July 16, 2018
TOMS RIVER – BJ and the Band will headline the “Libraries Rock” concert series in August at multiple locations of the Ocean County Library.The community is invited to celebrate summer with the soulful sound of Motown. BJ Adams is the band leader and performs lead vocals. He is a popular performer at venues throughout the New York metropolitan area and he has made singing appearances on television.The members of the band are Frank Agliata (lead... Read More
July 16, 2018
BARNEGAT – The work of visual artist Martin Mayo will be on display at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St., throughout the month of August.Mayo, a resident of Barnegat, is also a musician and performer. He graduated from Parsons School of Design and works in mixed media including acrylic, pen and ink, house paint, and collage.The artist’s work has been published in many magazines and newspapers including The New York... Read More
July 16, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Enjoy an afternoon of stress free coloring and enjoy a pastry at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Long Beach Island Branch, of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave. Surf City. Bring your own coloring book and pencils or use the library’s during the program “Colored Pencils and Pastries.”The event is free but registration is required. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org... Read More
July 13, 2018
TOMS RIVER –The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host “Mystery and Magic – New Jersey’s Pinelands,” a month-long photography exhibit by Albert D. Horner.The collection, which will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. during August, consists of nature photography.Horner has been exploring the Pinelands National Reserve since childhood; using this... Read More
July 13, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the meeting room of the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Blood donations are always needed. Registration is required. To register, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.
July 13, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Professor Ken Konchan will host his annual lecture series at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 11 at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave.,Surf City with a presentation of the documentary, “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel.”The documentary focuses on a German forced into Hitler’s army, who helps rebuild his country after the war. After living in a POW camp in the U.S., he gets a job in a Jewish-owned company in... Read More
July 13, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Meet science fiction author Frank Andriuli at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.15, at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. Surf City.Andriuli will talk about his new book “The People Factory.”  In a world where human-like robots (androids) have become commonplace, former military officer, Steve Renna purchases one he calls Vanessa. He discovers that some of these androids have their own agenda.Vanessa must determine... Read More
July 11, 2018
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. will host the program “Juggling with Jared” each Tuesday in July.This fun family program will start at 6:30 p.m. July 17, 24, and 31.Whether you want to learn how to juggle or are already a beginner or a pro, come join Jared and friends for some greatjuggling.The program is free but registration is required. To register, call 732-269-2144 or visit theoceancountylibrary.... Read More
July 11, 2018
UPPER SHORES – The Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette,  will host the program “Four Seasons of Birding in Ocean County” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.The program will be presented by author/photographer Susan Puder who wrote “New Jersey Birds and Beyond.” She is also the president of the Southern Ocean County Birding Group. Puder will teach attendees how to identify birds, explain why New... Read More
July 06, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Your Medications: An Overview” at four of its branches.This presentation will demonstrate reading a medication label and how to interpret its meaning. It will discuss generic medications, formularies, and tiers that are often a part of most prescription plans.Storage and disposal of medication will be reviewed along with other safety tips.These sessions will be followed by optional screenings of... Read More