July 06, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host film screenings on Wednesdays in July. See films on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater.Each film of the week will be screened at 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6 p.m.Screenings will take place July 11, July 18, and July 25.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.Registration is not required for these free programs. For film information, call 732-657-... Read More
July 06, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host activities for adults in July at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.“Book Chat” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Participants discuss what they have been reading to the rest of the group and pick up ideas for what to read next. No registration required.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, July 13, 20, and 27. The club meets every Friday. Play chess in a... Read More
June 26, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will celebrate Pride Month with a screening of David Thorpe’s documentary “Do I Sound Gay?” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.Why do some people “sound gay” but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment?The film explores these questions and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don... Read More
June 25, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host the “Transcendent Mystery of Creation,” exhibit by Barbara Clair Howard during the month of July at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Howard’s collection of art will be displayed in the second floor gallery throughout the month of July and will consist of watercolor paintings and collages.Howard is a retired marriage and family therapist. She considers herself a lifelong artist and has... Read More
June 25, 2018
TOMS RIVER – In keeping with the Toms River Shakespeare Festival’s “Toms-upon-Thames” theme this summer, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host writer Christy A. Schmidt, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.The program, “Shakespeare Revealed,” will address the question of whether Shakespeare truly wrote the works credited to him. Schmidt will explore authorship theories along with other mysteries in art and literature. She will... Read More
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “BONK! Drum Circle” Tuesday, July 10 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive. The one-hour session for adults will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the one-hour session for teens will take place at 3 p.m.DrumHead Enterprises will provide interesting drums and percussion instruments from around the world for participants to receive hands-on instruction on basic playing techniques.Participants will be... Read More
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “Introduction to Paper Making” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 9 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Winnie Radolan, paper artist and founding director of The Guild of Papermakers, will demonstrate the process of forming a sheet of paper by hand using cellulose fiber from old clothing.Participants will be able to create their own unique paper samples which look attractive enough to... Read More
June 20, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various technology classes throughout July at its Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“Computer Basics: Organizing Files” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12. This class will teach the best practices for saving and finding files to help organize your computer.“Design & Print: Make a Button” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Create a button with a photo from your phone or email. Participants must have mouse... Read More
June 19, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.All branches will reopen Thursday, July 5.We encourage customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.For more information contact the Ocean County Library at its website or by telephone at 732-349-6200.
June 19, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs for adults throughout July at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“How to Understand and Improve Credit Score & Become a Home Owner” 7 p.m. Monday, July 9. Learn to understand and fix your credit score, and go through steps in the home buying process.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Call the branch or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film... Read More