Live webinars!  The New Jersey State Library offers a variety of free programs for all interests.  Registration is simple:  just enter your name and email address.   Space may be limited, so sign in early before the starting time to guarantee a space.

You may view past webinars on the State Library’s YouTube channel.  View their calendar for more upcoming events.  It’s a great time to learn something new!

Genealogy in Quarantine:
What You Can Do from Home
July 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Trying to do Genealogy from home, but not sure what you have access to during the current pandemic?  Join us to review:

  • What you currently have access to at the State Library, State Archives, and County Offices
  • What are some useful tips and tricks for using FamilySearch and Ancestry at home
  • What are some great, free websites useful to your research

We’ll be spending lots of time online looking at some great examples and some fun, neat stuff!  Plenty of time will be left for questions and suggestions for great resources.


Social Security

Social Security 101
July 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Planning for retirement can be a stressful and confusing time.  Regardless of what your plans are and where you have money saved away, you can count on Social Security.  Please join us as Jarika Walker from the Social Security Administration will discuss all things Social Security in a FREE webinar.  She will cover:

  • When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect your benefits?
  • Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
  • How do you get the most from your benefit?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • How do I use my Social Security online account and other online services?
  • When should you file for Medicare?

You should go to to create a My Social Security account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop.



Pinelands History
July 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Discover the Pinelands of today and then step back in time with Joel Mott, Public Programs Specialist with the Pinelands Commission, while learning how they evolved from the wild barrens of the past.

This webinar is being hosted by the NJ Pinelands Commission and will be streamed on the Pinelands Commission’s YouTube Channel.

LinkedIn & Your Career

July 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Verona Public Library is pleased to welcome Jennifer Rodgers of Turning Leaf Career Consulting for a special lunchtime webinar. Broaden your job search with tips on using LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is utilized world-wide by individuals for learning about professions, industries and companies, and for networking and the job search. LinkedIn users are those just entering the job market to those at the top of their professions. Attend this workshop to learn how to create an attention-getting LinkedIn profile and an overview on all the site offers. This workshop is designed for those new to LinkedIn.

Please register for this event. A link to the webinar will be sent to you before the live presentation.

Registration is required for this event.


Was a White Shark the Right Shark?
A Virtual Author Talk
July 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Join us on July 15th from noon to 1 p.m. for Was a White Shark the Right Shark? Investigating the most famous shark of them all.

Map of 1916 Shark Attacks

Between July 1 and 12, 1916 the Jersey coast was terrorized by a series of shark attacks. Four people were killed and one was injured in these shark attacks. Repercussions were felt nationwide. Peter Benchley fashioned the incidents and political intrigue of the day into his book “JAWS,” which was adapted into the movie of the same name. Scholars have debated which shark species was responsible as well as the number of animals involved. The Great white and Bull sharks are the most frequently cited as the cause for the shark attacks. Today we still fear and fantasize about these magnificent predators in the sea and will explore their impact on us and our threats to them.

Dave Grant, Conservation Director of the Shark Research Institute will examine the most famous shark attack of them all as well as the Institute’s research and protection efforts on whale sharks and other marine life around the world.