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 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will participate in National Library Card Sign-up Month this September.The library is excited to share its products and services with the community and invite everyone to sign up for an Ocean County Library Card so they may access a world of knowledge-tools and services.Library Card Sign-up Month serves as a nationwide reminder that a library card is the key to limitless opportunities. The Ocean County... Read More
August 29, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will present “What’s Out There…A Planetarium Experience” at the Barnegat and Brick Branches.Barnegat Branch: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27,112 Burr St.Brick Branch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.From the comfort of a portable planetarium, teens will assist the presenter, Matthew Meyer, by locating stars, planets, and the moon as they appear in the evening sky.The... Read More
August 28, 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 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 Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County... 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