The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Links with the Masters fundraiser. The branch will resume regular hours Saturday, Feb. 24.
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a book discussion on “The Perfume Collector” by Kathleen Tessaro 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 Jackson Drive. “The Perfume Collector” tells the story of a reluctant British socialite who receives a mysterious inheritance from an unknown Frenchwoman in 1950s Europe. Registration is not required for this free program. For more information, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Chair Yoga” 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 Jackson Drive. Do you experience limited mobility? Try the gentle art of chair yoga with certified instructor Jennifer Klein, MS, RD from the Perlmutter Family ShopRite. Comfortable clothes are required. Participants must sign an injury waiver form before the event. Registration is required for this free program. To register... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two screenings of the documentary “By River, By Rail: History of the Black Migration” at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The film documents the early 20th century move by African-Americans to the northern United States in hope for a better life. Poet Maya Angelou, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, and others recount the story of separated families, hardships, prejudice... Read More
January 11, 2018
LAVALLETTE –For Jimmy Scalia, the official archivist for legendary entertainer Bobby Darin, sharing the performer’s life story is nothing short of a labor of love.Scalia works in cooperation with the Bobby Darin estate and writes articles for In-Tune and Primo magazine. Scalia is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. He visited the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library on Jan. 3 and shared many... Read More
January 09, 2018
TOMS RIVER - Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will host a dynamic three-part series at the Toms River Library concerning the groundbreaking PBS series “The Power of Illusion.”This three part series asks the question, "How valid are your beliefs about the human series?"  The program examines race, science and history in society.Following the conclusion of each episode, Professor Taylor, Advisor-in-Residence for Academic... Read More
January 09, 2018
BEACHWOOD – The Beachwood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the six part series “Taking Control of Your Health” presented by Debbie Shar of Meridian Health.The series will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and two sessions on March 3 the first at 1 pm and the second at 8 pm. Topics will vary each session.The branch is located at 126 Beachwood Blvd. This program is free but registration is required.... Read More
January 08, 2018
UPPER SHORES – The Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program “MLK Community Art Project” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15.Come create a community art project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas of love and kindness.No registration is required for this program which will be held at the branch located at 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette. For information call the branch at 732-793-3996.
January 08, 2018
BEACHWOOD – The Beachwood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Understanding Dyslexia Workshop: Film Screening, Simulation, and Discussion” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29.Join Elizabeth Barnes from Decoding Dyslexia to learn more about Dyslexia and the resources available to assist those who have it.The branch is located at 126 Beachwood Blvd. This program is free but registration is required. To register, call 732-244-4573 or visit... Read More
January 08, 2018
ISLAND HEIGHTS – Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Heights Branch of the Ocean County Library, 121 Central Ave. at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22.This delectable celebration includes a special program sponsored by the Horizon Speakers Bureau and Judith Krail-Russo that will showcase the history of the cranberry in the Garden State.Native Americans were using these tart berries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the white man arrived.... Read More
December 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The OCL Puppet Show Players will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library in January and February. They will present a show based on “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt.Performances will be at the following braches and dates:Upper Shores – 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 – 112 Jersey City Ave., LavalletteBarnegat – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 – 112 Burr St.Stafford – 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 – 129 N. Main St.,... Read More