August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Summer may be winding down, but you can still preserve your homegrown vegetables and fruits. The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will host Joanne Kinsey from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.Kinsey’s free program, “Save the Flavor of Summer” will include instructions on properly canning fresh produce. Participants will also create labels for future use in their own... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Sister Landscapes,” a month-long art exhibit by Catherine LeCleire and Gay LeCleire Taylor at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The collection, which will be displayed in the branch’s second floor gallery throughout August, consists of acrylic and encaustic wax paintings.Sisters, Catherine LeCleire and Gay LeCleire Taylor have a rich background in the arts.Catherine LeCleire teaches... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Homeschooling teenagers can seem like a daunting task. The Ocean County Library will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The session is designed to familiarize parents with the many education resources the library has to offer, including our new Education Initiative and how it can help you.Registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit... Read More
August 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy an evening of old time radio programs with live actors and sound effects by WREP at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.The broadcast will feature performances of “Ellery Queen”, “Johnny Got His Gun”, and “Baby Snooks and Daddy.”Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.Free parking is... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Enduring and surviving the Holocaust are the topics of a two-part series in September at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.On Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Professor Ken Konchan presents “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel,” a documentary of a German army draftee who helps rebuild his homeland, becomes a prisoner of war in the US, and later is “treated like family” as... Read More
August 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Roll up a sleeve and help replenish the Shore’s blood supplies. The American Red Cross conducts a donor drive at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2 to 7 p.m.According to the Red Cross, blood supplies nationwide are critically low, especially types A, B, and O.Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. To learn if you’re eligible, and to... Read More
July 30, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various programs for adults throughout the month of August at its Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Call 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film information.“Mindfulness Meditation: On Focused Awareness” 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. This class is an invitation to practice mindful awareness, open to novice and skilled practitioners. Enhance... Read More
July 30, 2018
JACKSON – There will be a series of technology classes throughout the month of August at the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive.“Computers 101” 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. This class will provide an overview of the mouse, keyboard, files and folders, saving documents, and other concepts for new computer users.“Google It!” 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Topics include using the search box, finding images, and getting driving... Read More
July 24, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host activities for adults in August at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.“Book Chat” 2 p.m. Thursday, August 16. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Participants discuss what they have been reading to the rest of the group and pick up ideas for what to read next. No registration required.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. The club meets every Friday. Play... Read More
July 24, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host several adult craft and maker programs at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.“Weaving in the Round” 10 a.m. Thursday, August 2. This is part two of a three-part series on weaving with inexpensive common items as your loom. Learn to make and use a round loom from a paper plate in this session. This project is of intermediate difficulty. Having attended the first program or having basic weaving... Read More