August 15, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Award-winning poet and illustrator Bridget Sprouls will do a reading of her latest children’s book “Shore Buddies: A Guide to Making Friends at the Beach” at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20 at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library.This program is intended for children aged 1 to 6.Participants will enjoy stories and songs, followed by playtime and a craft. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading.The... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Will robots one day try to dominate us? Would any have second thoughts? Science fiction author Frank Andriuli discusses the possibilities, Saturday, September 15, 2 PM, at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.In Andriuli’s new novel, “The People Factory,” androids begin to create their own agendas. When an ex-military officer discovers it, his android Vanessa is torn between the... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Take a break from the daily grind, with “Colored Pencils and Pastries,” Thursday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Bring your own coloring books and crayons, or we’ll supply them for you – and we’ll bring the pastries, too.Registration is required for the free event. If you have allergies to certain foods, learn more by calling the Long Beach Island... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Take a “Journey through the Pines” and learn about its ecology and folklore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 18 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.This free event will include activities including art/photography exhibits, children’s programs, and workshops.The schedule for the day includes:“Pinelands Photography of Albert D. Horner” in the McConnell Gallery.“Traditional Pinelands Craft:... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Summer may be winding down, but you can still preserve your homegrown vegetables and fruits. The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will host Joanne Kinsey from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.Kinsey’s free program, “Save the Flavor of Summer” will include instructions on properly canning fresh produce. Participants will also create labels for future use in their own... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Sister Landscapes,” a month-long art exhibit by Catherine LeCleire and Gay LeCleire Taylor at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The collection, which will be displayed in the branch’s second floor gallery throughout August, consists of acrylic and encaustic wax paintings.Sisters, Catherine LeCleire and Gay LeCleire Taylor have a rich background in the arts.Catherine LeCleire teaches... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Homeschooling teenagers can seem like a daunting task. The Ocean County Library will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The session is designed to familiarize parents with the many education resources the library has to offer, including our new Education Initiative and how it can help you.Registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy an evening of old time radio programs with live actors and sound effects by WREP at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.The broadcast will feature performances of “Ellery Queen”, “Johnny Got His Gun”, and “Baby Snooks and Daddy.”Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.Free parking is... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Enduring and surviving the Holocaust are the topics of a two-part series in September at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.On Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Professor Ken Konchan presents “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel,” a documentary of a German army draftee who helps rebuild his homeland, becomes a prisoner of war in the US, and later is “treated like family” as... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Roll up a sleeve and help replenish the Shore’s blood supplies. The American Red Cross conducts a donor drive at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2 to 7 p.m.According to the Red Cross, blood supplies nationwide are critically low, especially types A, B, and O.Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. To learn if you’re eligible, and to... Read More