October 27, 2022
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Enjoy patriotic American songs that span generations, learn about their place in US history, and honor men and women in uniform during the Libby Prison Minstrels’ Veterans Day Celebration at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch, 1 PM Saturday, November 12. The New Jersey-based group celebrates our veterans through songs, anecdotes, and insights that bring context to music that evokes the spirit of many different conflicts in... Read More
October 21, 2022
JACKSON – Veterans Day is a time to contemplate the sufferings of people in war. Experience the effects of a dark time in America when Michèle LaRue performs Gettysburg: One Woman’s War at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, November 12. Adapted from Elsie Singmaster’s searing 1913 historical novel Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath, it follows fictional wife and mother Mary Bowman through 50 years,... Read More
October 20, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Have a story that needs telling? Ever hear, “You should write a book?” Well, now’s your chance. November is National Novel Writing Month. The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host two “write-ins” for aspiring authors. 2 PM Saturday, November 5 2 PM Wednesday, November 16 Join other scribes, age 18 and up, and cheer each other on during the informal writing sessions. Aspiring and professional writers of all... Read More
October 20, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Kindness can take many forms, and its effects can last a lifetime. “A World of Kindness,” paintings by Ocean County families to show what warmth and goodwill mean to them, will be on display throughout the month of November at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. The Ocean County Family Support Organization is the originator of the exhibit in the Second-Floor Gallery. Families have translated the experience of acts of... Read More
October 19, 2022
TUCKERTON – The star of the Tuckerton Library Association’s annual luncheon will be a yummy topping, made right in South Jersey. Find out why “Everyone Loves Maple Syrup” during the fundraiser at Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, Little Egg Harbor, 12 PM Saturday, November 12. Dr. Judith Vogel, a professor in the Stockton University School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will set forth fascinating facts about production of this natural... Read More
October 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Election Day. Normal operating hours will resume Wednesday, November 9. Patrons are welcome to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Keep up with Library programs and events at www.... Read More
October 17, 2022
SURF CITY – All aboard for a tuneful tour of the far corners of the Earth. Acclaimed concert violinist Dr. David Podles will present a “Musical Odyssey of Exotic Lands” at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2:30 PM Saturday, November 5. Take part in a whirlwind, worldwide trek, through songs of Colombia, Peru, Turkey, Algeria, Kenya, UAE, India, Iran, Korea, China and other faraway lands. Dr. Podles, laureate of three... Read More
October 17, 2022
SURF CITY – Itching for classic rock of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s? NGXB has your remedy. The dynamic pianist-arranger will be “Rockin’ the Hits on 88 Keys” at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 7 PM Tuesday, November 1. The dazzling entertainer glides through his solo performances with practically no singing, carrying audiences with keyboard wizardry, an imposing stage presence and a sparkling personality. After winning the... Read More
October 14, 2022
BEACHWOOD – Find budget-priced jewelry, for yourself or for a loved one, just in time for holiday gifting. The Friends of the Beachwood Branch will host a fundraising Bling Sale, 10 AM until 4:30 PM Friday, November 4 at the Ocean County Library Beachwood Branch. The Beachwood Branch will also accept jewelry donations before the date of the sale. No registration is required for this event. All proceeds support programs sponsored by the... Read More
October 12, 2022
JACKSON – Let infectious rhythms and melodies transport you joyfully around the world, when Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band entertain at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 7 PM Tuesday, October 25. The evening will be filled with polkas, czardas, Ladino tunes, and dance tunes with roots in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, shaped in nations such as Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, and Spain, and popularized in New York’s... Read More