January 16, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two screenings of the documentary “By River, By Rail: History of the Black Migration” at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The film documents the early 20th century move by African-Americans to the northern United States in hope for a better life. Poet Maya Angelou, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, and others recount the story of separated families, hardships, prejudice... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Mindfulness Meditation: On Healing” 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2 Jackson Drive. Learn the gentle art of healing through guided meditation with visualization. Bring an open heart and mind. This practice is open to novice and skilled attendees. Comfortable clothes are required. Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will partner with AARP to provide free tax assistance programs throughout February. The programs will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 2 Jackson Drive. Attendees must bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, social security or ITIN card and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. There is no age requirement.... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Coloring for Adults” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2 Jackson Drive. Rediscover the joy of coloring while listening to relaxing music. Coloring sheets and art supplies will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.   
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a book discussion on “The Perfume Collector” by Kathleen Tessaro 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 Jackson Drive. “The Perfume Collector” tells the story of a reluctant British socialite who receives a mysterious inheritance from an unknown Frenchwoman in 1950s Europe. Registration is not required for this free program. For more information, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Chair Yoga” 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 Jackson Drive. Do you experience limited mobility? Try the gentle art of chair yoga with certified instructor Jennifer Klein, MS, RD from the Perlmutter Family ShopRite. Comfortable clothes are required. Participants must sign an injury waiver form before the event. Registration is required for this free program. To register... Read More
December 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The OCL Puppet Show Players will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library in January and February. They will present a show based on “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt.Performances will be at the following braches and dates:Upper Shores – 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 – 112 Jersey City Ave., LavalletteBarnegat – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 – 112 Burr St.Stafford – 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 – 129 N. Main St.,... Read More
December 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will host the annual winter reading program for adults. The program will run Jan. 1 to Feb. 28.Participants will read a minimum of five books from different pre-selected categories, including nonfiction, book to movie, science fiction, or an adult or young adult title of their choice.Branches will each have one prize bag and the library system grand prize will be a Kindle Fire tablet.... Read More
December 15, 2017
JACKSON – A series of technology classes is coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive.“Spotlight On: Windows 10” 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Become comfortable with the features of this operating system. Attendees may bring their own laptop.“Presenting Google Drive” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. Google Drive allows you to take your files and folders anywhere. Learn to upload files and folders, organize documents, share... Read More
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Mindfulness Meditation: On Loving Awareness” 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2 Jackson Drive.Learn to enhance awareness through loving presence. Practice involves guided meditation and sitting in silence.This program is open to both novice and skilled. Comfortable clothes are required.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More