October 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting “SOON”, a month-long exhibit by artist Lizz Winona. The collection is displayed in the McConnell Gallery of the Toms River Branch throughout October.“SOON” consists of photographic artwork.Lizz Winona started as a self-taught artist. She studied at Peters Valley School of Craft where her work is now part of the permanent collection.“I use photography as a way to explore... Read More
October 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Affirmations”, a month-long exhibit by Ocean County Artists’ Guild.The exhibit will run throughout October. It is displayed on the 2nd Floor Gallery and consists of oil and acrylic paintings along with mixed-media selections.Ocean County Artists’ Guild is a nonprofit organization working to promote the arts in Ocean County, drawing in patrons from around the region. Their... Read More
October 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Human Trafficking 101” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street.Hear an overview of domestic minor sex trafficking and learn about prevention. This program will be presented by Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey.Prevent Child Abuse is committed to preventing human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children in New Jersey.This event is sponsored by... Read More
October 03, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “Career Services for Person with Disabilities” 2 p.m. Friday, October 26 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) helps people with all types of disabilities to find and maintain employment. This includes career exploration/counseling, vocational training, college sponsorship, trial work experiences, and job coaching.Attendees may speak with DVRS... Read More
October 03, 2018
JACKSON – Jackson Friends of the Library invite you to “Dining for a Cause” at Bubbakoo’s Burritos, 355 N. Country Line Road, Jackson. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, October 26.15% of your receipt will be donated to the Jackson Friends of the Library. You may bring a flyer from the library or mention that you are supporting the Jackson Friends.Library Friends support and advocate for the Ocean County Library in many... Read More
October 03, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “How to Start a Small Business” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.Bob Goodyear of Ocean County SCORE will talk about how to start your own business.SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and helps entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops, and educational resources.This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.... Read More
October 03, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various technology classes throughout November.“Presenting Google Drive” 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Learn how to use this free resource to take your files and folders anywhere. Learn to upload files and folders, organize documents, share files, and more. Participants must have a working Gmail account and know their passwords.“Microsoft Word Basics” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Learn... Read More
October 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Medicare 101: Aging In” 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Long Beach Island Branch.“Medicare 101: Aging In” will provide an overview of Medicare and the aging process, including what Medicare is, who qualifies, how Medicare works with other insurance, Medicare parts A through D and supplemental policies, and how to decide which plan is best for you.Attendees will learn the steps to prepare... Read More
October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Geeks… assemble! The fourth annual “FanNation: The Geekstravaganza” is coming to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library Nov. 2 and 3.FanNation gathers together fans of science fiction, gaming, comic books, animation, anime, fantasy, horror, and everything in between to play games, attend panels, and maybe discover their next obsession.The Nov. 2 kickoff event will feature wizard rock band Tonks and the Aurors in Mancini... Read More
October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 6 for Election Day.They will reopen Wednesday, November 7.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.