Cape May Libraries Offer Programs for Every Taste in June

Cape May Libraries Offer Programs for Every Taste in June

For those who like to work with their hands, local craft artist Betty Tocci will be teaching how to make a beaded American flag bracelet on June 2 at 3 pm at the Woodbine Library (800 Monroe Avenue); June 3 at 10 am at the Wildwood Crest Branch (6301 Ocean Avenue) and June 4 at 4:30 pm at the Cape May City Library (110 Ocean Street). A $12 fee for materials is required at registration.

The Sea Isle City Branch (4800 Central Avenue) will host Movie Night for adults June 8 at 6 pm and the Cape May Court House Library (30 West Mechanic Street) will do the same on June 10 at 6 pm.

In a lecture on "Weeds for Wildlife" at the Cape May Court House Library June 8 at 6 pm, Pat Sutton will explain how these plants provide essential material for butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

On June 15 at 6 pm, the Sea Isle City will present "Beach Bards Poetry Series" hosted by Toni Libro. The Poetry and Prose series will be held every third Monday beginning in June and ending in September. This month will feature poets Peter Bushyeager and Diane Hamilton.

At the Court House Library on June 15 at 7 pm, author Robert E. Heinly will discuss material from his book, "Victorian Cape May," whose distinctive homes and public buildings have attracted visitors to the shore community for so many years. Heinly is the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities' Museum Education Outreach Program.

On June 16 (10 am) at the Court House Library,Barbara Bluejay Michalski of the Lenape Nation will demonstrate how to create a beaded shell necklace. Class size is limited and a valid library card and registration are required in addition to a $4 material fee.

Local musician Rich Chiemingo will present "The Music of George Gershwin" at the Court House Library June 17 at 7 pm. In addition  to eight years as a musician in the Army, Chiemingo played in bands in New York City including those of  Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and Guy Lombardo.

"The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea" will be presented by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project at the Court House Library June 22 at 1 pm. Two short documentary films will showcase Korean's rich cultural and artistic heritage.  Korean refreshments also will be served.

Public Radio's Mike McGrath, host of "You Bet Your Garden," will be the guest at Sea Isle City Library's Speaker Series on June 26 at 6 pm. Registration and a ticket will be required. To reserve a complimentary ticket, call 463-6386. Doors open at 5 pm.