October 16, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Two branches of the Ocean County Library will host a workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.Monday, November 6, 7 p.m., Point Pleasant Boro Branch, 834 Beaver Dam RdTuesday, November 14, 7 p.m., The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge RdAttendees will learn about advantages of early planning, how to select colleges, financial aid forms, formulas colleges use to determine your financial aid eligibility, how to... Read More
October 12, 2017
JACKSON – A series of technology classes is coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive.“Microsoft Excel Basics” 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 1. Learn how to use this spreadsheet tool.“NJ Career Connections: Navigating the Path to Employment” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 1. This tour of the NJ Career Connections website will include personal budgeting, resume writing, and interviewing. This class is funded by the New Jersey... Read More
October 12, 2017
JACKSON – Local and national businesses will be on hand for the Ocean County Library’s Job Fair at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, Wednesday, October 25. The fair runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The fair is free, open to the public, and will offer a chance to explore new career opportunities in a welcoming environment.The following companies will have representatives at the job fair:ConverseSeasons Hospice & Palliative Care NJArc of Ocean... Read More
October 12, 2017
MANCHESTER – Dave Greco from Mike’s Deli in the Bronx will present the rich culture and history of the Little Italy section of the Bronx at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 at the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive.Greco will make homemade mozzarella and share stories from the original Little Italy.Greco has made several television appearances including the Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and “Chopped”.There... Read More
October 11, 2017
TUCKERTON - The Ocean County Library will present “Local History of the Tuckerton Area Part II” at the Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 7 p.m. Monday, October 23.Joel M. Mott IV, Public Programs Specialist for the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, will provide a friendly discussion of local history and lore as passed down through generations. Participants are encouraged to come with local stories and artifacts. Light... Read More
October 09, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will host “Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Waretown and Beachwood Branches.Waretown Branch: 4 p.m. Monday, October 16, 112 Main St.Beachwood Branch: 7 p.m. Monday, October 16, 126 Beachwood Blvd.Actor Neill Hartley of the American Historical Theatre will provide an interactive performance of the story of the Headless Horseman. The program will... Read More
October 05, 2017
TOMS RIVER – “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punch line to that old joke is, “practice.” In reality however, if you want to see a Carnegie Hall production, come out 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Maestro Anton Del Forno and his manager created “Bringing The Great Concert Hall Music To The People.” This presentation promises to give an opportunity to experience a free virtuoso performance.The... Read More
October 04, 2017
LAKEWOOD – Eliza Factor will discuss her book, “Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son”, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15 at the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Ave.Factor’s memoir features love, grief, ideas about communication, and a “highly detailed account of the roller coaster ride of caring for a disabled, autistic child”.The discussion will be followed by a book signing.This event is free. Registration is required. To... Read More
October 03, 2017
OCEAN COUNTY – For those intrigued with paranormal activity, members of South Jersey Ghost Research (SJGR) will host a series of lectures at three Ocean County Library branches this month.The lectures will consist of videos, photo displays, equipment demonstrations and audio samples of spirit voices. The program will also include a question and answer period.The programs will be held:Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7 – 8pm Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch,... Read More
October 03, 2017
BRICK – The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road.The chorus will perform a selection of well-known tunes and offer a preview of their upcoming concert pieces for this season.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Brick Library.This event is free and registration is required. To register, call 732-477-4513 or visit tinyurl.com/... Read More