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October 22, 2021
TOMS RIVER – During November, the Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter will mark National Family Caregivers Month with a free virtual series to help caregivers prepare for Alzheimer’s progressive stages. “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Understanding Early Stage” 10 AM Monday, November 8 10 AM Wednesday, November 10 10 AM Monday, November 15 Participants will find resources for... Read More
October 22, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Join the Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter for a virtual roundtable presentation and a community dialogue about sleep, health, and age-related dementia, 12 Noon Wednesday, November 4. Sana Rias, MD, a geriatrician and family practitioner affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center RWJBH, will discuss the relationship between sleep and health. It will be followed by a brief presentation... Read More
October 20, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host Enjoy, an exhibit by Ronald Cappuccili, in the Toms River Branch’s 2nd Floor Gallery during November and December. The collection consists of watercolors, inks, and acrylics of various subjects. Ronald Cappuccili is a self-taught artist who likes to create in different media. He states, “ I just want people to relax a moment and feel good about something they... Read More
October 20, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will host European Canvas, an exhibit by Suzi Hoffman and Mary Walker Baptiste, in the Toms River Branch’s McConnell Gallery during November and December. The collection is a stunning visual travelogue of watercolor and acrylic paintings and drawings, with brief anecdotes about the location and inspiration for each work. Following everyone’s stay-at-home pandemic year,... Read More
October 19, 2021
BRICK TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Brick Branch invites you to celebrate women and men in uniform, past and present, during its Veterans Day Celebration with the Libby Prison Minstrels, 2 PM Saturday, November 6. The New Jersey group will honor veterans through songs, stories, and humor, playing music that inspired generations of Americans through many conflicts. The band invokes the spirit of Union Army detainees in the Confederacy... Read More
October 19, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy games, crafts, celebrity chats, and contests for a full week during the Ocean County Library’s FanNation 2021, Monday, November 8 through Sunday, November14. Registration for events is under way at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/teens/fannation. Enjoy virtual panel discussions with three special guests: “Shonen/Shoujo,” Ivan Velez, Jr. – Explore comics for boys and girls with the “Planet Bronx” writer/illustrator, who... Read More
October 15, 2021
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – As the autumn chills set in, the Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch heats up indoors for gamers and film watchers in November. Monday Movies Are Back Starting at 1 PM Monday, November 8, the Berkeley Branch will present recently-released movies for adults each week. On Monday, November 29, no film will be scheduled, but patrons and visitors are invited to take part in a blood drive that the Branch will host for the... Read More
October 15, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Riding the smashing success of her 2020 debut novel, When You Look Like Us, Pamela N. Harris will take part in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Kids” virtual author series, 6 PM Thursday, November 4. The discussion series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. The Virginia native and... Read More
October 11, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 2, in observance of Election Day. We encourage our customers 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.
October 08, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Award-winning author, editor and educator Ibi Zoboi, whose novel Pride is in development as a mini-series, makes a virtual appearance in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series, 6 PM Thursday, October 28. The program aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. Punching the Air, co-... Read More