July 11, 2018
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. will host the program “Juggling with Jared” each Tuesday in July.This fun family program will start at 6:30 p.m. July 17, 24, and 31.Whether you want to learn how to juggle or are already a beginner or a pro, come join Jared and friends for some greatjuggling.The program is free but registration is required. To register, call 732-269-2144 or visit theoceancountylibrary.... Read More
July 11, 2018
UPPER SHORES – The Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette,  will host the program “Four Seasons of Birding in Ocean County” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.The program will be presented by author/photographer Susan Puder who wrote “New Jersey Birds and Beyond.” She is also the president of the Southern Ocean County Birding Group. Puder will teach attendees how to identify birds, explain why New... Read More
July 06, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Your Medications: An Overview” at four of its branches.This presentation will demonstrate reading a medication label and how to interpret its meaning. It will discuss generic medications, formularies, and tiers that are often a part of most prescription plans.Storage and disposal of medication will be reviewed along with other safety tips.These sessions will be followed by optional screenings of... Read More
July 06, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host film screenings on Wednesdays in July. See films on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater.Each film of the week will be screened at 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6 p.m.Screenings will take place July 11, July 18, and July 25.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.Registration is not required for these free programs. For film information, call 732-657-... Read More
July 06, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host activities for adults in July at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.“Book Chat” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Participants discuss what they have been reading to the rest of the group and pick up ideas for what to read next. No registration required.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, July 13, 20, and 27. The club meets every Friday. Play chess in a... Read More
June 26, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will celebrate Pride Month with a screening of David Thorpe’s documentary “Do I Sound Gay?” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.Why do some people “sound gay” but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment?The film explores these questions and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don... Read More
June 25, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host the “Transcendent Mystery of Creation,” exhibit by Barbara Clair Howard during the month of July at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Howard’s collection of art will be displayed in the second floor gallery throughout the month of July and will consist of watercolor paintings and collages.Howard is a retired marriage and family therapist. She considers herself a lifelong artist and has... Read More
June 25, 2018
TOMS RIVER – In keeping with the Toms River Shakespeare Festival’s “Toms-upon-Thames” theme this summer, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host writer Christy A. Schmidt, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.The program, “Shakespeare Revealed,” will address the question of whether Shakespeare truly wrote the works credited to him. Schmidt will explore authorship theories along with other mysteries in art and literature. She will... Read More
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “BONK! Drum Circle” Tuesday, July 10 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive. The one-hour session for adults will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the one-hour session for teens will take place at 3 p.m.DrumHead Enterprises will provide interesting drums and percussion instruments from around the world for participants to receive hands-on instruction on basic playing techniques.Participants will be... Read More
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “Introduction to Paper Making” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 9 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Winnie Radolan, paper artist and founding director of The Guild of Papermakers, will demonstrate the process of forming a sheet of paper by hand using cellulose fiber from old clothing.Participants will be able to create their own unique paper samples which look attractive enough to... Read More