August 26, 2019
ISLAND HEIGHTS – The Island Heights Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Peto’s Palette Pals,” a series of children’s art programs in partnership with the John F. Peto Studio Museum.John F. Peto was a famous trompe l’oeil (“fool-the-eye”) artist who lived and worked in Island Heights. His home and studio is now a vibrant local museum. Each of the “Peto’s Palette Pals” events will focus on the style of a different artist.Events will take... Read More
August 21, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of September.“Prose & Ink Writers’ Group” at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sep. 9, 16, 23, and 30. Whether you are a beginner or experienced writer, the Jackson Writers’ Group will help get your manuscript in shape. All genres are welcome. Please bring 3 to 5 pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Registration is not required.“... Read More
August 21, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various technology classes throughout the month of September.“Movie Magic: Streaming Movies How-To” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 10. Register for and learn how to use the library’s free streaming movie services – Kanopy, Hoopla, and Access Video On Demand. Movie trivia and giveaways will also take place. Participants must bring their Ocean County Library card and have an email account... Read More
August 21, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Use Digital Marketing to Increase Your Sales” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 19.Harness the power of Facebook advertising for your business. Instructor Tom Forgione shares tips and tricks for a successful Facebook advertising campaign.This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.Registration is required... Read More
August 21, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “U.S. Census: History, Race, and Ethnicity” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sep. 16.A representative from the U.S. Bureau will discuss the history of ethnicity and race in the U.S. Census and preview the 2020 Census. The way people have been labeled and defined has changed many times since the first census in 1790.The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.Registration is required... Read More
August 21, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Yoga & Smoothies” at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sep. 9, 16, 23, and 30.Librarian and certified yoga instructor Nancy Voitko will present a series of yoga classes. Sessions are each one hour long and will be followed by smoothie tastings. A yoga mat or towel is required.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River.The branch is located at... Read More
August 20, 2019
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library, in cooperation with New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will host “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition exploring the environmental and cultural impact of water. “Water/Ways” will be on display at the Toms River Branch through Sep. 29.“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and... Read More
August 14, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Active Shooter Awareness” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 15 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 18.Have you ever wondered if you could prepare yourself for an active shooter situation?Lt. Leroy Marshall and Officers Nickens and Nieves from the Lakewood Police Department will share tips with adults that could save lives.The branch is located at 301 Lexington Avenue.Registration is required for... Read More
August 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Buried Alive with the Will to Survive – From Devastation to Inspiration” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 12.Retired FDNY Lieutenant and 9/11 survivor Joe Torrillo will share his inspiring story and lessons on how to manage fear under the most horrible situations.Buried, crushed, and bleeding beneath the rubble of the South Tower, Joe Torrillo wondered what life could be if... Read More
August 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the 2019 James J. Mancini Author Event featuring Alice Hoffman at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 14.Hoffman will discuss her upcoming novel, “The World That We Knew.” A book signing will follow.Alice Hoffman is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 works of fiction, including “The Rules of Magic,” The Marriage of Opposites,” “The Red Garden,” “The Dovekeepers,” and... Read More