September 29, 2017
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. is hosting a “Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos” program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 18.Learn about this Mexican holiday that is truly a celebration of life. Presenter Sue Good will show photos of the celebration from Oaxaca, Mexico, and will explain the symbolism behind ofrendas (altars set up to honor and remember ancestors).The presentation will conclude with a... Read More
September 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Join local author Natalie Zaman as she takes you on a tour of some magical day trips at 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Toms River Library 101 Washington St.Some of these day trips are close by and some are further afield where you can enjoy the spirit of the autumn season.Discover nearby history, houses of worship, folklore, natural wonders, museums and many.  Plan day trips and weekend getaways based on discoveries found in... Read More
September 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Several branches of the Ocean County Library will host a discussion with Jim Halfpenny from the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking with on human trafficking.This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the following dates and branches:Oct. 4, Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513Oct. 11, Barnegat, 112 Burr Street, 609-698-3331Oct. 16, Tuckerton, 380 Bay Avenue, 609-296-1470Oct. 23, Toms River, 101 Washington Street... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are signs that memory problems are more than just a part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 p.m. at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Using vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Learn about immigration during an interactive session on the subject at four Ocean County Library locations.The program “Immigration: Facts and Fiction” will be led by Professor Jeff Wilhelms. Bring your questions, concerns, and a willingness to engage in a conversation that will inform participants about our immigrant neighbors.The programs will take place at the following locations and dates:Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St. 609-... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi will celebrate Classical Music Month with guitar music from Nylon Wound during a program at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.The program called “Nylon Wound” will feature music from the Renaissance to contemporary times with Bach, Gershwin, Brubeck, the Beatles, and more in their repertoire.This program is open to everyone but registration is required. To register... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Financial expert Bill Bresnan will lead a financial seminar geared toward older adults at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Topics of discussion will include real estate, tax planning, mutual funds, and asset allocation. Bresnan has authored several books on finances and hosted “The Bill Bresnan Show” on WABC radio’s first financial call-in program, beginning in 1982.... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two talented authors at 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7. Carmine Appice, a legendary drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, will join musician, corporate executive, and screenwriter Jon D’Amore.Appice will regale stories from his memoir, “STICK IT! My Life Of Sex, Drums And Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Appice co-wrote two of singer Rod Stewart’s biggest hit songs, “Do Ya... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are signs that memory problems are more than just a part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 p.m. at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Using vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-... Read More
September 25, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a program to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.This program, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy” will focus on Roosevelt’s times as president during World War II. The program is being produced by the American Historical Theatre and is  ... Read More