String dolls are known to have their own special power in the Thai culture that is always positive and helpful. Ages 11 – 17.
Craft for Adults with Special Challenges, Tuesday, October 13th, 10:30 AM
Join us for a morning craft that will begin promptly at 10:30 am. Crafts include, but are not limited to, painting, collage, sand art, oil pastels, and much more. All materials will be provided. Attendees will build lasting friendships with each other while working on their skills and building their confidence. Please register so the library can better prepare materials.
1 2 3 Grow with Me: A Family Place Parent/Child Workshop, Tuesday, October 13th, 10:30 am
Play with your child at the library. This is a four-week series; the other three dates are Tuesdays, October 20 and 27, and Thursday, November 5. Ages 12 to 36 months with parent or caretaker—grandparents welcome! Ask a children’s librarian for details. Register in person before October 13.
Cuddle Up for 1s and 2s, Wednesdays, October 14th & October 28th, 10:30 am
Cuddle up as we share stories, rhymes, songs, & finger-plays. Class size is limited. Ages 12 – 36 months.
Woof Tales: Read to a Dog, Thursday, October 15th, 4 – 5 pm
Take turns reading to our therapy dogs. All young readers welcome.
Creepy Carrots Puppet Show, Monday, October 19th, 10:30 am
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. Every time he passes by the field, he pulls one to eat, until he starts hearing and seeing creepy carrots everywhere he goes. It’s time for the carrots to have their revenge. Ages 3 & up. Bunny craft to follow afterwards.
Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Decorating, Monday, October 19th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Revisit a classic Halloween film, filled with songs, spooks, and a slew of eccentric characters. Also, in honor of Halloween, you’ll get to decorate your own mini pumpkin! All materials provided. Open to tweens and teens ages 11 – 17.
DIY Adult Crafternoon: Pumpkin Book, Tuesday, October 20th, 2 PM
Let’s recycle books and make festive pumpkins. These pumpkin books will make great fall decorations. All materials will be provided.
Toddler Art: Leaf Man, Wednesday, October 21st, 10:30 am
It’s fall. Make a leaf man. Dress to make a mess. Ages 1 & 2 with an adult.
Go Away, Big Green Monster, Thursday, October 22nd, 10:30 am
Monstrous stories and a craft. Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.
Senior Movie Matinée: Cinderella, Friday, October 23rd, 1 pm
Charming, live-action remake of the Disney classic. , Updated and with wonderful production design. Rated PG. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.
Afternoon Movie: Furious 7, Saturday, October 24th, 12:30 pm
An action-packed hit for both critics and audience. Rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.
LEGO® Club, Monday, October 26th, 4 – 5 pm
We’ve got the LEGOs®—use them to build your own design. Display your LEGO® creation in our showcase. Ages 6 – 12.
Mobile County Connection, Tuesday, October 27th, 10 AM – 2 PM
Ocean County’s mobile service offers passport applications, Ocean Ride information, and more. Walk – in, no appointments needed.
Friends Meeting, Wednesday, October 28th, 7 PM
The Berkeley Friends of the Library create and manage fund raising activities to support the Berkeley branch. New members are always welcome.
Mini Makers: Masks, Thursday, October 29th, 10:30 am
Make your own masks. Ages 2 – 5 with an adult.
Morning Movie for Adults with Special Challenges, Friday, October 30th, 10:30 am
Join us for a morning movie that will begin promptly at 10:30 am. Movie will be chosen the morning of, but will always be appropriate. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack and/or lunch. Registration not required, just walk – in.
The Berkeley branch is located at 30 Station Road in Bayville, NJ 08721. Information about these events can be found online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at 732-269-2144.