March 20, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs, and expertise.April 7 – 13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools, and campuses.... Read More
March 20, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “New Jersey Solar Resources Program” at 6 p.m. Monday, Apr. 1 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 10.Go green and help the environment as you combat rising energy costs. This program will teach you how to regenerate your own clean energy instead of paying for traditional electricity.The program will be presented by Solar Energy Consultant Nicholas Ianiello.The branch... Read More
March 20, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a performance by the Ocean County College Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 3. This will be the band’s sixth performance at the Ocean County Library.This group of 15 instrumentalists and vocalists, directed by Dave Marowitz will perform original versions of jazz standards from various subgenres including big band, fusion, bossa nova, fusion and more.Instruments featured... Read More
March 20, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2.Learn what causes memory loss, how to improve your memory, and tips for challenging your brain. Participants will have the option to participate in a memory screening.Debra A. Shar, RN BSN, Community Outreach RN Coordinator of Hackensack Meridian Health will present the program.This program is made possible... Read More
March 20, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an adult painting workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 6.Learn to paint a spring landscape in this informative and fun art class. Participants will be able to take their creations home. Step-by-step instruction will be presented by classically trained artist Nancy Bonta Voitko.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.The branch is... Read More
March 20, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 11.Learn how to invest and avoid fraud in a difficult financial atmosphere. The program will be presented by Karen Larson and the South Jersey Chapter of Better Investing.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To... Read More
March 20, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several computer classes throughout April.“Top Notch Resume I” 5 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2. Participants will learn the use of branding marketing yourself, the advantages of different resume formats, and the basic elements of an effective resume and cover letter. This program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Connections grant.“... Read More
March 07, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Women, Feminism, and Islam” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 25.This program will help participants understand Islam and feminism, including the common notion of the oppression of Islamic women, the movement of Islamic feminism, and a general discussion of gender and women’s rights. Stereotypes about Islam include the notion of the “poor Muslim woman” and do not... Read More
March 07, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various events throughout April.“AARP Tax Assistance” 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Apr. 4 and 11. Receive free tax assistance by members of AARP. Participants must bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, social security or I-Tin card, and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. Call the branch at 732-928-4400, ext. 3808 to make an appointment.“... Read More
March 07, 2019
BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Women & Tea in the Victorian Era with Judith Krall-Russo” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 30.Tea was introduced to England in the middle of the 17th century as an exotic and expensive beverage. It could only be purchased in coffee houses prohibited to women. It was not until the middle of the 19th century that the price of tea was affordable and available for all social classes.Learn... Read More