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Nov 14, 2017

November at the Oceanic Library

By Lori Draz

With the feeling of fall in the air, November at the Oceanic Library is a great place to get new recipes, learn about veterans, and enjoy plenty of great activities. The Oceanic Library returns to a full calendar of events and programs for all ages.

The Annual Holiday Boutique, now at Bingham Hall, will be held on November 16 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Start your holiday shopping! There will be more than 30 vendors with gifts for every budget and they will all be donating 20% of the proceeds back to the library. Grab some friends and check out the original offerings from New Jersey artists and crafters. You’ll find things like jewelry, pottery, soaps, fine art, home décor, food gifts, and other handmade items that are truly one-of-a-kind. Bingham Hall is located at 40 Bingham Avenue, in the center of Rumson. Come sip, chat, and shop at the Holiday Boutique.

For Kids

Registration is mandatory for all specials. There will be no programs or storytimes on November 7 or November 21.

Tuesday, November 14 – Build a Better World for ages five to ten. Build your child’s confidence through hands-on learning. STEM has never been so much fun! Space is limited and registration a must. Presented by Snapology.

Tuesday, November 28 – Lego® Bionicle Play for grades three and up. Construct a hero or villain using the library’s LEGO® Bionicle. All creations will remain at the library upon conclusion of the event.

Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Bubbly Babies for ages 10 to 23 months, with a parent/caregiver. You and your baby will enjoy stories, music, finger games, and playtime.

Tuesdays from 10:45 to 11:05 a.m. – Totally Toddlers for ages two to three-and-a-half years, with a parent/caregiver. Join in for interactive stories and songs.

Family Storytime, from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Hear exciting stories, make fun crafts, and meet new friends. Parents/caregivers must remain in the library while children are in the program.

Special Unplugged Series, from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. – Hear exciting stories, make fun crafts, and meet new friends.

For Adults

Fridays at 2:00 p.m. – Knitting. Come try a new skill and make something warm and wonderful at the Friday Knitters Group. All levels of knitters (and crocheters) are welcome and free help is available. Make that hat and scarf set you’ve always wanted to, or knit for charities! Drop in; it’s free.

First Tuesday of the month – Bridge Club. Bridge players, come join the Two River Bridge Club. ACBL sanctioned, with 6:30 p.m. lesson and 7:00 p.m. play. Reservations are a must due to space limitations. Please contact Lisa S. Walsh at

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. – Book Club. Plus, if you’re looking for something to read, come in and check out the staff recommendations at the “round table” of books in all genres.

Registration is required for some of the programs, so please visit or call (732) 842-2692 for all the details. The Oceanic Free Library is located at 109 Avenue of Two Rivers, Rumson.