August 28, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “New Horizons”, a month-long exhibit by Toms River Artist Community, at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street.The collection will be displayed in the Second Floor Gallery during September. It will consist of various media.The work will represent the unique creative expressions of the Toms River Artist Community. This local organization consists of local artists engaging in various styles and... Read More
August 28, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various free programs for adults throughout September.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13. Visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film information.“Mindfulness Meditation: On Gratitude” 3 p.m. Friday, September 14. Open to novice and skilled practitioners. Learn the beautiful art of gratitude. This practice includes informational teachings, guided meditation,... Read More
August 28, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Are you an artist looking to showcase your work? The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library is looking for artists to display their work in the branch’s Meeting Room.There are monthly slots available throughout the year.The branch is located at 217 South Central Avenue, Surf City.Stop by the branch to see the space and/or inquire about availability. You may also call the branch at 609-494-2480 and speak to... Read More
August 28, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host various events at its Long Beach Island Branch in September.“Easter Rising to Lasting Peace” 1 p.m. Monday, September 10. Professor Ken Kochan will investigate the development of Ireland from the Easter Rising in 1916 to the peace treaty in Northern Ireland in 1997. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.“Essential Oils 101” 6 p.m. Monday, September 10. Learn about... Read More
August 28, 2018
BARNEGAT – The work of Waretown artist Dorothy Siclare, an oil painter who focuses on figurative and portrait work, will be on display at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St., throughout the month of September.Siclare has always had her hand in the artistic process since she was a child. Born in New York, she worked as an interior designer for 20 years. She has won many awards and has showcased her work in group and solo... Read More
August 21, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, September 4.Beginning September 9, all branches of the Ocean County Library will resume their regular Sunday hours.We encourage customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
August 15, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Award-winning poet and illustrator Bridget Sprouls will do a reading of her latest children’s book “Shore Buddies: A Guide to Making Friends at the Beach” at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20 at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library.This program is intended for children aged 1 to 6.Participants will enjoy stories and songs, followed by playtime and a craft. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading.The... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Will robots one day try to dominate us? Would any have second thoughts? Science fiction author Frank Andriuli discusses the possibilities, Saturday, September 15, 2 PM, at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.In Andriuli’s new novel, “The People Factory,” androids begin to create their own agendas. When an ex-military officer discovers it, his android Vanessa is torn between the... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Take a break from the daily grind, with “Colored Pencils and Pastries,” Thursday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Bring your own coloring books and crayons, or we’ll supply them for you – and we’ll bring the pastries, too.Registration is required for the free event. If you have allergies to certain foods, learn more by calling the Long Beach Island... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Take a “Journey through the Pines” and learn about its ecology and folklore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 18 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.This free event will include activities including art/photography exhibits, children’s programs, and workshops.The schedule for the day includes:“Pinelands Photography of Albert D. Horner” in the McConnell Gallery.“Traditional Pinelands Craft:... Read More