June 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s is excited to announce their redesigned website has launched to the public.The library’s newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features including:Clean design to help improve functionality and enhance content.A user interface that works on all mobile devices.Redesigned recommended reading pages. Each title is directly linked to the library catalog, making the... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – A generous serving of magically themed programs will be offered at 10 Ocean County Library branches during July. These family programs feature magicians, Jim Vagias, Chad Juros and the Amazing “V”, the Magic of Sharks and a Magic Workshop which will take place at the following branches:Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, Jim Vagias the Magician, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER – This will be the Summer of “Star Wars” at the Brick, Lakewood, and Point Pleasant Beach Branches of the Ocean County Library.Visit one of the branches to get your program passport, then attend three programs in Brick, two in Point Pleasant Beach, and one in Lakewood to enter to win a “Star Wars” grand prize. The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513“Star Wars Camp” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and 20Ocean County... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer “Aquatic ABCs with the Center for Aquatic Sciences” at 10 branches during July.  Children will learn about aquatic animals from alligators to zebra sharks using letter cards and live animals.The center will promote understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats to children at the branches.The programs teaches conservation as part of the library’s Summer Reading... Read More
June 19, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR -  The Sea Dogs will perform at the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24.The pirate re-enactment group will perform hand-clapping, foot-stomping, traditional sea chanties and songs of the sea. They will teach about sailors, geography, and life at sea.This program is sponsored by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor Township Branch of the... Read More
June 14, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Do you need help with your smartphone, tablet, or other tech item? The Ocean County Library will host “Tech Buddies,” where teen volunteers or library staff will assist you with your tech needs.Attendees can bring their device(s) and spend up to 30 minutes with a volunteer or staff member who will share their expertise. The following sessions will take place at the Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513:Tuesday,... Read More
June 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Businessman and radio personality Joel Markel will present the film “Oro Macht Frei” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street.Markel, who co-hosts the morning radio show “Preferred Company,” on WOBM 1160 AM, served as executive producer of “Oro Macht Frei.” The film explores the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome from September 1943 to June 1944.“... Read More
June 08, 2017
BARNEGAT -  The Ocean County Library will offer “Barnegat Bay: A National Estuary” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, will provide an interactive presentation demonstrating how the wetlands and other bay habitats help protect coastal communities. Learn how scientists evaluate the health of this valuable... Read More
June 08, 2017
LACEY -  The Ocean County Library will showcase “An Afternoon Opera Recital with Christa Dalmazio” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17.Entertain your ears with the operatic tunes of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Strauss brought to life by soprano vocalist, Christa Dalmazio and accompanied by pianist Chun-Wei Kang.The program is free and open to... Read More