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All branches of the Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening at 1 p.m. Friday, December 2nd, for the Annual Staff In-Service Training.
October 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will close at 5 PM Monday, October 31, to accommodate arrangements for the Toms River Halloween Parade. All other OCL branches and reading centers will observe normal operating hours. Patrons are welcome to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.... Read More
October 05, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Understand the beginnings of Alzheimer’s Disease and know the steps for effective, compassionate care through a virtual program series by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, to be presented by the Ocean County Library. “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Understanding Early Stage” will take place online at 2 PM Wednesday, November 2, 9, and 16. Debby Montone, RN, CDP, CDSGF will explain signal symptoms... Read More
October 04, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Learn how an ancient Asian therapy can improve your well-being at the Ocean County Library. Jennifer Steffener will present offer “Enhance Your Life with Tai Chi” at two branches. Waretown Branch – 2:30 PM Friday, October 28; 112 Main Street, (609) 693-5133. Lakewood Branch – 2:30 PM Friday, November 18; 301 Lexington Avenue, (732) 363-1435. The program will cover basic principles and skills to help reduce stress,... Read More
September 30, 2022
BEACHWOOD – Have a spine-tingling spooky season with two horror literature classics. The Ocean County Library Beachwood Branch will present “Your Ghost Story” by the Traveling Literary Theater, 7 PM Monday, October 24 at Mayo Park Center in Beachwood. Bill King and Sandra McLaughlin will deliver hair-raising performances of “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W. W. Jacobs, and “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a chilling tale of... Read More
September 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Discover a time-honored Eastern method to lower stress and raise energy at Ocean County Library. Jennifer Steffener will present “Relax and Restore with Acupressure” at two OCL branches. Lacey Branch – 2:30 PM Saturday, October 22; 10 East Lacey Road, (609) 693-8566. Point Pleasant Boro Branch – 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 6; 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555. The self-care method is used to improve overall health,... Read More
September 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – It’s time to let your geek flag fly! Meet celebrated YA author Kosoko Jackson at the eighth annual “FanNation: The Geekstravaganza,” 10 AM Saturday, October 22, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. FanNation gathers fans of science fiction, gaming, comic books, animation, anime, fantasy, and everything in between. Get in on six big hours of games, panel discussions, anime trivia, crafts, cosplay, and – who knows? –... Read More
September 28, 2022
LAVALLETTE – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre’s performance at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch in Lavallette, 2 PM Tuesday, October 4. “Dances from Spain” will showcase authentic, traditional Spanish music, costumes, and steps. Considered New Jersey’s premier Spanish and Latin American dance company, the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre was founded in 1965 as the Maria Alba Spanish Dance... Read More
September 28, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Here is an opportunity to create an aroma as individual as you are. Perfume enthusiast Megan Ruisch will lead “The Art of Natural Fragrance” at several Library system branches. Manchester Branch – 6 PM Monday, October 17, 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600 Stafford Branch – 1 PM Saturday, November 5, 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381 Lacey Branch – 1 PM Saturday, December 10, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River... Read More
September 22, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present “Now and Then,” an exhibit of paintings by local artist Robert Organes, during the month of October. The display marks Robert’s return to the Barnegat Branch as a contributing artist. He has also exhibited in regional juried shows and galleries in northern New Jersey. Robert attended Newark Fine and Industrial Art School. He applies acrylics to canvas and board... Read More
September 22, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Learn what it takes to be a ghost hunter, and see the sophisticated gear that helps to spot spectres. New Jersey Paranormal Investigations will take you to the dark side at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 7 PM Monday, October 17. The program will be led by NJPI founder Barry Ruggiero, who has researched hair-raising occurrences for more than 12 years. The paranormal expert uses basic physics and advanced equipment in... Read More