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Shade Gardening
Adult
Shade Gardening
Shady areas of your garden usually carry a negative connotation of desperation or frustration. There was little you could do about shade; the lack of color, shape, and texture were hard to obtain in the past. Come and discover how you can change the dark side of your garden into a place of tranquility and color with a new outlook on the native and ornamental plants that will satisfy even the most seasoned gardener.

Joseph Alvarez has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science, is a founding member of the Cape May County Beach Plum Association, a member of the state Beekeepers Association, and is active in many county and agricultural programs in South Jersey.

Wednesday, November 14th
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cape May Court House Library
Robots
TLC
Robots
Robots are taking over the Library! Schedule time to come and join in on the fun! Enjoy hanging out with Dash, Dot, Cue, BB-8, Sphero, Ozobots, and Cozmo!
Call the TLC at 609-463-6341 to make an appointment!
Fandom Frolic
TEEN
Fandom Frolic
Come celebrate a new fandom every month with the Teen Department! We will be geeking out over our favorite stories and movies, from pop culture mainstreams to the obscure. Obsess over cool trivia, try a fandom-based snack, or try a craft!

November's fandom is Harry Potter!
No registration required, for grades 6-12
Friday, November 16 @ 4:30pm
Court House Library
3D Printing
TLC
3D Printing
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process, which creates a three dimensional object from a digital file by placing layer upon layer of plastic, building up from the base. To get started, you will need a .stl file. You can find .stl files for 3D models on Thingiverse.com or create them using free programs like TinkerCAD, Blender and SketchUp. Once you have a file chosen or created, give us a call at 609-463-6341 or stop in to schedule an appointment.
The cost of printing is $1.00 and an additional 5 cents per gram, but you can say the magic phrase, “Steam Engine” and save $1.00 off your print.
Holiday Ornament Painting
KIDS
Holiday Ornament Painting
Kids ages 4 - 12 are invited to come and decorate their own holiday ornament with Island Studio Pottery. Kids choose their own ornament to paint. Pottery will be collected, taken to a kiln, and returned to the library to be picked up.

Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up on line or by calling 609-463-6354.

Teen Survey
TEEN
Teen Survey
Are you a teen? The library Teen Department wants to hear from you! Take our survey and tell us what we can do better. Follow the link online or stop by any branch and fill out the paper form. Turn it in and receive candy! Or tell us you took the survey online and still receive candy!
CMCL Reads!
CMCL Reads!
It’s not too late to join the library’s annual reading challenge! Read or listen to books that fit the 12 categories – submit the form – win a prize! Paper copies are available at branches and there’s a printable version linked through our catalog. No age restrictions!
Let's Get Crafty!
KIDS
Let's Get Crafty!
Join us at the Lower Cape Library and show off your crafty skills! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to explore their creativity on November 15th from 4:00 to 5:00. No registration required - just show up!
Lost & Found Poetry
Adult
Lost & Found Poetry
All participants to bring writing implement(s) and a binder or notebook to this five week workshop.

Want to play with words, read favorite poets aloud, and write using unusual poetry patterns? Then come join our poetry circle. Find your poetic voice and free your writer’s spirit in this fun-filled five-week workshop.

Celebrate your creative energy and self-expression with word tickets, word pools, and reclaimed words. Learn to use playful language in a safe, literary environment, and how to add images, sound, and metaphor to your poems.

Develop your poetic awareness through prompts, music, art work, and close observation. Discover how poems “just arrive”, and how anyone can find them.

Doug Otto is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Palm Beach Past, and The press of Atlantic City. His column, My Turn, was read regularly in the Courier-Post, with his feature articles published in South Jersey Magazine.

Doug is affiliated with the Jersey Cape Writers, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, and The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.

His poetry has won honors at the Collingswood Book Festival, The Delaware Bay Days Poetry Festival, and The Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. His play, “The Calling” was workshopped by Cape May’s East Lynne Theatre Company.

5-week workshop beginning Monday, November 19th
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sea Isle City Library
Teen Advisory Boards
TEEN
Teen Advisory Boards
Help the Teen Department make decisions about events and activities! Get volunteer hours! Snacks! Tell us what you want and help us plan how that thing will go!
6th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade Monday, November 5th @ 4:30 at the Court House Library.
6th-12th Grade Wednesday, November 7th @ 4:30 at Lower Cape Library.
No registration required.
Star Gazing
TEENS
Star Gazing
All Ages, Weather Permitting
Friday 11/16 from 6pm to 7pm
Meet us on the front porch of the Cape May Court House Library, as we set our telescope up and see what’s in the night sky!
No registration required
Music of the Spheres
Adult
Music of the Spheres
Join us for an overview of the music of the Heavens and the Earth, spanning from Pythagoras to the 20th Century. Composers Joseph Haydn, Gustav Holst, György Ligeti, and of course, Pythagoras, will be the focus of this feature.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) is a local organization, based in Cape May, New Jersey, which promotes the arts all throughout our area by offering local programs, educational opportunities, outreach, and more.

Thursday, November 15th
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cape May City Library