The Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. All branches will be open Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Understanding and Supporting Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” in Mancini Hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 21.Dr. Kate Fiske, an Associate Director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, will summarize the research on the impact of raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the mental health and... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Navigating New Jersey’s Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities” in Mancini Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2.Jonathan Sabin, LSW, Director of the Office on Autism and the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, will discuss the roles of state agencies in assisting families affected by autism spectrum... Read More
February 25, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an exhibit throughout March for quilts made by members of the Pieceful Shores Quilt Guild.The Pieceful Shores Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization established in 1993. They participate in many charities including providing quilts to those in need. Pieceful Shores is an educational guild open to new members.The branch is located at 112 Burr Street.This exhibit is free and... Read More
February 25, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of March.“Traveling Armchair Series: Vietnam” 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mar. 15. This documentary will let you explore Vietnam without leaving the library. The film is also available on the Access Video on Demand Database, available through the Ocean County Library.“Gentle Yoga” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 19. Exercise body, mind, and spirit with a... Read More
February 25, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an active shooter awareness training at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 24 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 27.Have you ever wondered what you would do in an active shooter situation? This interactive program may help you plan your actions.Lieutenant LeRoy Marshall and Officers Nieves and Nickens from the Lakewood Police Department will share tips for avoiding or protecting yourself and others... Read More
February 25, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several featured events throughout March.“Learn About Access Video on Demand” 10 a.m. Monday, Mar. 4. Access Video on Demand is a database offered through the Ocean County Library to the public. It offers streaming videos on a wide range of topics, including the arts, humanities, science, mathematics, technology, and documentaries from notable producers such as HBO, History... Read More
February 25, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two maker programs for adults in March.“Turn Ordinary Paper into Beautiful Stones!” 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Mar. 6 and 13. In the first session, the group will match paper sizes, shapes, and colors, then align edges and glue layers of paper together. In the second session, the group will finish the projects by sanding them into their final shapes and varnishing them to glossy... Read More
February 25, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host its regular monthly programs throughout March.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Participants may bring their own game set. No registration required.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 5 and 19. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. No registration required.“Movie Wednesdays” 6 p.m. Wednesdays... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Critically acclaimed jazz guitarist, composer, and educator Brian Betz will perform American standards and original compositions at 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 30 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Betz is on the faculty of Rowan University where he teaches jazz guitar and jazz improvisation. He also gives concerts, clinics, and master classes nationwide.Betz holds two degrees from Rowan University and is endorsed by GHS... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch is hosting “Workshop for Census Jobs” at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14.The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census. Stop by to learn how to apply for many opportunities offering excellent pay, flexible hours, and paid training.A recruiter will be available to answer questions and take applications. There will be a session at 10 a.m. and another at 3 p.m.The branch is located at 101 Washington... Read More