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The Beachwood branch will have adjusted hours for Monday 4/19 and will be open 10am - 5pm.

Library Commission Meeting Notice for Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
April 15, 2021
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Learn how to play the American Mah Jongg, in the comfort of your home. The Ocean County Library Brick Branch will present “Mah Jongg for Beginners,” a four-part virtual program starting at 10 AM Monday, May 3. The workshops will continue at the same time on May 10, 17 and 24. “Mah Jongg for Beginners” is geared for those new to the fun, sociable, competitive game. No experience is necessary to take part. Renowned... Read More
April 14, 2021
BRICK TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Brick Branch invites you to take a front-row seat right in your own home for a virtual concert with “Elly G. – Vocalist Plus Sax,” 2 PM Saturday, April 24. The veteran of the New York City music circuit has entertained audiences across the United States, applying vivid vocals and smooth sax to jazz standards, pop tunes from the ‘40s through the ‘70s, the Great American Songbook, and international... Read More
April 12, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, Ocean County Office of Senior Services and Meals on Wheels are accepting new registrants for free, interactive virtual health management workshops. Continuous registration is open for the six-week “Take Control of Your Health” Zoom program for patients age 60 and up, family members and caregivers with concerns about diabetes or chronic ailments. One series is devoted exclusively to diabetes.... Read More
April 12, 2021
TOMS RIVER – As part of its Autism Resources Fair 2021, the Ocean County Library will present a workshop about the impacts of mental health in mainstream society at 6:30 PM Thursday, April 29.“Autism, Mental Health and Cultural Competency” will be delivered by retired New Jersey Family Court Judge Lawrence R. Jones and Joni Jones, a registered nurse with board certification in psychiatric and mental health nursing.The program will address... Read More
April 09, 2021
TOMS RIVER – As part of its Autism Resources Fair 2021, the Ocean County Library will present a free virtual program about legal issues that arise when parents of special needs children plan to go separate ways. It takes place at 6:30 PM Monday, April 19.“Autism and Divorce: How Courts Address Issues Involving Children with Special Needs” will be delivered by retired New Jersey family court judge Lawrence R. Jones and Joni Jones, a registered... Read More
April 08, 2021
TOMS RIVER – World-renowned autism advocate, animal scientist, educator, and author Dr. Temple Grandin will deliver the virtual keynote address of the Ocean County Library’s Autism Resources Fair, 2 PM Saturday, April 17.Through sharing her personal story, Dr. Temple Grandin will provide insight and inspiration for all interested in better understanding, caring for, or working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Professor, author, and... Read More
April 07, 2021
MANCHESTER – A lively dialog about the 2021 Major League Baseball season kicks off the Ocean County Library’s exciting new podcast series, “OCL Sound Waves.”The Library’s podcasts can be heard on Spotify, Anchor by Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Radio Public.“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” features banter between Manchester Branch Youth Services Librarian Lou Nemphos and Principal Library Assistant Maria Colon about off-... Read More
April 07, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Bestselling Young Adult author Sandhya Menon will conduct a virtual discussion as part of the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” program at 6 PM Monday, April 19.The Colorado-based author, whose latest YA titles are Of Curses and Kisses and 10 Things I Hate About Pinky, also publishes adult romance novels under the name Lily Menon.Ms. Menon’s credits include the “Dimpleverse Books” and “St. Rosetta’s... Read More
April 06, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library invites families and individuals to view a free virtual webinar, “How to Get a Service Dog,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 13.The workshop is presented by Louise, Kim and Dennis Bratnick, volunteer puppy trainers for the nationwide nonprofit organization Canine Companions for Independence.Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence trains service dogs free of charge for people with disabilities.The... Read More
April 01, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Author Crystal Maldonado, whose debut novel Fat Chance, Charlie Vega met with wide acclaim this year, will lead off the Ocean County Library’s new “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual discussion series at 6 PM Thursday, April 8. According to www.crystalwrote.com, the Massachusetts-based media strategist has been featured in Buzzfeed, the Hartford Courant, and Latina Magazine. She describes Fat Chance, Charlie... Read More