All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, May 29, with the exception of the Manchester Branch.

The Manchester Branch will be closed for renovations May 29th and will reopen June 11th.

Ocean County Library to Offer the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

May 08, 2018

TOMS RIVER -  The Ocean County Library will present “Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging” at two branches.
Glenys Baulderstone, artist and presenter, will introduce the technique of Ikebana, a highly stylized art of Japanese flower arranging. Unlike Western arrangements, Ikebana focuses on the individual stem, leaf or flower.
The program will take place at the following branches:
•           Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City, 609-494-2480,
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 21.
•           Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30.
Baulderstone will demonstrate how to make arrangements in both Moribana and Nageire styles, which she has studied at Sogetsu, an Ikebana and floral art school in Japan.
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register call the branches or visit and click Events & News.


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