August 29, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will present “What’s Out There…A Planetarium Experience” at the Barnegat and Brick Branches.Barnegat Branch: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27,112 Burr St.Brick Branch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.From the comfort of a portable planetarium, teens will assist the presenter, Matthew Meyer, by locating stars, planets, and the moon as they appear in the evening sky.The... Read More
August 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a live musical performance by Tito Puente Jr. and his orchestra at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.Puente has become an audience favorite in art centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide. This program is sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County... Read More
August 11, 2017
TOMS RIVER -  The OceanFirst Foundation presented the Ocean County Library Foundation a $5,000 grant in support of the arts and cultural community at the library’s headquarters, 101 Washington St., Toms River.“The Ocean County Library appreciates the support of the OceanFirst Foundation’s grant to increase awareness in the community of the many arts and cultural program that are available to residents at the public... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with programs before and during the event itself at nine branches during August. The solar eclipse programs will take place at the following branches:Plumsted Branch, 119 Evergreen Rd., 609-758-7888, 1 p.m. Mon., Aug 14 and 2 p.m. Wed., Aug 16. Drop-in to celebrate the solar eclipse with an interactive eclipse craft.Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., 732-... Read More
August 04, 2017
JACKSON – Social Security is the country’s largest federal program and the sole means of support for retirees. The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an informational session on Social Security at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 10.The program will offer information to help retirees make the best decision regarding Social Security benefits.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive. This event is free but registration is required. To... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The award-winning Odessa Klezmer Band gets audiences moving with their mix of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. The band will perform at two branches of the Ocean County Library in August.Musician Ed Goldberg will lead the group as they bring the music of Klezmorim, Jewish folk musicians, to the Ocean County Library.Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band will perform at the Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave, at 3 p.m.,... Read More
August 04, 2017
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host a writer’s circle on Tuesdays at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Writers critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship.Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication process, such as how to cope with writer’s block. The writer’s circle will take place at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manchester Branch on the following dates:August... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will have Eclipse Shades available on a first come, first served basis starting August 14th. The library received the Eclipse Shades through a grant from STAR_Net, funded by the NASA @ My Library program. In addition, the following branches will have solar eclipse themed programs: · Barnegat Branch, 609-698-3331, Solar Eclipse Party, 2:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21Light snacks and stickers... Read More
August 01, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Find out what all the buzz is about in a honeybee hive at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Join beekeeper Angela Juffey of the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association for the program “The Not-So-Secret Life of Bees” and discover the social structure of these valuable pollinators and their process of making honey.Juffey will also discuss the role of the beekeeper in... Read More
July 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – New York Times bestselling author Vivek Tiwary and a Beatles tribute band will bring Beatlemania to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m.Tiwary, a Tony award winning Broadway producer and author, will discuss his book “The Fifth Beatle” that chronicles the life of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.The Beatles tribute band “Something New, Something New” will follow... Read More