June 21, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present “Watercolor Moments,” a celebration of spring and summer by shore artists Barbara Kraemer, Judith Schimmel, and Karen Wachter, throughout July. Barbara Kraemer, a mainstay of the Pine Shores Art Association in Manahawkin, took up brush and canvas as a youth, and resumed her artistic endeavors less than 10 years ago after a long hiatus. The catalyst, she said, was a... Read More
June 17, 2022
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Songs that inspire American patriotism have fascinating stories behind them. Learn their origins while you sing along with New Jersey’s Libby Prison Minstrels, 2 PM Saturday, July 2, at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch. Concertgoers will be treated to anecdotes about the events that produced the treasured music connected with the Stars and Stripes and American heritage for over 200 years. The lineup includes Jim... Read More
June 17, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Patrons are welcome to access the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes, available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Keep up with Library programs and events at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, and on Facebook, Instagram,... Read More
June 06, 2022
LACEY TOWNSHIP – During Pride Month, discover medical services and support groups that serve you or your loved ones in New Jersey’s LGBTQA+ community. The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will offer a virtual program, “Be Proud,” 6 PM Monday, June 27. Daniel A. Fernandez, LGBT Health Navigator for the RWJ Barnabas Health PROUD Gender Center of New Jersey, will lead the discussion. Fernandez specializes in supporting transgender... Read More
June 03, 2022
TOMS RIVER – In celebration of Pride Month, the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus (NJGMC) will perform “An Afternoon of Song” in a live concert, 2 PM Saturday, June 25, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. The chorus will perform a selection of well-known tunes, classic favorites and new songs. NJGMC, marking its 30th Anniversary season, is an inclusive volunteer aggregation from communities in New Jersey and surrounding areas. The... Read More
June 02, 2022
LAVALLETTE – International concert guitarist Michael Anthony Nigro will render exotic melodies and rhythms in a live concert, “Dances and Impressions of Latin America and Beyond,” 6 PM Wednesday, June 15, at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch. Listeners will conceptually travel the Pampas through evocative Argentine compositions, be whisked to the Llanos for Venezuelan waltzes, reach the Spanish coast for songs of Andalusia, and... Read More
June 02, 2022
JACKSON – Celebrate Juneteenth with a special program of early African-American Jazz performed by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, 2 PM Saturday, June 18 at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. The program will feature selections that span nearly 50 years of popular music, from the late 19th Century through the early Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s. Approaching age 20, award-winning trumpeter Florian Schantz is a 10-year show business... Read More
June 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter invite caregivers of people with progressive cognitive disorders to develop essential financial planning skills during a virtual program, 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 22. Debby Montone, RN, and Robyn Kohn, MA, CDP, CMDCP, Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, will offer insights to legal,... Read More
May 27, 2022
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Take a glimpse at postwar leisure life in America. Tea and food historian Judith Krall-Russo presents “Ladies’ Luncheons, Cocktail Parties, and Backyard Grilling in the 1950s,” 2 PM Saturday, June 11, at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch.  The aspirations and dreams of the upwardly-mobile society that emerged from World War II often took shape in entertaining guests, especially at home. Luncheons, cocktail soirees,... Read More
May 26, 2022
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Juneteenth, the Ocean County Library will present a live program by Michelle Washington Wilson, “When the Cavalry Came to Call: A Juneteenth Presentation.” It will take place at the Toms River Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, June 15, and at the Little Egg Harbor Branch, 7 PM Tuesday, June 21. Juneteenth National Independence Day is a federal holiday that commemorates emancipation and celebrates African American culture.... Read More