September 12, 2017
LAKEWOOD – Have you ever wanted to organize your family photos and history?Filmmaker Gary Gellman will screen his documentary “Gellman American Dream” at the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library at 7 p.m., Monday, September 18.After the screening, Gellman will talk about creating family archives, explaining the entire process including how he put his documentary together.The Lakewood Branch is located at 301 Lexington Avenue.This event is... Read More
September 12, 2017
TOMS RIVER – In celebration of Classical Guitar Month, Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi of the classical guitar duo Nylon Wound will perform at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.The program will feature music from the Renaissance to the contemporary with Bach, Gershwin, Brubeck, the Beatles, and more.This program is open to everyone but registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit https://... Read More
September 12, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a live musical performance by Tito Puente Jr. and his orchestra at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21.Puente, the son of Latin jazz/mambo legend Tito Puente, has become an audience favorite in art centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide.This program is sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation... Read More
September 12, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Financial expert Bill Bresnan will lead a financial seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Topics of discussion will include real estate, tax planning, mutual funds, and asset allocation. Bresnan has authored several books on finances and hosted “The Bill Bresnan Show” on WABC radio’s first financial call-in program, beginning in 1982.This program is free but... Read More
September 12, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a two-part series to be held at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., “FDR: A New Deal for America” shares the culture of the 1930s and the Great Depression.Part two of the series, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy,” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18... Read More
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