September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Learn about immigration during an interactive session on the subject at four Ocean County Library locations.The program “Immigration: Facts and Fiction” will be led by Professor Jeff Wilhelms. Bring your questions, concerns, and a willingness to engage in a conversation that will inform participants about our immigrant neighbors.The programs will take place at the following locations and dates:Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St. 609-... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi will celebrate Classical Music Month with guitar music from Nylon Wound during a program at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.The program called “Nylon Wound” will feature music from the Renaissance to contemporary times with Bach, Gershwin, Brubeck, the Beatles, and more in their repertoire.This program is open to everyone but registration is required. To register... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Financial expert Bill Bresnan will lead a financial seminar geared toward older adults 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.... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two talented authors at 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7. Carmine Appice, a legendary drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, will join musician, corporate executive, and screenwriter Jon D’Amore.Appice will regale stories from his memoir, “STICK IT! My Life Of Sex, Drums And Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Appice co-wrote two of singer Rod Stewart’s biggest hit songs, “Do Ya... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are signs that memory problems are more than just a part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 p.m. at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Using vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-... Read More
September 25, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a program to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.This program, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy” will focus on Roosevelt’s times as president during World War II. The program is being produced by the American Historical Theatre and is  ... Read More
September 22, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two talented authors at 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7. Carmine Appice, a legendary drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, will join musician, corporate executive, and screenwriter Jon D’Amore.Appice will regale stories from his memoir, “STICK IT! My Life Of Sex, Drums And Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Appice co-wrote two of singer Rod Stewart’s biggest hit songs, “Do Ya... Read More
September 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER - Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will lead a dynamic discussion on communication, racial identity and contemporary American pop culture at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.Following the presentation, Professor Taylor will answer questions and engage the audience in a thought provoking conversation exploring these topics and more.The program is free but registration is... Read More
September 15, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Local author Eric San Juan will examine the themes and characters of popular horror show “The Walking Dead” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.“The Walking Dead” is a popular AMC network series that began in 2010 and spawned a spinoff series, “Fear the Walking Dead” and is based on a comic book series. Both shows concern survival following a zombie apocalypse on the outskirts of Atlanta.Zombies... Read More
September 14, 2017
TOMS RIVER - Grupo Warachando, a festive Latin band, will perform concerts at the Waretown and Lacey branches of the Ocean County Library.Experience this live musical performance with amazing sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cumbia and Cuban music.Waretown Branch: 7 p.m. Monday, October 2, 112 Main St.Lacey Branch: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 10 East Lacey Rd.The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To... Read More