SURF CITY – Experience living history and get to know the first President of the United States at the LBI Branch of the Ocean County Library.
Historic re-enactor Sam Davis portrays George Washington in this celebration of our first President and gentleman farmer’s 285th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The library is at 217 S. Central Ave.
The library staff is planning a festive program for all ages, complete with birthday cards and cake.
Children may drop by the LBI Branch from now until the time of the presentation, to to make a birthday card for George Washington and place it in the mailbox in the Children’s section of the library. The cards will be presented to Mr. Washington during this program.
Sam Davis a professional motivational speaker and George Washington impersonator. He has been a teacher for over 35 years as well as a Freemason and member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Complementing this program, enjoy a collection of authentic American Revolution artifacts showcased in the display case in the lobby of the Library.
In addition, the Friends of the Island Library along with the Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting an art exhibit during the month of February. This exhibit, reflecting New Jersey history, features an eclectic mix of art from oil, pastel and watercolor paintings to textile art, quilts and photographs from various artists.
All of the works displayed in the meeting room are for sale. The artists will donate 10 percent of their proceeds to the Great John Mathis Chapter and ten percent to the Friends of the Island Library.
Please register for the George Washington Birthday celebration program online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, or by calling the LBI branch at 609-494-2480, or in person during branch business hours. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library and will be held in the meeting room.
Those who can’t attend the program want want to see the art exhibit can stop by the library during branch hours, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.