January 17, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Young adults can savor the flavors of classic pizza, and master the secrets of creating it, during International Pizza Day for Teens at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 3:30 PM Thursday, February 9.  Join Jimmy Capone, of Capone’s in Toms River, as he demonstrates the art of hand-crafted pizza and brings along a freshly-baked pie. Each teen will receive a DIY kit for pizza-making at home, including a ball of dough... Read More
January 16, 2023
TOMS RIVER – People experiencing mild memory issues and their care partners can enjoy relaxed conversation and camaraderie during Memory Cafés at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, monthly starting February 6.  Early-stage Memory Cafés, 6 PM on the first Monday of each month at the Toms River Branch, are designed for individuals in early cognitive decline, or diagnosed with early-stage memory loss, and their care partners.... Read More
January 13, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch is pleased to present a discussion, “Autism, Early Childhood Development, and Early Literacy,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 7. The talk will be led by postdoctoral fellows Ashlee Flanagan and Katie Ramsey of the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Participants will become informed about the facility, possible signs of autism or... Read More
January 11, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients can deepen their understanding of progressive symptoms and how to address them effectively and compassionately, in a three-part, interactive, virtual program presented by the Ocean County Library. “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Understanding Middle Stage” will be offered through Zoom at 2 PM on successive Wednesdays, February 1, 8, and 15. Presented in partnership with the... Read More
January 11, 2023
JACKSON –  Organizing one’s assets in the present will help beneficiaries in the future to navigate financial and legal matters. The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch will present “Estate Planning, Wills and Probate,” 2:30 PM Wednesday, February 8. The overview will be presented by attorney and retired Superior Court Judge Daniel D’Alessandro, of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF). Founded in 1958, NJSBF’s mission is to... Read More
January 10, 2023
STAFFORD – The neo-artisan wave in America has turned bread into a superstar food. Yet, there are questions to ponder about healthful eating. Slice into the facts about bread at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch, 2 PM Wednesday, February 8. In “Bread: Is It Part of Your Future?,” technical baker Rafael Morillo of Surf City’s MKT Eatery will offer an enlightening look into ingredients, clear away some mysteries, and discuss... Read More
January 10, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR –  What signals a need for literacy support in a child’s first three years? What methods will be most effective? Find out during “What Is Early Intervention?” at the Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 1. In this one-hour program, Kathryn Hohner, MSW, of the Ocean County Health Department, and Mary McArdle, EIP Manager of RWJBH Children’s Specialized Hospital, will demonstrate... Read More
January 09, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  As part of its Black History Month celebration, the Ocean County Library is pleased to present Sankofa Stories by master African-American and multicultural storyteller Shirley Johnson, Saturday, February 4, at two branches: Point Pleasant Borough Branch – 11:30 AM, 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555. Sponsored by Friends of the Point Pleasant Borough Branch. Barnegat Branch – 2 PM, 112 Burr Street, (609) 698-3331... Read More
January 06, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will present the gripping documentary, They Survived Together, 6:30 PM Wednesday, January 25. After the screening, director John Rokosny and producer Andriette Redmann will engage viewers in a question-and-answer session. The film chronicles the experiences of the Neiger family, which endured unimaginable hardships while... Read More
January 06, 2023
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Black History Month and Presidents’ Day, the American Historical Theatre will re-create three notable Americans, whose lives spanned three centuries, at the Ocean County Library. Appearances will take place at three branches:  Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200 - “James Forten: Philadelphia Businessman, Abolitionist, and ‘A Man of Color,’" portrayed by Keith Henley, 2 PM Saturday,... Read More