October 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Medium RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello will discuss her new book “Speaking From Spriit during a program at 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.Cappiello will bring forth spirits who seek to make connection with people in the audience. If you have ever wondered how a medium works here is your chance to learn more.Books will be available to purchase after the presentation and signed by the author.This program... Read More
October 23, 2017
BEACHWOOD –Friends of the Beachwood Branch, 126 Beachwood Blvd., are hosting their annual Jewelry Sale.Do your holiday shopping early. Find a gently used piece of jewelry or a holiday ornament for a friend, family member, or your child's teacher.All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Beachwood Branch. No registration is required but for additional information can be found online at theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-244-4573.
October 23, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive, will host author, poet and Iraqi refugee Faleeha Hassan at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2.Hassan, known as Maya Angelou of Iraq has published 17 books, several plays, novels and many short stories. Her work has been translated into 14 languages.Faleeha will share her poetry and her story of escaping Iraq with her two children, after her name was put on a hit-list by local... Read More
October 23, 2017
OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Library will present a teen dating safety program at four of its branches.Representatives of Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) will provide an interactive workshop to educate teens, parents, and professionals about the dynamics of dating violence and promote awareness.This program will examine the importance of being supportive, recognizing warning signs of violence, reviewing teen’s dating... Read More
October 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a screening of the documentary “I Am Jane Doe” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Narrated by Academy-Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, “I Am Jane Doe” reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, several mothers filed lawsuits against the advertising website, Backpage. Their efforts have sparked a human trafficking Senate investigation, pending legislation in... Read More
October 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Award winning author Nancy Jo Sales will discuss her book, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Sales is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her... Read More
October 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will be closing at 5 pm Tuesday, October 31 for the 79th annual Toms River Fire Company #1 Halloween Parade. Toms River will reopen Wednesday, November 1, 9 am. All other branches will be open their normal hours of operation.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through... Read More
October 19, 2017
WARETOWN - The Ocean County Library will host “Veterans Benefits and Services” at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2.Ocean County Veterans Services Bureau Director, John Dorrity, will present the latest benefit information and services available for veterans and their families.Following the presentation, a Q&A session will take place and a representative will assist filing claims.The... Read More
October 19, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will showcase “Spirit of a Woman” by Key Arts Productions at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 4.This inspiring multimedia presentation features the story of remarkable African American women and how they overcame enormous odds as well as achieved success in social reform, the arts, sciences, women’s rights and more.The program will offer live commentary and musical performances... Read More
October 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Sabeeha Rehman, a Muslim-American woman of Pakistani descent, will discuss her book “Threading My Prayer Rug” during a program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library 101 Washington St. Toms River.The program is free but registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the top and middle levels of the Toms... Read More