May 08, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – A “Milton Hershey School Information Session” will take place at 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Ocean County Library’s Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Stacey Spangenburg, Admissions Counselor at Milton Hershey School (MHS), will explain how promising children from income-eligible families can become students of the cost-free school located in Hershey, PA.The session will provide helpful... Read More
May 08, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND -  The Ocean County Library will present “Forgotten Flu…Now Remembered” at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Jim Curley, presenter, will provide insight into the flu outbreak of 1918 known as the Spanish flu. There will be a discussion of the U.S. and world responses, the heroes who battled this deadly influenza pandemic as well as... Read More
May 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER -  The Ocean County Library will present “Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging” at two branches.Glenys Baulderstone, artist and presenter, will introduce the technique of Ikebana, a highly stylized art of Japanese flower arranging. Unlike Western arrangements, Ikebana focuses on the individual stem, leaf or flower.The program will take place at the following branches:•           Long... Read More
May 07, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, May 29.Beginning May 27, all branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sundays until September 9, 2018.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through... Read More
May 02, 2018
MANCHESTER – Several branches of the Ocean County Library will host “Brain Games: Keep the Mind Sharp.”This interactive workshop presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield will discuss the brain as the “master computer” and the importance of brain health. Diet, physical exercise, proper rest, and regular routines will be discussed.The event will feature games and exercises to stimulate different brain areas and improve memory.The program will take... Read More
May 01, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “All About Autism: A Discussion and Support Group for Caretakers” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2 Jackson Drive.The support group is now meeting on this new date and time.“All About Autism” is a discussion and support group for those whose lives are affected by autism. Attendees can share information, exchange ideas, and support one another.Teen volunteers will run supervised... Read More
April 25, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will screen free movies on Wednesdays throughout the month of May.Films will be screened three times each Wednesday. Start times are 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6 p.m.Dates for the screenings are May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23. There will be no movie May 30.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.For film titles and more information, call 732-657-7600 or visit... Read More
April 24, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will present “Neil Diamond: Singer, Songwriter presented by Phil Bruschi” at two branches in southern Ocean County.Bruschi, singer and educator, will discuss Diamond's legendary career and highlight more than 45 years of success and struggle while performing songs including "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin’ Rosie," "September Morn" and many more.This lively and entertaining program will take place... Read More
April 24, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Ocean County Library will present “Free Comic Book Day” which takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Wham! Pow! Swoosh! You can come into the branch and pick up a free comic book as well as other fun items in the Children's area.“Free Comic Book Day” is an International Event which celebrates comic books and local comic shops that provide them to their... Read More
April 24, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Ocean County Library will present a “Wreath Making Workshop” 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Jessica Lynch, presenter, will teach the skills needed to create a beautiful, seasonal, mesh ribbon wreath. All of the supplies for the workshop will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.The program is free and open to the... Read More