July 19, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Gentle Yoga” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7.Experience gentle yoga in this free session. Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat are recommended. Light refreshments will be provided after class.This program is sponsored by Jackson Friends of the Library.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 732-928-... Read More
July 19, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host tech classes throughout the month of August.“iPad Basics” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Learn the basics of the iPad, including navigating the interface, downloading apps, and other essentials.“Microsoft Word Basics” 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. Learn how to create and format a document. Topics will include writing text, changing the size and color of words, printing, and more.... Read More
July 19, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two featured programs in the month of August.“Out of this World Pictures” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Explore outer space without leaving the library via green screen. Participants will receive a picture texted or emailed to them as proof of their virtual trip.“Charmed by Coffee” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. Learn some interesting facts about one of America’s favorite... Read More
July 19, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host programs in August as part of their “Chapters of Health” series. Presenters are often professionals from local health-related organizations that have partnered with the library to help educate the public.“Aromatherapy” 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. This program will focus on 10 to 12 essential oils. Presenter Danielle Boska will demonstrate how to use them safely and effectively.... Read More
July 19, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of regularly held adult activities throughout the month of August.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere and share your love for the game with beginners. Participants may bring their own game set. No registration is required.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and 20. Critique one another’s work and... Read More
July 05, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with LGBT Activist Mark Segal” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.Mark Segal will share his story of being present at the Stonewall Uprising that propelled him into 50 years of LGBT activism. The program will also include a book sale and signing.Mark Segal is the founder of the Philadelphia Gay News and author of “And Then I Danced... Read More
July 01, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will screen a documentary film on sharks at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24.This film investigates sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of the species worldwide. It debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.The runtime of the film is 88 minutes and it is rated PG.This... Read More
June 28, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.To make an appointment, call the branch at 732-928-4400, ext. 3808, call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767, or register online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.Teens at least 16 years of age may donate with permission of a parent or guardian.The branch is... Read More
June 28, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Growing Economic Crisis” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29.Dr. Mary Gatta, Associate Professor at City University of New York, will present research from her latest book, “Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Security in Low Wage Work.”The United States is facing an imminent grim reality: more and more workers are not able to retire.Dr. Gatta spent several... Read More
June 28, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How Does Your Garden Grow?” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, and 20.Rutgers Master Gardeners will be available to answer any lawn, tree, or plant questions you may have. Attendees may bring in dying or diseased cuttings and insect pests for diagnosis, identification, and recommendations.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf... Read More