February 20, 2020
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch will offer three technology workshops for adults during March.“Creativebug®: The Library's New Maker Database,” 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 5. Use your valid OCL card for free, unlimited access to thousands of online arts and crafts classes and workshops taught by renowned artists. New classes appear daily. Work at your own pace. Branch staffers will show you how to navigate this fun and... Read More
February 20, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch will host a trio of  programs during March that explore the roles of women, dialogue and media in building a new nation immediately after the American Revolution.Revisiting the Founding Era: Teens Debate, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Mar.  9. Ocean County teens will illustrate how dialogue and rhetoric helped to form, structure and ratify the U.S. Constitution. For ages 12-18.Making America... Read More
February 19, 2020
MANCHESTER – In addition to regularly held coloring, knitting, quilting and writing sessions, the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch will add new creative instruction programs in March for adults - both low tech and high tech.“Creativebug®: The Library's New Maker Database,” 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 5. Explore thousands of online arts and crafts classes and workshops taught by renowned artists. New classes are added daily. Work at your own pace... Read More
February 19, 2020
MANCHESTER – In addition to featured events, the Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch  offers regularly held free activities that are open to all adults. The March schedule includes:“Writers’ Circle,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3 and 17. Group members supportively critique one another’s work and discuss issues of authorship and publication. No registration required.“Free Movie Night,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Join us for a current... Read More
February 19, 2020
MANCHESTER – During March, the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch will offer many free activities for adults. Programs for education, entertainment and well-being will take place in the branch’s newly renovated meeting room.“Harriet’s Long Journey: Life of Harriet Tubman.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 4.  Lorraine Stone will bring history to life by portraying Harriet Tubman. Dressed in period-style clothing, she will relate Tubman’s story of... Read More
February 19, 2020
LACEY TOWNSHIP – How have Ocean County’s communities and residents changed over time? The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will host “The U.S. Census: Then and Now,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.Joseph Quartullo, Census Data Dissemination Specialist, will present historical and current statistical information to illustrate the growth of Lacey Township and Ocean County.The discussion will also cover a brief overview of the 2020 U.S. Census, and... Read More
February 18, 2020
JACKSON – Tax prep help, neighborly knitting, adventures in writing and outstanding new literature lead the March programs at the Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch.“Prose & Ink Writers Group,” 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. All genres are welcome. Bring three to five pages of a work in progress for discussion.“Knit Chain Volunteers,” 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 2, 16, 30. Items are donated to hospitals.“Book Discussion,” 7 p.m.... Read More
February 18, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, in partnership with the Ocean County chapter of the National Organization for Women, will host a Women’s Health Expo, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 21.The six-hour Expo coincides with Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women’s suffrage.It will feature discussion panels and information on topics including... Read More
February 14, 2020
TOMS RIVER – Get ready to stomp, stride and strut. Join the Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River for their First Annual Country Line Dance fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 28 at Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River.Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Beginners can learn on the spot, courtesy of DJ Maureen and her team. Country-style attire is optional.The Friends will provide water and desserts. Cajun Jax BBQ will provide food... Read More
February 12, 2020
JACKSON – The centennial of women’s voting rights in the United States, a salute to unsung female heroes of the Civil War and a night of girl group rock ‘n roll lead Women’s History Month observances during March at the Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch.At 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 14, the branch will host Michèle LaRue’s interpretive performance of “Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffragist Satire,” written by reform activist Marie Jenny... Read More