June 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host the artwork of Melissa Hood during the month of July. The artist’s collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery, at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street.Hood is a teacher at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. Her work consists of fluid acrylic and mixed media paintings. She has had numerous solo exhibits and various group exhibitions.“My work is a two-step process of pouring... Read More
June 11, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River will host a deluxe motor coach day tour to the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center followed by a luncheon at the Tomasello Winery on Thursday, July 26.The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly known as Wheaton Village) is located in Millville, one of the country’s oldest glass manufacturing centers, and is the site of The Museum of American Glass (attendees will have a guided... Read More
May 30, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various programs for adults throughout the month of June at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – A Four Part Series” will take place at 3 p.m. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25. Join this four-week beginner’s immersion in mindfulness meditation. Separate registration is required for each session.Evening film screenings will take place 6 p.m.... Read More
May 24, 2018
TOMS RIVER – To better serve our customers and the community, the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, will be closed for interior renovations.The branch will be closed beginning Monday, May 28 and is expected to reopen Monday, June 11.The branch can be reached at 732-657-7600 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 8.Library materials can be returned through outdoor... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a series of technology classes for adults in the month of June.“Microsoft Excel Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, June 4. Learn how to use a spreadsheet to organize and calculate data. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Computers 101” 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. This class will provide an overview of the mouse, keyboard, files and folders, saving documents, and other concepts.“... Read More
May 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Eating Healthy on a Budget” at its branches in Point Pleasant Borough, Lacey, Long Beach Island, and Brick.Blue Cross Blue Shield will present this workshop on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals, and how to save money on food commonly eaten at home.This event will take place at the following dates and branches:Point Pleasant Borough, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5,... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “All About Autism” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.“All About Autism” is a discussion and support group for caregivers of those affected by autism.Teen volunteers will run supervised activities for children 12 or under.Registration is required for this free event. Please notify the branch when registering if you plan to bring children. To register or for more... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a screening of the documentary “Our Lips Are Sealed” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.“Our Lips Are Sealed” is a documentary about the longest continuous kiss that broke the Guinness World Record in 2010. The kiss was hailed as “the kiss heard around the world” and was the inspiration for the novel “Two Boys Kissing” by bestselling author David Levithan.The screening... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a classical music concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.This concert is a piano recital which will feature students from the Verity Academy. It will include selections from the baroque to modern eras, including Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.This is an all ages event.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
May 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy a “Spring Fling” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. Toms River.This free event is for adults with special challenges and their caretakers and will feature DJ services donated by DJ Shawn Party Hardy and balloon sculpting services donated by Cheryl Schwendel.This program is being sponsored by the Ocean County Library’s Serving Adults with Special... Read More