August 11, 2017
TOMS RIVER -  The OceanFirst Foundation presented the Ocean County Library Foundation a $5,000 grant in support of the arts and cultural community at the library’s headquarters, 101 Washington St., Toms River.“The Ocean County Library appreciates the support of the OceanFirst Foundation’s grant to increase awareness in the community of the many arts and cultural program that are available to residents at the public... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with programs before and during the event itself at nine branches during August. The solar eclipse programs will take place at the following branches:Plumsted Branch, 119 Evergreen Rd., 609-758-7888, 1 p.m. Mon., Aug 14 and 2 p.m. Wed., Aug 16. Drop-in to celebrate the solar eclipse with an interactive eclipse craft.Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., 732-... Read More
August 04, 2017
JACKSON – Social Security is the country’s largest federal program and the sole means of support for retirees. The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an informational session on Social Security at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 10.The program will offer information to help retirees make the best decision regarding Social Security benefits.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive. This event is free but registration is required. To... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The award-winning Odessa Klezmer Band gets audiences moving with their mix of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. The band will perform at two branches of the Ocean County Library in August.Musician Ed Goldberg will lead the group as they bring the music of Klezmorim, Jewish folk musicians, to the Ocean County Library.Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band will perform at the Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave, at 3 p.m.,... Read More
August 04, 2017
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host a writer’s circle on Tuesdays at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Writers critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship.Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication process, such as how to cope with writer’s block. The writer’s circle will take place at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manchester Branch on the following dates:August... Read More
August 01, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Find out what all the buzz is about in a honeybee hive at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Join beekeeper Angela Juffey of the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association for the program “The Not-So-Secret Life of Bees” and discover the social structure of these valuable pollinators and their process of making honey.Juffey will also discuss the role of the beekeeper in... Read More
July 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – New York Times bestselling author Vivek Tiwary and a Beatles tribute band will bring Beatlemania to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m.Tiwary, a Tony award winning Broadway producer and author, will discuss his book “The Fifth Beatle” that chronicles the life of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.The Beatles tribute band “Something New, Something New” will follow... Read More
July 27, 2017
WARETOWN -  The Ocean County Library will present “The Lizard Guys” at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug 18.Animal enthusiasts are invited to a live animal presentation that will educate and entertain with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and various insects.The Lizard Guys welcome the audience to participate in viewing and asking questions about their animal friends.The program is open to all ages, but registration... 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