October 12, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to host a discussion by history professor, military historian and author Paul E. Zigo. “Operation Torch: Allied Invasion – North Africa,” will take place at 6:30 PM Tuesday, November 15. On November 8, 1942, an Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria. The goal - to defeat General Erwin Rommel’s German-Italian Army in Libya and gain control of North Africa,... Read More
October 10, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Join us in honoring all generations of military veterans through story and song that highlight America’s history and heritage. The Ocean County Library is pleased to present the acclaimed singing duo The Pettets in “A Tribute to Our Nation’s Heroes.” Performances will take place at: Island Heights Branch – 2 PM Wednesday, November 2, 121 Central Avenue, (732) 270-6266 Little Egg Harbor Branch - 2 PM Thursday, November 10... Read More
October 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will close at 5 PM Monday, October 31, to accommodate arrangements for the Toms River Halloween Parade. All other OCL branches and reading centers will observe normal operating hours. 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.... Read More
October 05, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Understand the beginnings of Alzheimer’s Disease and know the steps for effective, compassionate care through a virtual program series by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, to be presented by the Ocean County Library. “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Understanding Early Stage” will take place online at 2 PM Wednesday, November 2, 9, and 16. Debby Montone, RN, CDP, CDSGF will explain signal symptoms... Read More
October 04, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Learn how an ancient Asian therapy can improve your well-being at the Ocean County Library. Jennifer Steffener will present offer “Enhance Your Life with Tai Chi” at two branches. Waretown Branch – 2:30 PM Friday, October 28; 112 Main Street, (609) 693-5133. Lakewood Branch – 2:30 PM Friday, November 18; 301 Lexington Avenue, (732) 363-1435. The program will cover basic principles and skills to help reduce stress,... Read More
September 30, 2022
BEACHWOOD – Have a spine-tingling spooky season with two horror literature classics. The Ocean County Library Beachwood Branch will present “Your Ghost Story” by the Traveling Literary Theater, 7 PM Monday, October 24 at Mayo Park Center in Beachwood. Bill King and Sandra McLaughlin will deliver hair-raising performances of “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W. W. Jacobs, and “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a chilling tale of... Read More
September 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Discover a time-honored Eastern method to lower stress and raise energy at Ocean County Library. Jennifer Steffener will present “Relax and Restore with Acupressure” at two OCL branches. Lacey Branch – 2:30 PM Saturday, October 22; 10 East Lacey Road, (609) 693-8566. Point Pleasant Boro Branch – 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 6; 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555. The self-care method is used to improve overall health,... Read More
September 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – It’s time to let your geek flag fly! Meet celebrated YA author Kosoko Jackson at the eighth annual “FanNation: The Geekstravaganza,” 10 AM Saturday, October 22, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. FanNation gathers fans of science fiction, gaming, comic books, animation, anime, fantasy, and everything in between. Get in on six big hours of games, panel discussions, anime trivia, crafts, cosplay, and – who knows? –... Read More
September 28, 2022
LAVALLETTE – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre’s performance at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch in Lavallette, 2 PM Tuesday, October 4. “Dances from Spain” will showcase authentic, traditional Spanish music, costumes, and steps. Considered New Jersey’s premier Spanish and Latin American dance company, the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre was founded in 1965 as the Maria Alba Spanish Dance... Read More
September 28, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Here is an opportunity to create an aroma as individual as you are. Perfume enthusiast Megan Ruisch will lead “The Art of Natural Fragrance” at several Library system branches. Manchester Branch – 6 PM Monday, October 17, 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600 Stafford Branch – 1 PM Saturday, November 5, 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381 Lacey Branch – 1 PM Saturday, December 10, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River... Read More