MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch brims with free activities for adults in February. Here are the highlights of events for education, entertainment and well being in our newly renovated meeting room.
“Artists’ Reception for Barbara Whelan,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Meet and chat with this prominent local artist and share refreshments. Barbara’s photograph exhibit can be viewed in the meeting room during regular business hours. Scheduled meetings pre-empt viewings.
“Hoopla and Kanopy,” 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Learn how to download and stream movies, documentaries, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comic books for free, using these digital services offered by the Ocean County Library. You are welcome to follow the live demonstration on your own tablet or smartphone. Please bring an active Ocean County Library card number.
“Adult Craft: Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder,” 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. February is National Feed the Birds Month. Help your feathered friends get through the winter by making a simple feeder.
“The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. As part of the Library’s Black History Month celebration, the movie will be screened through the Kanopy streaming service, which is available to Ocean County Library members in good standing. The historical film tells the story of the bold journalists who gave voice to Black America.
“Legends of Smooth,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Revel in the music of Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole, performed by vocalist Bill Brown.
“Learn to Folk Dance,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Learn easy, traditional dances from around the world. This fun class features music and dance from Norway, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, India and other countries. Beginners are welcome. Bring comfortable clothing and shoes.
The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.
Except where indicated, registration is required for these free adult programs. Sign up by calling the branch, 732-657-7600, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events.01-17-ma-events.pdf