This month we have 2 amazing virtual opportunities for our community to participate in.

The first, a Zoom presentation entitled “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement” is a hybrid musical performance and lecture that will inform and delight anyone interested in music and American history.  This presentation, by Galen Abdur-Razzaq, will take place on Tuesday, February 8th, at 6 pm.  It will also be recorded and viewable for several days following the live Zoom presentation for anyone unable to join in that evening, or if you would just like to re-watch.  We will be posting the details for the Zoom meeting later this week both here on our website, and on our Facebook page.  For more about this you can visit their website here.

Note: you can join this event as a Guest and do not need a Zoom account.

Secondly, OCPL will once again be participating in the MANHATTAN SHORT Online Short Film Festival.  This is the second year for the online festival, and we are excited to once again be a part of it.  The way it works: MANHATTAN SHORT will send us special codes to access the online film festival, NO NEED FOR YOU TO PURCHASE A TICKET.  They are available to our patrons FREE OF CHARGE.  To receive yours, email Jennifer at  You will also receive instructions and for viewing this year’s festival of short films.  Five of this year’s seven films have been shortlisted for the 2022 Academy Awards, think of this as your Oscar preview for the short film categories.

For those unfamiliar with MANHATTAN SHORT you can check out their website here.  We have screened the original festival for the last few years and will be participating once again this fall.