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Monmouth County Library will present Lighthouse Week beginning June 22

It will be Lighthouse Week at the Monmouth County Library when three programs
concerning lighthouses and shore points will be presented once again by popular request.

On June 22, historian Nicholas Wood’s presentation of the Navesink Twin Lights at Highlands will be presented virtually at 7 p.m.

Wood, who is the resource interpretive in Historic Resources of the Twin Lights, is with the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. He will highlight some of the historic events in and around Highlands, where the historic lighthouse is situated, according to a press release.

On June 23 at 7 p.m., historian Mary Rasa, who worked as a museum curator and a park ranger for the National Park Service for nearly two decades, will present a program about women lighthouse keepers, including one who served locally and was a Monmouth County resident.

Rasa will explore the unique government field that was one of the first to be open to women, according to the press release.

On June 24 at 7 p.m., naturalist Jim Peck will present the stories of the barrier beaches and bay at Sandy Hook, as well as Cape May and Island Beach State Park.

Peck was the education director for the American Littoral Society and has spent years educating members of the public about the fragility of the unique coastline along New Jersey, according to the press release.

Each program is available to click and view on the library’s website and all are offered free of charge. Internet access is required.

Visit MonmouthCountyLib.org and scroll to the Upcoming Events column to read information about how to access the programs.

“The staff at our Monmouth County Library has done an outstanding job throughout the COVID pandemic,” Monmouth County Commissioner Lillian G. Burry said.

“They have offered each of these programs virtually in the past few months and are presenting them once again because there have been so many requests.

“These programs, highlighting all that is wonderful and historic about our coastline, will be presented on consecutive nights and all will begin at 7 p.m. It is an excellent time to learn more about what we have right here on our own shoreline,” Burry said.

For information about all programs and hours at the Monmouth County library and each of its branches, visit www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

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