Rick Geffken, author of Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, will speak about how the Jersey shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. James Bradley in Asbury Park and William Sandlass, Jr. in Highland Beach created mass entertainment for hundreds of thousands of people. Their seaside recreation centers, along with those in Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Pleasure Bay, and others lasted for years but now have become fond and faded memories of boardwalks, saltwater taffy, and exhilarating rides. Please join us Monday, July 8 at 7 pm.Read more...
Aerin Zucchi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project
Limit: 10 participants Registration opens Tuesday, June 18
Calling all rising 4th graders! Join our fun summer book club! We will discuss a new book each week and do fun activities. The first book will be Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream by Tom Watson. Copies of the book will be available to check out at the library.Read more...
For the whole family
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon with astronomy educator Bob Reichman. He will chronicle the first human steps on the lunar surface and share photos from the vast library of Apollo and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images. After role-playing Earth, Sun and Moon motions,, you will have a better understanding of orbits, phases, tides, eclipses and more.Read more...
Wednesdays, July 10, 17 & 24 – 3 to 5 pm
For students entering Grade 12. Grade 11 students will be accepted only if space permits
Attendance at 3 classes required
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 Limit: 12 students
Brainstorm, draft and complete the Common Application Personal Statement. As a former admissions essays reader, Ms. Davlin knows what makes for a competitive college essay. You want the reader to connect with your voice, to know you, and most importantly – to remember you. This course offers you the chance to improve your essay writing so you can stand out from the crowd.Read more...
Suggested ages: 6 to 8 Limit: 12 children
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24
Registration opens Monday, June 24
Register only if you can attend all 6 classes
This summer’s classes are led by Chess Expert Sean Finn. Group 1 is for children with little or no experience with chess.Read more...