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Ocean County Library Commission Meeting Notice.

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July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Children and adults will enjoy the classic story of “Charlotte’s Web” at the Toms River and Lacey branches of the Ocean County Library in August.The 1952 children’s novel written by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, “Charlotte's Web” tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.A play adaptation of this classic will be presented by The Lacey River Teen Troupe directed by... Read More
July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River are sponsoring a bus trip to the New York City on Thursday, Sept 14.The day will begin with a shopping trip to “Little Italy in the Bronx” followed by the New York Botanical Gardens. A guided tour of the Chihuly Exhibit will be provided, where the brilliantly colored glass sculptures of artist Dale Chihuly will be shown for the first time in a decade.Attendees will meet at 8:15 a.m.... Read More
July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Published author and Ocean County resident Anysia Marcell Kiel will be visiting 14 branches of the Ocean County Library to promote her new book, “Discovering the Healer Within.”While many people are likely familiar with psychic mediums who do readings, few know about healing mediums who teach you how to clear illnesses and ailments in a noninvasive, peaceful way. Ms. Kiel guides you on a journey to awaken powerful healing abilities... Read More
July 20, 2017
BRICK – Childhood is an excellent time to exercise one’s imagination. The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, will host a creative writing workshop for ages 7 and up at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug 9.Attendees will learn writing tips and gain experience in a creative outlet, in a friendly and supportive environment.This event is free but registration is required. To register, call the branch at 732-477-4513 or visit... Read More
July 20, 2017
BRICK – Jenkinson’s Aquarium will teach children and families about outrageous reptiles at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 8 at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Children and families will learn the characteristics of all reptiles and compare different reptile groups, including snakes, turtles, lizards, and crocodilians. The presentation will include live reptiles.This event is free, but registration is required.... Read More
July 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Emmy award-nominated children’s band Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library on Aug 3 and Aug 14.Alex & the Kaleidoscope’s singalong melodies and inspirational lyrics engage children emotionally and physically. Audiences clap, sing, dance, and improvise with the band, creating community and connection.Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at the following locations on Aug 3:... Read More
July 06, 2017
BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a tai chi presentation at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 26. The branch is located at 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Expert tai chi instructor Kit Lau will explore its benefits on physical and mental health. Tai chi, sometimes called “moving meditation”, focuses on slow movement, breathing, relaxation, and can be done standing or sitting. A light lunch will be provided.This program is sponsored... Read More
July 05, 2017
LACEY - SiriOm Singh Presents “Open Up Your Heart With Kirtan” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.SiriOm Singh, a devotional musician, singer/songwriter and percussionist will offer Kirtan, the traditional practice of singing uplifting spiritual texts and mantras inspired by many world traditions, from reggae to folk, gospel to blues. Audience participation is... Read More
June 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – A generous serving of magically themed programs will be offered at 10 Ocean County Library branches during July.These family programs feature magicians, Jim Vagias, Chad Juros and the Amazing “V”, the Magic of Sharks and a Magic Workshop which will take place at the following branches:Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, Jim Vagias the Magician, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290... Read More