July 20, 2017
BRICK – Childhood is an excellent time to exercise one’s imagination. The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, will host a creative writing workshop for ages 7 and up at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug 9.Attendees will learn writing tips and gain experience in a creative outlet, in a friendly and supportive environment.This event is free but registration is required. To register, call the branch at 732-477-4513 or visit... Read More
July 20, 2017
BRICK – Jenkinson’s Aquarium will teach children and families about outrageous reptiles at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 8 at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Children and families will learn the characteristics of all reptiles and compare different reptile groups, including snakes, turtles, lizards, and crocodilians. The presentation will include live reptiles.This event is free, but registration is required.... Read More
July 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Emmy award-nominated children’s band Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library on Aug 3 and Aug 14.Alex & the Kaleidoscope’s singalong melodies and inspirational lyrics engage children emotionally and physically. Audiences clap, sing, dance, and improvise with the band, creating community and connection. Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at the following locations on Aug... Read More
July 06, 2017
BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a tai chi presentation at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 26. The branch is located at 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Expert tai chi instructor Kit Lau will explore its benefits on physical and mental health. Tai chi, sometimes called “moving meditation”, focuses on slow movement, breathing, relaxation, and can be done standing or sitting. A light lunch will be provided.This program is sponsored... Read More
July 05, 2017
LACEY - SiriOm Singh Presents “Open Up Your Heart With Kirtan” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.SiriOm Singh, a devotional musician, singer/songwriter and percussionist will offer Kirtan, the traditional practice of singing uplifting spiritual texts and mantras inspired by many world traditions, from reggae to folk, gospel to blues. Audience participation is... Read More
July 03, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are the signs that suggest memory problems are more than just part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at  2 pm at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 pm at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Using... Read More
June 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s is excited to announce their redesigned website has launched to the public.The library’s newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features including:Clean design to help improve functionality and enhance content.A user interface that works on all mobile devices.Redesigned recommended reading pages. Each title is directly linked to the library catalog, making the... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – A generous serving of magically themed programs will be offered at 10 Ocean County Library branches during July. These family programs feature magicians, Jim Vagias, Chad Juros and the Amazing “V”, the Magic of Sharks and a Magic Workshop which will take place at the following branches:Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, Jim Vagias the Magician, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER – This will be the Summer of “Star Wars” at the Brick, Lakewood, and Point Pleasant Beach Branches of the Ocean County Library.Visit one of the branches to get your program passport, then attend three programs in Brick, two in Point Pleasant Beach, and one in Lakewood to enter to win a “Star Wars” grand prize. The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513“Star Wars Camp” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and 20Ocean County... Read More