Megan Smolenyak drew more than 160 amateur genealogists to Mancini Hall July 8th. Smolenyak is the author of “Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History,” the companion guide to the popular NBC television series. Everyone loved Smolenyak’s presentation, “Cases that made my brain hurt.” She was entertaining and informative as she presented her most difficult cases, including her research of President Obama’s Irish roots. The program was co-sponsored by the Ocean County Genealogical Society and Leisure Village West Genealogy Club.
Archive for July, 2010
Tags: "Ocean County Library Toms River", "Smolenyak", "Who Do You Think You Are?", genealogy
Tags: Grace the Pirate, Kit’s Interactive Theatre, Kitty Jones, Little Egg Harbor Library
Kitty Jones of Kit’s Interactive Theatre performed Grace the Pirate at the Little Egg Harbor Library. Audience members became part of the crew and helped Grace the Pirate hunt for treasure. At the end everyone received a gem to take home with them. The program was a lot of fun and parents, teens and children enjoyed participating in the fun!
Tags: "Brick branch", 501st North East Regiment, Star Wars Camp
For the final week of Star Wars Camp the Brick Branch hosted 8 members of the 501st North East Regiment. We had Darth Vader, a biker scout, a stormtrooper, a shadow trooper and others. Both the kids and their parents were thrilled to meet and interact with the characters. They got lots of autographs, photos and Star Wars goodies. A galactic time was had by one and all.
Tags: "Brick branch", John Hulme, Michael Wexler, The Seems series.
July’s Adventurers’ Book Club at the Brick Branch was proud to host Michael Wexler and John Hulme, the authors of The Seems series. The authors provided the kids with a fabulous presentation about the Seems and it’s main character, Becker Drane. They were funny, engaging and fantastic and we had a blast. They even stamped and autographed our books.
Tags: Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library, Little Egg Harbor branch, The Lizard Guys
The Lizard Guys brought live animals to the Little Egg Harbor Library! Parents and kids enjoyed learning about the amphibians and reptiles. The children were able to touch the animals with one finger and feel the surface of the snakes and frogs. This program was sponsored by the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library.
Over 50 children (and their grownups) boarded the SS Stafford Branch and transformed from landlubbers to scurvy sea salts with the help of Cap’n Rachel and her crew of SAILers. Crafts included pirate hats, spyglasses, Jolly Roger flags, and Polly the Parrot, and everyone enjoyed walking the plank and a scavenger hunt!