May 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that Sunday operating hours in the Toms River, Lakewood, and Stafford branches will expand to include Sundays throughout the year, beginning June 4. Each of the three branches will be open 1 PM until 5 PM on regularly-scheduled Sundays, excluding holiday-related closures observed throughout the Library system. The Ocean County Library Commission approved the expansion in order to... Read More
May 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – If you live with diabetes, you can minimize its impact, control A1C levels and monitor blood sugar and stress levels. “Seniors: Take Control of Your Life” diabetes workshops will take place at four Ocean County Library branches, beginning June 15. Hackensack Meridian Health and Meals on Wheels of Ocean County sponsor the free, live diabetes self-management programs in partnership with OCL. The series was developed by Stanford... Read More
May 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter invite you to become informed about a new treatment for the progressive condition during a virtual program, 2 PM Wednesday, June 8. The program, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, is the second in a four-part series that highlights June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. Hosts Debby Montone, RN,... Read More
May 17, 2022
BARNEGAT – Watercolor creations by longtime Ocean County resident Frank Folinus will be on display throughout June at the Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch. A visitor to the county since 1955, and a full-time resident since 1972, Frank served 35 years as a carpentry teacher, administrator and principal in the Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools. “My Aunt Irene was an artist,” Frank recalled, “and taught me to oil paint when I was... Read More
May 16, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to host Images Student Art Show 2022, by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School, throughout June. The collection, which will be displayed in the 2nd Floor Gallery, consists of student art pieces in card design, illustration, logo design, photography, poster design, T-shirt design and QR Code ads. Have your cell phones ready to capture QR codes that connect to videos and... Read More
May 11, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter invite you to gain an understanding of the earliest indicators of Alzheimer’s disease in a virtual program, 2 PM Wednesday, June 1. The program, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, is the first in a four-part series that highlights June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. Hosts Debby Montone, RN,... Read More
May 10, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter are pleased to announce the resumption of live, in-person Memory Cafés @ The Ocean County Library, starting in the first week of June at the Toms River and Manchester branches. In-person sessions can encourage socialization, reduce feelings of isolation, and generate meaningful communication through open discussions. Social and cognitive... Read More
May 09, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial 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, Twitter,... Read More
May 06, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter mark Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month during June, with four awareness-raising virtual programs. The online discussions, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, will focus on research and treatment, brain health, and matters of law, finances, and medicine for caregivers to consider. Question-and-answer sessions... Read More
May 05, 2022
LACEY TOWNSHIP – In commemoration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month, the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch invites you to embark on a virtual tour of Thailand, the Philippine Islands, and Hawaii, 2 PM Thursday, May 26. “Virtual Adventures” will be presented by RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery’s Hope & Healing Program. Leading the discussion will be Marisa Merrigan Robertazzi, the program’... Read More