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March 25, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Many Ocean County children in need will have fresh personal-care and toiletry items, thanks to generous county residents who have responded overwhelmingly to the Ocean County Library’s Sparks B.F.F. Reading Club collection drive.  The lengthy list of contributors includes the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Toms River, whose volunteers carried nearly 20 boxes of items, including 12 cases of hand sanitizer,... Read More
March 24, 2022
TUCKERTON – The Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch will present a virtual seminar by Stockton University Professor Donnetrice Allison, Ph.D., “Racial Education, Self-Care and Unmasking Micro-Aggressions,” 7 PM Monday, April 18.  Dr. Allison, Chairperson of Stockton’s Africana Studies Department, will define and discuss race, racism, anti-racism, social construct, critical race theory, micro-aggression, and self-care. She will conduct... Read More
March 23, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Hear an intimate account of the band that changed pop music culture. The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host John Paul Groom’s presentation, “The Beatles: Success, Superstardom, and Separation,” 6:30 PM Wednesday, April 13.  Groom will explore the rise of Beatlemania on both sides of the Atlantic as he discusses their many albums and tours, entry into film, and rapid growth as creative songwriters who expanded... Read More
March 23, 2022
TUCKERTON – Award-winning environmental expert William J. Lewis, author of New Jersey’s Lost Piney Culture, will speak at the Tuckerton Library Association’s annual Open House, 7 PM Wednesday, April 13, at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch. Lewis’s engaging presentation will introduce facts, legends and lore about New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, and about the people who live within it. Copies of New Jersey’s Lost Piney Culture, and other... Read More
March 21, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Adults on the autism spectrum can discover the full extent of government-sponsored assistance benefits, and learn the steps to obtain them, in a virtual seminar by the law firm of Hinkle, Prior and Fischer, 6:30 PM Monday, April 11.  “Navigating Government Assistance Benefits for Adults with Developmental Disabilities” will focus on Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), housing, and many more vehicles that can help... Read More
March 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – “Connect with Your Library” is the theme of National Library Week, April 3 – 9, 2022. The Ocean County Library invite patrons and visitors to explore the many advantages of connecting with OCL, at its 21 branches and reading centers, and online.  Live events  Author appearances, literary chats, book cafés for special-needs adults, and more are taking place at various branches. See the list at www.... Read More
March 17, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that it will feature Color and Light: Oil Pastel Drawings, by Ocean County-based artist Barbara Jensen, throughout April in the Toms River Branch.  The collection, which will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery, consists of colorful oil pastel drawings including abstracts, whimsical cityscapes, and landscapes.  Barbara earned her Master of Arts degree at Lehigh... Read More
March 17, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch will proudly exhibit Nature Impressions, a collection of paintings by local artist Ray Haworth, throughout the month of April.  Mr. Haworth’s subject matter and painting styles are wide-ranging. “The goal,” he explained, “is to establish a sense of place, a special mood, or just a beautiful setting.”  After devoting nearly four decades to pencil drawings and watercolors, Mr.... Read More
March 16, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Magician and motivational speaker Chad Juros will perform dazzling tricks and share conjuring capability with viewers of his virtual performance at 7 PM Tuesday, April 5, as part of the Ocean County Library’s 2022 Autism Resources Fair.  The fun-filled, educational show will begin with magic, mind reading, music, comedy, and virtual interaction with attendees, then transform into a workshop of simple tricks that can be... Read More
March 15, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Britini D’Angelo, whose revelations about autism on the CBS reality show Big Brother vaulted her to prominence among a new generation of advocates, is the newest addition to the Ocean County Library’s 2022 Autism Resources Fair. She will deliver a virtual keynote discussion, 2 PM Saturday, April 9.  During the Big Brother Season 23 finale, Britini revealed that she holds a fourth-degree karate black belt, that she’s a... Read More